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Government > Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Time required to start a business (days). 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 208 2013
2 Venezuela 144 2013
3 Equatorial Guinea 135 2013
4 Brazil 107.5 2013
5 Cambodia 104 2013
=6 Republic of the Congo 101 2013
=6 Brunei 101 2013
8 Haiti 97 2013
9 East Timor 94 2013
10 Laos 92 2013
11 Zimbabwe 90 2013
12 Eritrea 84 2013
13 Burma 72 2013
=14 Angola 66 2013
=14 Namibia 66 2013
16 Chad 62 2013
17 Botswana 60 2013
18 Fiji 59 2013
19 Ecuador 55.5 2013
20 Papua New Guinea 53 2013
21 Gabon 50 2013
22 Bolivia 49 2013
23 Indonesia 48 2013
24 Belize 44 2013
=25 Malawi 40 2013
=25 Yemen 40 2013
=25 San Marino 40 2013
28 Malta 39.5 2013
29 Seychelles 39 2013
30 Swaziland 38 2013
31 Trinidad and Tobago 37.5 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 37.45 2013
32 Bosnia and Herzegovina 37 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 36.06 2013
=33 Sudan 36 2013
=33 Nicaragua 36 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 35.69 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 35.32 2013
=35 Vanuatu 35 2013
=35 Libya 35 2013
=35 Philippines 35 2013
=35 Paraguay 35 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 34.96 2013
failed states average (profile) 34.07 2013
39 Vietnam 34 2013
=40 Tajikistan 33 2013
=40 China 33 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 32.35 2013
=42 Kenya 32 2013
=42 Uganda 32 2013
=42 Bhutan 32 2013
=42 Kuwait 32 2013
=46 Kiribati 31 2013
=46 Democratic Republic of the Congo 31 2013
=48 Kosovo 30 2013
=48 Poland 30 2013
=50 Lesotho 29 2013
=50 Iraq 29 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 28.28 2013
=52 Palau 28 2013
=52 Nigeria 28 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 27.87 2013
54 Thailand 27.5 2013
=55 The Gambia 27 2013
=55 India 27 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 26.94 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 26.46 2013
57 Tanzania 26 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 25.7 2013
=58 Argentina 25 2013
=58 Peru 25 2013
=58 Austria 25 2013
=58 Algeria 25 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 24.38 2013
62 Costa Rica 24 2013
63 The Bahamas 23.5 2013
64 Spain 23 2013
=65 Central African Republic 22 2013
=65 Japan 22 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 21.06 2013
=67 Pakistan 21 2013
=67 Ukraine 21 2013
=67 Antigua and Barbuda 21 2013
70 Saudi Arabia 20.5 2013
71 Guyana 20 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 19.63 2013
=72 Guatemala 19.5 2013
=72 Czech Republic 19.5 2013
South Asia average (profile) 19.1 2013
=74 Mauritania 19 2013
=74 Togo 19 2013
=74 South Africa 19 2013
=77 Slovakia 18.5 2013
=77 Dominican Republic 18.5 2013
=77 Luxembourg 18.5 2013
=77 Saint Kitts and Nevis 18.5 2013
=81 Barbados 18 2013
=81 Bulgaria 18 2013
=81 Switzerland 18 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 17.58 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 17.17 2013
=84 Nepal 17 2013
=84 Niger 17 2013
=84 Marshall Islands 17 2013
=84 Djibouti 17 2013
=84 South Sudan 17 2013
89 El Salvador 16.5 2013
=90 Guinea 16 2013
=90 Federated States of Micronesia 16 2013
=90 Tonga 16 2013
=90 Sweden 16 2013
=90 Iran 16 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 15.92 2013
=95 Ethiopia 15 2013
=95 Cameroon 15 2013
=95 Colombia 15 2013
=95 Saint Lucia 15 2013
=95 Benin 15 2013
=95 Russia 15 2013
=95 Grenada 15 2013
=95 Comoros 15 2013
103 Germany 14.5 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 14.08 2013
=104 Finland 14 2013
=104 Israel 14 2013
=104 Greece 14 2013
=104 Ghana 14 2013
=104 Honduras 14 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 13.57 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 13.51 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 13.19 2013
=109 Burkina Faso 13 2013
=109 Syria 13 2013
=109 Mozambique 13 2013
Europe average (profile) 12.99 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 12.94 2013
112 European Union 12.93 2013
European Union average (profile) 12.93 2013
113 Latvia 12.5 2013
=114 Dominica 12 2013
=114 Sierra Leone 12 2013
=114 Jordan 12 2013
=114 United Kingdom 12 2013
=114 Kazakhstan 12 2013
119 Serbia 11.5 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 11.15 2013
=120 Morocco 11 2013
=120 Mongolia 11 2013
=120 Mali 11 2013
=120 Tunisia 11 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 10.86 2013
124 Bangladesh 10.5 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 10.24 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 10.14 2013
=125 Montenegro 10 2013
=125 Ireland 10 2013
=125 Cape Verde 10 2013
=125 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10 2013
=129 Bahrain 9 2013
=129 Lebanon 9 2013
=129 Maldives 9 2013
=129 Samoa 9 2013
=129 Solomon Islands 9 2013
=129 Belarus 9 2013
=129 Guinea-Bissau 9 2013
=136 Uzbekistan 8.5 2013
=136 Qatar 8.5 2013
=136 Romania 8.5 2013
=139 Madagascar 8 2013
=139 Oman 8 2013
=139 United Arab Emirates 8 2013
=139 Cyprus 8 2013
=139 Cote d'Ivoire 8 2013
=139 Croatia 8 2013
=139 Egypt 8 2013
=139 Kyrgyzstan 8 2013
=139 Sri Lanka 8 2013
=148 Norway 7 2013
=148 Moldova 7 2013
=148 Azerbaijan 7 2013
=151 France 6.5 2013
=151 Estonia 6.5 2013
=151 Lithuania 6.5 2013
=151 Uruguay 6.5 2013
=151 Zambia 6.5 2013
=156 Turkey 6 2013
=156 Mauritius 6 2013
=156 Malaysia 6 2013
=156 Panama 6 2013
=156 Italy 6 2013
=156 Senegal 6 2013
=156 Mexico 6 2013
=156 Slovenia 6 2013
=156 Jamaica 6 2013
=156 Puerto Rico 6 2013
=166 South Korea 5.5 2013
=166 Denmark 5.5 2013
=166 Chile 5.5 2013
=169 Canada 5 2013
=169 Afghanistan 5 2013
=169 Hungary 5 2013
=169 Sao Tome and Principe 5 2013
=169 United States 5 2013
=169 Burundi 5 2013
=175 Liberia 4.5 2013
=175 Albania 4.5 2013
=175 Iceland 4.5 2013
=178 Netherlands 4 2013
=178 Armenia 4 2013
=178 Belgium 4 2013
=181 Portugal 2.5 2013
=181 Australia 2.5 2013
=181 Hong Kong 2.5 2013
=181 Singapore 2.5 2013
=185 Rwanda 2 2013
=185 Georgia 2 2013
=185 Republic of Macedonia 2 2013
188 New Zealand 0.5 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Red tape > 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/Government/Red-tape/Time-required-to-start-a-business/Days

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