The business advantage

Adelaide’s cost competitiveness makes it a great base for French companies wishing to expand into the Asia Pacific.

Business cost comparison

Adelaide is the most cost-competitive of Australian cities surveyed in KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2016 report.

The average of location-sensitive business costs in Adelaide is:

  • 2.5% lower than Marseille
  • 7.3% lower than Paris
  • 7.4% lower than Sydney
  • 15.29% lower than London.

In sectors such as software development, advanced manufacturing and financial services, Adelaide’s cost advantage is particularly apparent:

Industry

Adelaide

Paris

Sydney

London

Software development

81.3

93.3

85.8

96.1

Electronic systems testing

73.3

83.8

79.0

102.0

Electronics assembly

91.4

93.5

92.4

94.8

International financial services

72.5

87.6

80.7

100.0

Cost index (score of 100 = U.S. average)

A stable, supportive government

Through strong financial management and proactive, progressive policy the South Australian Government has created a stable and supportive environment for business and investors.

Our priorities include:

  • Affordable, reliable energy - Committed up to $14m to accelerate the construction of an interconnector between SA and NSW
  • No payroll tax for small business - Businesses with payrolls less than $1.5m will be exempt from payroll tax from 1 January 2019
  • Skilling South Australia - a $203 million partnership with the Federal Government to create over 20,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Investing in entrepreneurial education – identifying four high schools, to be designated entrepreneurial schools, giving our children the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

A skilled and affordable workforce

Labour costs in South Australia are nine per cent below the Australian average making our state a great place to expand your workforce.

Adelaide’s proximity to industrial land

The Adelaide market continues to be one of the most cost-competitive central business district markets nationally when it comes to setting up business and leasing office space.

With a well-planned supply of affordable industrial land, linked to strategic infrastructure and transport corridors the cost of doing business here is highly competitive.

International connections

Take advantage of Australia’s free trade agreements with New Zealand, the United States, Chile, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, China and ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand. We can be your window to Asia with unprecedented opportunities across many sectors like food and wine, mining, education, health creative industries and tourism.

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