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Economy > Companies > Ease of doing business index > 1=most business-friendly regulations: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Ease of doing business index (1=most business-friendly regulations). Ease of doing business ranks economies from 1 to 189, with first place being the best. A high ranking (a low numerical rank) means that the regulatory environment is conducive to business operation. The index averages the country's percentile rankings on 10 topics covered in the World Bank's Doing Business. The ranking on each topic is the simple average of the percentile rankings on its component indicators.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Chad 189 2013
2 Central African Republic 188 2013
3 Libya 187 2013
4 South Sudan 186 2013
5 Republic of the Congo 185 2013
6 Eritrea 184 2013
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo 183 2013
8 Burma 182 2013
9 Venezuela 181 2013
10 Guinea-Bissau 180 2013
11 Angola 179 2013
12 Senegal 178 2013
13 Haiti 177 2013
14 Niger 176 2013
15 Guinea 175 2013
16 Benin 174 2013
17 Mauritania 173 2013
18 East Timor 172 2013
19 Malawi 171 2013
20 Zimbabwe 170 2013
21 Sao Tome and Principe 169 2013
22 Cameroon 168 2013
23 Cote d'Ivoire 167 2013
24 Equatorial Guinea 166 2013
25 Syria 165 2013
failed states average (profile) 164.6 2013
26 Afghanistan 164 2013
27 Gabon 163 2013
28 Bolivia 162 2013
29 Suriname 161 2013
30 Djibouti 160 2013
31 Laos 159 2013
32 Comoros 158 2013
33 Togo 157 2013
34 Federated States of Micronesia 156 2013
35 Mali 155 2013
36 Burkina Faso 154 2013
37 Algeria 153 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 152.12 2013
38 Iran 152 2013
39 Iraq 151 2013
40 The Gambia 150 2013
41 Sudan 149 2013
42 Madagascar 148 2013
43 Nigeria 147 2013
44 Uzbekistan 146 2013
45 Tanzania 145 2013
46 Liberia 144 2013
47 Tajikistan 143 2013
48 Sierra Leone 142 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 141.91 2013
49 Bhutan 141 2013
50 Burundi 140 2013
51 Mozambique 139 2013
52 Cambodia 137 2013
53 Lesotho 136 2013
South Asia average (profile) 135.8 2013
54 Ecuador 135 2013
55 India 134 2013
56 Yemen 133 2013
57 Uganda 132 2013
58 Bosnia and Herzegovina 131 2013
59 Bangladesh 130 2013
60 Kenya 129 2013
61 Egypt 128 2013
62 Honduras 127 2013
63 Argentina 126 2013
64 Ethiopia 125 2013
65 Nicaragua 124 2013
66 Swaziland 123 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 122.82 2013
67 Kiribati 122 2013
68 Cape Verde 121 2013
69 Indonesia 120 2013
70 Jordan 119 2013
71 El Salvador 118 2013
72 Dominican Republic 117 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 116.51 2013
73 Brazil 116 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 115.67 2013
74 Guyana 115 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 114.25 2013
75 Marshall Islands 114 2013
76 Papua New Guinea 113 2013
77 Ukraine 112 2013
78 Lebanon 111 2013
79 Pakistan 110 2013
80 Paraguay 109 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 108.6 2013
81 Philippines 108 2013
82 Grenada 107 2013
83 Belize 106 2013
84 Nepal 105 2013
85 Kuwait 104 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 103.63 2013
86 Malta 103 2013
87 Costa Rica 102 2013
88 Saint Kitts and Nevis 101 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 100.22 2013
89 Palau 100 2013
90 Vietnam 99 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 98.11 2013
91 Namibia 98 2013
92 Solomon Islands 97 2013
93 China 96 2013
94 Maldives 95 2013
95 Jamaica 94 2013
96 Serbia 93 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 92.9 2013
97 Russia 92 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 91.69 2013
98 Barbados 91 2013
99 Albania 90 2013
100 Croatia 89 2013
101 Uruguay 88 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 87.79 2013
102 Morocco 87 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 86.69 2013
103 Kosovo 86 2013
104 Sri Lanka 85 2013
105 The Bahamas 84 2013
106 Zambia 83 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 82.85 2013
107 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 82 2013
108 San Marino 81 2013
109 Seychelles 80 2013
110 Guatemala 79 2013
111 Moldova 78 2013
112 Dominica 77 2013
113 Mongolia 76 2013
114 Czech Republic 75 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 74.26 2013
115 Vanuatu 74 2013
116 Romania 73 2013
117 Greece 72 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 71.76 2013
118 Antigua and Barbuda 71 2013
119 Azerbaijan 70 2013
120 Turkey 69 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 69 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 68.88 2013
121 Kyrgyzstan 68 2013
122 Ghana 67 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 66.43 2013
123 Trinidad and Tobago 66 2013
124 Italy 65 2013
125 Saint Lucia 64 2013
126 Belarus 63 2013
127 Fiji 62 2013
128 Samoa 61 2013
129 Luxembourg 60 2013
130 Brunei 59 2013
131 Bulgaria 58 2013
132 Tonga 57 2013
133 Botswana 56 2013
134 Panama 55 2013
135 Hungary 54 2013
136 Mexico 53 2013
137 Spain 52 2013
138 Tunisia 51 2013
139 Kazakhstan 50 2013
Europe average (profile) 50 2013
140 Slovakia 49 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 48.68 2013
141 Qatar 48 2013
142 Oman 47 2013
143 Bahrain 46 2013
144 Poland 45 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 44.46 2013
145 Montenegro 44 2013
146 Colombia 43 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 42.85 2013
147 Peru 42 2013
148 European Union 41.79 2013
European Union average (profile) 41.79 2013
149 South Africa 41 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 40.56 2013
150 Puerto Rico 40 2013
151 Cyprus 39 2013
152 France 38 2013
153 Armenia 37 2013
154 Belgium 36 2013
155 Israel 35 2013
156 Chile 34 2013
157 Slovenia 33 2013
158 Rwanda 32 2013
159 Portugal 31 2013
160 Austria 30 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 29.16 2013
161 Switzerland 29 2013
162 Netherlands 28 2013
163 Japan 27 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 26.29 2013
164 Saudi Arabia 26 2013
165 Republic of Macedonia 25 2013
166 Latvia 24 2013
167 United Arab Emirates 23 2013
168 Estonia 22 2013
169 Germany 21 2013
170 Mauritius 20 2013
171 Canada 19 2013
172 Thailand 18 2013
173 Lithuania 17 2013
174 Ireland 15 2013
175 Sweden 14 2013
176 Iceland 13 2013
177 Finland 12 2013
178 Australia 11 2013
179 United Kingdom 10 2013
180 Norway 9 2013
181 Georgia 8 2013
182 South Korea 7 2013
183 Malaysia 6 2013
184 Denmark 5 2013
185 United States 4 2013
186 New Zealand 3 2013
187 Hong Kong 2 2013
188 Singapore 1 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Companies > Ease of doing business index > 1=most business-friendly regulations. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Companies/Ease-of-doing-business-index/1=most-business--friendly-regulations

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