Component 15: Damage costs of noise


This component represents an estimation of damages – especially health costs – related to noise (in prices of 2010).

Effect on the NWI:

Description and meaning of the component

The way, in which noise diminishes social welfare ranges from impairing well being, causing concentration disorders or even leading to serious health damages.


Development of the component

Damage costs of noise

(in prices of 2010)

billion Euro

source: Umweltbundesamt/Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, graphic account: FEST/FFU