operating cost



Cost per unit of a product or service, or the annual cost incurred on a continuous process. Operating costs do not include capital outlays or the costs incurred in design and implementation phases of a new process.

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  • It was my job to figure out the operating cost and that would me quite a bit of time to determine.

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  • Even though John's business was online running a website and he had no other workers behind him, he still had operating costs such as server space, bandwidth costs, and server maintenance costs which all were expensive in their own ways.

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  • The operating cost for Apple to make one of their smartphones is $199 for the 16GB version and $218 for the 64GB version.

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