Actual cost

the cost of a product based on incurred costs of material and labor required in its production.
Historical Examples

No allusion has been made in the Introduction to the pay of officers, nor to the actual cost of the keep of troopers.
Trooper 3809 Lionel Decle

Fourthly, its actual cost could be more accurately foretold.
James B. Eads Louis How

His conclusion was that “In general, the dividends on the actual cost of the plants have not been over 12 per cent.”
The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South Broadus Mitchell

The excess above the actual cost is clear profit to the sheriff.
Chicago, Satan’s Sanctum L. O. Curon

I presume it could not be sold as it stands for a tenth of its actual cost.
Glances at Europe Horace Greeley

The actual cost of this road was less than $30,000 per mile.
Monopolies and the People D. C. Cloud

The actual cost of each letter is inversely as the number of letters, irrespective of distance.
Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 18 (of 20) Charles Sumner

The actual cost of coal, to such as mine their own, has been between 4s.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885 Various

In many instances, it only gives the actual cost of the raw material used in construction.
Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson

The actual cost of running the car, however, was only one of its many advantages.
Every-day Science: Volume VII. The Conquest of Time and Space Henry Smith Williams

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