purchasing power of the dollar

purchasing power of the dollar
The amount of goods and services that can be exchanged for a dollar as compared with amount of a previous time period. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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  • purchasing power — noun (U) 1 the amount of money that a person or group has available to spend compared to other people: Widespread wage rises result in increased purchasing power. 2 the value of a unit of money considered in terms of how much you can buy with it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Purchasing Power — 1. The value of a currency expressed in terms of the amount of goods or services that one unit of money can buy. Purchasing power is important because, all else being equal, inflation decreases the amount of goods or services you d be able to… …   Investment dictionary

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