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standard of living

Definition of standard of living

  1. 1 :  the necessities, comforts, and luxuries enjoyed or aspired to by an individual or group

  2. 2 :  a minimum of necessities, comforts, or luxuries held essential to maintaining a person or group in customary or proper status or circumstances



1902

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1902


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