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cost of living Line breaks: cost of liv¦ing

Definition of cost of living in English:

noun

The level of prices relating to a range of everyday items.
Example sentences
  • The main reason for this is inflation, basically the broad measure of the rising price of the cost of living.
  • All we are asking for is a decent wage to cover the cost of living as council tax keeps rising.
  • They demanded reasons from the Cabinet for the increases in prices and the cost of living in general.

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