standard of living


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standard of living

n. pl. standards of living
A level of material comfort as measured by the goods, services, and luxuries available to an individual, group, or nation.

standard of living

n
(Economics) a level of subsistence or material welfare of a community, class, or person

stand′ard of liv′ing


n.
a level of subsistence and comfort in daily life maintained by a community, class, or individual.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.standard of living - a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group; "they enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country"; "the lower the standard of living the easier it is to introduce an autocratic production system"
degree, stage, level, point - a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
Translations
مُسْتَوَى الـمَعِيشَةمُسْتَوى المَعيشَه
životní úroveň
levestandard
elintaso
životni standard
életszínvonal
lífskjör
生活水準
생활수준
življenjska raven
levnadsstandard
มาตรฐานการครองชีพ
yaşam düzeyi/standardıyaşam standardı
mức sống

standard of living

ntenore m or standard m inv di vita

standard

(ˈstӕndəd) noun
1. something used as a basis of measurement. The kilogram is the international standard of weight.
2. a basis for judging quality, or a level of excellence aimed at, required or achieved. You can't judge an amateur artist's work by the same standards as you would judge that of a trained artist; high standards of behaviour; His performance did not reach the required standard.
3. a flag or carved figure etc fixed to a pole and carried eg at the front of an army going into battle.
adjective
(accepted as) normal or usual; The Post Office likes the public to use a standard size of envelope.
ˈstandardize, ˈstandardise verb
to make or keep (eg products) of one size, shape etc for the sake of convenience etc.
ˌstandardiˈzation, ˌstandardiˈsation noun
ˈstandard-bearer noun
a person who carries a standard or banner.
be up to / below standard
to (fail to) achieve the required standard. Her work is well up to standard.
standard of living
the level of comfort and welfare achieved in any particular society.

standard of living

مُسْتَوَى الـمَعِيشَة životní úroveň levestandard Lebensstandard βιοτικό επίπεδο nivel de vida elintaso niveau de vie životni standard tenore di vita 生活水準 생활수준 levensstandaard levestandard stopa życiowa nível de vida, padrão de vida уровень жизни levnadsstandard มาตรฐานการครองชีพ yaşam standardı mức sống 生活标准
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As I succeeded with my writing, my standard of living rose and my horizon broadened.
John, the oldest, in Yale, had elected to become a man of letters, and, in the meantime, ran his own automobile with the corresponding standard of living such ownership connoted in the college town of New Haven.
Also, he had become used to a higher standard of living, and he had whetted his wits to razor sharpness in the fierce, complicated struggle of fighting males.
I married, and my standard of living rose; but Otoo remained the same old-time Otoo, moving about the house or trailing through the office, his wooden pipe in his mouth, a shilling undershirt on his back, and a four-shilling lava-lava about his loins.
For a year, the standard of living has gone up by between 5% and 7% and average wages - by 12%.
Another very influential way to raise the standard of living of these sparsely populated areas is by improving our roads by extending our dual carriageways to areas like Fishguard from St Clears, like they have done to Holyhead.
People's outlook on the economic conditions of their country aligns closely with their level of optimism for the future generation's standard of living.
He stated that with the development package announced by the Prime Minister, development projects would be initiated to help improve the standard of living of the people of Thatta.
For analytical purposes, I break down the standard of living into a product of four canonical sources:
Of the countries in the region, the standard of living in Montenegro is 42 percent, Serbia 36 percent, Bosnia and Herzegovina 29 percent, Albania 30 percent and Croatia 61 percent of the European average.
He said measures from closing schools to privatisations would be needed to maintain the standard of living, either under independence or in the UK.
Kazakhstan's central bank governor, Kairat Kelimbetov, has opined that the standard of living of most Kazakhstanis is much better than citizens of other post-Soviet states.

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