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"standard of living" in American English

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standard of livingnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈstæn·dərd əv ˈlɪv·ɪŋ/
the ​level of ​wealth and ​comfortpeople have in a ​particularsociety: Our ​country has a very high standard of living.
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"standard of living" in Business English

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standard of livingnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   (plural standards of living)
ECONOMICS the degree of comfort that ​people in a particular ​socialclass, country, etc. have, and the ​number and ​types of ​products and ​services that they can ​buy: a basic/comfortable/decent standard of living Most ​people are ​failing to ​save enough to ​provide them with a decent ​standard of ​living in ​retirement. a high/​low/​reasonablestandard of ​living improve/​maintain/​raise your ​standard of ​living
(Definition of standard of living from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “standard of living”
in Chinese (Simplified) 生活水平…
in Turkish yaşam standardı, yaşam düzeyi…
in Russian уровень жизни…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生活水準…
in Polish poziom życia, stopa życiowa…
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