9  Cost of noise



9.2 Other possible values

Below are presented the results of an economic valuation tool developed by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It converts changes in noise exposure to estimated monetary values, in order to support the assessment of the effects of environmental noise. It details the current understanding of the links between environmental noise and various effects, including sleep disturbance, annoyance, hypertension and related diseases.[2]

Table 9.3:

Yearly aviation noise marginal cost per household

Increase in daytime noise metric by one decibel (dB) Aviation noise marginal cost (excl. sleep disturbance)1 Sleep disturbance cost1
45-46 €20.00 €48.00
50-51 €49.00 €66.00
55-56 €62.00 €85.00
60-61 €80.00 €103.00
65-66 €101.00 €121.00
70-71 €123.00 €121.00
75-76 €146.00 €121.00
80-81 €158.00 €121.00
Source: UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2014) Environmental Noise: Valuing impacts on: sleep disturbance, annoyance, hypertension, productivity and quiet
1 The monetary values are adjusted from 2014 to 2022 prices

9.3 References

European Commission DG MOVE, “Handbook on the external costs of transport,” 2019 [Online]. Available: https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/9781f65f-8448-11ea-bf12-01aa75ed71a1
UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, “Guidance. Noise pollution: Economic analysis.” [Online]. Available: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/noise-pollution-economic-analysis