Competitive Alternatives 2016

Competitive Alternatives 2016

Since 1996, Competitive Alternatives has been providing insight into business location costs in cities and countries around the world, with special focus on North America and leading mature market economies in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Business costs represent one important factor considered in virtually all corporate location decisions, thus making Competitive Alternatives a valuable reference for corporations evaluating their national or international location options.

Competitive Alternatives 2016, the latest edition of this biennial KPMG series, compares business costs in more than 100 cities in 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

 
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Ranking business costs

Ranking business costs

The surging value of the US dollar in 2015 has greatly impacted the global business landscape, significantly constraining US competitiveness. The high value of the US dollar drives down the cost of doing business in all other countries, when measured in US dollar terms. The US now stands out as a high cost business location relative to its peers.

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City rankings

Competitive Alternatives includes business cost rankings for more than 100 cities in the 10 study countries.

 
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Ranking business taxes

Ranking business taxes

In addition to the main Competitive Alternatives 2016 study, a separate special report, Competitive Alternatives 2016 Special Report: Focus on Tax, has also been released on July 12, 2016. This report assesses the general tax competitiveness of the 10 study countries, with an emphasis on tax costs in 51 major international cities.
 

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Results Lookup

Use the Results Lookup section of this site to drill down into full details of the study for any country, city, sector, industry or cost factor.

 
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