According to an international research by KPMG, The Netherlands are the cheapest country to start a foreign subsidy in terms of costs. Compared to an index set by the United States, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in The Netherlands are 3.5 % less expensive.
The Dutch investment environment is particularly interesting for firms active in Research & Development. In Europe, The United Kingdom is second, with an estimated advantage of 1.7 % compared to the US.
Japan and Germany where the most expensive sourcing destinations, with 7.6% and 2.6%. Worldwide, Mexico is the cheapest country to start a new subsidiary, especially beacuse of the low labour costs.