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Regulation/Bureaucracy for Day-to-Day Business

Countrysort descending % of management time dealing with government regulations Ease of doing business index (lower is more business friendly) CPIA business regulatory environment rating (higher is better) Business freedom (higher is less restrictive) % of firms who view labor regulations as a major obstacle Labor freedom Days to enforce a contract # of visits or required meetings with tax officials Hours needed to prepare and pay taxes
Afghanistan 177 2.5 61.4 67.5 1,642 275
Albania 97 70.6 52.9 525 357
Algeria 163 66.6 50.5 630 385
Angola 181 47.4 43.2 1,296 282
Antigua and Barbuda 104 351 207
Argentina 121 52.8 43.3 590 405
Armenia 35 82.7 64.3 570 313
Australia 13 94.1 81.6 395 105
Austria 21 78 76.7 397 166
Azerbaijan 63 74.5 79.1 277 195
Bahamas 106 427 58
Bahrain 65 72.5 83.1 635 60
Bangladesh 174 3 62.2 63.7 1,442 302
Barbados 119 71.6 69.2 1,340 237
Belarus 44 72 80.1 275 183
Belgium 43 90.7 63.7 505 160
Belize 120 59.1 61.8 892 147
Benin 158 3.5 55.2 53.2 750 270
Bhutan 28.8 71 3.5 61.9 14.7 81.1 225 0.9 85
Bolivia 157 2.5 53.7 25.5 591 1,025
Bosnia Herzegovina 79 53.5 63.4 595 407
Botswana 72 66.8 70 625 152
Brazil 116 53.6 52.1 731 2,600
Brunei 84 68.3 96.9 540 93
Bulgaria 38 68.5 76.6 564 424
Burkina Faso 143 3.5 49.6 57.8 446 270
Burundi 152 3 61.4 68.1 832 274
Cambodia 127 3 29.2 62.2 483 173
Cameroon 172 3 41.6 47.8 800 630
Canada 14 89 76.1 570 131
Cape Verde 126 3.5 61.8 42.1 425 186
Central African Republic 185 2 27.2 37.5 660 483
Chad 183 2.5 27.1 47.7 743 732
Chile 48 69.3 67 480 291
China 84 52.1 63 452.8 261
Colombia 54 81.5 81.7 1,288 239
Comoros 154 3 47.3 52 506 100
Congo 176 2.5 36.8 36 560 602
Costa Rica 58 64.5 54.6 852 163
Croatia 40 55.8 42.8 572 208
Cuba 20 20
Cyprus 47 79.5 59.6 1,100 146.5
Czech Republic 36 68.2 82.9 611 413
DR Congo 184 3 42.8 38.4 610 340
Denmark 3 97.4 92.1 410 130
Djibouti 171 2.5 55.4 66.6 1,225 82
Dominica 91 4 71.6 68.7 681 117
Dominican Republic 93 53.5 57.5 460 316
Ecuador 117 51.4 51.3 588 654
Egypt 131 65.4 53.6 1,010 392
El Salvador 86 53.3 53.3 786 320
Equatorial Guinea 180 37.5 33.5 475 492
Eritrea 189 1.5 18.2 65.5 490 216
Estonia 16 81.5 58.7 425 81
Ethiopia 11.9 146 3.5 55.9 56.4 530 1.6 306
Fiji 88 63.2 75.2 397 195
Finland 10 92.6 54.8 375 93
France 27 80.2 43.5 395 137
Gabon 162 57.9 64.3 1,070 488
Gambia 151 3.5 407 376
Georgia 24 88.6 79.9 285 362
Germany 15 88.2 51.2 429 218
Ghana 114 4 62.5 56.9 710 224
Greece 60 73.3 51.6 1,580 193
Grenada 135 4 688 140
Guatemala 81 54.7 50.6 1,402 256
Guinea 165 3 51.6 74.4 311 440
Guinea Bissau 178 2.5 39.6 61.7 1,715 208
Guyana 137 3 63.8 74.5 581 256
Haiti 182 2 43.1 63.7 530 184
Honduras 110 3 53.2 28 920 224
Hong Kong 5 100 95.9 360 78
Hungary 42 74.5 67.7 395 277
Iceland 19 90.5 62.2 417 140
India 130 43.3 48.7 1,420 243
Indonesia 109 49.3 48.7 471 253.5
Iran 118 57 51.3 505 344
Iraq 161 57.7 74.4 520 312
Ireland 17 82.1 76.2 650 80
Israel 53 72.4 67.1 975 235
Italy 45 71.9 55.4 1,120 269
Ivory Coast 142 3 65.4 46 525 270
Jamaica 64 85.9 76.5 655 368
Japan 34 84.1 90.2 360 330
Jordan 113 59.1 74.4 689 151
Kazakhstan 41 73.7 87 370 188
Kenya 108 3.5 47.9 63.8 465 201.5
Kiribati 149 2.5 56.8 83.9 660 120
Kuwait 101 58.6 64.2 566 98
Kyrgyzstan 67 4 73.7 85 410 225
Laos 134 3.5 59.5 57.1 443 362
Latvia 22 82.1 61.5 469 193
Lebanon 123 54.7 60.7 721 183
Lesotho 114 3 54.7 63.9 615 324
Liberia 179 3 60.1 43.9 1,280 143
Libya 188 46.8 66.7 690 889
Lithuania 20 84.9 62 300 171
Luxembourg 61 71.3 42.1 321 55
Macau 60 50
Macedonia 12 79.2 70.7 604 119
Madagascar 164 2.5 62.3 45.1 871 183
Malawi 141 3 49.1 63.1 432 174.5
Malaysia 18 93.5 75.7 425 133
Maldives 128 3.5 85.8 73.4 665 413
Mali 143 3.5 47.2 50.7 620 270
Malta 80 61 55.6 505 139
Marshall Islands 140 2.5 476 128
Mauritania 168 3 50.5 52.1 370 734
Mauritius 32 78 68.2 519 152
Mexico 38 71.5 59.9 389 334
Micronesia 148 2 51 79.1 885 128
Moldova 52 3.5 66.8 40.6 585 185
Mongolia 56 3.5 68.2 82.7 374 148
Montenegro 46 77.1 77.5 545 320
Morocco 75 68.8 33.4 510 232
Mozambique 133 3 60.9 37.9 950 230
Myanmar 167 2.5 28.7 79.3 1,160 154.5
Namibia 101 64.3 90.9 460 314
Nepal 99 3.5 65.7 44.3 910 334
Netherlands 28 514 123
New Zealand 2 95.5 91.4 216 152
Nicaragua 125 3.5 58 56.7 519 207
Niger 160 3.5 39.2 40.9 545 270
Nigeria 169 3.5 48.3 77.7 509.8 907.9
Norway 9 92.1 48.2 280 83
Oman 70 68.4 76.1 598 68
Pakistan 138 3 65.6 42.1 993.2 594
Palau 136 810 142
Panama 69 71.5 41.5 686 417
Papua New Guinea 145 3 53.5 74.5 591 207
Paraguay 100 58.4 26.3 591 378
Peru 50 67.7 63.4 426 293
Philippines 103 55.3 58.2 842 193
Poland 25 67.3 60.4 685 288
Portugal 23 87.5 42.9 547 275
Puerto Rico 57 620
Qatar 68 70.5 71.2 570 41
Romania 37 69.8 68.6 512 159
Russia 51 76.3 58.9 307 168
Rwanda 62 4.5 59.5 84.5 230 119
Saint Lucia 77 4.5 75.6 79.8 635 110
Samoa 96 3.5 73.6 78.4 455 224
San Marino 76 575 52
Sao Tome and Principe 166 3 65.1 45.8 1,065 424
Saudi Arabia 82 65.8 72.7 575 64
Senegal 153 4 54.6 39.5 740 620
Serbia 59 57.8 70.4 635 279
Seychelles 95 67.7 63.9 915 88
Sierra Leone 147 3 53.4 41.6 515 344
Singapore 1 96.9 96.9 150 83.5
Slovakia 29 69.6 56.5 705 207
Slovenia 29 81.2 57.1 1,160 245
Solomon Islands 112 3 67.7 68.6 455 80
South Africa 73 73 61.6 600 200
South Korea 4 89.7 51.1 230 187
South Sudan 187 2 228 218
Spain 33 77.5 52.6 510 167
Sri Lanka 107 4 72.5 58.7 1,318 167
St Kitts Nevis 124 578 203
St Vincent & Grenadines 111 394 108
Sudan 159 3 49 43.8 810 180
Suriname 156 42.2 81.9 1,715 199
Swaziland 105 60.5 69.3 956 110
Sweden 8 87.9 54 321 122
Switzerland 26 78.1 75.3 390 63
Syria 175 57.3 49.1 872 336
Taiwan 92.4 55.2 221
Tajikistan 132 3 65.4 46.4 430 281
Tanzania 139 3.5 45 61.4 515 181
Thailand 49 72.5 63.5 440 264
Timor Leste 173 2 59.8 72 1,285 276
Togo 150 3 51.9 43.4 488 270
Tonga 78 3 74.1 92.1 350 200
Trinidad and Tobago 88 65.3 76.6 1,340 210
Tunisia 74 81.2 69.1 565 144
Turkey 55 61 50.2 580 226
Turkmenistan 30 20
Tuvalu 2.5
Uganda 122 4 43.3 87.5 490 209
Ukraine 83 59.3 48.2 378 350
United Arab Emirates 31 74.7 83.8 495 12
United Kingdom 6 91.1 75.6 437 110
United States 7 88.8 98.5 420 175
Uruguay 92 72.6 64.3 725 312
Uzbekistan 87 3 73.1 64.2 225 192.5
Vanuatu 94 3 51.5 46.4 430 120
Venezuela 186 41.6 24.2 610 792
Vietnam 90 3.5 61.5 62.9 400 872
World 10.2 94.958 3.105 629.872 1.6
Yemen 170 2.5 54 57.1 645 248
Zambia 97 3.5 68.2 46 611 177
Zimbabwe 155 2 37.1 23.7 410 242
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