Doing Business, starting a business, overall score

scale 0-100, 2004–2017

Info Edit
Country20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Afghanistan83.5983.1984.1782.0185.1689.3289.7589.8790.2893.2792.6892.1992.08
Albania63.6867.2867.2569.0468.2182.0087.2487.2987.6090.1990.3491.7391.6991.73
Algeria68.1170.5371.4671.9071.9872.8273.0072.6873.0373.2473.1174.0776.0877.54
Angola13.0913.0931.8433.4734.9445.7152.0446.4651.2853.8255.6357.1576.7977.34
Antigua and Barbuda80.2781.3481.4281.4581.6981.5281.3481.5381.5881.6181.6581.66
Argentina63.7672.6072.0272.3272.7771.4772.2772.0772.5272.8571.8972.5973.3673.56
Armenia80.9881.2181.3583.2483.3083.5088.9388.8793.3593.3996.0496.0596.0696.07
Australia96.1896.1796.1996.2096.3396.4596.4696.4796.4796.4796.4796.4796.4796.47
Austria78.6878.8078.9979.1379.4179.6179.6779.5979.6579.8779.9783.4283.4583.72
Azerbaijan53.7855.5555.8168.5074.0489.7289.9090.3890.4390.4795.3095.5497.7597.74
Bahamas82.3682.4182.5884.0684.0784.1184.1084.1281.3282.71
Bahrain72.1074.9875.9174.1771.8373.7273.9076.0676.2387.82
Bangladesh65.8067.5568.4170.9165.6369.9475.3379.0579.2779.2580.5281.3681.7281.74
Barbados84.3684.4084.4084.3684.4385.10
Belarus50.0050.4049.7153.3870.0678.5188.2888.2988.3488.2390.1590.1592.8792.91
Belgium74.3484.2984.3786.8594.2294.2494.2794.2594.3194.3894.3894.4094.4894.49
Belize69.2372.5672.9372.9973.1573.0872.9972.9773.1273.2673.2873.22
Benin36.7234.9636.2728.7930.7131.0439.6540.3643.2049.3054.2580.0581.3790.56
Bhutan68.6969.1169.2069.5576.6777.3777.4277.5280.2880.2881.6985.5485.5785.59
Bolivia44.2144.4249.3350.5152.4455.2756.8556.6657.9059.8460.1561.0061.7562.94
Bosnia and Herzegovina56.7058.4050.3751.1952.5551.3953.7054.6760.8563.3663.3763.4363.6065.09
Botswana60.4760.4959.0559.0859.1368.0971.8971.8878.1778.2177.9576.2076.2176.21
Brazil49.8450.0150.2153.1851.6451.9255.0256.4456.6856.7562.2763.2264.2065.04
Brunei48.8948.8648.8448.7648.2948.5148.6548.7548.6986.7686.72
Bulgaria67.4367.7768.3972.1169.6475.3484.8786.1786.2086.2686.2786.3086.3186.82
Burkina Faso30.6931.4331.7342.2152.9957.4460.8960.9664.6265.9569.2169.0686.6988.06
Burundi61.5763.8962.7961.5761.5761.5768.3571.0371.9791.6693.7494.2594.5194.45
Cape Verde59.7161.4062.5363.4577.7882.1082.5183.0785.3885.2885.2185.24
Cambodia11.5531.6334.9936.1438.3238.7140.8142.0444.7048.7940.8742.1458.8854.93
Cameroon34.6536.7039.0743.5446.8744.3049.7369.3873.1474.5974.3275.5276.5276.99
Canada96.2496.1996.1996.2096.2097.2297.2297.2297.2297.2297.2397.2398.2398.23
Central African Republic30.1129.8929.8929.8929.8929.6432.3332.3337.3734.7836.1231.3631.3631.36
Chad16.9016.9016.9016.9017.0019.0818.8217.7325.5430.2034.2841.8641.9251.91
Chile76.2976.5676.5277.0977.2477.3877.4580.3188.7889.3689.8389.8389.8489.84
China43.2043.4350.9759.2060.7559.7862.6763.5064.7368.5668.7277.4377.4681.02
Colombia60.8272.1772.2971.2673.0477.9683.6785.4886.3286.1286.1386.1386.1389.57
Comoros43.4141.4043.2644.7846.9148.7348.3152.6159.9661.0372.8971.59
Congo (Kinshasa)30.1530.1530.1530.1530.1530.1530.1539.9244.7046.4626.7757.6785.4985.49
Congo (Brazzaville)40.0939.3042.6046.3644.2238.8043.4541.4744.1448.3549.3761.3261.3959.44
Costa Rica59.3859.4959.7660.5359.7563.9364.1864.2164.2667.5381.0981.1581.2081.57
Ivory Coast39.1240.2643.1843.1845.6346.4647.3747.5349.7551.0676.4091.2491.4491.38
Croatia74.5174.9075.1279.3580.6280.8481.4883.1783.2983.5083.2483.9684.7385.56
Cyprus89.0089.3089.1989.1389.2289.1989.1489.1991.21
Czech Republic72.6272.7173.2277.4479.1280.1481.0380.9983.0183.0783.2285.0885.2386.86
Denmark89.3789.4491.2791.4291.6791.7091.7992.7192.7792.8092.8293.4094.0494.07
Djibouti24.3624.3624.3626.1226.1226.1226.1227.6961.0165.8966.4566.91
Dominica86.9586.9887.3487.7988.1588.2388.5089.3189.1589.2789.3589.26
Dominican Republic64.9765.3465.4165.4978.1983.6483.1879.5981.7682.2982.6282.8683.1283.34
Ecuador50.7351.3158.3460.2360.5859.8761.6764.0264.6564.5265.1465.3168.5170.61
Egypt38.8739.1942.3847.6682.0485.4785.8587.0687.1387.1387.2287.2887.4892.43
El Salvador34.3434.3051.1660.7167.0978.6180.1579.9579.8979.8979.9380.0280.1980.70
Equatorial Guinea36.8536.8535.8736.6336.9236.0536.7036.9936.8636.7436.5936.90
Eritrea18.9322.0823.8920.9023.8033.2535.9538.3642.1442.8044.8146.1646.36
Estonia70.3870.6480.6181.2090.6090.9290.9590.7790.8691.0291.1393.2595.0695.13
Ethiopia22.1441.5443.1749.6750.2751.7630.3932.4127.9537.6546.5749.2253.6455.96
Fiji79.7479.9075.2275.5575.6175.6375.6275.8074.1767.8567.9668.0468.1873.13
Finland87.4091.6991.7791.8393.0693.0993.1093.0493.0893.1193.1093.1093.1193.13
France77.5392.3492.3492.3492.3592.4892.5092.5092.5092.4992.4993.0093.1493.27
Gabon69.4570.2369.9271.0971.6370.7371.7072.3075.9775.9076.1476.28
Gambia57.8058.0555.3258.0558.0558.0958.0563.2061.2668.3767.3269.37
Georgia73.5875.2478.2083.9688.5794.2094.2594.0995.8995.9595.9996.0096.0496.13
Germany73.2273.2579.2479.2880.4380.6080.8081.4881.6081.6581.7381.3683.3583.42
Ghana67.4870.4472.4373.7977.4682.2184.6084.3884.9084.9383.1783.7383.7383.73
Greece57.4558.0759.6660.0360.8570.7370.9070.7878.7278.5789.2290.7190.7090.70
Grenada82.9283.0984.0384.2284.9386.1186.1286.8786.5586.7086.8487.02
Guatemala59.4559.9060.6067.5367.6167.0967.2067.0066.7066.5879.1381.9982.1382.31
Guinea21.8923.9026.5826.2431.6231.9631.5230.4334.1551.5858.1655.4480.0280.20
Guinea Bissau2.212.212.212.214.264.2955.8160.5658.5255.6959.9763.86
Guyana65.9867.2267.3470.1572.1580.9481.9383.4085.0485.2385.3485.4285.45
Haiti29.0029.5029.9330.4030.3430.6931.1132.5332.3732.5133.3933.4833.5333.61
Honduras57.6958.4356.9060.8370.3171.5673.8673.8573.9274.1174.1874.3076.9077.02
Hong Kong91.1891.0591.0691.0791.1091.2395.4595.4296.3196.3296.4596.3898.1298.20
Hungary66.6669.4773.7274.2680.7591.0291.3591.3391.4389.3189.3286.5887.1087.28
Iceland91.4791.5891.6291.7791.8191.6391.9691.9292.0292.1292.3592.4492.64
India25.6826.7829.3543.9844.8347.7850.0655.3658.8759.8361.0263.7073.7474.31
Indonesia35.9537.0941.5843.9144.9648.8762.9866.5768.9869.3760.9765.9067.5176.43
Iran77.4377.3379.1879.2979.3179.3985.7285.1985.2182.5582.5884.8284.8685.06
Iraq71.2671.2666.8664.3857.4667.0562.7462.0268.8673.8473.9573.4571.32
Ireland89.9089.9090.5392.4192.4192.4192.4192.4092.4093.1793.1794.1794.1895.91
Israel88.7888.7888.8188.8488.9288.9288.9588.9488.9288.7190.4790.5490.5592.28
Italy79.0981.7181.8481.9582.1487.3585.6886.5786.6286.6086.8889.2289.3989.40
Jamaica81.4781.5889.2989.5989.6789.7790.1090.1290.1190.1791.9394.2797.2895.61
Japan71.6171.6271.5983.1183.1283.1283.1283.1185.8885.8785.9686.0986.0986.09
Jordan23.7541.7346.3347.8857.7379.7082.3582.8584.4784.4984.6484.7584.8484.62
Kazakhstan73.5373.8377.5879.2679.2079.9381.8684.9084.9284.9486.7087.2289.9591.94
Kenya60.5863.9661.4161.6665.6569.7169.1170.3170.0172.3172.6172.5274.4583.13
Kiribati79.3076.8276.0875.1074.3273.3876.5276.2676.4076.3676.2876.7576.4678.17
South Korea58.5959.9061.3661.6161.9963.7084.4784.4890.6694.3694.3694.3694.3695.83
Kosovo65.5361.7062.4474.1584.1993.0593.0695.54
Kuwait63.3063.2464.1966.3266.3867.5569.0067.4970.4271.3870.0270.4274.5166.77
Kyrgyzstan81.4881.6181.7581.7181.8587.0589.8291.7391.7691.8492.8792.9192.9492.95
Laos58.2558.8059.6059.7963.7064.0864.3364.4268.1367.1567.2067.3167.3672.42
Latvia86.1586.4887.7188.1588.4789.0089.2089.1691.5091.5392.3392.1294.1594.15
Lebanon53.6653.7157.1760.1259.4670.7873.0774.1775.4579.4379.5179.8079.7278.45
Lesotho54.0154.6656.9865.5165.9175.8677.3877.5077.6982.3982.5982.8482.8583.00
Liberia44.8044.8072.2178.5278.1885.7887.7492.1992.4192.4992.49
Libya71.3674.5574.3472.5871.48
Lithuania78.5578.9179.3081.3781.5082.1982.5284.6484.6784.3290.1092.4492.9492.99
Luxembourg84.3085.5786.0887.2588.3488.5488.5688.5788.4488.4388.66
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)62.4262.7058.3372.8882.1486.9392.7594.4794.4896.2296.2296.3698.1498.14
Madagascar12.7020.6727.9848.3657.0760.8868.0764.5280.6480.8980.9581.2279.6383.48
Malawi61.5659.9960.1452.5954.0161.8664.3464.2966.4960.0361.8366.9669.7176.73
Malaysia72.5972.7373.4073.6075.3578.6479.5581.0587.8587.7688.7089.2589.3183.67
Maldives89.8990.0189.8189.8289.9490.2588.2688.3588.4288.8788.8388.8489.0388.98
Mali25.6627.2328.3323.4041.2143.3158.9961.6360.6262.1863.4562.9266.0584.12
Malta75.6275.6775.2176.5678.0180.21
Marshall Islands83.1687.4587.1887.6587.7687.8087.9587.7787.7688.2988.4288.3788.3888.41
Mauritania22.1522.2221.8724.6137.3751.5451.2251.5956.6257.1458.1765.9686.8786.87
Mauritius79.1679.2679.3689.4891.2591.3691.4091.4391.4691.4391.6191.6391.65
Mexico75.7375.9276.3183.6583.9882.3184.4585.9686.2686.6486.8686.8386.9285.74
Micronesia75.5767.2568.1970.2970.1670.1070.3370.0569.9169.8169.6669.6369.6469.73
Moldova68.3473.5274.6974.7978.7780.9284.2784.1286.1486.3188.3790.4492.1991.96
Mongolia70.4975.0978.0879.8481.1983.8884.9184.7185.4287.9991.2991.3392.5592.55
Montenegro75.5675.6376.6382.0688.5290.0190.0490.0490.0390.0690.07
Morocco46.8363.0483.7183.9987.1287.4487.6787.7787.8488.5590.2990.3392.0692.34
Mozambique39.3341.5341.7844.5275.6474.7875.7679.8080.1380.2180.3080.4380.2379.86
Burma (Myanmar)17.2018.3420.5266.5777.10
Namibia62.5063.1260.6860.7759.2367.5467.7668.0068.1667.9968.4668.6768.9268.87
Nepal73.7674.2674.7873.6974.2875.9976.8177.6979.3479.8982.7183.0183.4883.77
Netherlands83.1883.2683.3885.9786.7086.8086.9786.7786.9289.2694.0694.0894.1494.15
New Zealand95.6295.6295.6295.6295.6299.9599.9599.9599.9599.9699.9699.9699.9699.96
Nicaragua53.5760.2662.3264.3365.8265.6366.7866.0466.5467.4572.6380.2780.4981.00
Niger23.6823.6823.6827.6332.7934.3944.2544.2744.7944.9953.4854.4177.6286.16
Nigeria52.5952.5959.4065.0466.3073.5274.3274.0674.2174.9173.8176.9177.1978.62
Norway87.4387.5590.2192.0790.4891.1691.3491.2691.3092.1992.2194.0394.2994.30
Oman50.1550.1550.1648.4549.2260.0071.5370.4672.5375.6376.4976.7172.3992.85
Pakistan70.9072.2773.5073.3574.5374.7376.9376.7076.9677.1677.1977.3677.4377.88
Palau79.5283.9283.7781.3481.4381.4681.5681.0881.1181.2781.6981.8381.8581.95
Panama86.3886.4386.4586.5286.6288.3188.4989.2489.5489.9291.8591.9391.9592.01
Papua New Guinea76.1176.1876.2576.7476.6877.0077.3576.3376.7377.1276.9777.0377.2980.53
Paraguay40.1743.8344.5745.3976.5576.6476.9977.0477.2877.3177.3877.5077.5277.53
Peru56.8457.2257.0164.4164.7667.1376.1582.9484.8585.0085.0585.1085.0285.01
Philippines60.5761.1461.6861.9061.3463.0761.5364.1766.3166.3266.4067.2368.5668.86
Poland52.9453.5957.5860.4160.9262.8579.9480.0180.0980.5184.0084.0384.1884.22
Portugal61.8061.6769.2284.5486.6788.4488.5088.4591.1091.1092.8292.8292.8492.85
Puerto Rico89.2789.2789.2789.3189.3389.3389.3489.3591.0891.0991.0991.1191.1191.23
Qatar82.9782.9783.9978.5781.2682.4382.3282.2882.3586.06
Romania82.4784.6789.2389.3390.0890.2490.3490.3687.8488.8890.4090.4590.4689.48
Russia69.8979.4481.4481.7681.8282.0482.2082.1082.1584.9789.1692.1792.3593.57
Rwanda58.8458.8458.8460.8062.9072.7089.7689.9190.4285.5285.7080.6082.9287.17
Saint Thomas and Principe40.5642.6443.3749.9550.6651.5628.0067.9372.1772.7592.2792.3792.56
Samoa71.2773.1975.2375.3575.8776.0692.2192.2392.2492.2792.2592.2892.4692.49
San Marino77.1076.9179.5385.4285.46
Saudi Arabia22.8723.5424.3630.7573.6275.1374.8774.6674.7975.7075.5975.7176.0777.09
Senegal37.4840.0841.2340.1741.5368.1471.0971.2873.0274.1474.1685.0485.9986.07
Serbia60.8061.6577.6777.8978.0378.2687.1586.6786.6988.8088.8688.9188.9491.67
Seychelles74.6374.5874.8975.2476.2076.5076.6876.8778.3278.4278.5578.64
Sierra Leone53.1153.6555.2255.8056.1068.4073.3874.5076.8978.6783.6884.5384.7386.48
Singapore89.1789.1791.1591.1692.8994.7396.4696.4696.4796.4896.4896.4896.4996.49
Slovakia57.4471.7178.3878.5378.9286.0686.6386.7586.8587.8385.2587.0288.5488.62
Slovenia66.8867.1067.4065.4165.7983.2189.4091.0291.1091.0891.0791.0891.2291.42
Solomon Islands59.3062.1960.5462.8364.7665.8068.7167.6774.1983.5583.1184.6085.1185.48
Somalia48.2748.71
South Africa73.1173.1573.9774.1975.6280.7280.7380.7281.4281.4381.4379.7179.7180.47
South Sudan54.9253.9653.9653.9653.96
Spain58.5458.5966.2668.8769.0868.8868.8871.0978.1976.4377.9386.2686.3086.61
Sri Lanka66.8870.2170.5571.3475.3471.4372.0674.5875.8182.2782.3483.0184.9887.52
Saint Kitts and Nevis80.0583.4883.9485.0485.1185.1285.0985.3985.5685.5685.6685.75
Saint Lucia83.7684.5084.7884.9388.0087.7688.4389.2689.1688.6288.6888.80
Saint Vincent and Grenadines82.3682.5983.1783.4785.9286.1386.0086.5586.6486.7086.7286.78
Sudan62.2165.2969.1569.3270.1472.2870.8971.4573.5273.4873.8475.1473.78
Suriname36.3837.7739.3641.5642.0042.2642.9243.4743.8847.9647.9047.82
Swaziland63.4363.6964.0064.4564.6065.7266.2066.8570.9173.4773.4674.32
Sweden90.6790.7790.8990.9791.1491.2091.3192.1692.2192.2692.2892.2994.6194.64
Switzerland85.6086.1086.1486.9987.0886.2386.3186.2686.2786.3286.3688.3888.4488.39
Syria42.9843.0042.9844.6438.8557.6858.2060.2265.0866.0671.7668.3778.9178.93
Taiwan63.8664.2760.8961.1566.1368.2186.7588.5194.3794.3894.3894.3994.4194.42
Tajikistan25.5228.1141.5148.8969.7480.6686.8187.5985.5185.7690.2686.61
Tanzania51.8852.4455.7865.3272.7673.7874.4475.2775.5777.8578.3777.7178.9379.14
Thailand77.4477.5277.6677.7777.7977.9879.4080.5782.8984.6485.0385.0485.0387.01
Timor Leste15.9419.6224.3033.6638.7441.8745.5852.1357.9458.0583.7383.6377.13
Togo13.8916.6516.6516.9017.4017.4020.2022.9323.0440.4447.0776.0678.3781.71
Tonga85.6685.9486.2186.3986.3288.2388.4088.5690.4190.6990.7690.7790.7590.85
Trinidad and Tobago69.6077.9277.9477.9577.9779.6879.6879.6982.2988.3388.3388.59
Tunisia62.6382.1682.4782.6682.9784.6084.8984.9885.0785.0885.0185.0785.1185.01
Turkey64.6484.7384.8285.0785.9487.0087.1786.7787.6187.7887.1385.1385.1886.98
Uganda52.1553.7455.1557.0657.5657.2359.2659.7463.9164.1464.1965.9269.2671.30
Ukraine58.7061.6858.2265.0266.4468.5369.7879.2081.6785.5887.3487.3593.8894.40
United Arab Emirates63.9065.0966.7168.3170.7571.1783.8183.6285.5088.5388.4788.4988.5091.21
United Kingdom89.3889.3989.6790.0590.0490.0490.0489.7989.8089.8089.8591.2394.5794.58
United States91.1891.1891.1691.1791.1791.4391.4391.3491.3491.3491.0691.2291.2291.23
Uruguay54.4356.7459.1459.1057.5869.1864.3464.0889.5089.6189.6789.7689.9089.79
Uzbekistan76.6276.8977.1576.8581.7782.7382.7281.4684.2184.8990.4590.4793.9193.93
Vanuatu68.4769.2667.5868.2769.2869.3171.3471.9975.6675.6475.2675.2675.5181.24
Venezuela47.4648.2049.3448.3048.7546.6547.0046.2346.7446.5345.5543.7638.9132.94
Vietnam66.1071.2673.1372.2975.0975.5075.9377.8077.9779.2278.8679.1582.7281.76
West Bank and Gaza47.8847.8843.0145.8253.6047.1341.9641.6846.3263.3864.2964.7969.36
Yemen15.0017.2617.2617.2619.9175.5578.5378.6378.4272.8773.6073.5773.3671.59
Zambia77.9078.1378.3478.4078.8182.8682.9083.0483.1781.8085.0984.9584.8884.95
Zimbabwe36.7638.2738.2740.7838.2738.2738.2740.2445.4749.1747.9249.0349.2249.13

Doing Business records all procedures officially required, or commonly done in practice, for an entrepreneur to start up and formally operate an industrial or commercial business, as well as the time and cost to complete these procedures and the paid-in minimum capital requirement. These procedures include the processes entrepreneurs undergo when obtaining all necessary approvals, licenses, permits and completing any required notifications, verifications or inscriptions for the company and employees with relevant authorities. Two types of local limited liability companies are considered under the starting a business methodology. They are identical in all aspects, except that one company is owned by five married women and other by five married men. The distance to frontier score for each indicator is the average of the scores obtained for each of the component indicators for both of these standardized companies.

Source: World Bank