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average cost of basic necessities of life (as food and shelter and clothing)

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Although they have not received a cost-of-living increase since 2008, eligible Lane County nonunion employees have received annual step increases of 4 percent to 6 percent, until they hit the top scale for their position.
How these differences affect a family's ability to pay for college is unclear, in part because no official measure of geographic cost-of-living differences exists.
Braithwait, S.D., 1980, "The Substitution Bias of the Laspeyres Price Index: An Analysis Using Estimated Cost-of-Living Indexes," American Economic Review, 70, 64-76.
The cost-of-living index of July has risen by 5.1 % compared to the same month last year, the High Commission for Planning (HCP) revealed on Monday.a The increase concerned both foodstuffs (+9.1%) and non-foodstuffs (+1.8 pc), HCP said in a press release.aa Compared to June 2008, the cost-of-living index rose by 0.2 %, due to a 0.1% fall in the foodstuffs index and a 0.4% in that of non-foodstuffs, including private transport (+5.6%).aa Between June and July 2008, the decreases registered in foodstuffs concerned mainly fresh fruit (-3.5%), vegetables (-3.1%) and milk, dairy products and eggs (-1% ).aa As for the prices of meat and fresh fish, they grew by 1.3% and 1% respectively.a
TBRB is offering, on a trial basis, a new web-based cost-of-living calculator.
With subsequent cost-of-living increases, Congress sought to provide 85 percent of the average cost of a new automobile, and later 80 percent.
Cost-of-living indexes (COLIs) measure the extent of difference in the costs of consumer goods and services across different geographic areas.
For most limitations, the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment.
For most of the limitations, the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment.
* The IRS releases 2003 cost-of-living adjustments related to benefit and contribution limits for qualified retirement plans (www.irs.gov/pub/irs-news/ir02111.pdf).
Furthermore, keeping the difference in mind helps one see how price statistics such as the consumer price index (CPI) combine cost-of-living changes (which the central bank cannot control) with inflation (which the central bank can control).
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest cost-of-living survey, World Cup venues Tokyo and Osaka reign as the two most expensive cities in the world.
The annual EIU survey, conducted since 1991, serves as a cost-of-living guide for expatriate business executives.
"They must come in and offer the shares to us to break the back of this cost-of-living cartel that we have in the country," he told the National Assembly during debate on the 2001 National Budget.