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"Cost of living" is a noun which is often translated as "el costo de la vida", and "standard of living" is a noun which is often translated as "el nivel de vida". Learn more about the difference between "cost of living" and "standard of living" below.
cost of living
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (finance)
a. el costo de la vida
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The cost of living is higher in the capital than anywhere else.El costo de la vida es más alto en la capital que en cualquier otro lugar.
b. el costo de vida
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The cost of living index keeps rising due to galloping inflation.El índice del costo de vida sigue subiendo debido a la inflación galopante.
c. el coste de la vida
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The cost of living has gone up in the last few years, but salaries remain the same.El coste de la vida ha subido en los últimos años, pero los salarios siguen igual.
d. el coste de vida
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The cost of living is lower in small towns.El coste de vida es más bajo en poblaciones pequeñas.
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standard of living
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el nivel de vida
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's fundamental to promote sustainable development in order to raise the standard of living of the marginalized groups.Es fundamental promover un desarrollo sustentable con el fin de elevar el nivel de vida de los grupos marginados.
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