standard of living


noun

a grade or level of subsistence and comfort in everyday life enjoyed by a community, class, or individual: The well-educated generally have a high standard of living.

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Also called living standard.

Origin of standard of living

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for standard of living

standard of living

noun

a level of subsistence or material welfare of a community, class, or person
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Cultural definitions for standard of living

standard of living

A term describing the amount of goods and services that an average family or individual views as necessary.

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