2018 Location Indices for North and South America

Alex Johnson
Our industry experts have produced location indices for North and South America. Browse our interactive map, then download the PDF list.

These location indices calculated for North, Central and South America are current as of January 2018. The factors are derived using industry and market recognized data. Indices are weighted to common labor/material splits and adjusted based on application within historical project data sets with known costs.

All factors reflect Washington, D.C. being 100.0. The second figure depicts escalation for the calendar year 2017, the third figure depicts escalation for the calendar year 2016 and the fourth figure depicts escalation for the calendar year 2015 for each location.

The indices are a relative representation of varying locations and economies. Actual costs are dependent on unique project characteristics. A project with a higher labor to material ratio will have a different index than its counterpart. Application of an index to a particular project requires specific analysis by one of our technical staff.

The indices are a relative representation of varying locations and economies. Actual costs are dependent on unique project characteristics. A project with a higher labor to material ratio will have a different index than its counterpart. Application of an index to a particular project requires specific analysis by one of our technical staff.

For locations outside of the United States, escalation is tracked in local currency. All indices are calculated with costs converted to US Dollars using the following exchange rates:

1.00 USD
18.95 MXN
1.29 CAD
0.31 BRL
2,867 COL
18.97 ARG

Download the pdf list here


Download the PDF list here

Disclaimer

The data including location indices represented on this webpage and the information contained herein are provided for the user for guide and information purposes only and Faithful+Gould does not make any representation or warranty as to the factual accuracy of the information provided.

Factors such as the ratio of imported to local materials and labor and relative construction supply and demand for each project can have a substantial impact on international project cost.

Faithful+Gould owes no duty or care in law to any party who uses the data contained herein nor will Faithful+Gould be liable to any party by their use of this data.

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