Cost studies

The below listed cost studies provide financial and technical data on after-tax business costs and consumer cost information for selected Alberta communities.

Alberta Canada has provided information on two such studies: KPMG Cost Studies and Price Comparison Study.

KPMG Cost Study

The Competitive Alternatives KMPG study is the latest edition of the most comprehensive survey of business costs in more than 100 cities in ten countries, namely, Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. The study focuses on 26 significant location-sensitive cost components in 17 business operations.

View the 2012 Edition of the Competitive Alternatives: KPMG's Guide to International Business Location.

For more information, contact, Mary Ann Sosa , Policy Coordinator

Price Comparison Study

The Alberta Spatial Price Survey is produced in order to meet the needs of individuals, businesses and other organizations looking for cost-of-living type information. The report measures and compares price levels for a basket of goods and services in 34 communities in Alberta, during two weeks in the Fall of 2010.

The Alberta Spatial Price Survey is produced in order to meet the needs of individuals, businesses and other organizations looking for cost-of-living type information. The report measures and compares price levels for a basket of goods and services in 34 communities in Alberta, during two weeks in the Fall of 2010.

View the report in its entirety, here: 2010 Alberta Spatial Price Survey: A Place-to-Place Comparison Survey of 34 Selected Alberta Communities (PDF, November 2010).

Please note that the table of Contents headings are hot linked to help you navigate through the 2010 Alberta Spatial Price Survey.

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