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Competitive Alternatives

KPMG's Guide to International Business Location Costs

Competitive Alternatives is KPMG’s guide to comparing international business locations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

2014 Edition

Competitive Alternatives is a biennial KPMG study that focuses on business locations in the NAFTA marketplace, as well as leading mature market countries in Europe and Asia Pacific. This study contains valuable information for any company considering international business location options.

Competitive Alternatives 2014 compares business costs and other competitiveness factors in more than 100 cities, in 10 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For 2014, Competitive Alternatives further expands its coverage in the US, and for the first time includes every US metro area with a population of two million or more.

Competitive Alternatives contains a wealth of information on international business locations and costs. To get started, you can:

  • Head to the Highlights section of this site to read the key study findings
  • Go to the Downloads page to access published study summaries and reports
  • Or try the Detailed Results section of this site to drill down into full details for any country, city, or industry.

Special Report: Focus on Tax

In addition to the main Competitive Alternatives 2014 study, a separate special report, Competitive Alternatives 2012 Special Report: Focus on Tax, has also been released on June 17, 2014. This report assesses the general tax competitiveness of the 10 study countries, with an emphasis on tax costs in 51 major international cities.

Take a moment to learn about the specific tax insights contained in the Focus on Tax report, either from the study highlights or the full report.

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For more information about KPMG in study countries, see a list of international KPMG contacts.

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