Country name 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Iceland 4 4 4 4 3
Singapore 4 4 4 3 3
Sweden 4 4 4 4 4
Finland 4 4 4 4 4
Japan 5 5 4 4 4
Andorra 5 5 4 4 4
Norway 5 5 5 5 4
Luxembourg 5 5 5 4 4
Monaco 5 5 5 5 5
Germany 6 5 5 5 5
France 6 5 5 5 5
Italy 6 6 5 5 5
Slovenia 6 6 5 5 5
San Marino 6 6 5 5 5
Austria 6 6 5 5 5
Switzerland 6 6 6 6 5
Denmark 6 6 6 5 5
Belgium 6 6 6 5 5
Korea, Rep. 6 6 6 7 6
Australia 6 6 6 6 6
Netherlands 6 6 6 6 6
Canada 6 6 6 6 6
Cyprus 7 7 6 6 5
Spain 7 7 6 6 6
United Kingdom 7 7 7 6 6
Czech Republic 7 7 6 6 6
Israel 7 7 7 6 6
Ireland 7 7 7 7 6
Portugal 8 7 7 6 6
New Zealand 8 7 7 7 7
Greece 8 8 7 7 6
Malta 8 8 8 7 7
Croatia 9 8 8 8 7
Cuba 9 8 8 8 7
United States 9 8 8 8 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 9 9 8 8
Poland 10 9 9 8 8
Brunei Darussalam 10 10 9 9 9
Malaysia 11 10 10 9 9
Chile 12 11 10 10 10
Estonia 12 11 10 9 9
United Arab Emirates 12 11 11 11 10
Hungary 12 11 11 10 9
Lithuania 12 12 11 11 11
Slovak Republic 12 12 11 11 11
Qatar 13 12 12 12 11
Kuwait 13 13 13 12 12
Bahrain 13 13 12 12 12
Serbia 13 13 12 12 11
Costa Rica 14 13 12 12 11
Montenegro 14 14 13 13 12
Seychelles 14 14 14 14 14
Belarus 16 14 13 12 11
Antigua and Barbuda 16 15 15 14 14
Bahamas, The 16 16 16 16 16
Dominica 16 16 16 15 15
Grenada 16 16 16 15 15
Macedonia, FYR 17 16 15 15 14
Sri Lanka 17 16 16 15 15
Barbados 16 16 17 17 17
Oman 18 17 16 15 14
Uruguay 18 17 16 16 15
Latvia 19 17 16 15 14
St. Kitts and Nevis 18 18 17 16 15
Tonga 18 18 18 17 17
St. Lucia 18 18 18 17 17
Ukraine 19 18 18 17 16
Mauritius 20 19 17 16 16
Lebanon 21 20 19 18 17
Argentina 21 20 20 19 19
Bulgaria 22 21 20 19 18
Venezuela, RB 22 21 21 20 20
Samoa 23 22 21 21 20
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 22 22 22 22 22
Thailand 24 23 22 21 20
Saudi Arabia 24 23 22 21 21
Vanuatu 24 23 22 22 21
Russian Federation 24 23 22 21 19
Syrian Arab Republic 25 23 22 21 20
Jamaica 24 24 23 23 22
Fiji 25 24 24 24 23
Belize 26 25 24 24 23
Colombia 26 25 24 24 23
Mexico 27 26 24 23 21
Panama 27 26 25 25 24
Albania 28 26 25 24 23
Palau 28 27 26 25 24
Romania 28 27 26 25 24
Jordan 29 28 27 26 25
Libya 29 28 27 27 26
Trinidad and Tobago 29 29 29 28 28
Armenia 32 30 29 27 26
West Bank and Gaza 31 30 30 29 28
Moldova 32 31 29 27 25
Tunisia 33 31 29 27 26
El Salvador 35 32 30 29 27
Brazil 35 33 31 28 26
Paraguay 35 34 33 32 31
Ecuador 36 34 33 32 31
Solomon Islands 34 34 35 35 35
Iran, Islamic Rep. 37 35 33 31 29
Suriname 36 35 34 33 31
Vietnam 36 35 34 33 32
Cabo Verde 39 35 32 30 28
Georgia 38 36 34 31 29
China 39 37 34 32 29
Honduras 40 38 37 35 33
Algeria 40 40 39 38 37
Peru 43 40 37 34 32
Philippines 41 40 39 38 37
Nicaragua 43 40 38 36 35
Dominican Republic 43 41 40 39 38
Marshall Islands 42 42 41 41 41
Turkey 44 42 39 37 35
Tuvalu 44 43 41 40 39
Kazakhstan 46 44 41 39 37
Maldives 49 44 39 34 30
Iraq 45 45 44 43 42
Egypt, Arab Rep. 48 45 42 39 36
Guyana 50 49 48 47 46
Kyrgyz Republic 52 49 47 45 43
Guatemala 53 51 49 47 45
Morocco 53 51 49 47 45
Indonesia 55 52 50 48 45
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 54 53 52 51 50
Korea, Dem. Rep. 67 60 52 45 39
Uzbekistan 66 64 62 60 58
Mongolia 69 65 61 57 53
Kiribati 73 71 69 68 67
Azerbaijan 79 74 69 64 59
South Africa 71 74 77 80 81
Namibia 74 76 77 77 77
Bolivia 82 77 73 69 65
Papua New Guinea 79 78 78 77 76
Bhutan 84 79 75 71 66
Myanmar 82 80 77 74 72
Turkmenistan 84 82 80 77 75
Nepal 87 82 77 72 68
Gabon 85 85 83 82 80
Botswana 82 85 86 86 82
Bangladesh 93 88 84 79 75
Eritrea 94 89 85 81 77
Sao Tome and Principe 93 89 85 82 78
India 95 91 88 85 81
Tajikistan 100 94 87 81 75
Yemen, Rep. 100 96 92 87 83
Djibouti 103 101 98 96 94
Ghana 105 101 98 95 92
Comoros 102 101 101 101 100
Zimbabwe 103 103 102 100 99
Haiti 108 104 101 98 95
Timor-Leste 112 107 101 96 90
Sudan 110 108 105 102 100
Cambodia 118 111 101 90 79
Madagascar 117 111 104 99 93
Kenya 112 111 109 107 104
Pakistan 115 113 110 108 106
Mauritania 113 113 113 113 112
Lesotho 111 115 117 119 121
Lao PDR 122 117 113 109 105
Gambia, The 123 119 115 110 106
Congo, Rep. 121 121 119 115 110
Togo 125 122 119 116 113
Swaziland 118 123 126 128 130
Tanzania 140 132 123 114 105
Afghanistan 138 136 133 129 126
Senegal 142 137 131 123 115
Equatorial Guinea 146 142 139 135 131
Ethiopia 151 146 140 133 125
Benin 149 146 142 137 131
Cote d'Ivoire 148 146 143 140 137
Uganda 153 147 140 133 125
Burundi 154 149 144 138 132
Cameroon 154 151 147 141 136
Mozambique 177 169 160 153 146
Zambia 175 169 161 152 143
Guinea 178 170 163 156 149
Somalia 174 174 174 174 174
Central African Republic 175 174 174 173 172
Malawi 185 174 163 152 141
Liberia 187 175 163 151 139
Congo, Dem. Rep. 176 176 175 172 168
Guinea-Bissau 186 181 176 171 167
Rwanda 199 182 168 151 135
South Sudan 192 183 173 164 156
Burkina Faso 189 186 183 179 173
Nigeria 193 188 182 177 171
Chad 193 191 188 185 183
Angola 219 217 215 212 210
Mali 227 220 212 202 192
Niger 236 227 218 207 196
Sierra Leone 237 232 226 220 214
Kosovo
Puerto Rico
Hong Kong SAR, China
Cayman Islands
Curacao
Northern Mariana Islands
Faeroe Islands
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
French Polynesia
Turks and Caicos Islands
Macao SAR, China
New Caledonia
Liechtenstein
Bermuda
Isle of Man
Aruba
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
St. Martin (French part)
Guam
American Samoa
Greenland

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