The most and least affordable countries for starting a business, mapped

The United Arab Emirates is the most costly nation to begin a business, with start-up costs of $7,443.51. While starting a new business is least affordable in Congo, where $1,232 in fees equates to 2,554% of the average monthly income. Contrary in Kazakhstan, it takes just 2% of the average monthly payment ($12 against $531) to start a business.

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Global Fuel Index: Comparing Gasoline Prices in Cities Worldwide

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are big oil producers with economies highly dependent on hydrocarbon revenues. Residents in these regions enjoy the most affordable oil prices. The Central African Republic has the most expensive fuel prices in the world. Fuel supplies have to be brought in on a barge over the Oubangui River, resulting in frequent shortages and high prices.

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