cost of living

cost of living
Date: 1826 the cost of purchasing those goods and services which are included in an accepted standard level of consumption

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cost of living — cost of living, adj. the average cost of food, clothing, and other necessary or usual goods and services paid by a person, family, etc., or considered as a standard by the members of a group. [1895 1900] * * * Monetary cost of maintaining a… …   Universalium

  • Cost of living — For other uses, see The Cost of Living (disambiguation). Cost of living is the cost of maintaining a certain standard of living. Changes in the cost of living over time are often operationalized in a cost of living index. Cost of living… …   Wikipedia

  • cost-of-living — See cost of living. * * * …   Universalium

  • cost-of-living — adjective Describing an index or an increase in payment etc that is dependent upon the cost of living …   Wiktionary

  • cost of living — noun The average cost of a standard set of basic necessities of life, especially of food, shelter and clothing …   Wiktionary

  • Cost of living (disambiguation) — Cost of living may refer to: Cost of living index, an economic measure of the change in cost of living Cost of living, an economic concept The Cost of Living (book), a 1999 book by Arundhati Roy In television Film: Cost of Living (Star Trek: The… …   Wikipedia

  • Cost of Living Allowance — (COLA) is a United States military entitlement given to military servicemen and women living in high cost areas or stationed overseas. It is intended to compensate servicemembers for the high cost of living at certain duty stations.How It… …   Wikipedia

  • Cost of living index — A cost of living index is a theoretical price index that measures relative cost of living over time. There are many different methodologies that have been developed to approximate cost of living indexes, including methods that allow for… …   Wikipedia

  • cost-of-living index — noun Date: 1913 consumer price index …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cost-of-living index — a former term for consumer price index. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

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