[ree-uh l, reel]
- the amount of goods and services that money income will buy.
Origin of real income
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for real income
Since 1993, the top 1% has seen a real-income growth of 58%, while the remaining 99% have seen their incomes grow just 6.4%.As Income Inequality Widens, Rich Presidential Candidates Dominate
July 13, 2012
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