creature comforts

creature comforts (the basic physical things that make life pleasant—good food, warm clothing, etc.) — жизнеобеспечение; пища, одежда, жилье; необходимые земные блага; материальные блага | (военн.) мелкие предметы личного потребления (папиросы и т. п.)

Example 1: The poor frequently lack the creature comforts the rest of us take for granted.” — ... лишены предметов первой необходимости, элементарных условий cуществования

Example 2: He's found his consolation in resorting to CC of alcohol.

Opp.:
superfluities (something superfluous; overabundance; excess.) — излишества

Example 1: You could do without such superfluities as a second car.