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"cost of living" in British English

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cost of livingnoun [S]

uk   /ˌkɒst əv ˈlɪv.ɪŋ/ us   /ˌkɑːst əv ˈlɪv.ɪŋ/
the amount of money that a person needs to live: The increase in interest rates will raise the cost of living.
(Definition of cost of living from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cost of living" in American English

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cost of livingnoun [U]

/ˈkɔst əv ˈlɪv·ɪŋ, ˈkɑst/
the amount of money that a person needs to buy food, housing, and other basic things: The cost of living is lower in the Midwest.
(Definition of cost of living from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cost of living" in Business English

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cost of livingnoun [S]

uk   us  
ECONOMICS the amount of money that people need to spend in order to buy basic goods or services such as food, clothes, and a place to live: The rising cost of living in the country has forced many people to take second jobs. an increase/fall in the cost of living a high/low cost of living
(Definition of cost of living from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cost of living”
in Chinese (Simplified) 生活费用…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生活費用…
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