Doing Business, enforcing contracts, cost

percent of claim, 2004–2017

Info Edit
Country20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Afghanistan29.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.00
Albania38.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7035.7035.7035.7035.7034.9034.9034.90
Algeria21.9021.9021.9021.9021.9021.9021.9021.9021.9021.9021.9019.9019.9019.90
Angola44.4044.4044.4044.4044.4044.4044.4044.4044.4044.4044.4044.4044.4044.40
Antigua and Barbuda27.1027.1027.1027.1027.1027.1027.1027.1027.1027.1027.1027.10
Argentina16.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5018.5020.5022.5022.5022.50
Armenia21.0021.0021.0021.0021.0021.0021.0021.0021.0021.0016.0016.0016.0016.00
Australia20.7020.7020.7020.7020.7020.7020.7020.7021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.80
Austria15.1015.1015.1015.1015.1020.4020.4020.4020.4020.4020.4020.6020.6020.60
Azerbaijan18.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.50
Bahamas28.9028.9028.9028.9028.9028.9028.9028.9028.9028.90
Bahrain14.7014.7014.7014.7014.7014.7014.7014.7014.7014.70
Bangladesh66.8066.8066.8066.8066.8066.8066.8066.8066.8066.8066.8066.8066.8066.80
Barbados19.7019.7019.7019.7019.7019.70
Belarus17.4017.4023.4023.4023.4023.4023.4023.4023.4023.4023.4023.4023.4023.40
Belgium17.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7018.0018.00
Belize27.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.50
Benin64.7064.7064.7064.7064.7064.7064.7064.7064.7064.7064.7064.7064.7064.70
Bhutan93.7093.7093.700.100.100.100.100.100.100.100.1023.1023.1023.10
Bolivia33.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.20
Bosnia and Herzegovina34.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.00
Botswana39.8039.8039.8039.8039.8039.8039.8039.8039.8039.8039.8039.8039.8039.80
Brazil16.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5020.7020.7020.7020.70
Brunei36.6036.6036.6036.6036.6036.6036.6036.6036.6036.6036.60
Bulgaria23.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.80
Burkina Faso87.6087.6087.6087.6085.6085.6083.0081.7081.7081.7081.7081.7081.7081.70
Burundi41.1041.1038.6038.6038.6038.6038.6038.6038.6038.6038.6038.6038.6038.60
Cape Verde21.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.80
Cambodia102.70102.70102.70102.70102.70103.40103.40103.40103.40103.40103.40103.40103.40103.40
Cameroon46.6046.6046.6046.6046.6046.6046.6046.6046.6046.6046.6046.6046.6046.60
Canada22.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.30
Central African Republic82.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.0082.00
Chad45.7045.7045.7045.7045.7045.7045.7045.7045.7045.7045.7045.7045.7045.70
Chile28.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.60
China11.1011.1011.1015.1015.1015.1015.1015.1015.1015.1016.2016.2016.2016.20
Colombia47.9047.9047.9047.9047.9047.9047.9047.9047.9047.9047.9045.8045.8045.80
Comoros89.4089.4089.4089.4089.4089.4089.4089.4089.4089.4089.4089.40
Congo (Kinshasa)151.80151.80151.80151.80151.80151.80151.80151.80151.80147.6080.6080.6080.6080.60
Congo (Brazzaville)53.2053.2053.2053.2053.2053.2053.2053.2053.2053.2053.2053.2053.2053.20
Costa Rica24.3024.3024.3024.3024.3024.3024.3024.3024.3024.3024.3024.3024.3024.30
Ivory Coast41.7041.7041.7041.7041.7041.7041.7041.7041.7041.7041.7041.7041.7041.70
Croatia13.8013.8013.8013.8013.8013.8013.8013.8013.8016.7016.7016.7016.7016.70
Cyprus16.4016.4016.4016.4016.4016.4016.4016.4016.40
Czech Republic33.5033.5033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.00
Denmark24.6024.6023.3023.3023.3023.3023.3023.3023.3023.3023.3023.3023.3023.30
Djibouti34.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.00
Dominica36.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.0036.00
Dominican Republic40.9040.9040.9040.9040.9040.9040.9040.9040.9040.9040.9040.9040.9040.90
Ecuador27.2027.2027.2027.2027.2027.2027.2027.2027.2027.2027.2027.2027.2027.20
Egypt26.2026.2026.2026.2026.2026.2026.2026.2026.2026.2026.2026.2026.2026.20
El Salvador19.2019.2019.2019.2019.2019.2019.2019.2019.2019.2019.2019.2019.2019.20
Equatorial Guinea18.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5018.5019.5019.5019.5019.50
Eritrea22.6022.6022.6022.6022.6022.6022.6022.6022.6022.6022.6022.6022.60
Estonia16.9016.9016.9016.9016.9016.9022.3022.3022.3022.3021.9021.9021.9021.90
Ethiopia15.2015.2015.2015.2015.2015.2015.2015.2015.2015.2015.2015.2015.2015.20
Fiji38.9038.9038.9038.9038.9038.9038.9038.9038.9038.9038.9038.9038.9038.90
Finland13.3013.3013.3013.3013.3013.3013.3013.3016.2016.2016.2016.2016.2016.20
France17.4017.4017.4017.4017.4017.4017.4017.4017.4017.4017.4017.4017.4017.40
Gabon34.3034.3034.3034.3034.3034.3034.3034.3034.3034.3034.3034.30
Gambia37.9037.9037.9037.9037.9037.9037.9037.9037.9037.9037.9037.90
Georgia41.2041.2041.2029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.90
Germany14.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.40
Ghana23.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.00
Greece14.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.4014.40
Grenada32.6032.6032.6032.6032.6032.6032.6032.6032.6032.6032.6032.60
Guatemala26.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.50
Guinea45.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.0045.00
Guinea Bissau25.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.0025.00
Guyana25.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.20
Haiti42.6042.6042.6042.6042.6042.6042.6042.6042.6042.6042.6042.6042.6042.60
Honduras35.2035.2035.2035.2035.2035.2035.2035.2035.2035.2035.2035.2035.2035.20
Hong Kong21.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.2021.20
Hungary15.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.00
Iceland7.707.707.707.707.807.809.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
India39.6039.6039.6039.6039.6039.6039.6039.6039.6039.6039.6039.6039.6039.60
Indonesia139.40139.40139.40139.40139.40139.40139.40139.40139.40139.40115.70115.70115.70115.70
Iran17.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.00
Iraq32.5032.5032.5032.5032.5027.3028.1028.1028.1028.1028.1028.1028.10
Ireland26.9026.9026.9026.9026.9026.9026.9026.9026.9026.9026.9026.9026.9026.90
Israel25.3025.3025.3025.3025.3025.3025.3025.3025.3025.3025.3025.3025.3025.30
Italy29.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9029.9023.1023.1023.1023.10
Jamaica45.6045.6045.6045.6045.6045.6045.6045.6045.6045.6045.6045.6045.6045.60
Japan32.2032.2032.2032.2032.2032.2032.2032.2032.2032.2023.4023.4023.4023.40
Jordan31.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.20
Kazakhstan22.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.00
Kenya28.8028.8028.8028.8028.8028.8041.8041.8041.8041.8041.8041.8041.8041.80
Kiribati25.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.80
South Korea12.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.70
Kosovo33.0033.0033.0033.0033.0033.0034.4034.40
Kuwait14.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3018.6018.6018.60
Kyrgyzstan37.0037.0037.0037.0037.0037.0037.0037.0047.0047.0047.0047.0047.0047.00
Laos31.6031.6031.6031.6031.6031.6031.6031.6031.6031.6031.6031.6031.6031.60
Latvia16.7016.7016.0016.0016.0016.0023.1023.1023.1023.1023.1023.1023.1023.10
Lebanon30.8030.8030.8030.8030.8030.8030.8030.8030.8030.8030.8030.8030.8030.80
Lesotho31.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.30
Liberia35.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.00
Libya27.0027.0027.0027.0027.00
Lithuania23.6023.6023.6023.6023.6023.6023.6023.6023.6023.6023.6023.6023.6023.60
Luxembourg8.808.808.809.709.709.709.709.709.709.709.70
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)33.1033.1033.1033.1028.8028.8028.8028.8028.8028.8028.8028.8028.8028.80
Madagascar42.4042.4042.4042.4042.4042.4042.4042.4042.4042.4042.4033.6033.6033.60
Malawi142.40142.40142.40142.40142.40142.40142.4094.1094.1094.1069.1069.1069.1069.10
Malaysia27.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5037.3037.3037.3037.30
Maldives16.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.5016.50
Mali52.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.0052.00
Malta35.9035.9035.9035.9035.9035.90
Marshall Islands32.1032.1032.1032.1032.1032.1032.1032.1032.1032.1032.1032.1032.1032.10
Mauritania23.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.20
Mauritius16.3016.3016.3016.3016.3016.3016.3016.3016.3025.0025.0025.0025.00
Mexico32.0032.0032.0032.0032.0032.0032.0032.0032.0033.5033.0033.0033.0033.00
Micronesia66.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.00
Moldova16.6016.6016.6016.6016.6016.6020.9020.9028.6028.6028.6028.6028.6028.60
Mongolia30.6030.6030.6030.6030.6030.6030.6030.6030.6030.6030.6030.6030.6030.60
Montenegro25.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.70
Morocco25.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.2025.20
Mozambique142.50142.50142.50142.50142.50119.00119.00119.00119.00119.00119.00119.00119.00119.00
Burma (Myanmar)51.5051.5051.5051.5051.50
Namibia35.8035.8035.8035.8035.8035.8035.8035.8035.8035.8035.8035.8035.8035.80
Nepal26.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.80
Netherlands24.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4023.9023.9023.9023.9023.9023.90
New Zealand22.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.0022.4022.4022.4027.2027.2027.2027.2027.20
Nicaragua26.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.8026.80
Niger59.6059.6059.6059.6059.6059.6059.6059.6059.6059.6052.6052.6052.6052.60
Nigeria92.0092.0092.0092.0092.0092.0092.0092.0092.0092.0057.7057.7057.7057.70
Norway9.909.909.909.909.909.909.909.909.909.909.909.909.909.90
Oman13.5013.5013.5013.5013.5013.5013.5013.5013.5013.5013.5013.5013.5013.50
Pakistan23.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8023.8020.5020.5020.5020.50
Palau35.3035.3035.3035.3035.3035.3035.3035.3035.3035.3035.3035.3035.3035.30
Panama50.0050.0050.0050.0050.0050.0050.0038.0038.0038.0038.0038.0038.0038.00
Papua New Guinea110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30110.30
Paraguay30.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.00
Peru35.7035.7035.7035.7035.7035.7035.7035.7035.7035.7035.7035.7035.7035.70
Philippines24.8024.8024.8026.0026.0026.0026.0026.0026.0026.0031.0031.0031.0031.00
Poland19.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.4019.4019.4019.40
Portugal14.2014.2014.2014.2014.2014.2013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.8013.8013.80
Puerto Rico25.6025.6025.6025.6025.6025.6025.6025.6025.6025.6025.6025.6025.6025.60
Qatar21.6021.6021.6021.6021.6021.6021.6021.6021.6021.60
Romania19.9019.9019.9019.9019.9019.9028.9028.9028.9028.9028.9028.9028.9028.90
Russia13.4013.4013.4013.4013.4013.4013.4013.4015.0015.0016.5016.5016.5016.50
Rwanda85.0085.0078.7078.7078.7078.7078.7078.7078.7078.7078.7082.7082.7082.70
Saint Thomas and Principe50.5050.5050.5050.5050.5050.5050.5050.5050.5050.5050.5050.5050.50
Samoa24.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.4024.40
San Marino13.9013.9013.9013.9013.90
Saudi Arabia27.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.5027.50
Senegal26.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5036.4036.4036.4036.40
Serbia33.4033.4028.4028.4028.4028.9028.9028.9031.3031.3034.0034.0034.0040.80
Seychelles14.3014.3014.3014.3014.3015.4015.4015.4015.4015.4015.4015.40
Sierra Leone149.50149.50149.50149.50149.50149.50149.50149.50149.50149.5039.5039.5039.5039.50
Singapore17.8017.8017.8017.8017.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.8025.80
Slovakia25.7025.7025.7025.7025.7025.7030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.0030.00
Slovenia19.7019.7018.6018.6018.6018.6012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.7012.70
Solomon Islands78.9078.9078.9078.9078.9078.9078.9078.9078.9078.9078.9078.9078.9078.90
Somalia21.4021.40
South Africa33.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.2033.20
South Sudan30.0030.0030.0030.0030.00
Spain17.2017.2017.2017.2017.2017.2017.2017.2017.2017.2018.5018.5018.5018.50
Sri Lanka22.8022.8022.8022.8022.8022.8022.8022.8022.8022.8022.8022.8022.8022.80
Saint Kitts and Nevis22.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3022.3026.6026.6026.6026.6026.60
Saint Lucia37.3037.3037.3037.3037.3037.3037.3037.3037.3037.3037.3037.30
Saint Vincent and Grenadines30.3030.3030.3030.3030.3030.3030.3030.3030.3030.3030.3030.30
Sudan19.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.8019.80
Suriname37.1037.1037.1037.1037.1037.1037.1037.1037.1037.1037.1037.10
Swaziland56.1056.1056.1056.1056.1056.1056.1056.1056.1056.1056.1056.10
Sweden31.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.3031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2031.2030.4030.40
Switzerland21.2021.2021.2021.2021.2024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.0024.00
Syria29.3029.3029.3029.3029.3029.3029.3029.3029.3029.3029.3029.3029.3029.30
Taiwan17.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.7017.70
Tajikistan25.5025.5025.5025.5025.5025.5025.5025.5025.5025.5025.5025.50
Tanzania14.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.3014.30
Thailand15.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0019.5019.5019.50
Timor Leste163.20163.20163.20163.20163.20163.20163.20163.20163.20163.20163.20163.20163.20
Togo47.5047.5047.5047.5047.5047.5047.5047.5047.5047.5047.5047.5047.5047.50
Tonga30.5030.5030.5030.5030.5030.5030.5030.5030.5030.5030.5030.5030.5030.50
Trinidad and Tobago33.5033.5033.5033.5033.5033.5033.5033.5033.5033.5033.5033.50
Tunisia21.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.8021.80
Turkey27.3027.3027.3027.3027.3027.3027.3027.9027.9024.9024.9024.9024.9024.90
Uganda44.9044.9044.9044.9044.9044.9044.9044.9044.9044.9031.3031.3031.3031.30
Ukraine41.5041.5041.5043.8043.8043.8043.8043.8043.8043.8046.3046.3046.3046.30
United Arab Emirates19.5019.5019.5019.5019.5019.5019.5019.5019.5019.5019.5019.5019.5020.10
United Kingdom30.0034.0038.0040.0040.5040.5040.5040.5039.9039.9039.9039.9043.9043.90
United States14.4014.4014.4014.4018.4018.4018.4018.4018.4018.4030.5030.5030.5030.50
Uruguay23.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.2023.20
Uzbekistan22.2022.2022.2022.2022.2020.5020.5020.5020.5020.5020.5020.5020.5020.50
Vanuatu56.0056.0056.0056.0056.0056.0056.0056.0056.0056.0056.0056.0056.0056.00
Venezuela43.7043.7043.7043.7043.7043.7043.7043.7043.7043.7043.7043.7043.7043.70
Vietnam31.0031.0031.0031.0031.0031.0028.5028.5028.5029.0029.0029.0029.0029.00
West Bank and Gaza27.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.00
Yemen26.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5026.5030.0030.0030.00
Zambia38.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.7038.70
Zimbabwe32.0032.0032.0032.0032.0032.0032.00113.10113.10113.1083.1083.1083.1083.10

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the claim value, assumed to be equivalent to 200% of income per capita or $5,000, whichever is greater. Three types of costs are recorded: average attorney fees, court costs, and enforcement costs. Average attorney fees are the fees that Seller (plaintiff) must advance to a local attorney to represent Seller in the standardized case, regardless of final reimbursement. Court costs include all costs that Seller (plaintiff) must advance to the court, regardless of the final cost borne by Seller. Court costs include the fees that the parties must pay to obtain an expert opinion, regardless of whether they are paid to the court or to the expert directly. Enforcement costs are all costs that Seller (plaintiff) must advance to enforce the judgment through a public sale of Buyer’s movable assets, regardless of the final cost borne by Seller. Bribes are not taken into account.

Source: World Bank