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OPERATING COSTS

Competitive real estate and salary costs make Northern France one of the top five choices for business locations in Europe* based on operating costs—an ideal environment for your project. 

NORTHERN FRANCE

  • Operating costs averaging 15% lower than our European competitors for all types of business
  • Payroll lower than in main competing regions in France
  • Ranked among the top 3 most attractive regions for real estate costs
  • Prime office space up to 50% less expensive on average compared with our French and European competitors
  • Real estate as much as 17% less expensive for production facilities and 28% less for logistics

PAYROLL COSTS

SERVICES : BACK OFFICE

  • Salaries in Northern France are 5% lower on average than in our European competitors
  • Salaries in Northern France are 14% lower than in other French regions
SKILLED OPERATOR (base 100: Northern France/year)

LOGISTICS

  • Salaries in Northern France are 16% lower on average than in our European competitors
  • Salaries in Northern France are 2% lower than in other French regions
SKILLED OPERATOR (base 100: Northern France/year)

PRODUCTION

  • Salaries in Northern France are 4% lower on average than in our European competitors
  • Salaries in Northern France are 5% lower than in other French regions
SKILLED OPERATOR (base 100 Northern France /year)

REAL ESTATE

SERVICES

  • Costs in Northern France are 50% lower on average than in our European competitors
RENTS FOR PRIME OFFICE SPACE

LOGISTICS

  •   Rents in Northern France are 28% lower on average than in our European competitors
ANNUAL RENT FOR A LOGISTICS WAREHOUSE

PRODUCTION

  •   Rents in Northern France are 17% lower on average than in our European competitors
ANNUAL RENT FOR A 10,000 SQ M INDUSTRIAL SITE

OPERATING COSTS

FRANCE

Operating costs - France

 

EUROPE

Operating costs - Europe

*  Based on a survey by Ernst & Young in November 2016. Comparative data were produced by Nord France Invest using figures from this survey.

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