purchasing power


: the amount of money that a person or group has available to spend
Inflation decreases consumer purchasing power.
: the value of money thought of as how much it can buy
a decline in the purchasing power of the dollar

Examples of purchasing power in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Women have increasing power, in terms of independence, autonomy and purchasing power. Robert Frank, CNBC, 12 July 2024 At the same time, the purchasing power of the U.S. dollar, a reflection of both the federal government’s finances and the Federal Reserve’s money printing, also is down: by more than 50% since 2000. Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Fortune, 24 June 2024 This tax results from the decline in the dollar’s purchasing power caused by the Federal Reserve’s monetization of federal debt. Ron Paul, Orange County Register, 24 June 2024 The Summary Inflation has risen quickly over the past few years — but wages have been rising slightly faster. Lower-income workers have seen even bigger boosts to their purchasing power thanks to earnings that have outpaced the average. Rob Wile, NBC News, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for purchasing power 

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“Purchasing power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purchasing%20power. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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