Doing Business, enforcing contracts, cost

percent of claim, 2004–2017

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    2004 Ranking
    1. Congo (Kinshasa) 151.80
    2. Sierra Leone 149.50
    3. Mozambique 142.50
    4. Malawi 142.40
    5. Indonesia 139.40
    6. Papua New Guinea 110.30
    7. Cambodia 102.70
    8. Bhutan 93.70
    9. Nigeria 92.00
    10. Burkina Faso 87.60
    11. Rwanda 85.00
    12. Central African Republic 82.00
    13. Solomon Islands 78.90
    14. Bangladesh 66.80
    15. Micronesia 66.00
    16. Benin 64.70
    17. Niger 59.60
    18. Vanuatu 56.00
    19. Congo (Brazzaville) 53.20
    20. Mali 52.00
    21. Panama 50.00
    22. Colombia 47.90
    23. Togo 47.50
    24. Cameroon 46.60
    25. Chad 45.70
    26. Jamaica 45.60
    27. Guinea 45.00
    28. Uganda 44.90
    29. Angola 44.40
    30. Venezuela 43.70
    31. Haiti 42.60
    32. Madagascar 42.40
    33. Ivory Coast 41.70
    34. Ukraine 41.50
    35. Georgia 41.20
    36. Burundi 41.10
    37. Dominican Republic 40.90
    38. Botswana 39.80
    39. India 39.60
    40. Fiji 38.90
    41. Albania 38.70
    42. Zambia 38.70
    43. Kyrgyzstan 37.00
    44. Namibia 35.80
    45. Peru 35.70
    46. Palau 35.30
    47. Honduras 35.20
    48. Bosnia and Herzegovina 34.00
    49. Czech Republic 33.50
    50. Serbia 33.40
    51. Bolivia 33.20
    52. South Africa 33.20
    53. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 33.10
    54. Japan 32.20
    55. Marshall Islands 32.10
    56. Mexico 32.00
    57. Zimbabwe 32.00
    58. Laos 31.60
    59. Lesotho 31.30
    60. Sweden 31.30
    61. Jordan 31.20
    62. Vietnam 31.00
    63. Lebanon 30.80
    64. Mongolia 30.60
    65. Tonga 30.50
    66. United Kingdom 30.00
    67. Paraguay 30.00
    68. Italy 29.90
    69. Syria 29.30
    70. Kenya 28.80
    71. Chile 28.60
    72. Malaysia 27.50
    73. Saudi Arabia 27.50
    74. Turkey 27.30
    75. Ecuador 27.20
    76. Ireland 26.90
    77. Nicaragua 26.80
    78. Nepal 26.80
    79. Senegal 26.50
    80. Guatemala 26.50
    81. Yemen 26.50
    82. Egypt 26.20
    83. Kiribati 25.80
    84. Slovakia 25.70
    85. Puerto Rico 25.60
    86. Israel 25.30
    87. Morocco 25.20
    88. Philippines 24.80
    89. Denmark 24.60
    90. Samoa 24.40
    91. Netherlands 24.40
    92. Costa Rica 24.30
    93. Pakistan 23.80
    94. Bulgaria 23.80
    95. Lithuania 23.60
    96. Uruguay 23.20
    97. Mauritania 23.20
    98. Ghana 23.00
    99. Sri Lanka 22.80
    100. Canada 22.30
    101. Uzbekistan 22.20
    102. New Zealand 22.00
    103. Kazakhstan 22.00
    104. Algeria 21.90
    105. Tunisia 21.80
    106. Hong Kong 21.20
    107. Switzerland 21.20
    108. Armenia 21.00
    109. Australia 20.70
    110. Romania 19.90
    111. Slovenia 19.70
    112. United Arab Emirates 19.50
    113. El Salvador 19.20
    114. Poland 19.00
    115. Azerbaijan 18.50
    116. Singapore 17.80
    117. Taiwan 17.70
    118. Belgium 17.70
    119. Belarus 17.40
    120. France 17.40
    121. Spain 17.20
    122. Iran 17.00
    123. Estonia 16.90
    124. Latvia 16.70
    125. Moldova 16.60
    126. Brazil 16.50
    127. Maldives 16.50
    128. Argentina 16.50
    129. Ethiopia 15.20
    130. Austria 15.10
    131. Thailand 15.00
    132. Hungary 15.00
    133. United States 14.40
    134. Greece 14.40
    135. Germany 14.40
    136. Kuwait 14.30
    137. Tanzania 14.30
    138. Portugal 14.20
    139. Croatia 13.80
    140. Oman 13.50
    141. Russia 13.40
    142. Finland 13.30
    143. South Korea 12.70
    144. China 11.10
    145. Norway 9.90
    2017 Ranking
    1. Timor Leste 163.20
    2. Mozambique 119.00
    3. Indonesia 115.70
    4. Papua New Guinea 110.30
    5. Cambodia 103.40
    6. Comoros 89.40
    7. Zimbabwe 83.10
    8. Rwanda 82.70
    9. Central African Republic 82.00
    10. Burkina Faso 81.70
    11. Congo (Kinshasa) 80.60
    12. Solomon Islands 78.90
    13. Malawi 69.10
    14. Bangladesh 66.80
    15. Micronesia 66.00
    16. Benin 64.70
    17. Nigeria 57.70
    18. Swaziland 56.10
    19. Vanuatu 56.00
    20. Congo (Brazzaville) 53.20
    21. Niger 52.60
    22. Mali 52.00
    23. Burma (Myanmar) 51.50
    24. Saint Thomas and Principe 50.50
    25. Togo 47.50
    26. Kyrgyzstan 47.00
    27. Cameroon 46.60
    28. Ukraine 46.30
    29. Colombia 45.80
    30. Chad 45.70
    31. Jamaica 45.60
    32. Guinea 45.00
    33. Angola 44.40
    34. United Kingdom 43.90
    35. Venezuela 43.70
    36. Haiti 42.60
    37. Kenya 41.80
    38. Ivory Coast 41.70
    39. Dominican Republic 40.90
    40. Serbia 40.80
    41. Botswana 39.80
    42. India 39.60
    43. Sierra Leone 39.50
    44. Fiji 38.90
    45. Zambia 38.70
    46. Burundi 38.60
    47. Panama 38.00
    48. Gambia 37.90
    49. Malaysia 37.30
    50. Saint Lucia 37.30
    51. Suriname 37.10
    52. Brunei 36.60
    53. Senegal 36.40
    54. Dominica 36.00
    55. Bosnia and Herzegovina 36.00
    56. Malta 35.90
    57. Namibia 35.80
    58. Peru 35.70
    59. Palau 35.30
    60. Honduras 35.20
    61. Liberia 35.00
    62. Albania 34.90
    63. Kosovo 34.40
    64. Gabon 34.30
    65. Djibouti 34.00
    66. Madagascar 33.60
    67. Trinidad and Tobago 33.50
    68. South Africa 33.20
    69. Bolivia 33.20
    70. Mexico 33.00
    71. Czech Republic 33.00
    72. Grenada 32.60
    73. Marshall Islands 32.10
    74. Laos 31.60
    75. Uganda 31.30
    76. Lesotho 31.30
    77. Jordan 31.20
    78. Philippines 31.00
    79. Lebanon 30.80
    80. Mongolia 30.60
    81. United States 30.50
    82. Tonga 30.50
    83. Sweden 30.40
    84. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 30.30
    85. Paraguay 30.00
    86. South Sudan 30.00
    87. Slovakia 30.00
    88. Yemen 30.00
    89. Georgia 29.90
    90. Syria 29.30
    91. Vietnam 29.00
    92. Afghanistan 29.00
    93. Romania 28.90
    94. Bahamas 28.90
    95. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 28.80
    96. Chile 28.60
    97. Moldova 28.60
    98. Iraq 28.10
    99. Saudi Arabia 27.50
    100. Belize 27.50
    101. Ecuador 27.20
    102. New Zealand 27.20
    103. Antigua and Barbuda 27.10
    104. Libya 27.00
    105. West Bank and Gaza 27.00
    106. Ireland 26.90
    107. Nicaragua 26.80
    108. Nepal 26.80
    109. Saint Kitts and Nevis 26.60
    110. Guatemala 26.50
    111. Egypt 26.20
    112. Kiribati 25.80
    113. Singapore 25.80
    114. Montenegro 25.70
    115. Puerto Rico 25.60
    116. Tajikistan 25.50
    117. Israel 25.30
    118. Morocco 25.20
    119. Guyana 25.20
    120. Mauritius 25.00
    121. Guinea Bissau 25.00
    122. Turkey 24.90
    123. Samoa 24.40
    124. Costa Rica 24.30
    125. Switzerland 24.00
    126. Netherlands 23.90
    127. Bulgaria 23.80
    128. Lithuania 23.60
    129. Belarus 23.40
    130. Japan 23.40
    131. Denmark 23.30
    132. Mauritania 23.20
    133. Uruguay 23.20
    134. Bhutan 23.10
    135. Latvia 23.10
    136. Italy 23.10
    137. Ghana 23.00
    138. Sri Lanka 22.80
    139. Eritrea 22.60
    140. Argentina 22.50
    141. Canada 22.30
    142. Kazakhstan 22.00
    143. Estonia 21.90
    144. Australia 21.80
    145. Tunisia 21.80
    146. Qatar 21.60
    147. Somalia 21.40
    148. Hong Kong 21.20
    149. Brazil 20.70
    150. Austria 20.60
    151. Uzbekistan 20.50
    152. Pakistan 20.50
    153. United Arab Emirates 20.10
    154. Algeria 19.90
    155. Cape Verde 19.80
    156. Sudan 19.80
    157. Barbados 19.70
    158. Thailand 19.50
    159. Equatorial Guinea 19.50
    160. Poland 19.40
    161. El Salvador 19.20
    162. Kuwait 18.60
    163. Spain 18.50
    164. Azerbaijan 18.50
    165. Belgium 18.00
    166. Taiwan 17.70
    167. France 17.40
    168. Iran 17.00
    169. Croatia 16.70
    170. Russia 16.50
    171. Maldives 16.50
    172. Cyprus 16.40
    173. Finland 16.20
    174. China 16.20
    175. Armenia 16.00
    176. Seychelles 15.40
    177. Ethiopia 15.20
    178. Hungary 15.00
    179. Bahrain 14.70
    180. Germany 14.40
    181. Greece 14.40
    182. Tanzania 14.30
    183. San Marino 13.90
    184. Portugal 13.80
    185. Oman 13.50
    186. Slovenia 12.70
    187. South Korea 12.70
    188. Norway 9.90
    189. Luxembourg 9.70
    190. Iceland 9.00

    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