cost-of-living index


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Recent Examples on the Web The authors show that since 1975, the P/C has averaged around 3.5, meaning that the gold price careens over and above a straight line denoting three and a half times the cost-of-living index for goods and services. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "What’s driving the new gold rush?," 15 Aug. 2020

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Cost-of-living index.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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