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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.
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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations
životní náklady
leveomkostninger
elinkustannukset
cijena življenja
生活費
생활비
levnadskostnader
ค่าครองชีพ
chi phí sinh hoạt

cost of living

ncosto della vita
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cost of living

تَكْلِفَةُ الـمَعِيشَة životní náklady leveomkostninger Lebenshaltungskosten κόστος ζωής coste de la vida, costo de vida elinkustannukset coût de la vie cijena življenja costo della vita 生活費 생활비 kosten van levensonderhoud levekostnader koszty utrzymania custo de vida стоимость жизни levnadskostnader ค่าครองชีพ hayat pahalılığı chi phí sinh hoạt 生活费用
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