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14. Which of the following, if true, best completes the
argument below?

Comparisons of the average standards of living
of the citizens of two countries should reflect the cit-
izens' comparative access to goods and services.
Reliable figures in a country's own currency for the
average income of its citizens are easily obtained.
But it is difficult to get an accurate comparison of
average standards of living from these figures.
because-----.
(A) there are usually no figures comparing how
much of two different currencies must be
spent in order to purchase a given quantity of
goods and services
(B) wage levels for the same job vary greatly from
country to country, depending on cultural as
well as on purely economic factors
(C) these figures must be calculated by dividing the
gross national product of a country by the
size of its population

(D) comparative access to goods and services is only
one of several factors relevant in determining
quality of life
(E) the wealth, and hence the standard of living, of
a country's citizens is very closely related to
their income

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08 Apr 2004, 17:15
I will go for A.

6 years back I had to think twice to buy a 25 inch TV in India with Rs 25000/- salary per month. In US I thought for 2 mins with a salary of \$5000 per month. SO quality of life depends on purchasing power as said by A)

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10 Apr 2004, 10:31
good reasoning Anand, OA is A.

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10 May 2016, 11:26
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Comparisons of the average standards of living of the citizens of two countries should reflect the citizens’ comparative access to goods and services. Reliable figures in a country’s own currency for the average income of its citizens are easily obtained. But it is difficult to get an accurate comparison of average standards of living from these figures, because______

Country A

Price of Goods to maintain a healthy standard of living is USD 1000
Population is 100

Average standards of living = USD 100

Country B

Price of Goods to maintain a healthy standard of living is AED 250
Population is 10

Average standards of living = AED 25

Can we compare AED vs USD , can we compare buying power of two different commodities ? No we can't

Hence (A) fits in perfectly as the correct answer.

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