Regulation/Bureaucracy for Day-to-Day Business: Survey Data by Country

Compares countries on the level of regulation and bureaucracy imposed by government when conducting day-to-day business. Various surveys look at the overall regulatory environment, labor regulations, difficulties of enforcing contracts, and tax administration.

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Compare countries on key indicators across 21 categories & 120+ subcategories.


Country % of firms who view labor regulations as a major obstacle % of management time dealing with government regulations CPIA business regulatory environment rating (higher is better) Days to enforce a contract Ease of doing business index (lower is more business friendly) Regulatory Quality: Estimate Regulatory Quality: Number of Sources Regulatory Quality: Standard Error Regulatory quality: percentile rank Time to prepare and pay taxes (hours)
1) Argentina
995
117
-1.08
11
0.18
12.98
311.5
2) Australia
402
14
1.87
8
0.23
98.08
105
3) Brazil
731
125
-0.07
11
0.18
50.48
1,958
4) Canada
910
18
1.83
8
0.23
97.6
131
5) China
1.2
0.9
496.3
78
-0.27
11
0.18
45.19
207
6) France
395
31
1.09
8
0.23
82.21
139
7) Germany
499
20
1.7
8
0.23
94.23
218
8) India
11.2
1.9
3
1,445
100
-0.45
11
0.18
34.62
214
9) Indonesia
9.9
0.9
403.2
72
-0.1
11
0.18
49.04
207.5
10) Italy
1,120
46
0.66
8
0.23
72.6
238
11) Japan
360
34
1.14
8
0.23
84.13
151
12) Mexico
341
49
0.43
11
0.18
66.83
240.5
13) Russia
6
14.7
337
35
-0.4
12
0.17
36.54
168
14) Saudi Arabia
575
92
-0.01
7
0.23
53.37
47
15) South Africa
600
82
0.32
12
0.17
63.94
210
16) South Korea
290
4
1.11
10
0.19
83.65
188
17) Turkey
5.6
19
580
60
0.41
13
0.17
66.35
215.5
18) United Kingdom
437
7
1.83
8
0.23
97.12
110
19) United States
420
6
1.27
8
0.23
88.46
175
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