Of course it's not. That's an absolutely retarded thing to say.
Standard of living doesn't include wondering every day if the government is going to take all your possessions on some pretext. Standard of living doesn't include not being able to access random websites because the government doesn't like what they say. Standard of living doesn't include imprisoned journalists, and the chilling effect that has on reporting.
Standard of living doesn't include how much or how little security you have in the knowledge that the police can't bust into your house without at least convincing a judge they have a good reason. And finally, standard of living -- at least as measured as GDP per capita or net income per capita -- doesn't take into account the fact that getting more money, like most all things, has a decreasing marginal return in its effect on one's happiness.