Country name 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Sweden 5 5 4 4 4
Singapore 5 5 5 5 4
Iceland 5 5 5 5 4
Finland 5 5 5 5 4
Japan 6 6 5 5 5
Andorra 6 6 5 5 5
Norway 6 5 5 5 5
Luxembourg 6 6 6 5 5
Korea, Rep. 6 5 5 5 6
Monaco 6 6 6 6 5
France 7 6 6 6 6
Germany 7 6 6 6 6
Denmark 7 6 6 6 6
Austria 7 6 6 6 6
Switzerland 6 6 6 6 6
Italy 8 7 7 6 6
Slovenia 7 7 7 6 6
San Marino 8 7 7 6 6
Belgium 8 7 7 6 6
Netherlands 7 7 7 6 6
Canada 7 7 7 6 6
Australia 7 7 7 7 6
United Kingdom 7 7 7 7 7
Spain 8 8 7 7 7
Ireland 7 7 7 7 7
Cyprus 9 9 8 8 7
Israel 9 8 8 8 7
Czech Republic 10 9 8 8 7
New Zealand 9 8 8 8 8
Portugal 10 9 9 8 8
Malta 10 9 9 8 8
United States 10 9 9 9 9
Greece 10 10 9 9 8
Croatia 10 10 9 9 9
Cuba 11 11 10 9 9
Brunei Darussalam 11 10 10 10 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 13 12 11 10
Poland 15 13 12 11 10
Malaysia 13 13 12 12 11
United Arab Emirates 13 13 12 12 12
Chile 13 13 12 12 12
Hungary 14 13 13 12 12
Slovak Republic 14 14 13 13 12
Lithuania 17 15 14 13 12
Estonia 16 15 14 13 12
Kuwait 14 14 14 13 13
Qatar 15 15 14 13 13
Serbia 20 17 15 14 13
Seychelles 15 14 14 14 14
Bahrain 18 17 15 14 13
Costa Rica 15 15 15 14 14
Montenegro 15 15 15 15 14
Barbados 16 16 16 16 16
Dominica 17 17 17 16 16
Bahamas, The 19 18 17 17 16
Grenada 18 18 17 17 16
Belarus 18 18 18 17 16
Antigua and Barbuda 20 19 18 17 16
Sri Lanka 20 20 19 18 17
Macedonia, FYR 25 22 20 18 17
Uruguay 21 20 19 18 18
St. Lucia 20 20 19 19 18
Tonga 20 19 19 19 18
Oman 24 22 21 19 18
St. Kitts and Nevis 23 22 20 19 18
Ukraine 21 21 20 20 19
Latvia 24 23 22 20 19
Argentina 23 23 22 21 21
Mauritius 22 23 23 22 20
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 22 22 22 22 22
Lebanon 26 25 23 22 21
Bulgaria 23 23 23 23 22
Venezuela, RB 26 25 24 23 22
Samoa 26 25 24 23 23
Vanuatu 27 26 25 24 24
Thailand 28 27 26 25 24
Jamaica 26 26 25 25 24
Saudi Arabia 29 28 26 25 24
Russian Federation 26 26 26 25 24
Fiji 26 26 26 25 25
Syrian Arab Republic 30 28 27 26 25
Colombia 30 29 28 27 26
Belize 30 29 28 27 26
Panama 28 28 27 27 27
Palau 31 30 29 29 28
Trinidad and Tobago 29 29 29 29 29
Albania 33 32 30 29 28
Mexico 35 33 31 29 27
Romania 32 31 30 29 28
Jordan 32 31 30 29 29
Libya 34 33 31 30 29
West Bank and Gaza 35 34 33 32 31
Armenia 39 37 35 33 32
Solomon Islands 35 34 34 34 34
Moldova 36 36 36 34 32
Tunisia 41 39 37 35 33
Paraguay 39 38 37 36 35
El Salvador 45 42 39 37 35
Suriname 41 40 39 37 36
Vietnam 42 40 39 38 36
Ecuador 44 42 40 38 36
Brazil 47 44 41 38 35
Iran, Islamic Rep. 45 43 41 39 37
Georgia 44 43 42 40 38
Algeria 43 42 41 41 40
China 48 46 44 42 39
Marshall Islands 42 42 42 42 42
Honduras 47 45 44 42 40
Philippines 46 44 43 42 41
Dominican Republic 49 47 46 44 43
Cabo Verde 56 53 49 44 39
Nicaragua 53 50 47 45 43
Tuvalu 51 49 48 46 44
Peru 58 54 50 46 43
Iraq 49 48 47 46 45
Turkey 56 53 50 47 44
Kazakhstan 53 52 50 48 46
Guyana 54 53 52 51 50
Egypt, Arab Rep. 64 60 56 52 48
Kyrgyz Republic 61 59 56 54 52
Maldives 70 65 60 54 49
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 55 55 55 55 54
Guatemala 63 60 58 55 53
Morocco 64 61 58 56 53
Indonesia 66 63 60 58 55
Uzbekistan 70 69 68 67 66
South Africa 60 62 65 68 71
Namibia 70 70 71 73 74
Mongolia 85 81 77 73 69
Korea, Dem. Rep. 73 76 76 73 67
Kiribati 81 79 77 75 73
Botswana 64 69 74 78 82
Papua New Guinea 83 82 81 80 79
Azerbaijan 94 92 88 84 79
Myanmar 94 91 88 85 82
Turkmenistan 90 89 88 86 84
Gabon 88 88 87 86 85
Bolivia 100 96 91 87 82
Bhutan 105 100 94 89 84
Nepal 109 104 98 92 87
Sao Tome and Principe 106 103 100 97 93
Bangladesh 114 109 103 98 93
India 109 106 102 99 95
Eritrea 117 111 105 99 94
Zimbabwe 95 98 101 102 103
Comoros 108 106 104 103 102
Yemen, Rep. 111 109 107 104 100
Djibouti 110 108 107 105 103
Tajikistan 120 116 112 106 100
Lesotho 93 98 102 107 111
Ghana 114 112 110 107 105
Swaziland 90 98 105 111 118
Haiti 124 120 116 112 108
Sudan 119 117 115 113 110
Kenya 111 113 114 113 112
Mauritania 113 113 113 113 113
Pakistan 126 123 121 118 115
Timor-Leste 137 131 125 118 112
Congo, Rep. 107 111 115 119 121
Cambodia 122 123 124 122 118
Madagascar 140 135 129 123 117
Lao PDR 140 135 130 126 122
Gambia, The 142 137 133 128 123
Togo 136 134 131 128 125
Afghanistan 149 146 143 141 138
Senegal 143 145 145 144 142
Tanzania 160 156 152 147 140
Cote d'Ivoire 152 151 151 150 148
Equatorial Guinea 163 159 155 151 146
Benin 157 155 153 152 149
Cameroon 151 153 155 156 154
Ethiopia 175 168 162 156 151
Uganda 165 163 161 158 153
Burundi 170 167 163 159 154
Somalia 174 174 174 174 174
Central African Republic 175 175 175 175 175
Congo, Dem. Rep. 176 176 176 176 176
Zambia 188 185 182 179 175
Guinea 206 199 192 185 178
Mozambique 212 204 196 186 177
Guinea-Bissau 204 200 195 190 186
Burkina Faso 200 197 194 192 189
Malawi 214 208 201 193 185
Chad 203 201 198 196 193
Nigeria 209 206 202 198 193
Liberia 229 220 210 199 187
South Sudan 224 217 209 200 192
Angola 225 224 222 221 219
Rwanda 253 191 216 231 199
Mali 240 238 236 232 227
Sierra Leone 256 252 248 243 237
Niger 279 266 255 245 236
Curacao
French Polynesia
Liechtenstein
Kosovo
New Caledonia
Aruba
Cayman Islands
Isle of Man
Macao SAR, China
American Samoa
Faeroe Islands
Hong Kong SAR, China
Guam
St. Martin (French part)
Puerto Rico
Greenland
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Bermuda
Turks and Caicos Islands
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Northern Mariana Islands

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