Ease of Doing Business in

Guadalajara - Mexico

This page summarizes Subnational Doing Business in Mexico 2014 data for Guadalajara. The first table shows its rank among 32 cities/regions in Mexico. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.

Economy Overview

Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 122,332,399
GNI Per Capita (US$) 9,940.00
Ease of Doing Business Rank among 32 cities in Mexico Top city in Mexico
26 Colima
Topic Rankings Rank among 32 cities in Mexico Top city in Mexico
Starting a Business 16 Celaya
Dealing with Construction Permits 29 Colima
Registering Property 27 Colima
Enforcing Contracts 15 Zacatecas

Subnational Data

Starting a Business


The challenges of launching a business are shown below. Included are: the number of steps entrepreneurs can expect to go through to launch, the time it takes on average, and the cost and minimum capital required as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

Indicator Guadalajara Latin America & Caribbean OECD

The total number of procedures required to register a firm. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries).

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Procedures (number)
7.0 8.3 4.8

The total number of days required to register a firm. The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments.

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Time (days)
12.5 30.1 9.2

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. It includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law.

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Cost (% of income per capita)
5.9 31.1 3.4

The amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita.

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Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)
0.0 3.2 8.8
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Obtención del permiso de uso de denominación o razón social y elección del fedatario público a través del portal Menos de un día (en línea) Sin costo
2 Aviso de uso de denominación o razón social ante la Secretaría de Economía, elaboración del acta constitutiva e inscripción de la sociedad en el Registro Federal de Contribuyentes (RFC) en el Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT) 3 días MXN 5,000
3 Inscripción del acta constitutiva en el Registro Público de Comercio 5 días MXN 1,970 [MXN 1,800 cuota fija de pago de derechos al RPC] + [MXN 170 por las anotaciones necesarias, consecuencia del registro de actos, contratos, cancelaciones y resoluciones judiciales].
4 Obtención de la licencia municipal en el Departamento de Licencias del Ayuntamiento de Guadalajara 1 día MXN 202 [MXN 172 por la impresión de licencia para giro] + [MXN 30 por la solicitud].
* 5 Inscripción en el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) 1 día Sin costo
* 6 Registro de la compañía en el Registro Estatal de Contribuyentes en la Secretaría de Finanzas del Estado 1 día Sin costo
* 7 Inscripción en el Sistema de Información Empresarial (SIEM) 1 día MXN 385
  * Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

Subnational Data