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Government > Red tape > Time required to start a business > Days per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Palau 1,349.14 2012
2 Suriname 1,298.31 2012
3 San Marino 1,280.12 2012
4 Seychelles 444.27 2012
5 Saint Kitts and Nevis 354.58 2012
6 Marshall Islands 323.47 2012
7 Kiribati 307.58 2012
8 Brunei 245 2012
9 Antigua and Barbuda 235.77 2012
10 Equatorial Guinea 183.35 2012
11 Dominica 167.4 2012
12 Federated States of Micronesia 154.75 2012
13 Tonga 152.47 2012
14 Grenada 142.2 2012
15 Vanuatu 141.55 2012
16 Belize 135.78 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 108.13 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 101.16 2012
17 Malta 94.41 2012
18 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 91.43 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 86.14 2012
19 Saint Lucia 82.93 2012
20 East Timor 77.67 2012
21 Fiji 67.45 2012
22 Barbados 63.55 2012
23 The Bahamas 63.18 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 52.11 2012
24 Bhutan 48.53 2012
25 Samoa 47.65 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 46 2012
26 Swaziland 45.49 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 44.86 2012
27 Djibouti 43.04 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 39.06 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 38.21 2012
28 Republic of the Congo 37.12 2012
29 Gabon 34.91 2012
30 Luxembourg 34.81 2012
Europe average (profile) 33.63 2012
31 Trinidad and Tobago 30.66 2012
32 Botswana 29.94 2012
33 Namibia 29.21 2012
34 Kosovo 28.79 2012
35 Comoros 27.87 2012
36 Maldives 26.59 2012
37 Sao Tome and Principe 26.58 2012
38 Guyana 25.15 2012
39 Cape Verde 22.25 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 21.54 2012
40 Solomon Islands 16.38 2012
41 Montenegro 16.1 2012
42 The Gambia 15.07 2012
43 Lesotho 14.14 2012
44 Iceland 14.06 2012
45 Laos 13.84 2012
46 Eritrea 13.7 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 12.41 2012
47 Costa Rica 12.38 2012
48 Haiti 10.32 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 10.11 2012
49 Kuwait 9.84 2012
South Asia average (profile) 9.8 2012
50 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.65 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 9.17 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 9.09 2012
51 Latvia 7.65 2012
52 Papua New Guinea 7.39 2012
53 Cyprus 7.09 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 7.05 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 6.95 2012
54 Cambodia 6.86 2012
55 Bahrain 6.83 2012
56 Zimbabwe 6.56 2012
57 Lithuania 6.53 2012
European Union average (profile) 6.51 2012
58 Nicaragua 6.51 2012
59 Togo 5.72 2012
60 Libya 5.69 2012
61 Guinea-Bissau 5.41 2012
62 Paraguay 5.23 2012
63 Mauritania 5.01 2012
64 Chad 4.98 2012
65 Central African Republic 4.86 2012
66 Estonia 4.85 2012
67 Venezuela 4.81 2012
68 Bolivia 4.67 2012
69 Mauritius 4.65 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 4.41 2012
70 Mongolia 4.29 2012
71 Qatar 4.15 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 3.96 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 3.58 2012
72 Ecuador 3.58 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 3.28 2012
73 Angola 3.17 2012
74 Guinea 3.06 2012
75 Tajikistan 3 2012
76 Austria 2.95 2012
77 Slovenia 2.92 2012
failed states average (profile) 2.89 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 2.83 2012
78 Armenia 2.69 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.67 2012
79 Israel 2.66 2012
80 Guatemala 2.65 2012
81 El Salvador 2.62 2012
82 Benin 2.59 2012
83 Finland 2.59 2012
84 Jamaica 2.58 2012
85 Moldova 2.53 2012
86 Malawi 2.51 2012
87 Slovakia 2.5 2012
88 Bulgaria 2.46 2012
89 Oman 2.41 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2.4 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.37 2012
90 Switzerland 2.25 2012
91 Ireland 2.18 2012
92 Lebanon 2.03 2012
93 Sierra Leone 2.01 2012
94 Uruguay 1.91 2012
95 Jordan 1.9 2012
96 Croatia 1.87 2012
97 Czech Republic 1.85 2012
98 Panama 1.84 2012
99 Dominican Republic 1.8 2012
100 Kyrgyzstan 1.79 2012
101 Honduras 1.76 2012
102 Sweden 1.68 2012
103 Yemen 1.68 2012
104 Serbia 1.66 2012
105 Puerto Rico 1.64 2012
106 Cote d'Ivoire 1.61 2012
107 South Sudan 1.57 2012
108 Albania 1.42 2012
109 Norway 1.39 2012
110 Burma 1.36 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.33 2012
111 Liberia 1.31 2012
112 Zambia 1.17 2012
113 Kazakhstan 1.13 2012
114 Greece 1.06 2012
115 Belarus 1.06 2012
116 Nepal 1.06 2012
117 Tunisia 1.02 2012
118 Niger 0.991 2012
119 Denmark 0.984 2012
120 Sudan 0.968 2012
121 Republic of Macedonia 0.95 2012
122 Uganda 0.908 2012
123 Iraq 0.89 2012
124 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.883 2012
125 United Arab Emirates 0.869 2012
126 Azerbaijan 0.86 2012
127 Peru 0.834 2012
128 Poland 0.83 2012
129 Burundi 0.812 2012
130 Burkina Faso 0.79 2012
131 Saudi Arabia 0.742 2012
132 Kenya 0.741 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.693 2012
133 Cameroon 0.691 2012
134 Algeria 0.65 2012
135 Argentina 0.608 2012
136 Spain 0.606 2012
137 Brazil 0.599 2012
138 Syria 0.58 2012
139 Tanzania 0.544 2012
140 Mali 0.539 2012
141 Mozambique 0.516 2012
142 Hungary 0.503 2012
143 Ukraine 0.483 2012
144 Ghana 0.473 2012
145 Singapore 0.471 2012
146 Romania 0.445 2012
147 Georgia 0.443 2012
148 Senegal 0.437 2012
149 Thailand 0.434 2012
150 Chile 0.429 2012
151 Uzbekistan 0.403 2012
152 Sri Lanka 0.394 2012
153 Vietnam 0.383 2012
154 Philippines 0.372 2012
155 South Africa 0.371 2012
156 Morocco 0.369 2012
157 Belgium 0.359 2012
158 Madagascar 0.359 2012
159 Hong Kong 0.349 2012
160 Portugal 0.332 2012
161 Colombia 0.314 2012
162 Netherlands 0.298 2012
163 Rwanda 0.262 2012
164 Afghanistan 0.235 2012
165 Iran 0.209 2012
166 Malaysia 0.205 2012
167 Indonesia 0.194 2012
168 United Kingdom 0.19 2012
169 Germany 0.177 2012
170 Japan 0.172 2012
171 Nigeria 0.166 2012
172 Ethiopia 0.164 2012
173 Canada 0.143 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.128 2012
174 Russia 0.125 2012
175 Bangladesh 0.12 2012
176 Pakistan 0.117 2012
177 New Zealand 0.113 2012
178 Australia 0.11 2012
179 South Korea 0.11 2012
180 Egypt 0.0991 2012
181 France 0.0989 2012
182 Italy 0.0985 2012
183 Turkey 0.0811 2012
184 Mexico 0.0496 2012
185 European Union 0.0267 2012
186 China 0.0244 2012
187 India 0.0218 2012
188 United States 0.0159 2012

Citation

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

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