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Economy > Ease of doing business: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Ease of doing business index ranks economies from 1 to 183, with first place being the best. A high ranking means that the regulatory environment is conducive to business operation. The index ranks the simple average of 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. 1=most business-friendly regulations".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Chad 183 2009
2 Central African Republic 182 2009
3 Burundi 181 2009
4 Eritrea 180 2009
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo 179 2009
6 Guinea 178 2009
7 Congo, Republic of the 177 2009
8 Sao Tome and Principe 176 2009
9 Guinea-Bissau 175 2009
10 East Timor 174 2009
11 Cameroon 173 2009
12 Benin 172 2009
13 Niger 171 2009
14 Venezuela 170 2009
15 Laos 169 2009
16 Cote d'Ivoire 168 2009
17 Mauritania 167 2009
18 Iraq 166 2009
19 Afghanistan 165 2009
20 Haiti 163 2009
21 Togo 162 2009
22 Equatorial Guinea 161 2009
23 Suriname 160 2009
failed states average (profile) 159.77 2009
24 Comoros 159 2009
25 Gabon 158 2009
26 Djibouti 157 2009
27 Zimbabwe 156 2009
28 Mali 155 2009
29 Burkina Faso 154 2009
30 Sudan 153 2009
31 Liberia 152 2009
32 Senegal 151 2009
33 Uzbekistan 150 2009
34 Tajikistan 149 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 149 2009
35 Bolivia 148 2009
36 Ukraine 147 2009
37 Philippines 146 2009
38 Cambodia 145 2009
39 Syria 144 2009
40 Sierra Leone 143 2009
41 Cape Verde 142 2009
42 The Gambia 141 2009
43 Bhutan 140 2009
44 Madagascar 138 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 137.11 2009
45 Lesotho 137 2009
46 Algeria 136 2009
47 India 135 2009
48 Nigeria 134 2009
49 Malawi 132 2009
50 Mozambique 130 2009
51 Uganda 129 2009
52 Honduras 128 2009
53 Ecuador 127 2009
54 Swaziland 126 2009
South Asia average (profile) 125.2 2009
55 Tanzania 125 2009
56 Brazil 124 2009
57 Marshall Islands 123 2009
58 Uruguay 122 2009
59 Costa Rica 121 2009
60 Palau 120 2009
61 Nicaragua 119 2009
62 Brunei 117 2009
63 Russia 116 2009
64 Indonesia 115 2009
65 Morocco 114 2009
66 Argentina 113 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 113 2009
67 Nepal 112 2009
68 Bangladesh 111 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 110.92 2009
69 Bosnia and Herzegovina 110 2009
70 Lebanon 109 2009
71 Papua New Guinea 108 2009
72 Jordan 107 2009
73 Solomon Islands 106 2009
74 Paraguay 105 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 103.47 2009
75 Ethiopia 103 2009
76 Sri Lanka 102 2009
77 Guyana 101 2009
78 Guatemala 100 2009
79 Grenada 98 2009
80 Greece 97 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 96.26 2009
81 Maldives 96 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 95.83 2009
82 Trinidad and Tobago 95 2009
83 Kenya 94 2009
84 Belize 93 2009
85 Seychelles 92 2009
86 Kiribati 91 2009
87 Serbia and Montenegro 90 2009
88 Croatia 89 2009
89 Vietnam 88 2009
90 Moldova 87 2009
91 Dominican Republic 86 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 85.81 2009
92 Dominica 85 2009
93 Zambia 84 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 83.33 2009
94 Saint Kitts and Nevis 83 2009
95 Czech Republic 82 2009
96 Albania 81 2009
97 El Salvador 80 2009
98 Jamaica 79 2009
99 China 78 2009
100 Ghana 77 2009
101 Italy 76 2009
102 Pakistan 75 2009
103 Kazakhstan 74 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 73.12 2009
104 Poland 73 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 72.57 2009
105 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 72 2009
106 The Bahamas 71 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 70.65 2009
107 Rwanda 70 2009
108 Kuwait 69 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 68.85 2009
109 Namibia 68 2009
110 Samoa 67 2009
111 Tonga 66 2009
112 Belarus 64 2009
113 Mongolia 63 2009
114 Panama 62 2009
115 Fiji 61 2009
116 Turkey 60 2009
117 Vanuatu 59 2009
118 Tunisia 58 2009
119 Oman 57 2009
120 Antigua and Barbuda 56 2009
121 Azerbaijan 55 2009
122 Romania 54 2009
123 Chile 53 2009
124 Hungary 52 2009
125 Bulgaria 51 2009
126 Botswana 50 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 49.89 2009
127 Puerto Rico 49 2009
128 Spain 48 2009
Europe average (profile) 47.12 2009
129 Kyrgyzstan 47 2009
130 Peru 46 2009
131 Saint Lucia 45 2009
132 Armenia 44 2009
133 Slovenia 43 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 42.25 2009
134 Luxembourg 42 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 41.89 2009
135 Mexico 41 2009
136 Slovakia 40 2009
European Union average (profile) 39.37 2009
137 Qatar 39 2009
138 Colombia 38 2009
139 United Arab Emirates 37 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 35.76 2009
140 Cyprus 35 2009
141 Portugal 33 2009
142 South Africa 32 2009
143 Austria 31 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 30.1 2009
144 Israel 30 2009
145 Netherlands 29 2009
146 France 28 2009
147 Latvia 27 2009
148 Lithuania 26 2009
149 Bahrain 25 2009
150 Switzerland 24 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 23.14 2009
151 Malaysia 23 2009
152 Belgium 22 2009
153 Germany 21 2009
154 Mauritius 20 2009
155 Japan 19 2009
156 Sweden 18 2009
157 Estonia 17 2009
158 Thailand 16 2009
159 Iceland 14 2009
160 Georgia 13 2009
161 Saudi Arabia 12 2009
162 Finland 11 2009
163 Australia 10 2009
164 Canada 9 2009
165 Ireland 8 2009
166 Norway 7 2009
167 Denmark 6 2009
168 United States 5 2009
169 United Kingdom 4 2009
170 New Zealand 3 2009
171 Singapore 1 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Ease of doing business. 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/Ease-of-doing-business

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