Definition of Cost-of-living index

1. Noun. An index of the cost of all goods and services to a typical consumer.

Exact synonyms: Consumer Price Index, Cpi
Generic synonyms: Price Index, Price Level

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cost-of-living Index

cost, insurance and freight
cost-benefit analysis
cost-of-living allowance
cost-of-living benefit
cost-of-living index (current term)
cost-plus contract
cost-pull inflation
cost a pretty penny
cost accountant
cost accounting
cost allocation
cost analysis
cost and freight
cost avoidance
cost benefit analysis
cost center
cost centers
cost centre

Literary usage of Cost-of-living index

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting by American Economic Association (1919)
"In fact agents of my Bureau have already collected the prices necessary for the computation of the refined cost-of-living index number for Washington and ..."

2. Final Report of the Advisory Commission to Study the Consumer Price Index Cpi by William V. Roth, Jr. (1998)
"The Consumer Price Index and a Cost of Living Index: Measurement Issues A cost of living index is a comparison of the minimum expenditure required to ..."

3. Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997: The National Data Book by United States Department Of Commerce, United States Government Printing Office (1879)
"Cost of Living Index—Selected Metropolitan Areas: Third Quarter 1996 [Measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services In participating areas ..."

4. Capital (1888)
"Middle Class Cost of Living Index Number for Calcutta. Prices in August 1939=100 Compiled and constructed by the Statistical Department of "Capital". ..."

5. Russia Today by Carl Kelsey, Thomas Warner Mitchell, Clyde Lyndon King (1922)
"The cost of living index is weighted according to the importance of the various items in the budget. If the wage is continually raised or lowered only in ..."

6. The Clothing Workers of Chicago, 1910-1922 by Leo Wolman, Paul Wander, H. K. Herwitz, Eleanor Mack, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Chicago Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Research Dept (1922)
"... at the same time directed attention to the difficulties inherent in changing wages whenever there is only a slight change in the cost of living index. ..."

7. Bigeometric Calculus: A System With a Scale-free Derivative by Michael Grossman (1983)
"At the beginning of, the wage-rate (in dollars per hour) at a certain company was wn and the cost-of-living index for the United States was CQ. ..."

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