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cost of living

n.
1. The average cost of the basic necessities of life, such as food, shelter, and clothing.
2. The cost of basic necessities as defined by an accepted standard.

cost′-of-liv′ing adj.

cost of living

n
1. (Economics)
a. the basic cost of the food, clothing, shelter, and fuel necessary to maintain life, esp at a standard regarded as basic or minimal
b. (as modifier): the cost-of-living index.
2. (Economics) the average expenditure of a person or family in a given period

cost′ of liv′ing


n.
the average that a person or family pays for such necessary goods and services as food, clothing, and rent.
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Noun1.cost of living - average cost of basic necessities of life (as food and shelter and clothing); "a rise in the cost of living reflects the rate of inflation"
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
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The 2018 Cost of Living Index, produced by global database Numbeo recently, has ranked Dubai as the most expensive city to live in across the Arab world, and 210th globally out of 540 cities.
Cost of living index (base year changed to 2013 from 2007) entered the positive territory for the first time in almost a year in January 2018 at +3.
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According to Numbeos latest mid-year 2015 Cost of Living Index, Dubai ranks at 212 out of the 517 cities that its index ranks, while Abu Dhabi is ranked at 278 and Sharjah stacks up at 280 among the worlds most expensive cities.
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