Whitestone Research has released The Whitestone Facility Operations Cost Reference 2011-2012, International Version. This new reference includes international facility costs in over 100 global locations. As with the North American Version, data is also included for three levels of service for 11 operations including: custodial, energy, grounds, maintenance repair, management, pest control, refuse, road clearance, security, telecommunications, and water/sewer.
Facility operations costs ranged from $27.95 per square foot in Geneva to $3.20 in Damascus. In Washington, DC, the benchmark city for Whitestone‘s cost references, facility operations costs were $16.80 per square foot. All costs are reported in $USD using second quarter 2011 exchange rates.
Comparison of Facility Operations Costs Per Square Foot: 10 Most Expensive
1 Geneva $27.95
2 Zurich $27.70
3 Honolulu $25.32
4 Hilo $24.26
5 Osaka $21.39
6 Vienna $21.32
7 Tokyo $21.31
8 Singapore $20.40
9 New York $20.27
10 Copenhagen $19.61
1 Damascus $3.20
2 Buenos Aires $3.78
3 Kiev $3.91
4 Caracas $4.07
5 Bangalore $4.35
6 New Delhi $4.54
7 Kolkata $4.58
8 Hanoi $4.60
9 Hyderabad $4.63
10 Mumbai $4.73
Whitestone gathers detailed operating cost statistics are offered for 75 major building types: retail stores, schools, office buildings, hospitals, and more.
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