at least as <well off> as the other classes

arietenata

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Hi there,

" When I consider my neighbors, the farmers of Concord, who are at least as well off as the other classes, I find that for the most part they have been toiling twenty, thirty, or forty years, that they may become the real owners of their farms, which commonly they have inherited with encumbrances, or else bought with hired money — and we may regard one third of that toil as the cost of their houses — but commonly they have not paid for them yet." Walden/ Thoreau


I'm not sure of the meaning of "off ". It seems to me like " unlucky" or "unfortunate", I couldn't find any meaning of it which makes sense to me.
Help me please?

So many thanks in advance.
 
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