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

The average for 2019 based on 44 countries was 3.38 percent of per capita GNI.The highest value was in Italy: 13.8 percent of per capita GNI and the lowest value was in Slovenia: 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
Italy 13.8 1 2003 - 2019
Bosnia & Herz. 13.7 2 2003 - 2019
Poland 11.6 3 2003 - 2019
Albania 10.8 4 2003 - 2019
San Marino 8.8 5 2012 - 2019
Malta 6.7 6 2011 - 2019
Germany 6.5 7 2003 - 2019
Croatia 6.2 8 2003 - 2019
Turkey 6 9 2003 - 2019
Cyprus 5.6 10 2008 - 2019
Belgium 5.3 11 2003 - 2019
Austria 4.7 12 2003 - 2019
Hungary 4.5 13 2003 - 2019
Moldova 4 14 2003 - 2019
Netherlands 4 15 2003 - 2019
Spain 3.9 16 2003 - 2019
Euro area 3.21 17 2003 - 2019
North Macedonia 3.1 18 2003 - 2019
Serbia 2.3 19 2003 - 2019
Switzerland 2.3 20 2003 - 2019
Liechtenstein 2.2 21 2018 - 2019
Iceland 1.9 22 2004 - 2019
Portugal 1.9 23 2003 - 2019
Luxembourg 1.6 24 2006 - 2019
Greece 1.5 25 2003 - 2019
Latvia 1.5 26 2003 - 2019
Montenegro 1.2 27 2006 - 2019
Czechia 1.1 28 2003 - 2019
Bulgaria 1 29 2003 - 2019
Estonia 1 30 2003 - 2019
Russia 1 31 2013 - 2019
Slovakia 1 32 2003 - 2019
Norway 0.8 33 2003 - 2019
Finland 0.7 34 2003 - 2019
France 0.7 35 2003 - 2019
Belarus 0.5 36 2003 - 2019
Lithuania 0.5 37 2003 - 2019
Sweden 0.5 38 2003 - 2019
Ukraine 0.5 39 2003 - 2019
Romania 0.3 40 2003 - 2019
Denmark 0.2 41 2003 - 2019
Ireland 0.1 42 2003 - 2019
Slovenia 0 43 2003 - 2019
UK 0 44 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.
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