Doing Business, starting a business, overall score

scale 0-100, 2004–2017

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    2004 Ranking
    1. Canada 96.24
    2. Australia 96.18
    3. New Zealand 95.62
    4. Hong Kong 91.18
    5. United States 91.18
    6. Sweden 90.67
    7. Ireland 89.90
    8. Maldives 89.89
    9. United Kingdom 89.38
    10. Denmark 89.37
    11. Puerto Rico 89.27
    12. Singapore 89.17
    13. Israel 88.78
    14. Norway 87.43
    15. Finland 87.40
    16. Panama 86.38
    17. Latvia 86.15
    18. Tonga 85.66
    19. Switzerland 85.60
    20. Netherlands 83.18
    21. Marshall Islands 83.16
    22. Romania 82.47
    23. Kyrgyzstan 81.48
    24. Jamaica 81.47
    25. Armenia 80.98
    26. Fiji 79.74
    27. Palau 79.52
    28. Kiribati 79.30
    29. Italy 79.09
    30. Austria 78.68
    31. Lithuania 78.55
    32. Zambia 77.90
    33. France 77.53
    34. Thailand 77.44
    35. Iran 77.43
    36. Uzbekistan 76.62
    37. Chile 76.29
    38. Papua New Guinea 76.11
    39. Mexico 75.73
    40. Micronesia 75.57
    41. Croatia 74.51
    42. Belgium 74.34
    43. Nepal 73.76
    44. Georgia 73.58
    45. Kazakhstan 73.53
    46. Germany 73.22
    47. South Africa 73.11
    48. Czech Republic 72.62
    49. Malaysia 72.59
    50. Japan 71.61
    51. Samoa 71.27
    52. Pakistan 70.90
    53. Mongolia 70.49
    54. Estonia 70.38
    55. Russia 69.89
    56. Bhutan 68.69
    57. Vanuatu 68.47
    58. Moldova 68.34
    59. Algeria 68.11
    60. Ghana 67.48
    61. Bulgaria 67.43
    62. Slovenia 66.88
    63. Sri Lanka 66.88
    64. Hungary 66.66
    65. Vietnam 66.10
    66. Bangladesh 65.80
    67. Dominican Republic 64.97
    68. Turkey 64.64
    69. United Arab Emirates 63.90
    70. Taiwan 63.86
    71. Argentina 63.76
    72. Albania 63.68
    73. Kuwait 63.30
    74. Tunisia 62.63
    75. Namibia 62.50
    76. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 62.42
    77. Portugal 61.80
    78. Burundi 61.57
    79. Malawi 61.56
    80. Colombia 60.82
    81. Serbia 60.80
    82. Kenya 60.58
    83. Philippines 60.57
    84. Botswana 60.47
    85. Guatemala 59.45
    86. Costa Rica 59.38
    87. Solomon Islands 59.30
    88. Rwanda 58.84
    89. Ukraine 58.70
    90. South Korea 58.59
    91. Spain 58.54
    92. Laos 58.25
    93. Honduras 57.69
    94. Greece 57.45
    95. Slovakia 57.44
    96. Peru 56.84
    97. Bosnia and Herzegovina 56.70
    98. Uruguay 54.43
    99. Lesotho 54.01
    100. Azerbaijan 53.78
    101. Lebanon 53.66
    102. Nicaragua 53.57
    103. Sierra Leone 53.11
    104. Poland 52.94
    105. Nigeria 52.59
    106. Uganda 52.15
    107. Tanzania 51.88
    108. Ecuador 50.73
    109. Oman 50.15
    110. Belarus 50.00
    111. Brazil 49.84
    112. Venezuela 47.46
    113. Morocco 46.83
    114. Bolivia 44.21
    115. China 43.20
    116. Syria 42.98
    117. Paraguay 40.17
    118. Congo (Brazzaville) 40.09
    119. Mozambique 39.33
    120. Ivory Coast 39.12
    121. Egypt 38.87
    122. Senegal 37.48
    123. Zimbabwe 36.76
    124. Benin 36.72
    125. Indonesia 35.95
    126. Cameroon 34.65
    127. El Salvador 34.34
    128. Burkina Faso 30.69
    129. Congo (Kinshasa) 30.15
    130. Central African Republic 30.11
    131. Haiti 29.00
    132. India 25.68
    133. Mali 25.66
    134. Jordan 23.75
    135. Niger 23.68
    136. Saudi Arabia 22.87
    137. Mauritania 22.15
    138. Ethiopia 22.14
    139. Guinea 21.89
    140. Chad 16.90
    141. Yemen 15.00
    142. Togo 13.89
    143. Angola 13.09
    144. Madagascar 12.70
    145. Cambodia 11.55
    2017 Ranking
    1. New Zealand 99.96
    2. Canada 98.23
    3. Hong Kong 98.20
    4. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 98.14
    5. Azerbaijan 97.74
    6. Singapore 96.49
    7. Australia 96.47
    8. Georgia 96.13
    9. Armenia 96.07
    10. Ireland 95.91
    11. South Korea 95.83
    12. Jamaica 95.61
    13. Kosovo 95.54
    14. Estonia 95.13
    15. Sweden 94.64
    16. United Kingdom 94.58
    17. Belgium 94.49
    18. Burundi 94.45
    19. Taiwan 94.42
    20. Ukraine 94.40
    21. Norway 94.30
    22. Netherlands 94.15
    23. Latvia 94.15
    24. Denmark 94.07
    25. Uzbekistan 93.93
    26. Russia 93.57
    27. France 93.27
    28. Finland 93.13
    29. Lithuania 92.99
    30. Kyrgyzstan 92.95
    31. Belarus 92.91
    32. Oman 92.85
    33. Portugal 92.85
    34. Iceland 92.64
    35. Saint Thomas and Principe 92.56
    36. Mongolia 92.55
    37. Liberia 92.49
    38. Samoa 92.49
    39. Egypt 92.43
    40. Morocco 92.34
    41. Israel 92.28
    42. Afghanistan 92.08
    43. Panama 92.01
    44. Moldova 91.96
    45. Kazakhstan 91.94
    46. Albania 91.73
    47. Serbia 91.67
    48. Mauritius 91.65
    49. Slovenia 91.42
    50. Ivory Coast 91.38
    51. United States 91.23
    52. Puerto Rico 91.23
    53. United Arab Emirates 91.21
    54. Cyprus 91.21
    55. Tonga 90.85
    56. Greece 90.70
    57. Benin 90.56
    58. Montenegro 90.07
    59. Chile 89.84
    60. Uruguay 89.79
    61. Colombia 89.57
    62. Romania 89.48
    63. Italy 89.40
    64. Dominica 89.26
    65. Maldives 88.98
    66. Saint Lucia 88.80
    67. Luxembourg 88.66
    68. Slovakia 88.62
    69. Trinidad and Tobago 88.59
    70. Marshall Islands 88.41
    71. Switzerland 88.39
    72. Burkina Faso 88.06
    73. Bahrain 87.82
    74. Sri Lanka 87.52
    75. Hungary 87.28
    76. Rwanda 87.17
    77. Grenada 87.02
    78. Thailand 87.01
    79. Turkey 86.98
    80. Mauritania 86.87
    81. Czech Republic 86.86
    82. Bulgaria 86.82
    83. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 86.78
    84. Brunei 86.72
    85. Spain 86.61
    86. Tajikistan 86.61
    87. Sierra Leone 86.48
    88. Niger 86.16
    89. Japan 86.09
    90. Senegal 86.07
    91. Qatar 86.06
    92. Saint Kitts and Nevis 85.75
    93. Mexico 85.74
    94. Bhutan 85.59
    95. Croatia 85.56
    96. Congo (Kinshasa) 85.49
    97. Solomon Islands 85.48
    98. San Marino 85.46
    99. Guyana 85.45
    100. Cape Verde 85.24
    101. Barbados 85.10
    102. Iran 85.06
    103. Peru 85.01
    104. Tunisia 85.01
    105. Zambia 84.95
    106. Jordan 84.62
    107. Poland 84.22
    108. Mali 84.12
    109. Nepal 83.77
    110. Ghana 83.73
    111. Austria 83.72
    112. Malaysia 83.67
    113. Madagascar 83.48
    114. Germany 83.42
    115. Dominican Republic 83.34
    116. Kenya 83.13
    117. Lesotho 83.00
    118. Bahamas 82.71
    119. Guatemala 82.31
    120. Palau 81.95
    121. Vietnam 81.76
    122. Bangladesh 81.74
    123. Togo 81.71
    124. Antigua and Barbuda 81.66
    125. Costa Rica 81.57
    126. Vanuatu 81.24
    127. China 81.02
    128. Nicaragua 81.00
    129. El Salvador 80.70
    130. Papua New Guinea 80.53
    131. South Africa 80.47
    132. Malta 80.21
    133. Guinea 80.20
    134. Mozambique 79.86
    135. Tanzania 79.14
    136. Syria 78.93
    137. Seychelles 78.64
    138. Nigeria 78.62
    139. Lebanon 78.45
    140. Kiribati 78.17
    141. Pakistan 77.88
    142. Algeria 77.54
    143. Paraguay 77.53
    144. Angola 77.34
    145. Timor Leste 77.13
    146. Burma (Myanmar) 77.10
    147. Saudi Arabia 77.09
    148. Honduras 77.02
    149. Cameroon 76.99
    150. Malawi 76.73
    151. Indonesia 76.43
    152. Gabon 76.28
    153. Botswana 76.21
    154. Swaziland 74.32
    155. India 74.31
    156. Sudan 73.78
    157. Argentina 73.56
    158. Belize 73.22
    159. Fiji 73.13
    160. Laos 72.42
    161. Yemen 71.59
    162. Comoros 71.59
    163. Libya 71.48
    164. Iraq 71.32
    165. Uganda 71.30
    166. Ecuador 70.61
    167. Micronesia 69.73
    168. Gambia 69.37
    169. West Bank and Gaza 69.36
    170. Namibia 68.87
    171. Philippines 68.86
    172. Djibouti 66.91
    173. Kuwait 66.77
    174. Bosnia and Herzegovina 65.09
    175. Brazil 65.04
    176. Guinea Bissau 63.86
    177. Bolivia 62.94
    178. Congo (Brazzaville) 59.44
    179. Ethiopia 55.96
    180. Cambodia 54.93
    181. South Sudan 53.96
    182. Chad 51.91
    183. Zimbabwe 49.13
    184. Somalia 48.71
    185. Suriname 47.82
    186. Eritrea 46.36
    187. Equatorial Guinea 36.90
    188. Haiti 33.61
    189. Venezuela 32.94
    190. Central African Republic 31.36

    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