This page has a list of countries by Time required to start a business (days), according to officially-recognized international sources compiled by the World Bank. 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 speeded up at additional cost, the fastest procedure, independent of cost, is chosen.

  • Afghanistan
    8.5 days
  • Angola
    36 days
  • Albania
    4.5 days
  • United Arab Emirates
    3.8 days
  • Argentina
    11.5 days
  • Armenia
    4 days
  • Antigua and Barbuda
    19 days
  • Australia
    2 days
  • Austria
    21 days
  • Azerbaijan
    3.5 days
  • Burundi
    5 days
  • Belgium
    5 days
  • Benin
    8.5 days
  • Burkina Faso
    13 days
  • Bangladesh
    19.5 days
  • Bulgaria
    23 days
  • Bahrain
    8.3 days
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    80 days
  • Belarus
    8.5 days
  • Belize
    48 days
  • Bolivia
    39.5 days
  • Brazil
    16.6 days
  • Barbados
    16 days
  • Bhutan
    12 days
  • Botswana
    48 days
  • Central African Republic
    22 days
  • Canada
    1.5 days
  • Switzerland
    10 days
  • Chile
    4 days
  • China
    8.5 days
  • Cameroon
    13.5 days
  • Colombia
    10 days
  • Comoros
    16 days
  • Costa Rica
    23 days
  • Cyprus
    6 days
  • Czech Republic
    24.5 days
  • Germany
    8 days
  • Djibouti
    14 days
  • Dominica
    12 days
  • Denmark
    3.5 days
  • Dominican Republic
    16.5 days
  • Algeria
    18 days
  • Ecuador
    48.5 days
  • Euro area
    9.82 days
  • Eritrea
    84 days
  • Spain
    12.5 days
  • Estonia
    3.5 days
  • Ethiopia
    32 days
  • European Union
    12.17 days
  • Finland
    13 days
  • Fiji
    40 days
  • France
    4 days
  • Gabon
    10 days
  • United Kingdom
    4.5 days
  • Georgia
    1 days
  • Ghana
    13 days
  • Guinea
    15 days
  • Equatorial Guinea
    33 days
  • Greece
    4 days
  • Grenada
    12 days
  • Guatemala
    15 days
  • Guyana
    18 days
  • Honduras
    42 days
  • Croatia
    19.5 days
  • Haiti
    97 days
  • Hungary
    7 days
  • Indonesia
    12.6 days
  • India
    17.5 days
  • Ireland
    11 days
  • Iraq
    26.5 days
  • Iceland
    11.5 days
  • Israel
    11 days
  • Italy
    11 days
  • Jamaica
    3 days
  • Jordan
    12.5 days
  • Japan
    11.1 days
  • Kazakhstan
    5 days
  • Kenya
    23 days
  • Cambodia
    99 days
  • Kiribati
    31 days
  • Kuwait
    19.4 days
  • Lebanon
    15 days
  • Liberia
    18 days
  • Libya
    35 days
  • Sri Lanka
    8 days
  • Lesotho
    15 days
  • Lithuania
    5.5 days
  • Luxembourg
    16.5 days
  • Latvia
    5.5 days
  • Morocco
    9 days
  • Moldova
    4 days
  • Madagascar
    8 days
  • Maldives
    12 days
  • Mexico
    8.4 days
  • Marshall Islands
    17 days
  • Mali
    11 days
  • Malta
    20.5 days
  • Myanmar
    7 days
  • Montenegro
    12 days
  • Mongolia
    12 days
  • Mozambique
    17 days
  • Mauritania
    6 days
  • Mauritius
    4.5 days
  • Malawi
    37 days
  • Malaysia
    17.5 days
  • Namibia
    54 days
  • Niger
    10 days
  • Nigeria
    7.2 days
  • Nicaragua
    14 days
  • Netherlands
    3.5 days
  • Norway
    4 days
  • Nepal
    22.5 days
  • New Zealand
    0.5 days
  • Oman
    4.3 days
  • Pakistan
    16.5 days
  • Panama
    6 days
  • Peru
    26 days
  • Philippines
    33 days
  • Palau
    28 days
  • Papua New Guinea
    41 days
  • Poland
    37 days
  • Puerto Rico
    5.5 days
  • Portugal
    6.5 days
  • Paraguay
    35 days
  • Palestine
    43.5 days
  • Qatar
    8.7 days
  • Romania
    20 days
  • Rwanda
    4 days
  • South Asia
    14.56 days
  • Saudi Arabia
    10.4 days
  • Sudan
    34.5 days
  • Senegal
    6 days
  • Singapore
    1.5 days
  • Solomon Islands
    9 days
  • Sierra Leone
    8 days
  • El Salvador
    16.5 days
  • San Marino
    11.5 days
  • Somalia
    70 days
  • Serbia
    7 days
  • South Sudan
    13 days
  • Sao Tome and Principe
    7 days
  • Suriname
    66 days
  • Slovenia
    8 days
  • Sweden
    7.5 days
  • Swaziland
    21.5 days
  • Seychelles
    32 days
  • Chad
    58 days
  • Togo
    2.5 days
  • Thailand
    6 days
  • Tajikistan
    7 days
  • Tonga
    16 days
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    10.5 days
  • Tunisia
    9 days
  • Turkey
    7 days
  • Tanzania
    29.5 days
  • Uganda
    24 days
  • Ukraine
    6.5 days
  • Uruguay
    6.5 days
  • United States
    4.2 days
  • Uzbekistan
    3 days
  • Vietnam
    16 days
  • Vanuatu
    18 days
  • World
    19.6 days
  • Samoa
    9 days
  • Kosovo
    4.5 days
  • South Africa
    40 days
  • Zambia
    8.5 days
  • Zimbabwe
    27 days