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: Price Comparison Study and KPMG Cost Studies.

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 35 communities in Alberta, during Spring of 2016.

View the report in its entirety, here: 2016 Alberta Spatial Price Survey: A Place-to-Place Comparison Survey of 35 Selected Alberta Communities (PDF, October 2016).

Previous Editions:

Jan Reurink
Economic Information and Analytics
Alberta Economic Development and Trade

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 current edition of the Competitive Alternatives: KPMG's Guide to International Business Location.