Getting Electricity

This topic tracks the procedures, time and cost required for a business to obtain a permanent electricity connection for a newly constructed warehouse. The most recent round of data collection for the project was completed in June 2013 with the exception of Transparency data that was last updated in June 2012. Read the methodology.

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The number of procedures to obtain a permanent electricity connection. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company employees or the company’s main electrician with external parties.

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Procedures (number)

The number of days to obtain a permanent electricity connection. The measure captures the median duration that the electricity utility and experts indicate is necessary in practice, rather than required by law, to complete a procedure.

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Time (days)

The cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. Costs are recorded exclusive of value added tax.

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Cost (% of income per capita)
East Asia & Pacific..598986.6
Europe & Central Asia..6146486.6
Latin America & Caribbean..665502.5
Middle East & North Africa..5861,038.0
OECD high income..58979.1
South Asia..61451,449.4
Sub-Saharan Africa..51414,819.9
Afghanistan10441091,731.7
Albania1586177543.3
Algeria14851801,562.9
Angola1707145689.7
Antigua and Barbuda20442126.2
Argentina8069140.3
Armenia109524298.9
Australia345758.7
Austria28523101.7
Azerbaijan1819241570.8
Bahamas, The45567102.2
Bahrain5259055.5
Bangladesh18994044,483.4
Barbados8376560.9
Belarus1687161431.7
Belgium9068892.5
Belize57566357.5
Benin160515816,321.1
Bhutan91582693.2
Bolivia128842952.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina1648125492.5
Botswana1075121389.1
Brazil1445834.4
Brunei Darussalam2955635.9
Bulgaria1356130320.0
Burkina Faso141415810,956.6
Burundi161515820,509.0
Cabo Verde151788888.0
Cambodia13441682,636.1
Cameroon624641,831.8
Canada1457142131.8
Central African Republic177710211,674.9
Chad1496679,580.1
Chile4363063.9
China1195145499.2
Colombia1015105541.6
Comoros10931202,224.9
Congo, Dem. Rep.14265823,025.1
Congo, Rep.17561354,657.6
Costa Rica47562226.9
Côte d'Ivoire1538553,366.3
Croatia60570319.8
Cyprus108524796.6
Czech Republic1466279179.0
Denmark18438118.4
Djibouti14441807,487.0
Dominica64561649.7
Dominican Republic127782301.0
Ecuador138774677.7
Egypt, Arab Rep.105754337.4
El Salvador154888563.1
Equatorial Guinea995106509.8
Eritrea955593,352.1
Estonia564111188.0
Ethiopia914951,879.5
Fiji814811,835.3
Finland2254229.6
France4257943.3
Gabon1386141306.7
Gambia, The1205784,526.3
Georgia54471515.0
Germany331746.9
Ghana854792,295.3
Greece6166266.7
Grenada71649280.9
Guatemala34439548.8
Guinea914698,082.0
Guinea-Bissau18874551,871.3
Guyana1558109479.5
Haiti674603,800.1
Honduras125833968.5
Hong Kong SAR, China54381.5
Hungary1125252116.4
Iceland142214.4
India111767230.7
Indonesia1216101370.6
Iran, Islamic Rep.1697140694.9
Iraq39547238.1
Ireland100520589.4
Israel103613213.8
Italy895124215.9
Jamaica132696540.6
Japan2631050.0
Jordan41547276.3
Kazakhstan8768865.3
Kenya16661581,090.7
Kiribati1596975,296.4
Korea, Rep.241817.7
Kosovo121748881.1
Kuwait5974244.7
Kyrgyz Republic18071592,256.4
Lao PDR14051341,913.0
Latvia835108326.1
Lebanon5157598.0
Lesotho13651251,991.8
Liberia14244652,288.5
Libya684118378.3
Lithuania75514848.1
Luxembourg66512057.7
Macedonia, FYR765107258.6
Madagascar18764509,050.2
Malawi18362227,468.5
Malaysia2153249.1
Maldives1316108398.1
Mali11841203,771.9
Malta1155136463.2
Marshall Islands77567729.5
Mauritania1245757,404.2
Mauritius48484281.1
Mexico133785369.1
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.1063470374.7
Moldova1657140542.1
Mongolia1628104742.7
Montenegro69571487.6
Morocco975622,476.3
Mozambique17171072,857.7
Myanmar1265913,175.5
Namibia72637395.9
Nepal985701,380.8
Netherlands70514335.8
New Zealand4556997.0
Nicaragua1146551,082.5
Niger12341156,936.4
Nigeria1858260960.5
Norway1746612.1
Oman5866249.7
Pakistan17562061,600.9
Palau78512599.5
Panama1653510.3
Papua New Guinea2446657.5
Paraguay50567202.6
Peru795100353.7
Philippines33542118.2
Poland1376161205.2
Portugal3656453.6
Puerto Rico (U.S.)38532376.7
Qatar274904.0
Romania1747223534.0
Russian Federation
1175162293.8
Rwanda534304,018.7
Samoa37434783.6
San Marino1034557.1
São Tomé and Príncipe734891,049.9
Saudi Arabia1546131.1
Senegal18281135,918.2
Serbia854131505.6
Seychelles1476137489.3
Sierra Leone17981134,958.1
Singapore643627.5
Slovak Republic65515810.6
Slovenia32538120.3
Solomon Islands13041602,113.7
South Africa15052261,432.1
South Sudan18464684,976.7
Spain62585234.4
Sri Lanka9141101,076.6
St. Kitts and Nevis19418290.6
St. Lucia31526211.9
St. Vincent and the Grenadines25352241.0
Sudan1135703,435.1
Suriname40458530.9
Swaziland16361371,232.7
Sweden935236.6
Switzerland833959.6
Syrian Arab Republic82571652.8
Taiwan, China742449.4
Tajikistan18691851,077.4
Tanzania10241091,690.6
Thailand1243567.3
Timor-Leste44363638.0
Togo964745,800.4
Tonga3054294.4
Trinidad and Tobago104617.0
Tunisia55465811.9
Turkey49470475.3
Uganda178613213,456.7
Ukraine17210277178.0
United Arab Emirates433521.9
United Kingdom74512691.9
United States1346015.6
Uruguay2354816.5
Uzbekistan17391081,159.6
Vanuatu12951221,230.1
Venezuela, RB16761581,133.7
Vietnam15661151,726.4
West Bank and Gaza875631,472.2
Yemen, Rep.11641103,604.0
Zambia1526117955.8
Zimbabwe15761063,686.8

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