Country name 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Sweden 5 5 5 4 4
Singapore 5 5 5 5 5
Iceland 5 5 5 5 5
Finland 6 5 5 5 5
Japan 6 6 6 5 5
Norway 6 6 5 5 5
Luxembourg 7 6 6 6 5
Korea, Rep. 6 6 5 5 6
Andorra 7 6 6 6 6
Monaco 7 6 6 6 6
France 7 7 6 6 6
Germany 7 7 6 6 6
Denmark 7 7 6 6 6
Switzerland 7 6 6 6 6
Austria 7 7 6 6 6
Slovenia 8 7 7 7 6
Italy 8 8 7 7 6
Belgium 8 8 7 7 6
San Marino 8 8 7 7 6
Netherlands 7 7 7 7 6
Canada 7 7 7 7 6
Australia 7 7 7 7 7
United Kingdom 7 7 7 7 7
Spain 9 8 8 7 7
Ireland 7 7 7 7 7
Israel 9 9 8 8 8
Cyprus 10 9 9 8 8
Czech Republic 11 10 9 8 8
New Zealand 9 9 8 8 8
Malta 10 9 9 9 8
Portugal 11 10 9 9 8
United States 10 10 9 9 9
Greece 11 10 10 9 9
Croatia 10 10 10 9 9
Cuba 11 11 10 10 9
Brunei Darussalam 11 11 10 10 10
Poland 16 15 13 12 11
Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 14 13 12 12
Malaysia 14 13 13 12 12
United Arab Emirates 14 13 13 12 12
Chile 14 13 13 12 12
Hungary 15 14 13 13 12
Slovak Republic 15 14 14 13 13
Lithuania 19 17 15 14 13
Estonia 17 16 15 14 13
Qatar 16 15 15 14 13
Kuwait 14 14 14 14 14
Seychelles 15 14 14 14 14
Serbia 22 20 17 15 14
Bahrain 20 18 17 15 14
Costa Rica 16 15 15 15 14
Montenegro 15 15 15 15 14
Dominica 17 17 17 17 16
Barbados 16 16 16 16 16
Grenada 19 18 17 17 16
Belarus 18 18 18 18 17
Antigua and Barbuda 20 19 19 18 17
Bahamas, The 19 19 18 17 17
Uruguay 21 21 21 20 18
Macedonia, FYR 28 25 22 20 18
St. Lucia 20 20 19 19 18
Sri Lanka 21 21 20 20 19
Tonga 20 20 20 19 19
Oman 27 25 23 21 20
St. Kitts and Nevis 24 23 22 21 20
Ukraine 20 21 21 21 20
Latvia 24 23 23 22 20
Argentina 24 23 23 22 21
Mauritius 22 22 23 23 22
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 22 22 22 22 22
Lebanon 27 26 25 24 22
Bulgaria 23 23 23 23 23
Samoa 26 25 25 24 23
Venezuela, RB 27 26 25 24 23
Jamaica 27 26 26 25 25
Russian Federation 26 26 26 26 25
Thailand 31 29 28 26 25
Saudi Arabia 34 31 29 27 25
Fiji 27 27 26 26 25
Vanuatu 29 28 27 26 26
Syrian Arab Republic 31 30 28 27 26
Colombia 31 30 29 28 27
Panama 29 29 28 28 27
Belize 34 32 30 29 27
Trinidad and Tobago 31 30 30 29 29
Mexico 37 35 33 31 29
Jordan 33 32 31 30 29
Romania 33 33 32 31 29
Palau 32 31 31 30 30
Libya 36 34 33 32 31
Albania 37 36 34 33 32
West Bank and Gaza 36 35 34 33 32
Armenia 41 39 37 35 33
Tunisia 41 39 37 35 33
Moldova 35 36 36 35 34
Vietnam 42 40 38 36 34
Solomon Islands 35 35 35 35 35
Paraguay 40 38 37 36 35
Suriname 43 41 40 38 36
El Salvador 47 44 41 39 36
Ecuador 46 43 41 39 37
Brazil 50 47 44 41 38
Algeria 45 44 42 40 38
Iran, Islamic Rep. 47 45 43 41 39
Georgia 45 45 44 42 39
China 49 47 46 44 41
Honduras 49 47 45 43 41
Marshall Islands 43 42 42 42 42
Philippines 48 46 45 43 42
Cabo Verde 52 50 48 45 43
Dominican Republic 51 49 47 45 43
Turkey 58 54 51 47 44
Nicaragua 55 52 50 47 45
Tuvalu 52 51 49 47 46
Peru 62 58 54 50 46
Iraq 50 49 48 47 47
Kazakhstan 54 54 53 51 49
Guyana 54 53 51 50 49
Egypt, Arab Rep. 69 64 60 56 52
Morocco 66 63 60 58 55
Guatemala 66 63 60 58 55
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 55 56 56 56 55
Maldives 75 71 66 61 55
Kyrgyz Republic 68 66 63 59 56
Indonesia 70 67 63 61 58
Uzbekistan 70 69 68 66 65
South Africa 59 60 62 64 68
Namibia 69 69 69 70 71
Mongolia 89 85 81 76 72
Korea, Dem. Rep. 68 73 76 76 73
Kiribati 83 81 79 77 75
Botswana 58 63 68 73 78
Papua New Guinea 84 83 82 81 80
Azerbaijan 91 90 88 85 81
Turkmenistan 89 89 88 86 84
Myanmar 95 92 89 87 84
Gabon 90 89 88 88 87
Bolivia 105 101 96 92 87
Bhutan 109 104 99 94 89
Nepal 115 109 104 98 92
Sao Tome and Principe 102 100 98 96 93
Bangladesh 120 114 108 103 97
India 112 109 106 102 99
Eritrea 124 117 111 105 99
Tajikistan 117 115 111 106 101
Comoros 110 107 105 103 101
Zimbabwe 90 94 98 101 102
Yemen, Rep. 114 112 109 107 104
Lesotho 88 92 96 101 106
Ghana 115 113 112 110 108
Swaziland 82 88 96 103 110
Djibouti 114 113 112 111 111
Sudan 121 119 117 115 112
Haiti 128 124 120 116 112
Kenya 109 111 112 113 113
Mauritania 120 119 117 115 114
Congo, Rep. 108 110 113 115 117
Pakistan 128 126 123 120 118
Timor-Leste 143 136 130 124 118
Madagascar 141 137 132 126 121
Cambodia 120 121 123 123 121
Gambia, The 147 141 136 131 126
Togo 135 133 130 128 126
Lao PDR 146 142 137 133 129
Afghanistan 152 148 145 142 139
Senegal 144 145 147 147 146
Tanzania 162 160 156 152 147
Cote d'Ivoire 152 152 152 151 149
Equatorial Guinea 167 162 158 155 150
Burundi 159 157 156 154 153
Benin 161 158 156 154 153
Cameroon 147 151 153 155 155
Ethiopia 182 175 168 161 156
Uganda 167 165 163 161 157
Central African Republic 168 168 167 167 166
Somalia 171 171 171 171 171
Congo, Dem. Rep. 171 171 171 171 171
Zambia 191 188 185 182 179
Guinea-Bissau 195 192 189 185 182
Mozambique 215 208 201 192 183
Guinea 216 209 202 194 187
Burkina Faso 201 199 197 194 191
Malawi 219 213 207 200 193
Chad 201 200 198 196 194
South Sudan 228 221 213 205 197
Nigeria 210 209 206 203 198
Liberia 237 230 221 211 200
Angola 210 210 209 208 206
Rwanda 287 253 191 216 231
Mali 242 240 238 236 232
Sierra Leone 250 248 246 243 241
Niger 292 279 266 255 245
Guam
New Caledonia
Hong Kong SAR, China
Liechtenstein
American Samoa
Macao SAR, China
Bermuda
Turks and Caicos Islands
Kosovo
Faeroe Islands
French Polynesia
Puerto Rico
St. Martin (French part)
Isle of Man
Curacao
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Aruba
Greenland
Cayman Islands
Northern Mariana Islands

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