Cost of Living

Cost of Living

by Helen Thompson
     
 

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The cost of living is the amount of money a person needs to spend on housing, food, transportation, clothing, and other items that they need to live.

The cost of living isn't an exact amount of money, and doesn't mean that's all the money a person needs to live. Rather it is a term that refers to the amount of money you spend for the basic requirements of daily

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The cost of living is the amount of money a person needs to spend on housing, food, transportation, clothing, and other items that they need to live.

The cost of living isn't an exact amount of money, and doesn't mean that's all the money a person needs to live. Rather it is a term that refers to the amount of money you spend for the basic requirements of daily life.

The cost of living can go up and down based on the conditions in the economy, and depending on where you live. Living in a city typically costs more than living in rural areas, for instance.

Learn all this and more in Cost of Living.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of fourteen in the "Jr. Library of $Money" series, this title focuses on the basic financial concept of the cost of living and how it effects the lives of individuals. Other books in the series focus on key financial institutions and decision such as earning money, investing money, understanding credit, and so on. The twenty short chapters utilize bold photographs and illustrations and well researched text in an appealing layout to introduce basic financial concepts to upper elementary and middle school students. Concepts reviewed include: how much it costs to live, the history of inflation, the consumer price index, out on your own, and so on. New vocabulary is highlighted within the text and defined in a glossary at the end of the book. As the introduction states, "everyone needs a basic knowledge of our financial world" and recent developments in our economy illustrate the need for consumers of all ages to be as informed as possible. This series is a great introduction for students and can easily be expanded to hands-on learning by a creative teacher. In addition to the glossary, sources for further study, an index, picture credits, and info about the author and advisor are included. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422217627
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Junior Library of Money Series
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1200L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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