Cost of living is the cost of maintaining a certain standard of living. Changes in
the cost of living ... When cost-of-living adjustments, negotiated wage settlements
and budgetary increases exceed ...
What's the difference between a cost of living adjustment and a merit raise? ... the
consumer price index (CPI: a standard measure of changes in cost of living) in ...
Mar 1, 2015 ... Learn all about the standard cost of living raise and whether you should expect
one in this article on who determines the cost of living and how ...
The level of inflation has varied widely and so have cost of living raises. Regular
Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) began in 1975 when ...
The average merit increase in 2000 hovered around 4 percent. Over the same
period, the fully loaded cost of living rose 3.7 percent. So your 4.75 percent raise
Oct 5, 2015 ... The cost-of-living-adjustment for most people, therefore, in 2016 — [. ... 2.5-to-1
over these 5 years, well above the historical normal ratio of 1.5 ...
Jun 21, 2016 ... Employees expect to get at least the cost of living adjustment, and a ... a 5
percent raise, only slightly more than their average colleagues, who ...
Average Wage Index. Since 1975, Social Security's general benefit increases
have been based on increases in the cost of living, as measured by the
Dec 28, 2015 ... Employees hoping for a pay raise in 2016 may be disappointed. See what
economic ... Annual raises and cost-of-living increases were common before the
2008 financial crisis. Since then, pay ... "But the average person? No.
Oct 18, 2016 ... Seniors won't get much of an increase in their retirement income next year, as the
Social Security COLA is tiny. ... The average monthly Social Security benefit in
January will be $1,360, $5 more than now, according to the ...