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Economy > Companies > Ease of doing business index > 1=most business-friendly regulations per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Palau 5,492.92 2012
2 San Marino 2,368.23 2012
3 Marshall Islands 2,093.05 2012
4 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1,810.24 2012
5 Federated States of Micronesia 1,450.75 2012
6 Kiribati 1,160.88 2012
7 Grenada 966.98 2012
8 Dominica 962.56 2012
9 Sao Tome and Principe 882.52 2012
10 Seychelles 877.14 2012
11 Antigua and Barbuda 741 2012
12 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 685.73 2012
13 Tonga 571.75 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 445.38 2012
14 Saint Lucia 326.2 2012
15 Belize 320.93 2012
16 Vanuatu 315.45 2012
17 Suriname 308.68 2012
18 Barbados 296.59 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 295.79 2012
19 Samoa 291.18 2012
20 Cape Verde 258.9 2012
21 Maldives 239.33 2012
22 Malta 239.03 2012
23 Comoros 223 2012
24 Equatorial Guinea 222.74 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 220.39 2012
25 The Bahamas 204.32 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 200.94 2012
26 Djibouti 200.08 2012
27 Bhutan 196.81 2012
28 Brunei 191.64 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 169.55 2012
29 Solomon Islands 167.4 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 144.25 2012
30 Guyana 142.07 2012
31 East Timor 137.99 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 128.06 2012
32 Guinea-Bissau 108.8 2012
33 Luxembourg 105.37 2012
34 Gabon 103.52 2012
35 Swaziland 97.48 2012
36 The Gambia 82.63 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 82.53 2012
37 Montenegro 80.5 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 76.48 2012
Europe average (profile) 69.7 2012
38 Lesotho 67.75 2012
39 Fiji 66.31 2012
40 Kosovo 53.15 2012
41 Trinidad and Tobago 47.1 2012
42 Mauritania 45.05 2012
43 Republic of the Congo 42.89 2012
44 Namibia 41.6 2012
45 Central African Republic 41.32 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 40.81 2012
South Asia average (profile) 40.81 2012
46 Iceland 40.61 2012
47 Bahrain 35.66 2012
48 Liberia 35.56 2012
49 Bosnia and Herzegovina 33.91 2012
50 Cyprus 33.66 2012
51 Jamaica 33.55 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 33.03 2012
52 Botswana 32.44 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 31.72 2012
53 Kuwait 31.07 2012
54 Libya 30.55 2012
55 Eritrea 30.17 2012
56 Mongolia 28.61 2012
57 Albania 25.93 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 25.76 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 25.31 2012
58 Uruguay 25.03 2012
59 Laos 24.53 2012
60 Moldova 24.16 2012
61 Togo 23.94 2012
62 Lebanon 23.73 2012
63 Sierra Leone 22.91 2012
64 Costa Rica 22.68 2012
65 Qatar 21.95 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 21.72 2012
66 Croatia 20.62 2012
67 Nicaragua 20.53 2012
68 Jordan 18.84 2012
69 El Salvador 18.26 2012
European Union average (profile) 18.26 2012
70 Tajikistan 17.61 2012
71 Benin 17.41 2012
72 Haiti 17.4 2012
failed states average (profile) 17.35 2012
73 Republic of Macedonia 17.1 2012
74 South Sudan 16.98 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 16.56 2012
75 Panama 16.04 2012
76 Paraguay 16 2012
77 Burundi 15.94 2012
78 Honduras 15.75 2012
79 Estonia 15.68 2012
80 Guinea 15.63 2012
81 Mauritius 15.49 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 15.33 2012
82 Chad 15.18 2012
83 Papua New Guinea 15.07 2012
84 Slovenia 15.06 2012
85 Bolivia 15.05 2012
86 Armenia 13.47 2012
87 Oman 13.28 2012
88 Senegal 12.82 2012
89 Kyrgyzstan 12.54 2012
90 Zimbabwe 12.24 2012
91 Serbia 12.04 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 11.92 2012
92 Latvia 11.85 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 11.03 2012
93 Dominican Republic 10.9 2012
94 Mali 10.3 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 10.29 2012
95 Niger 10.14 2012
96 Malawi 10.12 2012
97 Puerto Rico 10.09 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 9.45 2012
98 Burkina Faso 9.36 2012
99 Cambodia 9.08 2012
100 Cote d'Ivoire 8.72 2012
101 Ecuador 8.65 2012
102 Angola 8.55 2012
103 Lithuania 8.37 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 8.13 2012
104 Slovakia 7.95 2012
105 Greece 7.89 2012
106 Bulgaria 7.8 2012
107 Azerbaijan 7.64 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7.57 2012
108 Cameroon 7.47 2012
109 Belarus 6.76 2012
110 Syria 6.56 2012
111 Czech Republic 6.47 2012
112 Madagascar 6.46 2012
113 Zambia 6.39 2012
114 Guatemala 6.17 2012
115 Venezuela 6.01 2012
116 Afghanistan 5.7 2012
117 Mozambique 5.63 2012
118 Yemen 5.41 2012
119 Uzbekistan 5.24 2012
120 Hungary 5.23 2012
121 Iraq 4.76 2012
122 Rwanda 4.71 2012
123 Tunisia 4.55 2012
124 Israel 4.17 2012
125 Sri Lanka 4.08 2012
126 Algeria 3.92 2012
127 Sudan 3.84 2012
128 Nepal 3.75 2012
129 Uganda 3.47 2012
130 Burma 3.45 2012
131 Romania 3.42 2012
132 Switzerland 3.38 2012
133 Austria 3.31 2012
134 Ireland 3.27 2012
135 Kazakhstan 3.16 2012
136 Ukraine 3.07 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 3.06 2012
137 Argentina 2.94 2012
138 Morocco 2.92 2012
139 Belgium 2.87 2012
140 Tanzania 2.85 2012
141 Kenya 2.83 2012
142 United Arab Emirates 2.82 2012
143 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.79 2012
144 Portugal 2.75 2012
145 Ghana 2.44 2012
146 Finland 2.22 2012
147 Georgia 1.99 2012
148 Iran 1.99 2012
149 Chile 1.95 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.9 2012
150 Netherlands 1.79 2012
151 Egypt 1.57 2012
152 Sweden 1.47 2012
153 Norway 1.39 2012
154 Philippines 1.38 2012
155 Ethiopia 1.35 2012
156 Peru 1.3 2012
157 Poland 1.25 2012
158 Vietnam 1.1 2012
159 Italy 1.1 2012
160 Spain 0.995 2012
161 Turkey 0.973 2012
162 Denmark 0.894 2012
163 Colombia 0.88 2012
164 Bangladesh 0.853 2012
165 Nigeria 0.817 2012
166 South Africa 0.801 2012
167 Saudi Arabia 0.778 2012
168 Russia 0.773 2012
169 New Zealand 0.677 2012
170 Brazil 0.594 2012
171 Pakistan 0.592 2012
172 France 0.533 2012
173 Canada 0.487 2012
174 Indonesia 0.47 2012
175 Australia 0.441 2012
176 Mexico 0.422 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.388 2012
177 Hong Kong 0.28 2012
178 Malaysia 0.274 2012
179 Thailand 0.27 2012
180 Germany 0.232 2012
181 Singapore 0.188 2012
182 Japan 0.18 2012
183 United Kingdom 0.174 2012
184 South Korea 0.12 2012
185 India 0.106 2012
186 European Union 0.0811 2012
187 China 0.0733 2012
188 United States 0.0127 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Companies > Ease of doing business index > 1=most business-friendly regulations per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. 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-per-million

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