CLEWICost of Living Extremely Well Index
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At the same time, in the rest of the world, the number of very rich people is increasing--in February 2010 Forbes identified about 1,000 billionaires and noted that the CLEWI index (cost of living extremely well) has been going up and will continue to go up much more than the regular price index.
The Forbes Cost of Living Extremely Well Index (CLEWI), which tracks the year-to-year cost of a basket of goods, increased 6.2 per cent from 2006 to 2007, more than twice the rate of inflation.