Doing Business, dealing with construction permits, time

days, 2006–2017

Info Edit
Country200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Afghanistan360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00356.00356.00356.00356.00
Albania351.00351.00350.00350.00350.00350.00NANANA258.00NA220.00
Algeria205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00220.00130.00
Angola283.00283.00283.00273.00265.00203.00203.00203.00203.00203.00203.00203.00
Antigua and Barbuda124.00110.00110.00110.00110.00110.00110.00110.00110.00110.00110.00110.00
Argentina341.00341.00341.00341.00341.00341.00341.00341.00341.00341.00341.00341.00
Armenia192.00158.00158.00156.00144.00144.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.00
Australia142.00142.00142.00142.00112.00112.00112.00112.00112.00112.00112.00112.00
Austria222.00222.00222.00222.00222.00222.00222.00222.00222.00222.00222.00222.00
Azerbaijan216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00217.00217.00225.00175.00203.00203.00
Bahamas180.00180.00180.00180.00180.00180.00180.00180.00180.00180.00
Bahrain137.00137.00146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00
Bangladesh299.00299.00299.00278.00278.00278.00278.00278.00269.00269.00269.00269.00
Barbados442.00442.00442.00442.00442.00442.00
Belarus333.00333.00326.00203.00134.00124.00124.00129.00122.00115.00115.00115.00
Belgium212.00212.00212.00212.00212.00212.00212.00212.00212.00212.00212.00212.00
Belize109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00
Benin238.00238.00238.00317.00317.00227.00227.00137.00120.00111.0088.0088.00
Bhutan151.00151.00151.00151.00151.00151.00151.00151.00151.00151.00151.00151.00
Bolivia211.00211.00269.00269.00269.00269.00269.00269.00274.00274.00274.00322.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina478.00463.00463.00294.00253.00253.00179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00
Botswana186.00186.00186.00186.00186.00186.00186.00186.00102.00102.00102.00100.00
Brazil337.00337.00431.00431.00430.00430.00430.00430.00425.70425.70425.70425.70
Brunei104.00105.00103.00103.00103.00103.00103.00103.00103.00103.0075.00
Bulgaria113.00113.00117.00105.00105.00105.00105.00105.00105.00105.00105.00105.00
Burkina Faso206.00206.00206.00191.00131.00121.00121.00121.00121.00121.00121.00121.00
Burundi136.00136.00136.00136.00136.00136.00136.0099.0099.0099.0099.0099.00
Cape Verde146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00
Cambodia717.00652.00652.00652.00652.00652.00652.00652.00652.00652.00652.00652.00
Cameroon199.00199.00184.00184.00227.00189.00189.00189.00158.00151.00150.00135.00
Canada233.00223.00223.00223.00223.00223.00249.00249.00249.00249.00249.00249.00
Central African Republic200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00
Chad176.00176.00176.00176.00176.00176.00176.00221.00221.00221.00221.00221.00
Chile193.00193.00193.00193.00193.00193.00152.00152.00152.00152.00152.00152.00
China285.00280.00280.00280.00280.00280.00310.00279.00244.30244.30244.30244.30
Colombia127.00127.00127.0096.0074.0073.0073.0073.0073.0073.0073.0073.00
Comoros108.00108.00108.00108.00108.00108.00108.00108.00108.00108.00108.00108.00
Congo (Kinshasa)239.00239.00239.00239.00239.00119.00119.00119.00119.00150.00150.00122.00
Congo (Brazzaville)179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00164.00164.00164.00164.00
Costa Rica180.00180.00180.00182.00182.00182.00182.00132.00118.00118.00118.00118.00
Ivory Coast598.00598.00598.00598.00599.00539.00539.00524.00407.00347.00347.00347.00
Croatia344.00344.00396.00396.00431.00331.00331.00331.00331.00127.00127.00127.00
Cyprus678.00677.00677.00677.00677.00677.00677.00617.00507.00
Czech Republic276.00276.00276.00276.00247.00247.00247.00247.00247.00247.00247.00247.00
Denmark64.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.00
Djibouti154.00154.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00111.00111.00111.00
Dominica175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00
Dominican Republic223.00223.00223.00223.00223.00223.00214.00214.00214.00184.00184.00184.00
Ecuador114.00114.00114.00114.00114.00114.00114.00114.00114.00114.00114.00114.00
Egypt209.00207.00207.00207.00146.00146.00161.00145.00145.00145.00145.00145.00
El Salvador177.00177.00177.00177.00139.00139.00139.00139.00111.00111.00111.00111.00
Equatorial Guinea144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00
EritreaNANANANANANANANANANANANA
Estonia101.00101.00101.00102.00102.00102.00102.00102.00102.00102.00102.00102.00
Ethiopia123.00123.00123.00123.00123.00123.00129.00129.00130.00130.00130.00130.00
Fiji135.00135.00135.00141.00141.00141.00141.00141.00141.00141.00141.00141.00
Finland64.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0064.0065.0065.0065.00
France191.00191.00191.00191.00183.00183.00183.00183.00183.00183.00183.00183.00
Gabon274.00274.00274.00274.00274.00274.00274.00274.00209.00194.00329.00329.00
Gambia143.00143.00143.00143.00143.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00144.00
Georgia177.50113.50107.50107.5070.5070.5070.0055.0053.0053.0048.0048.00
Germany128.0096.0096.0096.0096.0096.0096.0096.0096.0096.0096.0096.00
Ghana215.00215.00215.00215.00215.00215.00215.00215.00215.00170.00170.00170.00
Greece198.00198.00198.00198.00198.00198.00198.00124.00124.00124.00124.00124.00
Grenada128.00128.00128.00128.00128.00128.00128.00128.00128.00128.00128.00128.00
Guatemala405.00345.00300.00280.00243.00243.00243.00236.00157.00158.00158.00158.00
Guinea173.00173.00173.00173.00173.00173.00173.00173.00173.00173.00173.00173.00
Guinea Bissau101.00101.00101.00101.00101.00101.00101.00101.00116.00116.00116.00116.00
Guyana166.00188.00188.00188.00188.00188.00188.00188.00188.00188.00188.00188.00
Haiti121.00121.00121.00121.00121.00121.0071.0071.0080.0080.0080.0080.00
Honduras187.00187.00128.00128.00109.00113.00113.00113.00128.0089.0089.0089.00
Hong Kong216.00216.00216.00174.0079.0079.0079.0077.0077.0072.0072.0072.00
Hungary198.00198.00198.00192.00192.00177.00177.00177.00177.00202.00202.00202.00
Iceland115.00100.00100.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.0084.00
India195.00195.00195.00195.00195.00195.00195.00164.00190.00190.00190.00190.00
Indonesia191.00191.00191.00191.00191.00191.00191.00191.00200.20200.20200.20200.20
Iran401.00401.00401.00401.0099.0099.0099.0099.0099.0099.0099.0099.00
Iraq229.00229.00229.00229.00229.00229.00229.00229.00229.00229.00229.00167.00
Ireland119.00119.00119.00119.00119.00132.00132.00132.00132.00149.50149.50149.50
Israel209.00209.00209.00209.00209.00209.00209.00209.00209.00209.00209.00209.00
Italy227.50227.50227.50227.50227.50227.50227.50227.50227.50227.50227.50227.50
Jamaica235.00235.00235.00155.00155.00166.00155.50155.50145.50159.50129.50129.50
Japan188.00188.00188.00197.00197.00197.00197.00197.00197.00197.00197.00197.00
Jordan91.0091.0091.0091.0063.0063.0063.0063.0063.0063.0063.0063.00
Kazakhstan274.00274.00274.00274.00252.00229.00229.00229.00219.00199.00184.00123.00
Kenya158.00158.00125.00125.00120.00131.00131.00131.00122.00131.00160.00160.00
Kiribati149.00149.00149.00149.00149.00149.00149.00149.00149.00149.00149.00149.00
South Korea43.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.00
Kosovo301.00301.00301.00156.00151.00152.00152.00152.00
Kuwait200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00200.00216.00216.00216.00
Kyrgyzstan374.00374.00374.00156.00142.00142.00142.00142.00142.00142.00142.00142.00
Laos98.0083.0083.0083.0083.0083.0083.0083.0083.0083.0083.0083.00
Latvia175.00175.00175.00174.00174.00173.00173.00173.00131.00131.00147.00147.00
Lebanon239.00239.00239.00239.00239.00239.00241.00241.00244.00244.00244.00244.00
Lesotho419.00419.00419.00419.00179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00179.00
Liberia140.00140.0078.0074.0074.0074.0074.0074.0074.0074.0074.00
LibyaNANANANANA
Lithuania160.50160.50160.50159.50159.50159.50137.50123.00123.00103.00103.00103.00
Luxembourg245.00245.00245.00245.00245.00157.00157.00157.00157.00157.00157.00
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)236.00236.00177.00177.00125.00125.00103.00104.0089.0089.0089.0089.00
Madagascar130.00130.00130.00161.00161.00161.00161.00161.00163.00185.00185.00185.00
Malawi153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00
Malaysia286.00286.00286.00262.00262.00262.00173.00128.00110.0079.0079.0079.00
Maldives140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00140.00
Mali260.00218.00218.00218.00187.00164.00164.00164.00164.00124.00124.00124.00
Malta167.00167.00167.00167.00167.00167.00
Marshall Islands53.0053.0053.0053.0053.0053.0053.0038.0038.0038.0038.0038.00
Mauritania153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00153.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00
Mauritius282.00282.00248.00248.00248.00248.00248.00248.00248.00246.00156.00156.00
Mexico152.00152.00152.00152.00152.00154.0099.0087.0091.4091.4091.4086.40
Micronesia86.0086.0086.0086.0086.0086.0086.0086.0086.0086.0086.0086.00
Moldova307.00307.00307.00307.00307.00307.00276.00276.00276.00276.00276.00276.00
Mongolia220.00220.00220.00219.00220.00205.00205.00183.00137.00137.00137.00137.00
Montenegro195.00195.00226.00229.00229.00229.00227.00167.00167.00152.00152.00
Morocco115.00115.00105.00105.00105.00105.0094.0094.0094.0094.0091.0088.50
Mozambique235.00235.00235.00235.00235.00235.00235.00235.00130.00130.00111.00111.00
Burma (Myanmar)95.0095.0095.0095.0095.00
Namibia122.00122.00122.00122.00122.00122.00122.00122.00122.00122.00137.00137.00
Nepal143.00143.00143.00143.00133.00118.00118.00118.00118.0086.0086.0086.00
Netherlands179.50179.50179.50179.50179.50179.50179.50161.00161.00161.00161.00161.00
New Zealand93.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.00
Nicaragua217.00217.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00
Niger318.00308.00308.00308.00308.00308.00308.00152.00152.00152.00112.00112.00
Nigeria116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00106.30106.30106.30106.30
Norway235.50235.50235.50235.50236.50236.50236.50110.50110.50110.50110.50110.50
Oman168.00168.00168.00168.00168.00168.00157.00157.00157.00157.00157.00157.00
Pakistan274.00274.00274.00274.00280.00266.00266.00266.00264.20264.20264.20264.20
Palau72.0072.0072.0072.0072.0072.0072.0072.0072.0072.0072.0072.00
Panama140.00140.00140.00140.00111.00111.00111.00100.0098.0098.0098.0098.00
Papua New Guinea217.00217.00217.00217.00217.00217.00217.00217.00217.00217.00217.00217.00
Paraguay275.00275.00274.00274.00274.00162.00120.00120.00120.00120.00120.00120.00
Peru209.00209.00209.00209.00204.00189.00189.00174.00174.00174.00174.00174.00
Philippines97.0097.0097.0097.0097.0097.0094.0095.0098.0098.0098.0098.00
Poland302.00302.00288.00288.00288.00288.00173.00158.00157.00156.00156.00153.00
Portugal350.00350.00350.00351.00308.00226.00195.00118.00113.00113.00113.00113.00
Puerto Rico175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00175.00191.00191.00191.00165.00165.00165.00
Qatar58.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.00
Romania164.00164.00165.00165.00165.00164.00164.00164.00164.00164.00171.00171.00
Russia680.00678.00669.00669.00603.00497.00437.00309.00288.50253.50244.10239.30
Rwanda278.00278.00224.00178.00178.00163.00163.00163.00117.00107.00107.00113.00
Saint Thomas and Principe263.00263.00263.00263.00263.00263.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00
Samoa58.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.0058.00
San Marino144.50185.50185.50185.50145.50
Saudi Arabia109.00109.00109.00109.0078.0067.00106.00106.00106.00106.00106.00106.00
Senegal302.00302.00302.00302.00302.00292.00292.00292.00292.00247.00202.00202.00
Serbia259.00258.00258.00333.00333.00333.00333.00323.00323.00319.00327.00156.00
Seychelles138.00138.00138.00138.00138.00138.00138.00138.00138.00151.00151.00151.00
Sierra Leone206.00206.00206.00184.00184.00167.00166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00
Singapore62.0062.0062.0040.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0048.00
Slovakia286.00286.00286.00286.00286.00286.00286.00286.00286.00286.00286.00286.00
Slovenia255.00255.00255.00255.00254.00239.50239.50239.50224.50224.50224.50224.50
Solomon Islands98.0098.0098.0098.0098.0098.0098.0098.0098.0098.0098.0098.00
SomaliaNANA
South Africa139.00139.00139.00139.00139.00139.00139.00139.00139.00141.00141.00141.00
South Sudan124.00124.00124.00124.00124.00
Spain190.00190.00190.00190.00190.00250.00250.00250.00205.00205.00205.00205.00
Sri Lanka176.00176.00176.00176.00177.00177.00177.00176.00168.00168.00115.00115.00
Saint Kitts and Nevis104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00104.00
Saint Lucia149.00149.00149.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00
Saint Vincent and Grenadines82.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.0081.0092.0092.0092.0092.0092.00
Sudan270.00270.00270.00270.00270.00270.00270.00270.00270.00270.00270.00270.00
Suriname253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00223.00223.00223.00223.00
Swaziland116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00
Sweden126.00126.00126.00126.00126.00126.00126.00116.00116.00116.00116.00116.00
Switzerland156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00156.00
Syria87.0087.0087.0087.0087.0087.0087.0087.00NANANANA
Taiwan138.00138.00138.00138.00138.00138.00124.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.00
Tajikistan269.00269.00269.00369.00254.00249.00249.00310.00287.00242.00242.00242.00
Tanzania205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00205.00
Thailand146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00146.00118.00103.00103.00
Timor Leste207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00207.00
Togo300.00300.00300.00300.00300.00300.00300.00300.00166.00163.00163.00163.00
Tonga68.0068.0075.0063.0063.0063.0063.0062.0062.0062.0062.0077.00
Trinidad and Tobago253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00253.00
Tunisia86.0086.0086.0086.0086.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.0093.00
Turkey143.00143.00143.00143.00143.00143.00143.00124.00107.00104.00103.00103.00
Uganda145.00145.00145.00145.00145.00146.00146.00146.00149.00128.00122.00122.00
Ukraine510.00510.00510.00529.00497.00374.00374.00351.0078.0067.0067.0067.00
United Arab Emirates83.0083.0083.0083.0048.5048.5047.5046.5046.5046.5046.5049.00
United Kingdom150.00150.00150.00150.00100.00100.0086.0086.0086.0086.0086.0086.00
United States59.0059.0059.0059.0059.0089.0089.0089.0080.6080.6080.6080.60
Uruguay251.00251.00251.00251.00251.00251.00251.00251.00251.00251.00251.00251.00
Uzbekistan203.00203.00203.00203.00203.00192.00192.00192.00176.00176.00176.00176.00
Vanuatu59.0059.0059.0059.0059.0059.0047.0062.0062.0064.0064.0064.00
Venezuela381.00381.00381.00381.00381.00381.00381.00381.00381.00381.00381.00434.00
Vietnam166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00166.00
West Bank and Gaza109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00108.00108.00
Yemen109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00109.00184.00184.00184.00184.00184.00
Zambia230.00230.00207.00207.00207.00207.00208.00189.00189.00189.00189.00189.00
Zimbabwe266.00266.00443.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00448.00448.00448.00238.00

The measure captures the median duration that local experts indicate is necessary to complete a procedure in practice. It is assumed that the construction company does not waste time and commits to completing each remaining procedure without delay. It is assumed that the construction company is aware of all building requirements and their sequence from the beginning.

Source: World Bank