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Saudi Arabia
RegionMiddle East & North Africa
Income CategoryHigh income
Population32,275,687
GNI per Capita (USD)21,750
City CoveredRiyadh
Doing Business 2017 Rank*** Doing Business 2018 Rank*** Change in Rank***
94922
Doing Business 2017 DTF**Doing Business 2018 DTF**
Change in DTF**
(% points)
59.5862.502.92

Doing Business Ranking Overview

Rankings***
Topics
DB 2018 Rank*** DB 2018 DTF ** DB 2017 DTF** Change in DTF (% points)
Overall 92 62.50 59.58 2.92
Starting a Business 135 80.04 75.36 4.68
Dealing with Construction Permits 38 75.52 75.93 -0.41
Getting Electricity 59 79.88 79.88 0
Registering Property 24 81.19 78.51 2.68
Getting Credit 90 50.00 50.00 0
Protecting Minority Investors 10 75.00 58.33 16.67
Paying Taxes 76 75.00 74.30 0.7
Trading Across Borders 161 49.59 48.45 1.14
Enforcing Contracts 83 58.78 55.07 3.71
Resolving Insolvency 168 0.00 0.00 0
*Last years rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.
**The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier.
***Ranking is World Ranking (190 countries)