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Government > 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 days 2006
2 Guinea-Bissau 233 days 2006
3 Haiti 203 days 2006
4 Laos 163 days 2006
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo 155 days 2006
6 Brazil 152 days 2006
7 Sao Tome and Principe 144 days 2006
8 Venezuela 141 days 2006
9 Equatorial Guinea 136 days 2006
10 Angola 124 days 2006
11 Mozambique 113 days 2006
12 Botswana 108 days 2006
13 Indonesia 97 days 2006
14 Zimbabwe 96 days 2006
15 Namibia 95 days 2006
16 East Timor 92 days 2006
17 Cambodia 86 days 2006
18 Mauritania 82 days 2006
19 Ghana 81 days 2006
failed states average (profile) 80.29 days 2006
=20 Costa Rica 77 days 2006
=20 Iraq 77 days 2006
22 Eritrea 76 days 2006
23 Chad 75 days 2006
24 Paraguay 74 days 2006
=25 Dominican Republic 73 days 2006
=25 Lesotho 73 days 2006
27 Peru 72 days 2006
28 Congo, Republic of the 71 days 2006
29 Belarus 69 days 2006
30 Tajikistan 67 days 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 65.89 days 2006
31 Ecuador 65 days 2006
=32 Yemen 63 days 2006
=32 United Arab Emirates 63 days 2006
34 Bhutan 62 days 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 61.04 days 2006
35 Swaziland 61 days 2006
=36 Slovenia 60 days 2006
=36 Gabon 60 days 2006
38 Senegal 58 days 2006
39 Solomon Islands 57 days 2006
Former French colonies average (profile) 56.52 days 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 56.16 days 2006
40 Papua New Guinea 56 days 2006
Catholic countries average (profile) 54.15 days 2006
=41 Bosnia and Herzegovina 54 days 2006
=41 Kenya 54 days 2006
=43 Azerbaijan 53 days 2006
=43 Togo 53 days 2006
=45 Cape Verde 52 days 2006
=45 Grenada 52 days 2006
47 Serbia and Montenegro 51 days 2004
=48 Bolivia 50 days 2006
=48 Vietnam 50 days 2006
=48 Sri Lanka 50 days 2006
51 Guinea 49 days 2006
52 Philippines 48 days 2006
=53 Spain 47 days 2006
=53 Saint Kitts and Nevis 47 days 2006
=53 Iran 47 days 2006
=56 Mauritius 46 days 2006
=56 Lebanon 46 days 2006
=56 Fiji 46 days 2006
=56 Guyana 46 days 2006
=60 Belize 45 days 2006
=60 Cote d'Ivoire 45 days 2006
=60 Croatia 45 days 2006
=63 Colombia 44 days 2006
=63 Honduras 44 days 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 43.64 days 2006
=65 Nigeria 43 days 2006
=65 Trinidad and Tobago 43 days 2006
=65 Syria 43 days 2006
=65 Uruguay 43 days 2006
=65 Burundi 43 days 2006
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 42.64 days 2006
Religious countries average (profile) 42.57 days 2006
70 Mali 42 days 2006
71 Saint Lucia 40 days 2006
Former British colonies average (profile) 39.84 days 2006
=72 Vanuatu 39 days 2006
=72 Sudan 39 days 2006
=72 Saudi Arabia 39 days 2006
=72 Albania 39 days 2006
=72 Nicaragua 39 days 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 38.42 days 2006
=77 Hungary 38 days 2006
=77 Greece 38 days 2006
=77 Seychelles 38 days 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 37.67 days 2006
=80 Cameroon 37 days 2006
=80 Malawi 37 days 2006
=80 Bangladesh 37 days 2006
=80 Djibouti 37 days 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 36 days 2006
=84 Estonia 35 days 2006
=84 Samoa 35 days 2006
=84 India 35 days 2006
=84 China 35 days 2006
=84 South Africa 35 days 2006
=84 Kuwait 35 days 2006
=84 Zambia 35 days 2006
=91 Burkina Faso 34 days 2006
=91 Israel 34 days 2006
=91 Oman 34 days 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 33.36 days 2006
South Asia average (profile) 33.2 days 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 33.08 days 2006
=94 Thailand 33 days 2006
=94 Ukraine 33 days 2006
=96 Argentina 32 days 2006
=96 Tonga 32 days 2006
=96 Bulgaria 32 days 2006
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 31.62 days 2006
=99 Nepal 31 days 2006
=99 Benin 31 days 2006
=99 Poland 31 days 2006
=102 Tanzania 30 days 2006
=102 Malaysia 30 days 2006
=102 Moldova 30 days 2006
=102 Guatemala 30 days 2006
=102 Uganda 30 days 2006
=107 Uzbekistan 29 days 2006
=107 Austria 29 days 2006
=109 Palau 28 days 2006
=109 Russia 28 days 2006
=111 Mexico 27 days 2006
=111 The Gambia 27 days 2006
=111 Chile 27 days 2006
=111 Belgium 27 days 2006
=115 El Salvador 26 days 2006
=115 Sierra Leone 26 days 2006
=115 Lithuania 26 days 2006
118 Slovakia 25 days 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 24.87 days 2006
European Union average (profile) 24.76 days 2006
=119 Pakistan 24 days 2006
=119 Czech Republic 24 days 2006
=119 Armenia 24 days 2006
=119 Niger 24 days 2006
=119 Algeria 24 days 2006
=119 Germany 24 days 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 23.46 days 2006
=125 Japan 23 days 2006
=125 Comoros 23 days 2006
127 South Korea 22 days 2006
=128 Madagascar 21 days 2006
=128 Kiribati 21 days 2006
=128 Antigua and Barbuda 21 days 2006
=128 Kyrgyzstan 21 days 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 21 days 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 20.57 days 2006
=132 Mongolia 20 days 2006
=132 Switzerland 20 days 2006
=132 Kazakhstan 20 days 2006
=135 Dominica 19 days 2006
=135 Panama 19 days 2006
=135 Ireland 19 days 2006
=135 Egypt 19 days 2006
=139 Jordan 18 days 2006
=139 United Kingdom 18 days 2006
141 Marshall Islands 17 days 2006
=142 Ethiopia 16 days 2006
=142 Rwanda 16 days 2006
=142 Georgia 16 days 2006
=142 Federated States of Micronesia 16 days 2006
=142 Sweden 16 days 2006
=142 Latvia 16 days 2006
=148 Finland 14 days 2006
=148 Central African Republic 14 days 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 13.43 days 2006
=150 Norway 13 days 2006
=150 Italy 13 days 2006
=150 Maldives 13 days 2006
=153 Morocco 12 days 2006
=153 New Zealand 12 days 2006
=153 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12 days 2006
=156 Hong Kong 11 days 2006
=156 Romania 11 days 2006
=156 Tunisia 11 days 2006
159 Netherlands 10 days 2006
160 Turkey 9 days 2006
=161 Afghanistan 8 days 2006
=161 France 8 days 2006
=161 Portugal 8 days 2006
=161 Jamaica 8 days 2006
165 Puerto Rico 7 days 2006
166 Singapore 6 days 2006
=167 Denmark 5 days 2006
=167 United States 5 days 2006
=167 Iceland 5 days 2006
170 Canada 3 days 2006
171 Australia 2 days 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Time required to start a business > Days. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Time-required-to-start-a-business/Days

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Interesting observations about Government > Time required to start a business > Days

  • Indonesia ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Muslim countries in 2006.
  • Haiti ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Christian countries in 2006.
  • Suriname ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Hot countries in 2006.
  • Brazil ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Emerging markets in 2006.
  • Botswana ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Former British colonies in 2006.
  • Belarus ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Europe in 2006.
  • Slovenia ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst High income OECD countries in 2006.
  • Laos ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Landlocked countries in 2006.
  • Guinea-Bissau ranked first for time required to start a business > days amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2006.
  • United States ranked second last for time required to start a business > days amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2006.
  • Zimbabwe ranked second for time required to start a business > days amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2006.
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