cost of living
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Origin of cost of living
OTHER WORDS FROM cost of livingcost-of-living, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cost of living
Move to “chained CPI” for cost-of-living increases in Social Security payments?
He was ready to tweak the cost-of-living formula for Social Security.Lessons From the Fiscal Cliff: the Political Fallout|Robert Shrum|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You can debate which cost-of-living adjustment is more accurate, but there is nothing sacrosanct about any given metric.As GOP Sinks Plan B, Obama Should Tune Out His Own Party’s Doubters|Robert Shrum|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Next year, tax rates will be indexed so inflation can't push people into higher brackets when they get cost-of-living pay raises.
In all, he had mediated thirty-two strikes, sat on two arbitration boards, made three cost-of-living surveys for the Government.An American Idyll|Cornelia Stratton Parker
Also, my Administration was the first to seek a cost-of-living increase for the recipients of VA compensation every year.
British Dictionary definitions for cost of living
- the basic cost of the food, clothing, shelter, and fuel necessary to maintain life, esp at a standard regarded as basic or minimal
- (as modifier)the cost-of-living index
Cultural definitions for cost of living
The average cost of the basic necessities of life, including food, shelter, and clothing.