living standard


Definition of living standard

Examples of living standard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ratio needs to be at around 60% if retirees want to maintain a preretirement living standard. Jing Yang, WSJ, 2 June 2021 The price has changed, but your living standard hasn’t. William Baldwin, Forbes, 20 Mar. 2021 Wogan argued that, while the adjudication failed to complete step two, applying the moderate living standard on remand may not change the situation. Alex Schwartz, oregonlive, 3 Mar. 2021 The program's pay is based on each location's cost-of-living standard, the website states. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, 21 Feb. 2021 Backers have long said that increasing the minimum wage would raise the living standard of workers and help combat poverty. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2021 Investment in infrastructure can help raise living standards and realize human rights through improved access to basic services and employment. Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2020 The collapse in oil and natural gas prices threatens living standards, as the energy sector makes up two-thirds of the country’s exports. Madeline Roache, Time, 24 Apr. 2020 Way more than philanthropy, free-market capitalism gets people out of poverty, raises living standards and cures the world’s ills. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of living standard

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Living standard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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