cost-of-living index


cost-of-liv·​ing index ˈkȯst-əv-ˈli-viŋ- How to pronounce cost-of-living index (audio)

Examples of cost-of-living index in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After 2022, raises are based on the cost-of-living index. Gabriel San Román, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2023 The state's median household income was $69,056, while the cost-of-living index was 96.7, according to the report. Sydney Carruth, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2023 All values are compared with the national cost-of-living index for major urban areas compiled by the council. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, Oklahoma, which ranked 18 in the researcher’s nomadic hotspots, was rated the most affordable city on the list with the lowest cost-of-living index. Byorianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 3 July 2023 The data reflects the cost-of-living index for the third quarter of 2022. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 17 Apr. 2023 The fees will be adjusted annually based on the San Diego cost-of-living index. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2022 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, 15 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cost-of-living index was in 1913

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“Cost-of-living index.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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