real wages

Definition

Income of an individual, organization, or country, after taking into consideration the effects of inflation on purchasing power. also called real wages. also called real income.

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I wondered what the real wages would be and I decided to figure it out myself because it was my income after all.

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It is almost impossible for an individual in the United States to survive, especially if they have a family, on real wages.

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The real wages of people in the 1920's no longer impressed Joe when he researched what those wages would be equivalent to today.

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