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A table chart representing the comparative business costs index in the aerospace industry and aircraft parts manufacturing. Business costs are expressed as an index, with the United States average being assigned the baseline index of 100. A cost index of less than 100 indicates lower costs than those in the U.S.

The data is organized into eight rows on the left side, representing major international cities, and another seven rows on the right representing Atlantic Canadian cities.

The first row on the left shows London, UK, with a value of 126.9., The second row shows Frankfurt, Germany, with a value of 115.9. The third row shows New York, New York, with a value of 108.6. The fourth row shows San Diego, California, with a value of 105.3. The fifth row shows Seattle, Washington, with a value of 104.6. The sixth row shows Paris, France, with a value of 103.8. The seventh row shows North Virginia, Virginia (metro DC), with a value of 100.7. The last row on the left side shows Toulouse, France, with a value of 100.6.

The first row on the right side shows St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, with a value of 97.6. The second row shows Sydney, Nova Scotia, with a value of 96.1. The third row shows Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a value of 95.1. The fourth row shows Pictou, Nova Scotia, with a value of 94.1. The fifth row shows Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, with a value of 94.1. The sixth row shows Moncton, New Brunswick, with a value of 94.0. The last row on the right shows Truro, Nova Scotia, with a value of 92.5.

The source of the data is Competitive Alternatives: KPMG’s Guide to International Business Location, 2008 Edition.

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