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Cost of living

Cost of living is the cost of maintaining a certain standard of living. Changes in the cost of living over time are often operationalized in a cost of living index. Cost of living calculations are also used to compare the cost of maintaining a certain standard of living in different geographic areas. Differences in cost of living between locations can also be measured in terms of purchasing power parity rates.

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The cost of living is climbing rapidly each year because of increases in population. You have to pay more money to live comfortably because resources are in demand. What are you really spending to pay off your cost?

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