What does standard of living mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standard of living, standard of life(noun)

    a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group

    "they enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country"; "the lower the standard of living the easier it is to introduce an autocratic production system"


  1. standard of living(Noun)

    A relative measure of the quality of life of a person or group has.


  1. Standard of living

    Standard of living refers to the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class in a certain geographic area. The standard of living includes factors such as income, quality and availability of employment, class disparity, poverty rate, quality and affordability of housing, hours of work required to purchase necessities, gross domestic product, inflation rate, number of vacation days per year, affordable access to quality healthcare, quality and availability of education, life expectancy, incidence of disease, cost of goods and services, infrastructure, national economic growth, economic and political stability, political and religious freedom, environmental quality, climate and safety. The standard of living is closely related to quality of life. Standard of living is generally measured by standards such as real income per person and poverty rate. Other measures such as access and quality of health care, income growth inequality, Disposable Energy and educational standards are also used. Examples are access to certain goods, or measures of health such as life expectancy. It is the ease by which people living in a time or place are able to satisfy their needs and/or wants.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of standard of living in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of standard of living in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aldo Leopold:

    We face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its costs in things natural, wild, and free.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    The future we want - opportunity and security for our families ; a rising standard of living and a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids - all that is within our reach.

  3. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    That is not a sustainable situation because Europe can't protect itself and preserve its standard of living and social infrastructure, if it has to absorb millions of migrants from Africa.

  4. Ko Wen-je:

    They're making Taiwan far too dependent on the mainland. Their policy-making muscle is far too focused on cross-strait ties and not nearly enough on raising the standard of living of the average Taiwanese person.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    It will only happen if we fix our politics, the future we want - opportunity and security for our families ; a rising standard of living and a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids - all that is within our reach.

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