Country name 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Iceland 4 4 4 3 3
Singapore 4 4 3 3 3
Sweden 4 4 4 4 4
Finland 4 4 4 4 4
Japan 5 4 4 4 4
Andorra 5 4 4 4 4
Norway 5 5 5 4 4
Luxembourg 5 5 4 4 4
Monaco 5 5 5 5 5
Germany 5 5 5 5 5
France 5 5 5 5 5
Italy 6 5 5 5 5
Slovenia 6 5 5 5 5
San Marino 6 5 5 5 4
Austria 6 5 5 5 5
Switzerland 6 6 6 5 5
Denmark 6 6 5 5 5
Belgium 6 6 5 5 5
Korea, Rep. 6 6 7 6 6
Australia 6 6 6 6 6
Netherlands 6 6 6 6 6
Canada 6 6 6 6 6
Cyprus 7 6 6 5 5
Spain 7 6 6 6 6
United Kingdom 7 7 6 6 6
Czech Republic 7 6 6 6 6
Israel 7 7 6 6 6
Ireland 7 7 7 6 6
Portugal 7 7 6 6 5
New Zealand 7 7 7 7 7
Greece 8 7 7 6 6
Malta 8 8 7 7 7
Croatia 8 8 8 7 7
Cuba 8 8 8 7 7
United States 8 8 8 8 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 9 8 8 8
Poland 9 9 8 8 8
Brunei Darussalam 10 9 9 9 9
Malaysia 10 10 9 9 8
Chile 11 10 10 10 9
Estonia 11 10 9 9 8
United Arab Emirates 11 11 11 10 10
Hungary 11 11 10 9 9
Lithuania 12 11 11 11 10
Slovak Republic 12 11 11 11 10
Qatar 12 12 12 11 11
Kuwait 13 13 12 12 12
Bahrain 13 12 12 12 11
Serbia 13 12 12 11 10
Costa Rica 13 12 12 11 11
Montenegro 14 13 13 12 11
Seychelles 14 14 14 14 14
Belarus 14 13 12 11 10
Antigua and Barbuda 15 15 14 14 13
Bahamas, The 16 16 16 16 15
Dominica 16 16 15 15 15
Grenada 16 16 15 15 15
Macedonia, FYR 16 15 15 14 14
Sri Lanka 16 16 15 15 14
Barbados 16 17 17 17 16
Oman 17 16 15 14 13
Uruguay 17 16 16 15 15
Latvia 17 16 15 14 13
St. Kitts and Nevis 18 17 16 15 14
Tonga 18 18 17 17 16
St. Lucia 18 18 17 17 17
Ukraine 18 18 17 16 15
Mauritius 19 17 16 16 16
Lebanon 20 19 18 17 15
Argentina 20 20 19 19 18
Bulgaria 21 20 19 18 17
Venezuela, RB 21 21 20 20 19
Samoa 22 21 21 20 20
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 22 22 22 22 22
Thailand 23 22 21 20 19
Saudi Arabia 23 22 21 21 20
Vanuatu 23 22 22 21 21
Russian Federation 23 22 21 19 18
Syrian Arab Republic 23 22 21 20 20
Jamaica 24 23 23 22 22
Fiji 24 24 24 23 23
Belize 25 24 24 23 22
Colombia 25 24 24 23 22
Mexico 26 24 23 21 20
Panama 26 25 25 24 23
Albania 26 25 24 23 21
Palau 27 26 25 24 24
Romania 27 26 25 24 22
Jordan 28 27 26 25 25
Libya 28 27 27 26 24
Trinidad and Tobago 29 29 28 28 27
Armenia 30 29 27 26 25
West Bank and Gaza 30 30 29 28 28
Moldova 31 29 27 25 24
Tunisia 31 29 27 26 24
El Salvador 32 30 29 27 25
Brazil 33 31 28 26 25
Paraguay 34 33 32 31 29
Ecuador 34 33 32 31 30
Solomon Islands 34 35 35 35 35
Iran, Islamic Rep. 35 33 31 29 27
Suriname 35 34 33 31 30
Vietnam 35 34 33 32 31
Cabo Verde 35 32 30 28 28
Georgia 36 34 31 29 27
China 37 34 32 29 26
Honduras 38 37 35 33 32
Algeria 40 39 38 37 35
Peru 40 37 34 32 30
Philippines 40 39 38 37 37
Nicaragua 40 38 36 35 33
Dominican Republic 41 40 39 38 37
Marshall Islands 42 41 41 41 41
Turkey 42 39 37 35 33
Tuvalu 43 41 40 39 38
Kazakhstan 44 41 39 37 35
Maldives 44 39 34 30 26
Iraq 45 44 43 42 42
Egypt, Arab Rep. 45 42 39 36 33
Guyana 49 48 47 46 45
Kyrgyz Republic 49 47 45 43 41
Guatemala 51 49 47 45 43
Morocco 51 49 47 45 43
Indonesia 52 50 48 45 43
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 53 52 51 50 48
Korea, Dem. Rep. 60 52 45 39 35
Uzbekistan 64 62 60 58 57
Mongolia 65 61 57 53 50
Kiribati 71 69 68 67 66
Azerbaijan 74 69 64 59 55
South Africa 74 77 80 81 81
Namibia 76 77 77 77 77
Bolivia 77 73 69 65 61
Papua New Guinea 78 78 77 76 76
Bhutan 79 75 71 66 62
Myanmar 80 77 74 72 69
Turkmenistan 82 80 77 75 73
Nepal 82 77 72 68 64
Gabon 85 83 82 80 78
Botswana 85 86 86 82 72
Bangladesh 88 84 79 75 71
Eritrea 89 85 81 77 73
Sao Tome and Principe 89 85 82 78 74
India 91 88 85 81 78
Tajikistan 94 87 81 75 70
Yemen, Rep. 96 92 87 83 79
Djibouti 101 98 96 94 91
Ghana 101 98 95 92 90
Comoros 101 101 101 100 99
Zimbabwe 103 102 100 99 98
Haiti 104 101 98 95 92
Timor-Leste 107 101 96 90 85
Sudan 108 105 102 100 97
Cambodia 111 101 90 79 71
Madagascar 111 104 99 93 88
Kenya 111 109 107 104 101
Pakistan 113 110 108 106 103
Mauritania 113 113 113 112 111
Lesotho 115 117 119 121 123
Lao PDR 117 113 109 105 101
Gambia, The 119 115 110 106 102
Congo, Rep. 121 119 115 110 103
Togo 122 119 116 113 110
Swaziland 123 126 128 130 130
Tanzania 132 123 114 105 98
Afghanistan 136 133 129 126 122
Senegal 137 131 123 115 106
Equatorial Guinea 142 139 135 131 127
Ethiopia 146 140 133 125 118
Benin 146 142 137 131 125
Cote d'Ivoire 146 143 140 137 133
Uganda 147 140 133 125 116
Burundi 149 144 138 132 126
Cameroon 151 147 141 136 131
Mozambique 169 160 153 146 140
Zambia 169 161 152 143 135
Guinea 170 163 156 149 143
Somalia 174 174 174 174 174
Central African Republic 174 174 173 172 171
Malawi 174 163 152 141 130
Liberia 175 163 151 139 128
Congo, Dem. Rep. 176 175 172 168 162
Guinea-Bissau 181 176 171 167 162
Rwanda 182 168 151 135 120
South Sudan 183 173 164 156 147
Burkina Faso 186 183 179 173 166
Nigeria 188 182 177 171 165
Chad 191 188 185 183 180
Angola 217 215 212 210 207
Mali 220 212 202 192 182
Niger 227 218 207 196 184
Sierra Leone 232 226 220 214 208
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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