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Average cost to start a company in the European Union 2018, by country

Average cost of registering a private-limited company in European Union countries in 2018

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Release date

March 2020



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Supplementary notes

* Cost of selected countries given as ranges as follows:
Bulgaria = 28-56 euros
Croatia = 105-670 euros
Czechia = 90-270 euros
Estonia = 145-190 euros
Finland = 275-380-380 euros
Ireland = 50-100 euros
Latvia = 32-68 euros
Lithuania = 57-289 euros
Netherlands = 300-400 euros
Portugal = 220-360 euros
Slovakia = 150-300 euros
Sweden = 196-227 euros
**Registering in Greece was temporarily free of charge between July 2018 and July 2019 while a new electronic registration system is being introduced.

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