KPMG Survey ranks Boise #1 in Pacific US cities for Cost of Doing Business


KPMG's Competitive Alternatives Study ranked Boise #1 of the Pacific US Cities for the lowest business costs.

Boise is also at 83.6% of the national average for costs of doing business in the Professional Services Industry and 84.7% of the national average for Shared Service Centers.

Competitive Alternatives - Highlights

KPMG's Guide to International Business Location Costs

Results by Region and City – Pacific US/Canada

The International Report features results for 113 individual cities in 14 countries. Overall results for each of the cities in the Pacific US/Canada region are as follows (US index = 100.0).

Location Country Index¹ Rank²
  Anchorage, AK United States 105.3 14
  Boise, ID United States 97.0 3
  Honolulu, HI United States 108.4 15
  Las Vegas, NV United States 98.7 7
  Los Angeles, CA United States 100.9 11
  Portland, OR United States 99.3 8
  Prince George, BC Canada 96.6 2
  Riverside-San Bernardino, CA United States 98.6 6
  Sacramento, CA United States 100.0 9
  Salem, OR United States 98.1 5
  San Diego, CA United States 100.6 10
  San Francisco, CA United States 104.5 13
  Seattle, WA United States 101.5 12
  Spokane, WA United States 98.1 4
  Vancouver, BC Canada 96.5 1
1   Business costs are expressed as an index, with the United States being assigned the baseline index of 100.0. A cost index less than 100 indicates lower costs than the US. A cost index greater than 100 indicates higher costs than the US. For example, an index number of 95.0 represents a 5.0% cost advantage relative to the United States.
2 The 103 cities in mature countries are grouped by region and ranked within their region (with 1 representing the lowest cost city in each region).
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