Definition of cost-of-living index in English:

cost-of-living index

Syllabification: cost-of-liv·ing in·dex
(abbreviation: CLI)


  • former term for consumer price index.
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    • Billions of dollars are at stake, and large political constituencies influence and are influenced by choices of indices such as a cost-of-living index.
    • The first is its challenge to the view that a cost-of-living index should be the concept underlying the Consumer Price Index.
    • Therefore, Table 2 contains additional versions employing a state cost-of-living index.

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