Occupancy cost

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Occupancy costs are the whole life costs of buildings and their associated land from occupancy until disposal. These costs may be incurred on a regular or irregular basis.

Occupancy costs[1] are those costs related to occupying a space including; rent, real estate taxes, personal property taxes, insurance on building and contents, depreciation, and amortization expenses. These are generally higher in new entrants to a market due to the escalating real estate prices. This type of cost cover the whole society since land is inextricably linked to human life.