Labour costs

Labour cost levels are one of the major considerations in investment decisions, especially in the manufacturing sector.

Competitive levels of labour costs are one of the key advantages of Central and Eastern Europe in attracting potential investors. However, the region in itself is comprised of countries with earnings and labour cost levels that vary greatly and it is essential to any potential investor to be aware of those differences.

Statistical data on labour costs and earnings as released by national statistical offices are published with a time lag of months or years. To ensure our reports really reflect the current state of affairs rather than the past we produce estimates and forecasts based on our in-house developed methodology.

By tracking developments in earnings, exchange rates and employment related social security payments and taxes, we are able to supply investors with comparative data that enables them to make informed business decisions with regard to labour costs.