Number of days to start a business

days, 2007–2016

Info Edit
Country2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Albania39.0036.008.005.005.005.004.004.504.505.50
Algeria24.0024.0024.0024.0024.0025.0025.0025.0022.0020.00
Angola68.0068.0068.0068.0066.00
Argentina32.0031.0032.0027.0026.0026.0026.0025.0025.0025.00
Armenia24.0018.0018.0015.0015.008.008.004.003.003.00
Australia2.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.502.502.50
Austria29.0028.0028.0028.0028.0028.0025.0025.0022.0022.00
Azerbaijan53.0030.0016.0010.008.008.008.007.005.003.00
Bahrain9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Bangladesh37.0074.0073.0044.0019.0019.0019.0010.5019.5019.50
Barbados18.0018.0018.0018.00
Belgium27.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Belize44.00
Benin31.0031.0031.0031.0031.0029.0026.0019.0012.0012.00
Bhutan36.0032.0017.0015.00
Bolivia50.0050.0050.0050.0050.0050.0050.0049.0049.0050.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina54.0054.0060.0060.0055.0040.0037.0037.0037.0067.00
Botswana108.00108.0078.0061.0061.0061.0061.0060.0060.0048.00
Brazil152.00152.00152.00120.00120.00119.00119.00107.5083.6083.00
Brunei116.00116.00116.00105.00101.00101.0072.0043.0014.00
Bulgaria32.0032.0049.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.0018.00
Burkina Faso34.0018.0016.0014.0014.0013.0013.0013.00
Burundi43.0043.0043.0032.0032.0014.008.005.005.004.00
Cape Verde24.0011.0011.0011.0010.0010.0010.00
Cambodia86.0086.0085.0085.0085.0085.0085.00104.00101.0087.00
Cameroon37.0037.0037.0034.0019.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.00
Canada3.003.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.001.50
Chad75.0075.0075.0075.0075.0066.0062.0062.0060.0060.00
Chile27.0027.0027.0027.0022.007.008.005.505.505.50
China35.0035.0040.0037.0038.0038.0033.0033.0031.4031.40
Colombia44.0042.0036.0020.0014.0014.0013.0015.0011.0011.00
Congo (Kinshasa)11.00
Costa Rica77.0077.0060.0060.0060.0060.0060.0024.0024.0024.00
Ivory Coast40.0040.0040.0040.0032.0032.008.007.007.00
Croatia45.0040.0040.0022.007.007.009.008.0015.0012.00
Cyprus8.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Czech Republic24.0017.0015.0015.0020.0020.0020.0019.5019.0015.00
Denmark5.006.006.006.006.006.006.005.505.503.00
Dominican Republic73.0022.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0018.5019.5014.50
Ecuador65.0065.0065.0064.0056.0056.0056.0055.7555.5050.50
Egypt19.009.007.007.007.007.007.008.008.008.00
El Salvador26.0026.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0016.5016.5016.50
Estonia35.007.007.007.007.007.007.006.504.503.50
Ethiopia16.0016.0016.009.009.009.0015.0015.0015.0019.00
Finland14.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.00
France8.007.007.007.007.007.007.006.504.504.00
Gabon58.0058.0050.0050.0050.00
Gambia27.0032.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0027.0026.0025.00
Georgia16.0011.003.003.003.002.002.002.002.002.00
Germany24.0018.0018.0018.0015.0015.0015.0014.5014.5010.50
Ghana42.0034.0033.0012.0012.0012.0014.0014.0014.00
Greece38.0038.0019.0019.0019.0010.0011.0014.0013.0013.00
Guatemala30.0026.0026.0029.0037.0037.0040.0019.5018.5018.50
Guinea40.0035.0016.008.00
Guyana46.0044.0040.0034.0030.0026.0020.0020.0019.00
Haiti105.00105.00105.0097.0097.00
Honduras44.0021.0020.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.0014.00
Hong Kong11.0011.0011.006.006.003.003.002.502.501.50
Hungary38.0016.005.004.004.004.005.005.005.005.00
Iceland5.005.005.005.005.005.005.004.504.004.00
India35.0033.0030.0030.0029.0029.0027.0027.0028.4029.00
Indonesia97.00105.0076.0060.0047.0045.0047.0048.0052.5047.80
Iran9.008.008.0013.0016.0012.0015.00
Ireland19.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0010.0010.006.006.00
Israel34.0034.0034.0034.0034.0034.0021.0014.0013.0013.00
Italy13.0013.0010.0010.006.006.006.006.005.005.50
Jamaica8.008.008.008.008.007.007.006.0015.003.00
Japan23.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0023.0022.0010.7010.20
Jordan18.0014.0014.0013.0013.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Kazakhstan20.0021.0021.0020.0019.0019.0019.0012.0010.005.00
Kenya54.0044.0030.0034.0033.0033.0032.0032.0030.0026.00
South Korea22.0017.0017.0014.0014.007.007.005.504.004.00
Kuwait35.0035.0035.0035.0035.0032.0032.0032.0031.0031.00
Kyrgyzstan21.0021.0015.0011.0010.0010.0010.008.008.0010.00
Laos92.0092.0092.0073.00
Latvia16.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0016.0012.5012.505.50
Lebanon9.009.009.009.009.009.0015.00
Lesotho73.0073.0040.0040.0040.0040.0024.0029.0029.0029.00
Liberia6.006.005.254.504.50
Libya35.00
Lithuania26.0026.0026.0026.0022.0022.0020.006.503.503.50
Luxembourg26.0026.0024.0019.0019.0019.0018.5018.5018.50
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)18.0015.009.004.003.003.002.002.002.001.00
Madagascar21.007.007.007.007.008.008.008.008.0013.00
Malawi37.0039.0039.0039.0039.0039.0040.0038.0038.00
Malaysia30.0024.0013.0011.0017.006.006.006.005.504.00
Mali42.0026.0026.0015.008.008.008.0011.0011.008.50
Malta40.0039.5034.5028.00
Mauritania82.0065.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.0019.009.008.00
Mauritius46.007.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Mexico27.0027.0028.0013.009.009.009.006.006.306.30
Moldova10.0010.009.009.007.006.004.00
Mongolia20.0020.0013.0013.0013.0013.0012.0011.0011.006.00
Montenegro24.0024.0021.0013.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Morocco12.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0011.0011.0010.00
Mozambique113.0029.0026.0026.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0019.00
Burma (Myanmar)72.0072.00
Namibia95.0099.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.0066.00
Nepal31.0031.0031.0031.0031.0029.0029.0017.0017.0017.00
Netherlands10.0010.0010.0010.008.008.005.004.004.004.00
New Zealand12.0012.001.001.001.001.001.000.500.500.50
Nicaragua39.0039.0039.0039.0039.0039.0039.0036.0013.0013.00
Nigeria43.0034.0031.0031.0031.0034.0034.0028.0030.8030.80
Norway13.0010.0010.007.007.007.007.007.005.004.00
Oman34.0034.0014.0012.0012.008.008.008.007.007.00
Pakistan24.0024.0024.0020.0021.0021.0021.0021.0019.0019.00
Panama19.0019.0013.0012.009.008.007.006.006.006.00
Paraguay74.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.0035.00
Peru72.0072.0065.0041.0027.0026.0026.0025.0026.0026.00
Philippines48.0052.0052.0052.0038.0035.0036.0035.0034.0029.00
Poland31.0031.0031.0032.0032.0032.0032.0030.0030.0030.00
Portugal8.007.006.006.006.005.005.002.502.502.50
Puerto Rico7.007.007.007.007.006.006.006.00
Qatar6.006.0012.0012.009.008.508.508.50
Romania11.0014.0010.0010.0010.0014.0010.008.508.008.00
Russia28.0029.0029.0030.0030.0030.0018.0015.0011.2010.50
Rwanda3.003.003.003.002.006.505.50
Saudi Arabia39.0015.0012.005.005.005.0021.0020.5020.5019.00
Senegal58.0058.008.008.008.005.005.006.006.006.00
Serbia18.0023.0023.0013.0013.0013.0012.0011.5012.0012.00
Seychelles39.0039.0039.0038.00
Sierra Leone12.0012.0012.0012.0010.00
Singapore6.005.004.003.003.003.003.002.502.502.50
Slovakia25.0025.0016.0016.0016.0018.0016.0018.5011.5011.50
Slovenia60.0060.0019.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
South Africa35.0031.0022.0022.0022.0019.0019.0019.0019.0046.00
Spain47.0047.0047.0047.0047.0028.0028.0023.0013.0014.00
Sri Lanka50.0039.0038.0038.0035.0035.007.008.0011.0010.00
Suriname694.00694.00694.00208.00
Swaziland61.0056.0056.0056.0038.0030.00
Sweden16.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0016.0016.0016.007.00
Switzerland20.0020.0020.0020.0020.0018.0018.0018.0010.0010.00
Syria43.0043.0017.0017.0013.00
Tajikistan67.0049.0049.0025.0027.0024.0028.5033.0039.0011.00
Tanzania30.0029.0029.0029.0029.0029.0026.0026.0026.0026.00
Thailand33.0033.0033.0032.0032.0029.0029.0027.5027.5027.50
Timor Leste92.0082.0083.0083.0083.00103.0094.0094.00
Trinidad and Tobago43.0043.0043.0043.0043.0043.0041.0037.5011.5011.50
Tunisia11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Turkey9.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.507.50
Uganda30.0028.0025.0025.0025.0034.0033.0032.0032.0027.00
Ukraine33.0027.0027.0027.0027.0024.0022.0021.0021.007.00
United Arab Emirates63.0062.0017.0015.0015.0013.008.008.008.008.00
United Kingdom18.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0012.006.004.50
United States5.006.006.006.006.006.006.005.005.605.60
Uruguay43.0044.0044.0065.0065.007.007.006.506.506.50
Venezuela141.00141.00141.00141.00141.00141.00144.00144.00144.00144.00
Vietnam50.0050.0050.0050.0044.0044.0034.0034.0034.0020.00
Yemen12.0012.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Zambia35.0033.0018.0018.0018.0018.0017.006.506.507.50
Zimbabwe96.0096.0096.0096.0090.0090.0090.0090.0090.0090.00

Time required to start a business is the number of calendar days needed to complete the procedures to legally operate a business. If a procedure can be sped up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.

Source: World Economic Forum