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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost_of_living

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 ... bases if the area to which a service member is assigned has a higher cost of living than the average area in the United States.

www.payscale.com/career-news/2010/04/raises-cost-of-living-vs-merit-pay-increases

What's the difference between a cost of living adjustment and a merit raise? ... The average developer with 2 years of experience should earn 5 percent more ...

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Average Cost-of-Living Raise - The average cost of living raise isn't very high. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about the average cost of living raise.

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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  ...

www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-wage-growth-california-20160408-story.html

Apr 8, 2016 ... Forty-six percent of employees said they expected a raise or an increase in compensation in line with cost of living expenses in 2016, ...

www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-21/say-goodbye-to-the-annual-pay-raise

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 ...

www.forbes.com/sites/lawrenceyun/2015/10/05/cost-of-living-adjustment-rising-to-3-in-2017-after-zilch-in-2016

Oct 5, 2015 ... The most recent consumer price index (CPI) showed an incremental 0.2% ... The cost-of-living-adjustment for most people, therefore, in 2016 — [.

www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/colasummary.html

We call such increases Cost-Of-Living Adjustments, or COLAs. ... retirement benefits; Effect of the 0.3-percent COLA on average Social Security benefit amounts ...

www.brighthub.com/money/personal-finance/articles/64618.aspx

Mar 1, 2015 ... Learn all about the standard cost of living raise and whether you should ... transportation, gas, and insurance costs to the average consumer.

www.cnbc.com/2016/10/18/social-security-increase-is-03-percent-next-year.html

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 ...