standard living

standard of living

noun
a grade or level of subsistence and comfort in everyday life enjoyed by a community, class, or individual: The well-educated generally have a high standard of living.
Also called living standard.


Origin:
1900–05

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standard of living
 
n
a level of subsistence or material welfare of a community, class, or person

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standard of living definition


A term describing the amount of goods and services that an average family or individual views as necessary.

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