USA: Cost of starting a business

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 USA

Cost of starting a business, % of income per capita

 Latest value 1.00
 Year 2019
 Measure percent of per capita GNI
 Data availability 2013 - 2019
 Average 1.10
 Min - Max 1.00 - 1.20
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 2013 to 2019. The average value for the USA during that period was 1.1 percent of per capita GNI with a minimum of 1 percent of per capita GNI in 2018 and a maximum of 1.2 percent of per capita GNI in 2013. The latest value from 2019 is 1 percent of per capita GNI. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 185 countries is 19.87 percent of per capita GNI. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: The indicator includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law. The company law, the commercial code, and specific regulations and fee schedules are used as sources for calculating costs. The indicator excludes bribes.

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