换句话说，这张图表当中的数字根据各国生活成本进行调整，所以我们现在看到的是全球一致的生活标准。 In other words, the chart adjusts for the cost of living in different countries, so we are looking at consistent living standards worldwide.
她总是唠唠叨叨地抱怨生活费用不断增长。 She is always carrying on about the rising cost of living.
该市的失业率和生活成本都相对较低。 Both unemployment and the cost of living are relatively low.
工资标准的调整，通常是根据工作表现，生活费用，和升职 Adjustment of pay rate, usually based on performance, cost of living, or promotion.
方法：邮政编码排名主要依据富裕退休人员（及接近退休年龄人员）的密度以及相对的生活费用。 Methodology: The Zip Codes were ranked based primarily on the concentration of affluent retirees (and people nearing retirement age) as well as relative cost of living.
然而庆幸的是,“蚁村”的生活成本是可以承受的。 But, luckily, the cost of living in an ant village is affordable.
生活费在邮政区域最终排名中也起了非常重要的作用。 Cost of living was also heavily weighted in the final ranking of Zips.
世界经济发展受阻，生活成本居高不下，在这样的背景下没有人指望年轻人能够迅速找到对象并结婚。 No one expects young people in a tough global economy with a high cost of living to find a mate and get married right away.
生活费指数指各邮政区域间生活费用的对照，100为平均数，200指平均数的两倍，50为平均数的一半，以此类推。 The cost of living index compares cost of living among Zips with "100" being average, 200 being twice the average, and 50 being half the average and so on.
在那个国家的生活费用是多少？ What is the cost of living in that country?
但是在许多家庭都在经济上承受着上涨的生活费用的时候，很难说有些度假费用的加价是正当的。 However, at a time when many families are suffering financially from the rising cost of living, it is difficult to justify some of these premiums.
生活费用越来越高。 The cost of living is escalating.
主妇们常常抱怨生活费用昂贵。 Housewives often holler about high cost of living.
很多雇员希望其工资的生活费用部分每年都有增长。 Many employees expect a yearly cost of living increase in their paychecks.