direct cost

noun
a cost that can be related directly to the production of a product or to a particular function or service.
Compare indirect cost.


Origin:
1895–1900

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She thinks this spending will expand the country's health outlays even more than the direct cost to the federal exchequer.
And as mentioned, this is only the direct cost to taxpayers.
In addition to the direct cost of the products, there are indirect costs.
To calculate the indirect cost of this injury or illness, multiply the direct cost by a cost multiplier.
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