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Overview

Indicators

Labour cost

Skill base

R&D capacity

Infrastructure

Government

Industrial capability

Export growth

High-tech exports

Automotive

Chemicals

Electronics

Machinery

Textiles & clothing

Country profiles

Method & data

Labour cost

Measures hourly wage cost (index) in major agglomerations (see Method & data)

Rank

 

Index, hourly wage cost (South Korea = 100.0)

 

   

1

Indonesia

14.0

2

Philippines

17.2

3

India

18.7

4

Thailand

20.2

5

Mexico

23.2

6

China

29.2

7

Romania

33.8

8

Argentina

35.9

9

Malaysia

38.3

10

Slovakia

50.8

11

Russia

53.3

12

Hungary

54.8

13

Poland

56.1

14

Hong Kong

59.8

15

Turkey

64.9

16

Brazil

65.8

17

Czech Rep

70.5

18

South Africa

74.6

19

Taiwan

76.3

20

Singapore

80.4

21

Slovenia

86.2

22

South Korea

100.0

Updated: March 2008 (data unavailable for Israel, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia)

 

Resources

White Paper: Selecting the 'right' locations >>

ETH / GlobalTCO: Total-cost-of-ownership in global operations >>

FITA.org Federation of International Trade Associations >>

GlobalTrade.net Network for International Trade Services >>

DOING BUSINESS Measures of Business Regulation across 183 economies >>

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