The cost of living has doubled and the price of land has risen enormously."
During the whole period from 1873 onwards, prices, other than of labour, were steadily tending downwards, so that the cost of living in 1890 was much below that of 1873.
His visit coincided with a period of unrest both among the white civil servants and among the natives, due to the high cost of living.
The cost of living is much higher than in London or New York.
The cost of living increased on the whole; it was only in 1913 that there was a fall in the price of certain important commodities.