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Cost of starting a business, % of income per capita, 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 53 countries was 33.35 percent of per capita GNI. The highest value was in Somalia: 198.2 percent of per capita GNI and the lowest value was in Rwanda: 0 percent of per capita GNI. The indicator is available from 2003 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent of per capita GNI; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Cost of starting a business, 2019 Global rank Available data
Somalia 198.2 1 2015 - 2019
Chad 169.3 2 2003 - 2019
C.A. Republic 127.8 3 2003 - 2019
Mozambique 106.9 4 2003 - 2019
G.-Bissau 88.8 5 2005 - 2019
Zimbabwe 76.6 6 2003 - 2019
R. of Congo 62.2 7 2003 - 2019
Eq. Guinea 59.1 8 2005 - 2019
Mali 55.1 9 2003 - 2019
Comoros 54.2 10 2005 - 2019
Gambia 49.5 11 2005 - 2019
Ethiopia 45.4 12 2003 - 2019
Burkina Faso 42.8 13 2003 - 2019
Tanzania 40.6 14 2003 - 2019
Uganda 40.5 15 2003 - 2019
Djibouti 39.7 16 2005 - 2019
Zambia 34 17 2003 - 2019
Guinea 33.8 18 2003 - 2019
Malawi 32.6 19 2003 - 2019
Madagascar 30.2 20 2003 - 2019
Nigeria 26.1 21 2013 - 2019
Cameroon 24.8 22 2003 - 2019
Libya 24.6 23 2012 - 2019
Senegal 22.6 24 2003 - 2019
Kenya 22.4 25 2003 - 2019
Eritrea 21.3 26 2004 - 2019
Egypt 20.3 27 2003 - 2019
Sudan 17.8 28 2004 - 2019
DR Congo 16.3 29 2003 - 2019
Mauritania 15.8 30 2003 - 2019
Gabon 13.3 31 2005 - 2019
Cape Verde 13 32 2005 - 2019
Seychelles 12.5 33 2005 - 2019
S.T.&Principe 12.4 34 2004 - 2019
Burundi 12.3 35 2003 - 2019
Ghana 12.3 36 2003 - 2019
Algeria 11.3 37 2003 - 2019
Angola 11.1 38 2003 - 2019
Swaziland 10.7 39 2005 - 2019
Namibia 8.9 40 2003 - 2019
Togo 8.1 41 2003 - 2019
Niger 7.9 42 2003 - 2019
Sierra Leone 7.6 43 2003 - 2019
Liberia 6.3 44 2006 - 2019
Lesotho 6.1 45 2003 - 2019
Morocco 3.6 46 2003 - 2019
Benin 3.5 47 2003 - 2019
Tunisia 2.9 48 2003 - 2019
Ivory Coast 2.7 49 2003 - 2019
Mauritius 0.8 50 2004 - 2019
Botswana 0.6 51 2003 - 2019
South Africa 0.2 52 2003 - 2019
Rwanda 0 53 2003 - 2019



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.
198.20
169.30
127.80
106.90
88.80
76.60
62.20
59.10
55.10
54.20
49.50
45.40
42.80
40.60
40.50
39.70
34.00
33.80
32.60
30.20
26.10
24.80
24.60
22.60
22.40
21.30
20.30
17.80
16.30
15.80
13.30
13.00
12.50
12.40
12.30
12.30
11.30
11.10
10.70
8.90
8.10
7.90
7.60
6.30
6.10
3.60
3.50
2.90
2.70
0.80
0.60
0.20
0.00
0
49.6
99.1
148.7
198.2
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