Cost of doing business in Russia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Dec 11 09:19:41 MST 2001


(This was just posted to Mark's list by Rob Schaap. It completely
undermines Jared's "theory" about 9/11 being a pretext to make war with
Russia, etc. When the cost of doing business in Russia is only 1.4
percentage points greater than Mexico, then one wonders why the USA would
have to prepare the American population for war against Russia. This is the
problem when you try to construct an analysis of world politics that is
innocent of the economic facts.)


Table of international business operating costs
LONDON, Dec 11 AAP|Published: Tuesday December 11, 10:33 PM

http://www.theage.com.au/breaking/2001/12/11/FFX674JKCQC.html

The Economist Intelligence Unit today released a report on business
operating costs in 31 key countries around the world, rating the
most expensive with a score of 100 and the cheapest with 1:

  1 Japan 100.0

  2 US 66.3

  3 Germany 66.0

  4 UK 64.0

  5 Belgium 58.7

  6 Sweden 54.5

  7 France 54.4

  8 Netherlands 54.0

  9 Canada 45.6

  10 Italy 45.5

  11 Spain 39.5

  12 Australia 38.3

  13 Argentina 36.8

  14 Hong Kong 27.3

  15 South Korea 27.1

  16 Taiwan 26.6

  17 Singapore 22.4

  18 Venezuela 21.3

  19 Russia 21.0

  20 Mexico 19.6

  21 Brazil 15.7

  22 South Africa 15.0

  23 Czech Rep 13.4

  24 Poland 13.1

  25 Malaysia 11.1

  26 Chile 10.4

  27 India 8.7

  28 China 7.7

  29 Thailand 7.3

  30 Indonesia 1.7

  31 Hungary 1.0


Louis Proyect
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