The costdata® overhead costs database contains benchmark-overhead factors of > 25 industries and over 1,100 regions worldwide. The guided countries include partly tariff zones, industrial parks, outskirts, etc.

costdata researches worldwide data such as personnel, machine, material, overhead, energy, room, residual and interest costs. Based on the collected market data in certain time zones, the special costdata know-how is used to determine average values in the individual data categories, which serve as benchmark data. As the amount of research data goes on increasing, so does the accuracy of the benchmark data. Within the projects, actual costs such as personnel, material and residual costs are handed over by customers who act as quality assurance for the data research.

The costdata® benchmark country data contain essentially the most important structural costs of the major industrialized countries in the world.. The content for each country includes the input factors as social costs, costs of space, interest charges and energy costs for the calculation.