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"cost-of-living index" in British English

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cost-of-living indexnoun [C usually singular]

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(Definition of cost-of-living index from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cost of living index" in Business English

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cost of living indexnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us  
ECONOMICS a ​list of the ​prices of basic ​goods and ​services, showing how they ​change in a particular ​period of ​time, as a way of ​measuringinflation: The newspaper's own ​unofficialcost of ​livingindexshows that ​prices are ​rising much faster than has been ​officiallystated.
(Definition of cost of living index from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cost-of-living index”
in Chinese (Simplified) 零售物价指数…
in Chinese (Traditional) 零售物價指數…
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