real wages

Definition of "real wages"
  1. Earnings adjusted for inflation, showing the purchasing power of the amount a person is paid
How to use "real wages" in a sentence
  1. With the increase in the cost of living, her real wages have remained stagnant.
  2. After accounting for inflation, the real wages have declined over the years.
  3. Real wages provide a more accurate picture of economic status than nominal wages.

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