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Hong Kong's Ease of Doing Business

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The World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index collects together information on 10 factors believed to impact of the ease of doing business in any particular country. The factors are: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency. The Index gives equal weight to all factors.

This Index will be replaced by a new Index shortly, following criticism received by the World Bank. Despite some problems we believe the Index is a valuable addition to our Governance Index.

Ease of Doing Business data has been indexed on a scale of 0-100 to show each countries relative position against others in the database. A value of 100 indicates a very high 'Ease of Doing Business'.

Hong Kong has a Ease of Doing Business Index of 97.4 ranking it 3rd of 150 in the global listings.

Hong Kong's data is highlighted in the table below, use the filter and sort order options to allow easy comparison with other countries.

Base data source: World Bank, Washington D.C.
Data indexed by: World Economics, London


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Ease of Doing Business (Index): All Countries Data
2019





New Zealand 100.0
Singapore 99.0
Hong Kong 97.4
Denmark 97.3
United States 95.0
Korea, Rep. 95.0
Georgia 94.5
United Kingdom 94.2
Norway 92.5
Sweden 91.3
Lithuania 90.6
Mauritius 90.4
Malaysia 90.4
Australia 89.9
North Macedonia 89.1
United Arab Emirates 89.1
Estonia 88.8
Latvia 88.2
Finland 88.0
Thailand 87.9
Germany 87.2
Canada 87.0
Ireland 86.9
Kazakhstan 86.9
Iceland 85.8
Austria 85.4
Azerbaijan 85.0
Russia 84.4
Japan 84.1
Spain 83.9
China 82.8
Turkey 81.9
France 81.9
Israel 81.7
Switzerland 81.6
Slovenia 81.4
Portugal 81.3
Rwanda 81.3
Poland 81.1
Czech Republic 81.0
Netherlands 80.6
Bahrain 80.5
Serbia 79.8
Slovak Republic 79.7
Belgium 78.6
Armenia 77.7
Moldova 77.5
Belarus 77.3
Croatia 76.1
Hungary 75.7
Morocco 75.7
Romania 75.6
Cyprus 75.6
Kenya 75.4
Italy 74.7
Chile 74.2
Mexico 73.8
Bulgaria 73.1
India 71.4
Saudi Arabia 71.1
Ukraine 69.9
Colombia 69.6
Brunei Darussalam 69.6
Oman 69.5
Uzbekistan 69.3
Vietnam 69.1
Jamaica 68.9
Indonesia 68.8
Luxembourg 68.8
Costa Rica 68.1
Jordan 67.7
Qatar 67.1
Peru 67.1
Tunisia 67.1
Greece 66.7
Kyrgyzstan 65.6
Mongolia 65.5
Albania 65.4
Kuwait 64.8
South Africa 64.1
Zambia 63.9
Panama 63.3
Botswana 62.6
Malta 62.5
Bhutan 62.2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 61.2
El Salvador 60.9
Nepal 57.1
Philippines 56.5
Guatemala 56.1
Togo 55.5
Sri Lanka 54.6
Uruguay 54.1
Namibia 53.8
Trinidad and Tobago 53.7
Tajikistan 53.6
Pakistan 53.1
Malawi 53.0
Cote d'Ivoire 52.6
Egypt 51.4
Uganda 51.3
Dominican Republic 51.3
Ghana 51.3
Bahamas, The 51.1
Papua New Guinea 50.9
Eswatini 50.4
Lesotho 50.3
Senegal 50.0
Brazil 49.7
Paraguay 49.6
Argentina 49.5
Ecuador 47.2
Nigeria 45.7
Niger 45.4
Honduras 44.6
Guyana 43.1
Cabo Verde 42.3
Mozambique 42.2
Tanzania 41.3
Nicaragua 41.1
Lebanon 41.0
Cambodia 40.1
Mali 38.5
Benin 37.5
Bolivia 36.2
Burkina Faso 35.7
Mauritania 35.1
Laos 34.7
Gambia 33.7
Guinea 32.1
Algeria 30.6
Ethiopia 29.5
Comoros 29.3
Madagascar 29.0
Sierra Leone 28.5
Suriname 28.5
Myanmar 27.4
Burundi 27.3
Cameroon 26.1
Bangladesh 24.2
Gabon 24.1
Sudan 23.8
Afghanistan 22.4
Guinea Bissau 20.9
Liberia 20.8
Angola 17.3
Haiti 16.3
Congo, Rep. 14.1
Chad 9.4
Congo, Dem. Rep 8.1
Central African Republic 6.9
Libya 1.7
Yemen, Rep. 0.0


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Key:
Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
         Ease of Doing Business: 0 = Hard, 100 = Easy.





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