Country name 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Liberia 4 4 3 4 8
Tuvalu 8 9 9 12 11
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 9 9 7 7 7
Myanmar 10 11 13 14 16
Sao Tome and Principe 10 19 17 16 16
Chad 11 14 15 24 47
Comoros 12 12 12 12 12
Bermuda 12 11 10 10 10
Kiribati 12 12 10 10 9
Ethiopia 12 13 14 14 14
Hong Kong SAR, China 12 12 11 10 9
Solomon Islands 13 12 12 11 9
Vanuatu 13 10 10 9 9
Benin 13 13 14 14 13
Rwanda 14 14 14 13 14
Palau 14 17 20 19 18
Madagascar 14 15 14 15 16
Guinea-Bissau 14 15 17 18 16
Central African Republic 15 14 14 14 14
Macao SAR, China 15 13 12 13 12
Maldives 15 14 14 14 14
Djibouti 15 16 16 16 17
Timor-Leste 16 14 13 12 10
Antigua and Barbuda 16 15 15 15 16
Lao PDR 17 17 19 21 21
Kenya 17 17 17 18 18
Burundi 17 16 17 17 18
Aruba 17 17 17 18 20
St. Lucia 17 16 16 16 18
Bahamas, The 18 14 15 16 15
Barbados 18 17 17 18 17
Dominica 18 17 17 15 15
Niger 18 17 17 17 18
Malawi 18 17 16 19 18
Luxembourg 18 18 18 18 18
Togo 18 17 18 18 17
Panama 19 17 16 17 18
Albania 19 20 19 21 21
Cyprus 19 19 19 19 20
Tanzania 19 19 21 23 22
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20 19 18 19 19
Eritrea 20 20 21 21 21
Mali 21 26 28 24 24
Grenada 21 19 19 20 19
Sudan 21 19 21 22 26
Greece 21 22 21 22 22
Belize 21 21 20 17 18
Tonga 21 21 21 20 19
Moldova 22 24 23 25 17
Cabo Verde 22 19 19 19 18
Nepal 22 18 18 18 18
Nicaragua 22 23 23 22 23
Fiji 22 24 23 22 23
Georgia 22 22 24 26 26
Congo, Dem. Rep. 23 31 29 26 28
Lebanon 23 23 23 22 16
Uganda 23 23 24 24 22
Bosnia and Herzegovina 23 23 22 23 25
Cambodia 23 23 26 26 27
Uzbekistan 23 23 22 23 26
United States 23 22 21 21 22
Senegal 23 25 25 24 25
Pakistan 23 24 24 24 27
France 23 23 23 22 22
Montenegro 23 25 24 23 22
Latvia 24 23 23 22 22
Argentina 24 23 28 31 35
Uruguay 25 25 24 26 26
Mozambique 25 26 23 25 27
Burkina Faso 25 19 18 21 21
Cote d'Ivoire 25 24 23 22 23
West Bank and Gaza 25 27 22 26 25
Mongolia 25 25 26 28 32
Suriname 25 23 31 31 35
Bangladesh 25 26 26 26 27
Bulgaria 25 27 27 27 27
Netherlands 25 25 24 24 24
New Zealand 25 25 26 25 26
Jamaica 26 25 24 25 25
Jordan 26 26 27 27 29
India 26 25 26 26 28
Zambia 26 27 27 27 29
Switzerland 26 27 27 27 27
Australia 27 26 26 26 26
United Kingdom 27 26 25 24 23
Italy 27 27 27 26 26
Sri Lanka 27 27 28 28 29
Iceland 27 28 26 25 26
Denmark 27 27 26 26 26
Brazil 28 27 27 28 30
Estonia 28 29 29 29 29
Cuba 28 26 25 22 21
Portugal 28 28 27 26 25
Belgium 28 27 27 26 26
Namibia 28 31 32 28 29
Ghana 28 28 28 28 27
Sierra Leone 28 9 9 11 13
Seychelles 29 28 30 27 14
Guyana 29 29 29 27 27
Morocco 29 28 27 28 29
Croatia 29 29 28 29 30
Colombia 29 29 30 31 32
Mauritania 30 26 27 24 28
Lithuania 30 31 30 32 33
Bolivia 30 29 29 29 31
St. Kitts and Nevis 30 34 32 28 26
Tunisia 30 30 30 28 28
Sweden 30 30 30 29 30
Lesotho 31 33 34 33 32
Spain 31 31 30 30 30
Germany 31 30 29 29 29
Mauritius 31 31 31 30 29
Japan 31 30 29 29 29
Turkey 31 30 29 29 28
Kyrgyz Republic 31 29 23 22 24
El Salvador 31 32 32 32 30
Austria 32 31 31 31 31
Hungary 32 31 31 31 31
South Africa 32 32 33 32 31
Costa Rica 32 30 29 29 30
Chile 32 33 33 33 35
Honduras 32 31 30 30 29
Poland 33 31 30 31 32
Egypt, Arab Rep. 33 33 35 36 37
Romania 33 36 37 35 35
Serbia 33 33 32 32 30
Guinea 33 34 34 34 33
Dominican Republic 33 31 32 31 30
Macedonia, FYR 34 32 30 29 28
Vietnam 34 35 36 37 37
Philippines 34 34 35 35 34
Singapore 35 32 32 32 33
Mexico 35 33 33 34 35
Slovenia 35 35 34 35 35
Ireland 35 38 39 36 34
Ecuador 36 32 31 30 32
Paraguay 36 38 41 37 35
Bhutan 36 38 39 39 38
Cameroon 36 33 32 31 31
Slovak Republic 36 35 34 35 36
Finland 36 35 34 34 34
Ukraine 36 35 35 35 36
Iran, Islamic Rep. 37 35 41 41 43
Czech Republic 37 38 36 36 38
Syrian Arab Republic 38 33 32 29 35
Russian Federation 38 36 33 33 36
Korea, Rep. 38 37 36 37 38
Tajikistan 39 40 39 37 35
Armenia 39 36 39 42 41
Belarus 39 37 37 39 41
Kazakhstan 40 39 39 38 38
Papua New Guinea 41 41 37 37 39
Norway 42 40 38 38 40
Thailand 42 42 42 44 43
Swaziland 44 45 45 47 46
Turkmenistan 44 44 42 41 40
Azerbaijan 45 47 50 53 55
China 46 45 45 46 46
Indonesia 46 46 44 44 45
Yemen, Rep. 46 42 42 43 45
Malaysia 48 46 45 47 49
United Arab Emirates 49 50 48 49 52
Trinidad and Tobago 49 47 45 53 55
Venezuela, RB 50 46 50 52 55
Botswana 51 49 47 43 44
Malta 51 43 44 44 39
Nigeria 52 41 31 37 42
Saudi Arabia 54 51 51 54 57
Gabon 56 51 52 52 55
Algeria 59 52 52 53 55
Oman 59 56 55 56 56
Brunei Darussalam 64 60 61 64 68
Qatar 71 69 71 74 72
Angola 72 65 59 60 64
Congo, Rep. 72 65 63 61 66
Puerto Rico 82 87 89 89 88
Northern Mariana Islands
Bahrain
Peru
Iraq
St. Martin (French part)
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
New Caledonia
Somalia
Monaco
Guatemala 29 29 29 30
Kosovo
Equatorial Guinea
South Sudan
Kuwait
American Samoa
Andorra
Israel
Korea, Dem. Rep.
Marshall Islands
Greenland
Turks and Caicos Islands
San Marino
Isle of Man
Samoa
Haiti
French Polynesia
Guam
Canada
Curacao
Cayman Islands
Gambia, The
Liechtenstein
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Libya 66 75 69
Faeroe Islands
Afghanistan 24 23 27
Zimbabwe 26

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