cost of living

noun phrase

Definition of cost of living

: the cost of purchasing those goods and services which are included in an accepted standard level of consumption

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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cost of living

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cost of living

: the amount of money that is required in a particular area or society to pay for the basic things that people need (such as food, clothing, and housing)

cost of living

cost of liv·​ing

Legal Definition of cost of living

: the cost of purchasing those goods and services which are included in an accepted standard level of consumption

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