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International construction cost report

What will it mean for 2015?



Internationale vergelijking bouwkosten 43 landen


This assessment is based on a comparison of local construction costs converted to Euros to enable direct comparison.

This comparison is particularly relevant to international clients who procure construction in multiple locations using internationally traded currencies.


- Denmark and Hong Kong trail Switzerland as the most expensive nations in which to build

- The average cost of construction in Central London is even higher than in Switzerland

- Construction in Japan is now cheaper than the United States

- India is the cheapest country in the world for construction

- Commodity prices are to remain low which will limit growth in construction cost inflation


The annual Arcadis International Construction Costs Report benchmarks building costs in 43 countries across the globe. This paper provides a snapshot of the current trends in the construction industry and an outlook for what this will mean in 2015. In addition to the overall costs, the paper also considers wider implications for retailers, healthcare providers, commercial and residential developers.


International construction costs trends at a glance

Construction markets in 2014

The Research

- Methodology

Regional insights

- Asia

- Middle East

- Europe

- North America

Sector insights

- Healthcare

- Retail

- Commercial

- Residential

Global trends in commodity prices and currencies

- Commodity prices

- Currency trends

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