Country name 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Sweden 5 4 4 4 4
Iceland 5 5 5 4 4
Singapore 5 5 5 4 4
Finland 5 5 5 4 4
Andorra 6 5 5 5 5
Japan 6 5 5 5 5
Norway 5 5 5 5 5
Luxembourg 6 6 5 5 5
Monaco 6 6 6 5 5
Korea, Rep. 5 5 6 6 6
France 6 6 6 6 5
Germany 6 6 6 6 5
Denmark 6 6 6 6 6
Austria 6 6 6 6 6
Switzerland 6 6 6 6 6
Italy 7 7 6 6 6
Slovenia 7 7 6 6 6
San Marino 7 7 6 6 6
Belgium 7 7 6 6 6
Netherlands 7 7 6 6 6
Canada 7 7 6 6 6
Australia 7 7 7 6 6
United Kingdom 7 7 7 7 7
Spain 8 7 7 7 7
Ireland 7 7 7 7 7
Israel 8 8 8 7 7
Cyprus 9 8 8 7 7
Czech Republic 9 8 8 7 7
New Zealand 8 8 8 8 7
Portugal 9 9 8 8 7
Malta 9 9 8 8 8
United States 9 9 9 9 8
Greece 10 9 9 8 8
Croatia 10 9 9 9 8
Cuba 11 10 9 9 8
Brunei Darussalam 10 10 10 10 9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 12 11 10 9
Poland 13 12 11 10 9
Malaysia 13 12 12 11 10
United Arab Emirates 13 12 12 12 11
Chile 13 12 12 12 11
Hungary 13 13 12 12 11
Slovak Republic 14 13 13 12 12
Estonia 15 14 13 12 11
Lithuania 15 14 13 12 12
Kuwait 14 14 13 13 13
Qatar 15 14 13 13 12
Serbia 17 15 14 13 13
Bahrain 17 15 14 13 13
Seychelles 14 14 14 14 14
Costa Rica 15 15 14 14 13
Montenegro 15 15 15 14 14
Barbados 15 16 16 16 16
Dominica 16 16 16 16 15
Bahamas, The 18 17 16 16 16
Grenada 18 17 17 16 16
Antigua and Barbuda 19 18 17 16 16
Belarus 18 18 17 16 14
Sri Lanka 20 19 18 17 16
Tonga 19 18 18 18 18
Macedonia, FYR 22 20 18 17 16
Uruguay 20 19 18 18 17
St. Lucia 20 19 19 18 18
Oman 23 21 19 18 17
Ukraine 21 20 20 19 19
Latvia 23 22 20 19 17
St. Kitts and Nevis 22 21 20 19 19
Argentina 23 22 21 21 20
Mauritius 23 23 22 20 19
Lebanon 25 24 22 21 20
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 22 22 22 22 22
Bulgaria 23 23 23 22 21
Samoa 25 24 23 22 22
Jamaica 25 24 23 23 22
Venezuela, RB 26 25 24 28 22
Thailand 27 26 25 24 23
Russian Federation 26 26 25 24 23
Saudi Arabia 28 26 25 24 23
Fiji 26 25 25 25 25
Syrian Arab Republic 28 27 26 24 23
Belize 29 28 27 26 25
Colombia 29 28 27 26 25
Panama 28 27 27 27 26
Palau 30 29 29 28 27
Trinidad and Tobago 29 29 29 29 29
Albania 32 30 29 28 26
Jordan 31 30 29 28 28
Mexico 33 31 29 27 26
Vanuatu 30 34 29 29 29
Romania 31 30 29 28 27
Libya 32 31 30 29 28
West Bank and Gaza 34 33 32 31 30
Armenia 37 35 33 32 30
Solomon Islands 35 34 34 34 33
Paraguay 38 37 36 35 34
Moldova 38 38 36 34 31
Vietnam 40 38 37 35 34
Tunisia 42 39 37 34 32
El Salvador 42 39 37 34 32
Suriname 40 38 37 36 34
Brazil 43 40 37 35 32
Ecuador 42 40 38 36 34
Iran, Islamic Rep. 43 41 39 37 35
Georgia 43 42 40 38 36
Algeria 42 41 41 40 40
China 46 44 42 39 37
Marshall Islands 42 42 42 42 41
Philippines 44 43 42 41 40
Dominican Republic 47 46 44 43 41
Cabo Verde 53 49 44 40 36
Peru 53 49 45 42 39
Turkey 52 49 45 42 40
Tuvalu 50 48 46 44 43
Iraq 48 47 47 46 45
Kazakhstan 52 50 48 46 44
Guyana 51 50 49 48 47
Nicaragua 50 47 50 43 40
Egypt, Arab Rep. 60 57 53 50 47
Kyrgyz Republic 59 56 54 51 49
Morocco 60 58 55 52 50
Guatemala 60 58 55 53 51
Maldives 66 61 55 50 44
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 56 56 56 55 54
Indonesia 64 61 58 55 52
Honduras 44 43 60 39 37
Uzbekistan 69 68 67 65 63
South Africa 65 67 70 73 75
Mongolia 80 76 72 67 63
Korea, Dem. Rep. 76 76 73 67 60
Namibia 71 72 74 75 76
Kiribati 79 77 75 73 71
Botswana 74 77 79 82 83
Papua New Guinea 82 81 80 79 79
Azerbaijan 92 89 84 79 74
Turkmenistan 89 88 86 84 82
Gabon 89 88 87 86 85
Myanmar 93 90 87 85 82
Bolivia 98 93 89 84 80
Bhutan 100 95 89 84 80
Nepal 102 96 91 86 81
Sao Tome and Principe 104 101 97 93 89
Bangladesh 109 103 98 93 88
India 105 102 98 95 91
Eritrea 111 105 99 94 89
Comoros 106 104 103 102 101
Yemen, Rep. 110 107 104 100 95
Zimbabwe 99 102 104 105 106
Djibouti 109 107 105 103 101
Tajikistan 116 111 106 99 93
Ghana 112 110 107 104 101
Sudan 116 114 111 109 106
Lesotho 104 108 111 114 117
Haiti 121 117 112 109 105
Kenya 115 115 113 111 108
Mauritania 114 114 114 114 114
Pakistan 123 120 118 115 112
Swaziland 104 111 118 123 128
Congo, Rep. 112 116 119 121 122
Cambodia 123 123 120 116 108
Madagascar 133 128 122 116 109
Timor-Leste 134 128 122 116 110
Lao PDR 136 131 126 122 118
Togo 133 130 127 124 121
Gambia, The 137 133 128 123 119
Senegal 143 143 142 140 135
Afghanistan 149 146 143 140 137
Tanzania 154 150 145 138 131
Cote d'Ivoire 152 151 150 148 146
Benin 156 154 151 148 145
Cameroon 154 155 155 154 150
Ethiopia 168 162 156 151 145
Uganda 167 164 160 155 148
Equatorial Guinea 168 164 160 156 152
Burundi 168 164 161 156 152
Congo, Dem. Rep. 174 172 168 165 161
Zambia 178 176 173 169 163
Somalia 174 174 174 174 174
Central African Republic 177 177 177 176 175
Guinea 199 192 185 178 170
Guinea-Bissau 200 195 189 183 178
Mozambique 207 199 190 180 171
Burkina Faso 197 194 191 189 186
Malawi 203 199 193 185 174
Chad 201 198 196 193 190
Nigeria 205 201 197 192 187
South Sudan 216 209 200 191 182
Liberia 228 217 206 194 182
Angola 224 223 221 219 217
Mali 238 235 232 226 220
Rwanda 203 223 234 201 184
Niger 267 256 246 236 227
Sierra Leone 254 251 246 241 236
St. Martin (French part)
Guam
French Polynesia
American Samoa
Bermuda
New Caledonia
Turks and Caicos Islands
Aruba
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Cayman Islands
Curacao
Hong Kong SAR, China
Macao SAR, China
Greenland
Faeroe Islands
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Puerto Rico
Liechtenstein
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands

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