Cost of Business Start-Up Procedures (As % of GNI Per Capita) rose to 22.8% in United Arab Emirates in 2018

Cost of Business Start-Up Procedures (As % of GNI Per Capita) (%)
Economy | United Arab Emirates | May 17, 2019
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Cost of business start-up procedures as a percentage of GNI per capita reached 22.8 % in 2018 in United Arab Emirates, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 70.1 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, cost of business start-up procedures as a percentage of GNI per capita in United Arab Emirates reached an all time high of 22.8 % in 2018 and an all time low of 11.0 % in 2012. When compared to United Arab Emirates's main peers, cost of business start-up procedures as a percentage of GNI per capita in Bahrain amounted to 1.10 %, 3.70 % in Oman, 7.10 % in Qatar and 6.60 % in Saudi Arabia in 2018.

United Arab Emirates has been ranked 48th within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of cost of business start-up procedures as a percentage of GNI per capita, 48 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The cost of registering a business is normalised by presenting it as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

Cost of Business Start-Up Procedures (As % of GNI Per Capita) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bahrain % 0.800% 1.00% 0.800% 0.800% 1.20%
Iran % 3.40% 3.30% 3.20% 2.80% 1.20%
Iraq % 70.5% 36.7% 35.9% 37.4% 51.9%
Jordan % 21.5% 20.5% 19.7% 19.0% 20.6%
Kuwait % 1.10% 1.20% 2.00% 2.30% 2.80%
Oman % 2.60% 2.40% 2.40% 3.20% 4.00%
Qatar % 4.80% 5.10% 5.10% 5.10% 6.20%
Saudi Arabia % 7.00% 6.90% 5.60% 5.70% 6.00%
United Arab Emirates % 11.0% 11.4% 11.3% 11.2% 13.0%
Yemen % 71.9% 66.1% 66.3% 68.0% 82.2%