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Bank overhead costs, percent of total assets, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 based on 181 countries was 3.5 percent.The highest value was in Panama: 17.3 percent and the lowest value was in Cuba: 0.19 percent. The indicator is available from 1996 to 2017. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: Bankscope
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Definition: Operating expenses of a bank as a share of the value of all assets held. Total assets include total earning assets, cash and due from banks, foreclosed real estate, fixed assets, goodwill, other intangibles, current tax assets, deferred tax assets, discontinued operations and other assets. The numerator and denominator are first aggregated on the country level before division. Note that banks used in the calculation might differ between indicators. Calculated from underlying bank-by-bank unconsolidated data from Bankscope.
Overhead cost in the European union
Overhead cost in Europe
Overhead cost in Asia
Overhead cost in Africa
Overhead cost in North America
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Overhead cost in Australia


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