Doing Business, starting a business, paid-in minimum capital

percent of income per person, 2004–2017

Info Edit
Country20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Albania45.3041.3039.9036.7034.30
Algeria73.2065.5055.1046.0045.2036.6031.0034.4030.6027.2028.6024.1023.60
Angola949.80495.60100.1074.1050.5039.1029.0028.7025.3024.6021.8020.0018.90
Argentina9.308.1021.8018.8015.9012.409.809.107.305.705.704.002.30
Armenia5.404.504.003.303.102.30
Austria65.6064.1061.5059.6055.5052.8052.0053.1052.0049.1047.8013.6013.1012.80
Bahrain255.90210.10195.20222.90259.80229.90226.60192.20189.603.40
Belarus62.8044.3042.8036.4029.7012.40
Belgium24.1023.5022.6021.8020.1019.9019.4019.6018.9018.2018.2018.2017.2017.00
Belize0.100.100.100.100.100.100.100.100.100.100.100.10
Benin352.10333.40323.10379.10354.20347.00290.80285.30280.40264.50261.206.306.205.40
Bosnia and Herzegovina67.9065.0057.4052.0043.0036.3029.8030.5029.4029.1029.1028.6028.0013.40
Bulgaria86.7081.6073.0063.9056.3047.8020.70
Burkina Faso531.10498.60483.80481.40415.70458.80428.20416.20373.30353.90306.20308.5028.507.00
Cape Verde58.6060.7053.4047.5038.9042.4039.0034.20
Cambodia438.9078.8080.7066.2050.8043.9036.6037.0031.3028.5027.5026.1024.1022.50
Cameroon245.30232.00216.50187.30177.10188.00182.90191.80182.90168.30171.80156.40143.60137.60
Central African Republic527.40559.20568.10554.60531.20513.90507.10468.60452.90444.10411.40607.30540.10556.60
Chad584.50610.40619.10414.10398.40365.10369.30386.70345.00289.40251.60201.70201.2022.40
China1,236.501,104.20284.00213.10190.20158.10130.90118.30100.4085.7078.20
Comoros259.10291.70280.30280.80261.80245.50252.90261.90237.00226.7031.4034.80
Congo (Kinshasa)909.10500.00
Congo (Brazzaville)238.70244.60220.10192.40206.30131.2096.50110.9088.0080.5078.5079.3078.8092.20
Ivory Coast212.50222.30225.20226.70219.80215.90204.90202.90200.40184.60164.403.403.203.30
Croatia25.5024.4022.7020.6036.7033.3026.9027.5027.6026.8026.9026.6026.6025.50
Czech Republic47.4044.5039.0036.8034.9031.8030.5030.9030.7029.7029.50
Denmark49.8048.8047.0044.6040.7040.1038.6026.0025.0024.2023.9014.5014.3013.90
Djibouti604.60571.40530.80514.00500.50434.10434.00383.60
Dominican Republic62.6055.7049.3046.0043.0039.8036.50
Ecuador11.3010.409.207.707.006.305.504.904.404.503.703.50
Egypt855.40815.60739.80694.7012.902.00
El Salvador133.20132.50124.40119.70112.503.502.903.003.002.802.802.702.602.50
Equatorial Guinea13.1013.1023.2015.4012.4021.3014.6011.7013.0014.3015.8027.80
Eritrea638.70535.20449.80488.00396.70297.00268.40243.00203.10196.10182.10167.20165.10
Estonia53.0049.7041.4034.3028.1023.7023.2025.7024.4022.1020.6018.6017.3016.40
Ethiopia1,964.201,821.901,532.001,083.80960.00693.60492.40367.70333.50249.10184.20164.40138.90121.50
Finland29.8029.3028.0027.107.707.407.207.907.307.007.007.006.806.60
France29.20
Gabon41.5036.1038.2030.2026.5032.7026.4022.3019.3019.6011.4010.80
Georgia62.6054.5046.803.70
Germany49.1048.8047.6046.2042.8042.2040.8041.9040.2039.0037.8035.8033.9032.90
Ghana41.6031.4027.9023.2020.9016.6013.406.505.504.303.702.802.402.00
Greece135.20125.70121.40116.00104.1019.6021.4022.3022.8024.40
Guatemala33.4031.8029.3026.4024.9026.3023.5024.2022.3020.9019.6018.7018.1017.20
Guinea414.10450.40620.00877.60401.30477.60495.40519.10407.30324.70313.80416.0013.9013.60
Guinea Bissau1,101.801,028.901,006.601,015.00415.80415.10398.70338.00364.10401.30345.50295.70
Haiti53.6045.6038.7031.2032.2026.6019.8020.7023.2021.0019.1017.6016.7015.50
Honduras31.9029.6027.3022.9021.9016.0013.8014.0013.6012.6012.2011.50
Hungary96.4086.4079.6074.2065.1010.8010.2010.209.709.409.4054.0047.7045.50
Iceland18.3017.1015.9014.1013.6015.8012.0012.6011.5010.509.308.407.60
India428.00390.10352.10314.40269.50239.40210.90188.80149.60140.10124.40111.20
Indonesia69.1062.8048.9041.7038.4074.2059.7053.1046.6042.0038.5035.5031.00
Iraq31.6031.6057.1065.4059.1030.3043.6035.5025.2013.1012.8013.4018.60
Italy11.6011.2010.8010.409.809.709.7010.109.909.709.80
Japan74.9074.9075.30
Jordan1,175.901,147.701,011.60864.40795.4024.2019.9017.900.100.100.100.100.100.10
Kazakhstan35.8032.7028.1023.1022.9015.9013.40
Kiribati27.9034.5038.4027.0030.6034.9020.5021.7021.1021.3021.7019.5020.8013.00
South Korea347.70332.00308.80299.70296.00268.90
Kosovo103.40112.40104.60
Kuwait148.50148.50133.80100.8099.9081.7059.2082.7071.8056.7077.9074.008.2010.20
Kyrgyzstan0.700.600.600.500.500.40
Laos32.1028.5023.40
Latvia45.0041.4031.8026.1022.0016.9014.2015.90
Lebanon81.9082.3068.5056.5060.4057.0051.0039.8035.3035.2034.7033.0033.2040.70
Lesotho19.3017.7016.4015.7014.3014.5011.9012.0011.20
Libya44.5018.6020.3034.6043.40
Lithuania68.0062.8057.3048.8046.2035.9031.1036.1035.7031.306.806.4021.2020.30
Luxembourg22.7020.6021.3019.9023.8021.2020.9020.8022.5022.6019.50
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)78.3074.90145.20111.10
Madagascar465.40447.30429.00373.10333.40289.80207.40248.10
Maldives7.407.006.606.605.804.804.003.703.502.202.302.301.701.90
Mali526.00482.30490.80519.80434.60390.40334.60306.80348.30331.90295.20300.70274.405.90
Malta1.601.501.501.501.401.30
Mauritania858.70858.10877.50632.00503.10422.60450.40412.10334.90327.90314.40331.80
Mexico16.4015.5013.9012.5011.6011.008.909.208.40
Micronesia54.0052.3050.30
Moldova31.8024.6022.0018.8014.6013.4011.4011.909.908.708.10
Mongolia197.00182.10140.20115.3096.3058.5044.0046.8036.00
Morocco760.70718.6070.0066.7015.0013.1011.8011.2010.70
Mozambique17.1014.5012.0010.4011.6012.20
Burma (Myanmar)7,445.407,016.006,190.10
Netherlands67.2066.2064.6062.3052.9051.7049.4052.4050.4049.40
Niger759.90744.70760.80778.10735.60702.10613.70613.00584.20572.80527.80492.0046.4048.00
Norway29.8028.9027.0025.1023.4021.0018.7020.0019.405.405.105.004.804.70
Oman667.10667.10648.90564.50541.80461.20273.60288.40271.70223.10209.80206.30273.70
Palau13.3013.1014.6013.1012.5012.2011.6016.1015.4013.9010.108.808.707.70
Philippines2.302.202.001.806.906.005.506.005.204.804.603.603.303.10
Poland247.40237.90220.10204.40196.80168.8015.3014.7014.0013.0012.6012.3011.4010.90
Portugal40.4039.5039.4038.7034.7034.3033.5034.10
Qatar80.1080.1065.7090.4076.9060.7062.0062.6061.50
Romania2.902.201.901.601.501.100.900.900.800.800.700.700.600.60
Russia6.805.604.403.403.202.201.801.901.601.401.20
Saint Thomas and Principe385.70336.00285.80281.20
San Marino26.6028.5029.5029.8029.40
Saudi Arabia1,519.501,396.301,230.20998.30
Senegal293.20270.40260.40269.60255.00236.20206.90205.10203.00192.30192.1019.004.804.70
Serbia113.40101.607.607.608.006.900.106.006.00
Sierra Leone83.0074.4049.3040.1035.2029.9024.4022.7019.2016.509.107.80
Slovakia50.3046.1041.0039.1034.1030.4023.8022.2020.9021.3019.3019.2018.5017.80
Slovenia19.9019.0017.0054.0049.8046.8043.3045.0043.6043.9044.1044.1041.8040.60
Spain17.9016.9015.7014.6013.7013.1012.8013.5013.2013.2013.4013.8013.4012.90
Saint Kitts and Nevis50.00
Suriname1.701.401.100.800.700.600.500.400.400.300.300.30
Swaziland0.700.600.600.600.500.500.500.400.400.400.400.30
Sweden38.5036.9035.0033.7031.1030.3028.5014.7014.0013.2013.1012.8012.0011.50
Switzerland16.5016.6015.7015.1013.9027.6026.4027.2026.9026.3025.6025.4024.6025.30
Syria5,109.405,053.905,111.904,233.503,673.304,353.801,012.50355.10319.30306.50221.60272.10115.20106.00
Taiwan210.80204.60192.90188.90181.80173.10
Tajikistan429.20378.60311.00216.809.908.50
Thailand0.40
Timor Leste1,190.50909.10666.70595.20331.10283.30247.50215.40126.60124.90127.50156.60260.10
Togo504.20485.70459.90539.70546.40559.90514.00486.90484.50435.60388.5037.5034.7034.00
Tunisia343.8032.7029.8028.3025.30
Turkey31.6025.0020.9018.7016.2010.909.509.908.707.2013.2012.1011.0010.20
Ukraine121.50113.90183.00198.80203.10174.20153.502.201.80
United Arab Emirates240.10223.50201.20181.10167.90165.70
Uruguay212.40181.60151.70183.30180.60
Uzbekistan23.0021.9020.2024.7025.3017.7013.8032.5027.2027.40
Vanuatu42.70
West Bank and Gaza56.4056.4075.6063.0056.10210.00215.60218.80206.70
Yemen1,723.401,561.102,703.202,565.702,003.20
Zambia3.302.702.101.902.201.501.30

The paid-in minimum capital requirement reflects the amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. The amount is typically specified in the commercial code or the company law. Many economies require minimum capital but allow businesses to pay only a part of it before registration, with the rest to be paid after the first year of operation.

Source: World Bank