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 proactive, progressive policies include:

  • ambitious renewable energy targets where we’ve committed to making our capital city, Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city and achieve $10 billion investment in low carbon energy generation by 2025
  • Australia-first legislation allowing trials of driverless car technology
  • employment incentives for businesses with a taxable payroll of $5 million can receive $10,000 for every new employee over the next two years
  • an independent and comprehensive investigation into the potential for increasing South Australia’s participation in the nuclear fuel cycle.

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 Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and China. 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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