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

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