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real income

[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/
noun
1.
the amount of goods and services that money income will buy.
Origin of real income
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • This list, incomplete as it is, suggests that the real income of most individuals has manifold sources.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • The personal value of money depends on the relation between an individual's money income, and his real income, in terms of goods.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • The public economic value of money depends on the money income of the community as a whole, and its real income.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Money income grows faster than real income, through the extension of the money economy.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • The economic question is, Does luxury enhance the man's real income?

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • Changes in retail prices may be made only in the light of planned provisions for the real income of the population.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Money income is not, like real income, dependent on quantity.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • It is that which constitutes the real income of the nation, on which wages and profits alike depend.

    Constructive Imperialism Viscount Milner
real income in Culture

real income definition


Income measured in terms of the goods and services it can buy.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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