The standard of life is a construct measuring a person’s disposable income concerning their economic well-being. It’s often compared with households consisting of two to three people to obtain the poverty threshold of a society or state.
Recently, nations around the world have mobilized to raise the standard of living of their country. One such country is Saudi Arabia. Different strategic and developmental projects are being designed and implemented to improve people’s comfort, attract investors, and prompt tourists to visit Saudi Arabia.
How can we improve the standard of life?
The standard of life can be raised both on an individual and collective level. For example, a simple but continuous act of kindness can solve a lot of trouble. However, on a macro level, effective means of transport can do a lot of good too.
Some of the ways we can collectively raise the standard of living of society are by:
Making Healthcare Accessible
Making healthcare accessible to all can solve a boatload of troubles in the community. Moreover, providing support to the afflicted parties such as disabled persons, mentally sick, or women suffering from reproductive issues can increase their productivity in their respective circles.
Moreover, people who can’t afford health insurance should be provided services at lower rates. So that they can perform necessary functions, each unit of society, no matter how insignificant to us, plays an integral role in the functioning of our community.
Lowering the Cost of Education:
We pass wealth and classism from one generation to the next. How? By the unequal availability of education for all classes of students. Rich people are more prone to avail themselves of certain benefits like private tutors, better teachers, etc.
However, the poor kids are left to make do with whatever resources they can find. Natural talent is usually eclipsed by power play. If we make education available to all, disregarding prejudices of race, religion, and wealth. Our society will flourish more.
Many studies show how affording people enjoy a greater number of amenities, mental and physical health, and opportunities than the lower class. Such division lowers the standard of life of society. It makes survival harder for underprivileged people. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. We must enjoin to remove such barriers and aim for a comfortable standard of life for everyone.