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

percent of income per person, 2004–2017

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    2004 Ranking
    1. Syria 5,109.40
    2. Ethiopia 1,964.20
    3. Yemen 1,723.40
    4. Saudi Arabia 1,519.50
    5. China 1,236.50
    6. Jordan 1,175.90
    7. Angola 949.80
    8. Mauritania 858.70
    9. Egypt 855.40
    10. Morocco 760.70
    11. Niger 759.90
    12. Oman 667.10
    13. Chad 584.50
    14. Burkina Faso 531.10
    15. Central African Republic 527.40
    16. Mali 526.00
    17. Togo 504.20
    18. Madagascar 465.40
    19. Cambodia 438.90
    20. India 428.00
    21. Guinea 414.10
    22. Benin 352.10
    23. South Korea 347.70
    24. Tunisia 343.80
    25. Senegal 293.20
    26. Poland 247.40
    27. Cameroon 245.30
    28. United Arab Emirates 240.10
    29. Congo (Brazzaville) 238.70
    30. Ivory Coast 212.50
    31. Uruguay 212.40
    32. Taiwan 210.80
    33. Mongolia 197.00
    34. Kuwait 148.50
    35. Greece 135.20
    36. El Salvador 133.20
    37. Ukraine 121.50
    38. Serbia 113.40
    39. Hungary 96.40
    40. Bulgaria 86.70
    41. Sierra Leone 83.00
    42. Lebanon 81.90
    43. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 78.30
    44. Japan 74.90
    45. Algeria 73.20
    46. Indonesia 69.10
    47. Lithuania 68.00
    48. Bosnia and Herzegovina 67.90
    49. Netherlands 67.20
    50. Austria 65.60
    51. Belarus 62.80
    52. Georgia 62.60
    53. Micronesia 54.00
    54. Haiti 53.60
    55. Estonia 53.00
    56. Slovakia 50.30
    57. Denmark 49.80
    58. Germany 49.10
    59. Czech Republic 47.40
    60. Albania 45.30
    61. Latvia 45.00
    62. Vanuatu 42.70
    63. Ghana 41.60
    64. Portugal 40.40
    65. Sweden 38.50
    66. Kazakhstan 35.80
    67. Guatemala 33.40
    68. Laos 32.10
    69. Honduras 31.90
    70. Moldova 31.80
    71. Turkey 31.60
    72. Norway 29.80
    73. Finland 29.80
    74. France 29.20
    75. Kiribati 27.90
    76. Croatia 25.50
    77. Belgium 24.10
    78. Uzbekistan 23.00
    79. Slovenia 19.90
    80. Lesotho 19.30
    81. Spain 17.90
    82. Mozambique 17.10
    83. Switzerland 16.50
    84. Mexico 16.40
    85. Palau 13.30
    86. Italy 11.60
    87. Ecuador 11.30
    88. Argentina 9.30
    89. Maldives 7.40
    90. Russia 6.80
    91. Armenia 5.40
    92. Zambia 3.30
    93. Romania 2.90
    94. Philippines 2.30
    95. Kyrgyzstan 0.70
    96. Thailand 0.40
    2017 Ranking
    1. Central African Republic 556.60
    2. Guinea Bissau 295.70
    3. Timor Leste 260.10
    4. Eritrea 165.10
    5. Cameroon 137.60
    6. Ethiopia 121.50
    7. Syria 106.00
    8. Congo (Brazzaville) 92.20
    9. Niger 48.00
    10. Hungary 45.50
    11. Libya 43.40
    12. Lebanon 40.70
    13. Slovenia 40.60
    14. Dominican Republic 36.50
    15. Comoros 34.80
    16. Togo 34.00
    17. Germany 32.90
    18. San Marino 29.40
    19. Equatorial Guinea 27.80
    20. Croatia 25.50
    21. Switzerland 25.30
    22. Cambodia 22.50
    23. Chad 22.40
    24. Lithuania 20.30
    25. Luxembourg 19.50
    26. Iraq 18.60
    27. Slovakia 17.80
    28. Guatemala 17.20
    29. Belgium 17.00
    30. Estonia 16.40
    31. Haiti 15.50
    32. Denmark 13.90
    33. Guinea 13.60
    34. Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.40
    35. Kiribati 13.00
    36. Spain 12.90
    37. Austria 12.80
    38. Sweden 11.50
    39. Poland 10.90
    40. Gabon 10.80
    41. Turkey 10.20
    42. Kuwait 10.20
    43. Palau 7.70
    44. Iceland 7.60
    45. Burkina Faso 7.00
    46. Finland 6.60
    47. Mali 5.90
    48. Benin 5.40
    49. Norway 4.70
    50. Senegal 4.70
    51. Bahrain 3.40
    52. Ivory Coast 3.30
    53. Philippines 3.10
    54. El Salvador 2.50
    55. Ghana 2.00
    56. Maldives 1.90
    57. Malta 1.30
    58. Romania 0.60
    59. Suriname 0.30
    60. Swaziland 0.30
    61. Jordan 0.10
    62. Belize 0.10

    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