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cost of living

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcost of livingˌcost of ˈliving noun   the cost of living
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cost of livingShe's moving to Oregon to escape the high cost of living in Silicon Valley.Since so much has to be imported, the local cost of living is high.The low cost of living makes such evenings a real pleasure.Although the cost of living was very much less than it is now, schoolteachers' salaries were modest.It had to, for the cost of living soared.The cost of living continued to rise in wartime.
From Longman Business Dictionarycost of livingˌcost of ˈliving noun ECONOMICS the cost of living the average amount of money people in a particular place spend on food, clothes, or a place to liveThe cost of living rose by over 2.5% in the first half of this year.
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