The "General costs - monthly" and "General costs - yearly" outputs show the monthly and yearly average cost per item, based on your cost inputs.

The general costs include all ports, transportation and personnel costs.

The categories are divided into the following main categories, with the subcategories:

- Total
- Total

- Personnel cost
- Salary

- Port cost
- Facilities cost
- Base staff cost
- Other cost

- Transport consumption
- Fuel consumption

- Transport cost
- Consumables cost
- Day rate cost
- Fuel cost
- Mobilisation
- Port fee cost

NOTE: if you are using different currencies in your case, the outputs will not show the currency, as the outputs only sum up, based on the numbers added to the cost inputs.

Example files can be found on the bottom of this article.

Cell | Description |
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Column A | Displays the cost category (see above for all categories). |

Column B | Displays the subcategory (see above for all categories). |

Column C | Displays the asset the cost is related to, which are either a port, a vessel or technicians. |

Column D | Displays the calendar month. |

Column E | Displays the average values for all cost values. |

Column F | Displays the P10 cost values. |

Column G | Displays the P20 cost values. |

Column H | Displays the P30 cost values. |

Column I | Displays the P40 cost values. |

Column J | Displays the P50 cost values. |

Column K | Displays the P60 cost values. |

Column L | Displays the P70 cost values. |

Column M | Displays the P80 cost values. |

Column N | Displays the P90 cost values. |

Column O | Displays the minimum value between the different P-values. |

Column P | Displays the maximum value between the different P-values. |

Column Q | Displays the standard deviation. You can read more about the standard deviation on the Wikipedia page. |

Column R | Displays the minimum confidence interval (read more about confidence interval here). |

Column S | Displays the maximum confidence interval (read more about confidence interval here). |

Row 1 | Displays the column header information. |

General costs - Monthly

Example for monthly - if the annual cost of base staff is set to 500000, and the annual cost of facilities is 200000, the calculations are:

Facilities cost: 200000/12=166666.666667 per month

Base staff cost: 5000000/12=416666.666667 per month

The output file will display the monthly cost per item, with a total row for each item; this total is the accumulated cost for the whole year.

General costs - Yearly

Example for yearly - if your case runs for has 10 years, and the annual cost of base staff is set to 500000, and the annual cost of facilities is 200000, the calculations are:

Facilities cost: 200000*10=2000000 for the whole simulation

Base staff cost: 5000000*10=5000000 for the whole simulation

The output file will display the yearly cost per item, with a total row for each item; this total is the accumulated cost for the simulation (all years).