Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business

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The World Bank recently published a Doing Business Report 2019 which examines the regulations that enhance and constrain business activities.

The report was able to score the ease of doing business and rank 190 countries on ease of doing business.

Eleven indicators were covered for regulations that affect the life of a business. These are:

1) Starting a business;
2) Dealing with construction permits;
3) Getting electricity;
4) Registering property;
5) Getting credit;
6) protecting minority investors;
7) Paying taces;
8) Trading across borders;
9) Enforcing contracts;
10) Resolving insolvency and
11) Labor market regulation

The countries which garnered the highest score are New Zealand (86.59), Singapore (85.24), Denmark (84.64), Hong Kong (84.22), and South Korea (84.14).

At the bottom of the list are Somalia (20.04), Eritrea (23.07), Venezuela (30.61), Yemen (32.41), and Libya (33.44).

2019 World Bank Doing Business Score


Rank CountryScore
1Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 1New Zealand86.59
2Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 2Singapore85.24
3Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 3Denmark84.64
4Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 4Hong Kong84.22
5Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 5South Korea84.14
6Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 6Georgia83.28
7Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 7Norway82.95
8Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 8United States of America82.75
9Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 9United Kingdom82.65
10Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 10North Macedonia81.55
11Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 11United Arab Emirates81.28
12Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 12Sweden81.27
13Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 13Taiwan80.9
14Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 14Lithuania80.83
15Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 15Malaysia80.6
16Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 16Estonia80.5
17Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 17Finland80.35
18Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 18Australia80.13
19Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 19Latvia79.59
20Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 20Mauritius79.58
21Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 21Iceland79.35
22Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 22Canada79.26
23Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 23Ireland78.91
24Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 24Germany78.9
25Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 25Azerbaijan78.64
26Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 26Austria78.57
27Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 27Thailand78.45
28Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 28Kazakhstan77.89
29Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 29Rwanda77.88
30Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 30Spain77.68
31Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 31Russia77.37
32Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 32France77.29
33Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 33Poland76.95
34Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 34Portugal76.55
35Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 35Czech Republic76.1
36Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 36Netherlands76.04
37Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 37Belarus75.77
38Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 38Switzerland75.69
39Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 39Japan75.65
40Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 40Slovenia75.61
41Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 41Armenia75.37
42Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 42Slovakia75.17
43Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 43Turkey74.33
44Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 44Kosovo74.15
45Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 45Belgium73.95
46Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 46China73.64
47Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 47Moldova73.54
48Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 48Serbia73.49
49Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 49Israel73.23
50Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 50Montenegro72.73
51Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 51Italy72.56
52Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 52Romania72.3
53Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 53Hungary72.28
54Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 54Mexico72.09
55Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 55Brunei Darussalam72.03
56Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 56Chile71.81
57Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 57Cyprus71.71
58Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 58Croatia71.4
59Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 59Bulgaria71.24
60Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 60Morocco71.02
61Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 61Kenya70.31
62Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 62Bahrain69.85
63Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 63Albania69.51
64Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 64Puerto Rico69.46
65Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 65Colombia69.24
66Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 66Luxembourg69.01
67Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 67Costa Rica68.89
68Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 68Peru68.83
69Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 69Vietnam68.36
70Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 70Kyrgyzstan68.33
71Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 71Ukraine68.25
72Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 72Greece68.08
73Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 73Indonesia67.96
74Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 74Mongolia67.74
75Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 75Jamaica67.47
76Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 76Uzbekistan67.4
77Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 77India67.23
78Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 78Oman67.19
79Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 79Panama66.12
80Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 80Tunisia66.11
81Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 81Bhutan66.08
82Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 82South Africa66.03
83Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 83Qatar65.89
84Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 84Malta65.43
85Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 85El Salvador65.41
86Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 86Botswana65.4
87Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 87Zambia65.08
88Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 88San Marino64.74
89Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 89Bosnia and Herzegovina63.82
90Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 90Samoa63.77
91Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 91Tonga63.59
92Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 92Saudi Arabia63.5
93Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 93Saint Lucia63.02
94Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 94Vanuatu62.87
95Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 95Uruguay62.6
96Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 96Seychelles62.41
97Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 97Kuwait62.2
98Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 98Guatemala62.17
99Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 99Djibouti62.02
100Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 100Sri Lanka61.22
101Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 101Fiji61.15
102Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 102Dominican Republic61.12
103Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 103Dominica61.07
104Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 104Jordan60.98
105Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 105Trinidad and Tobago60.81
106Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 70Lesotho60.6
107Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 107Namibia60.53
108Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 108Papua New Guinea60.12
109Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 109Brazil60.01
110Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 110Nepal59.63
111Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 111Malawi59.59
112Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 112Antigua and Barbuda59.48
113Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 113Paraguay59.4
114Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 114Ghana59.22
115Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 115Solomon Islands59.17
116Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 116Palestine59.11
117Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 117Eswatini58.95
118Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 118Bahamas58.9
119Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 119Argentina58.8
120Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 120Egypt58.56
121Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 121Honduras58.22
122Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 122Côte d'Ivoire58
123Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 123Ecuador57.94
124Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 124Philippines57.68
125Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 125Belize57.13
126Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 126Tajikistan57.11
127Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 127Uganda57.06
128Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 128Iran56.98
129Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 129Barbados56.78
130Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 130Saint Vincent and the Grenadines56.35
131Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 131Cape Verde55.95
132Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 132Nicaragua55.64
133Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 133Palau55.59
134Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 134Guyana55.57
135Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 135Mozambique55.53
136Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 136Pakistan55.31
137Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 137Togo55.2
138Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 138Cambodia54.8
139Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 139Maldives54.43
140Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 140Saint Kitts and Nevis54.36
141Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 141Senegal54.15
142Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 97Lebanon54.04
143Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 143Niger53.72
144Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 144Tanzania53.63
145Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 145Mali53.5
146Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 146Nigeria52.89
147Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 147Grenada52.71
148Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 148Mauritania51.99
149Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 149Gambia51.72
150Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 150Marshall Islands51.62
151Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 151Burkina Faso51.57
152Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 152Guinea51.51
153Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 153Benin51.42
154Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 154Laos51.26
155Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 155Zimbabwe50.44
156Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 156Bolivia50.32
157Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 157Algeria49.65
158Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 158Kiribati49.07
159Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 159Ethiopia49.06
160Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 160Micronesia48.99
161Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 161Madagascar48.89
162Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 162Sudan48.84
163Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 163Sierra Leone48.74
164Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 164Comoros48.66
165Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 165Suriname48.05
166Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 138Cameroon47.78
167Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 167Afghanistan47.77
168Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 168Burundi47.41
169Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 169Gabon45.58
170Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 170São Tomé and Príncipe45.14
171Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 171Iraq44.72
172Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 172Myanmar44.72
173Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 173Angola43.86
174Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 154Liberia43.51
175Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 175Guinea-Bissau42.85
176Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 176Bangladesh41.97
177Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 177Equatorial Guinea41.94
178Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 178Timor-Leste41.6
179Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 179Syria41.57
180Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 180Republic of the Congo39.83
181Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 52Chad39.36
182Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 182Haiti38.52
183Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 183Central African Republic36.9
184Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 184Democratic Republic of the Congo36.85
185Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 185South Sudan35.34
186Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 19Libya33.44
187Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 187Yemen32.41
188Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 188Venezuela30.61
189Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 189Eritrea23.07
190Country Rankings on Ease of Doing Business 190Somalia20.04

 

Source: World Bank
Full report: 2019 World Bank Doing Business Report