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Shanghai and Yokohama: A cost comparison

SHANGHAI YOKOHAMA

ENGINEER WAGES/MONTHLY $180-$540 $4,200-$5,000 FACTORY WAGES/MONTHLY $125-$270 $3,300 INDUSTRIAL LAND COSTS/SQ. METER $25 $1,539 OFFICE RENT/SQ. METER $24 $31-$36 PHONE INSTALLATION $152 $650 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY/KILOWATT-HOUR $0.07 $0.14 CORPORATE TAX 30% 30%

* As of December, 2000

Data: Japan External Trade Organization

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