opportunity cost

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opportunity cost

the amount of money that is alienated by choosing to use it for one project rather than another, i.e. the opportunity to make a profit by investing in another project is lost.
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In the alternative cost approach, since the subject's site and its improvement are complementary, both are subject to analysis.
The alternative cost limitation is applied on a project-by-project basis.
The developer must file a request to use the alternative cost method on a project-by-project basis.
The market alternative cost of funds is 8%, the savings account interest expense is 4% and the service expense is 2%, representing a cost advantage of 2% (8% - (4% + 2%)).
is a leader in performance-based online marketing, delivering to our client's new customers through alternative cost effective channels of distribution.
Standardized placement options would allow for greater cost controls, but consulting activities and the requisite intellectual capital to provide appropriate solutions to emerging insurers will create alternative costs that must be divided between clients and insurers.
John West, Ventrix Management and Diamonds all battled it out for a mid-table finish and unfortunately Alternative Costs and DHL made up the bottom places with the latter losing 11 of their 14 games.
The net result is that the CDCU payday alternative costs the borrower $40, while the payday lenders' short-term loan ends up costing consumers $450.
One participant stated flatly that if the sustainable alternative costs a dollar more than the landfill fee, count him out.
In most cases there is a consensus that alternative costs of generators, when they must reduce production of active power, have to be compensated.
Management must anticipate long-term business needs in looking at new technology costs and weighing those costs against alternative costs.
The cost of two or more police officers dealing with the incident; the cost of a twin crew ambulance; the cost of the medical and nursing staff at A&E; and the alternative costs incurred of bona fide patients having to wait longer than necessary for treatment.

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