Geographic Comparison

Canada’s business costs are approximately 9% below those in the United States due, in part, to competitive wages, pro-growth government and banking policies, and dramatically lower facility and site costs.

As one of the lowest cost regions in Ontario, SDG offers a low cost of doing business.

Country 2004 Cost Index 2004 Rank 2002 Rank
Canada 91.0 1 1
Australia 91.5 2 -
United Kingdom 97.6 3 2
Italy 98.7 4 3
France 99.1 5 (tie) 5
Luxembourg 99.1 5 (tie) -
United States 100.0 7 7
Iceland 100.3 8 8
Netherlands 104.0 9 4
Germany 103.9 10 8
Japan 123.8 11 9

 

Cost index figures were created by measuring the combined impact of 27 cost components that are most likely to vary by location. More than 1,000 individual business scenarios were examined, analyzing more than 30,000 items of data. For comparison purposes, the U.S. was assigned a cost index of 100.0. Comparing another country's cost index to the U.S. cost index provides a percentage of cost advantage.