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Economy > Time required to start a business > Days: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Suriname 694 2009
2 Guinea-Bissau 216 2009
3 Haiti 195 2009
4 Congo, Republic of the 160 2009
5 Sao Tome and Principe 144 2009
6 Venezuela 141 2009
7 Equatorial Guinea 136 2009
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 127 2009
9 Brazil 120 2009
10 Brunei 116 2009
11 Laos 100 2009
12 Zimbabwe 97 2009
13 Cambodia 85 2009
14 Eritrea 84 2009
15 East Timor 83 2009
16 Iraq 77 2009
failed states average (profile) 75.77 2009
=17 Togo 75 2009
=17 Chad 75 2009
19 Namibia 66 2009
20 Uruguay 65 2009
21 Ecuador 64 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 62.84 2009
22 Botswana 61 2009
=23 Swaziland 60 2009
=23 Bosnia and Herzegovina 60 2009
=23 Indonesia 60 2009
=23 Costa Rica 60 2009
27 Gabon 58 2009
28 Solomon Islands 57 2009
29 Philippines 53 2009
30 Papua New Guinea 51 2009
=31 Bolivia 50 2009
=31 Vietnam 50 2009
33 Spain 47 2009
=34 Fiji 46 2009
=34 Bhutan 46 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 45.86 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 45.74 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 44.13 2009
=36 Bangladesh 44 2009
=36 Belize 44 2009
38 Trinidad and Tobago 43 2009
=39 Guinea 41 2009
=39 Peru 41 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 40.56 2009
=41 Lesotho 40 2009
=41 Cote d'Ivoire 40 2009
=43 Vanuatu 39 2009
=43 Malawi 39 2009
=43 Seychelles 39 2009
=43 Nicaragua 39 2009
=47 Tajikistan 38 2009
=47 China 38 2009
=47 Sri Lanka 38 2009
=50 Guatemala 37 2009
=50 Djibouti 37 2009
52 Sudan 36 2009
=53 Cameroon 35 2009
=53 Paraguay 35 2009
=53 Kuwait 35 2009
=56 Israel 34 2009
=56 Kenya 34 2009
=56 Guyana 34 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 33.52 2009
=59 Thailand 32 2009
=59 Burundi 32 2009
=59 Poland 32 2009
=62 Nigeria 31 2009
=62 Nepal 31 2009
=62 The Bahamas 31 2009
=62 Benin 31 2009
=66 India 30 2009
=66 Russia 30 2009
South Asia average (profile) 29.6 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 29.6 2009
68 Tanzania 29 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 28.24 2009
=69 Palau 28 2009
=69 Austria 28 2009
=71 The Gambia 27 2009
=71 Ukraine 27 2009
=71 Chile 27 2009
=74 Lithuania 26 2009
=74 Argentina 26 2009
=74 Mozambique 26 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 25.83 2009
=77 Tonga 25 2009
=77 Uganda 25 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 24.46 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 24.3 2009
=79 Luxembourg 24 2009
=79 Cape Verde 24 2009
=79 Algeria 24 2009
=79 Comoros 24 2009
83 Japan 23 2009
=84 Central African Republic 22 2009
=84 South Africa 22 2009
=84 Croatia 22 2009
=87 Pakistan 21 2009
=87 Kiribati 21 2009
=87 Antigua and Barbuda 21 2009
=90 Liberia 20 2009
=90 Colombia 20 2009
=90 Czech Republic 20 2009
=90 Switzerland 20 2009
=90 Grenada 20 2009
=90 Kazakhstan 20 2009
=96 Dominican Republic 19 2009
=96 Mauritania 19 2009
=96 Greece 19 2009
=96 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 18.38 2009
=100 Malaysia 18 2009
=100 Bulgaria 18 2009
=100 Zambia 18 2009
=100 Germany 18 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 17.67 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 17.29 2009
=104 El Salvador 17 2009
=104 Niger 17 2009
=104 Marshall Islands 17 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 16.71 2009
=107 Slovakia 16 2009
=107 Latvia 16 2009
Europe average (profile) 15.53 2009
European Union average (profile) 15.44 2009
109 European Union 15.19 2009
=110 Uzbekistan 15 2009
=110 Syria 15 2009
=110 United Arab Emirates 15 2009
=110 Armenia 15 2009
=110 Sweden 15 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 14.77 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 14.76 2009
=115 Burkina Faso 14 2009
=115 Dominica 14 2009
=115 Finland 14 2009
=115 Saint Lucia 14 2009
=115 Honduras 14 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 13.59 2009
=120 Serbia and Montenegro 13 2009
=120 Ireland 13 2009
=120 Jordan 13 2009
=120 Mexico 13 2009
=120 United Kingdom 13 2009
=120 Mongolia 13 2009
=126 Panama 12 2009
=126 Sierra Leone 12 2009
=126 Morocco 12 2009
=126 Ghana 12 2009
=126 Oman 12 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 11.71 2009
=131 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 2009
=131 Kyrgyzstan 11 2009
=131 Tunisia 11 2009
=134 Moldova 10 2009
=134 Italy 10 2009
=134 Azerbaijan 10 2009
=134 Romania 10 2009
=138 Ethiopia 9 2009
=138 Bahrain 9 2009
=138 Lebanon 9 2009
=138 Maldives 9 2009
=138 Samoa 9 2009
=143 Netherlands 8 2009
=143 Senegal 8 2009
=143 Jamaica 8 2009
=143 Cyprus 8 2009
=143 Mali 8 2009
=148 Madagascar 7 2009
=148 Afghanistan 7 2009
=148 France 7 2009
=148 Norway 7 2009
=148 Estonia 7 2009
=148 Puerto Rico 7 2009
=154 Turkey 6 2009
=154 Mauritius 6 2009
=154 Portugal 6 2009
=154 Denmark 6 2009
=154 Qatar 6 2009
=154 Slovenia 6 2009
=154 United States 6 2009
=154 Belarus 6 2009
=162 Canada 5 2009
=162 Saudi Arabia 5 2009
=162 Albania 5 2009
=162 Iceland 5 2009
=166 Hungary 4 2009
=166 Belgium 4 2009
=168 Rwanda 3 2009
=168 Georgia 3 2009
=168 Singapore 3 2009
171 Australia 2 2009
172 New Zealand 1 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Time required to start a business > Days. 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/Time-required-to-start-a-business/Days

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