According to estimates, the beauty market is worth some $59.8 billion in the U.S., with the average woman spending roughly $12,000 annually on grooming.

(Which, it should be said, is a far cry from celebrities like Kate Middleton and Jennifer Aniston who reportedly spend $37,728 and $141,037 on their beauty regimes, respectively.)

But outside of looking good, is there any benefit to all this primping and prepping and spending? Are we any happier, as a society, because we keep up our appearance?

This infographic from Feel Unique holds some of the answers. It tries to analyze whether there's any sociological benefit to being attractive.

Take a look and let us know what you think at @HuffPostCaStyle. You can also scroll down for a list of Canada's happiest cities.

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  • #1: Montreal

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.7 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 3.4 increase

  • #2: Peterborough

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 94.2 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 3.2 increase

  • #3: Saint John

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.6 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 2.9 increase

  • #4: London

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.2 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 2.5 increase

  • #5: Vancouver

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 92 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 2.3 increase

  • #6: Quebec City

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 95.4 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.9 increase

  • #7: Toronto

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 90.9 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.8 increase

  • #8: Saskatoon

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 92.6 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.7 increase

  • #9: Ottawa - Gatineau (ON)

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 92.4 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.6 increase

  • #10: Saguenay

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.5 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.6 increase

  • #11: Trois-Rivières

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 95 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.6 increase

  • #12: Ottawa-Gatineau (General)

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.2 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.5 increase

  • #13: Regina

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 94.3 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.5 increase

  • #14: Ottawa - Gatineau (QC)

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 95.1 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.3 increase

  • #15: Moncton

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.5 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.0 increase

  • #16: Oshawa

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 91.4 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.0 increase

  • #17: Hamilton

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 92.1 <b>Per cent change since 2004</b>: 1.0 increase

  • #18: Edmonton

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 92.5 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.7 increase

  • #19: Calgary

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.3 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.5 increase

  • #20: St. Catherine's - Niagara

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 91.7 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.3 increase

  • #21: Guelph

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.0 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.1 increase

  • #22: Halifax

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.3 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0

  • #23: Kelowna

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 90.5 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0 change

  • #24: Thunder Bay

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 91.4 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.2 decrease

  • #25: Sherbrooke

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 94.2 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.3 decrease

  • #26: Victoria

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 91.9 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.4 decrease

  • #27: Windsor

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 91.1 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.4 decrease

  • #28: St. John's

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 93.3 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.6 decrease

  • #29: Fredericton

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 92.8 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 0.9 decrease

  • #30: Barrie

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 90.9 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.1 decrease

  • #31: Greater Sudbury

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 90.2 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.4 decrease

  • #32: Winnipeg

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 90.1 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 1.5 decrease

  • #33: Abbotsford

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 89.8 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 2.1 decrease

  • #34: Brantford

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 88.9 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 3.1 decrease

  • #35: Kingston

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 88.4 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 3.9 decrease

  • #36: Kitchener

    <b>Life satisfaction in 2011</b>: 87.2 <b>Per cent change since 2003</b>: 4.4 decrease

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