Country name 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Singapore 4 4 4 3 3
Iceland 4 4 4 4 4
Sweden 4 4 4 4 4
Finland 4 4 4 4 4
Japan 5 5 4 4 4
Luxembourg 5 5 5 4 4
Norway 5 5 5 5 4
Andorra 5 5 5 5 5
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
Netherlands 6 6 6 6 6
Australia 6 6 6 6 6
Canada 6 6 6 6 6
Spain 7 7 6 6 6
Czech Republic 7 7 6 6 6
United Kingdom 7 7 6 6 6
Cyprus 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
Malta 8 8 7 7 7
Greece 8 8 7 7 6
Croatia 9 8 8 8 7
Cuba 9 8 8 8 7
United States 9 8 8 8 8
Poland 10 9 9 8 8
Brunei Darussalam 10 10 9 9 9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11 10 10 9 9
Malaysia 11 10 10 9 9
Chile 12 11 10 10 9
Estonia 12 11 10 9 9
United Arab Emirates 12 11 11 11 10
Hungary 12 11 11 10 9
Slovak Republic 12 12 11 11 11
Lithuania 12 12 11 11 11
Qatar 13 12 12 12 11
Serbia 13 13 12 12 11
Bahrain 13 13 12 12 12
Kuwait 13 13 13 12 12
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
Dominica 16 16 15 15 15
Antigua and Barbuda 16 16 15 15 14
Grenada 16 16 16 16 15
Macedonia, FYR 17 16 15 14 14
Uruguay 17 16 16 16 16
Latvia 19 17 16 15 14
Oman 18 17 16 15 15
Sri Lanka 18 17 16 16 15
Bahamas, The 17 17 17 18 18
Barbados 17 18 18 19 20
St. Kitts and Nevis 19 18 17 15 14
St. Lucia 18 18 18 18 18
Tonga 19 18 18 17 17
Mauritius 20 19 17 16 16
Ukraine 19 19 18 17 16
Lebanon 21 20 19 18 16
Argentina 21 20 20 19 19
Bulgaria 22 21 20 19 18
Venezuela, RB 22 21 21 20 20
Samoa 22 22 21 20 20
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 22 22 22 22 22
Saudi Arabia 24 22 21 19 18
Thailand 24 23 22 20 19
Russian Federation 24 23 22 21 19
Jamaica 24 23 23 22 22
Syrian Arab Republic 25 24 23 22 21
Fiji 25 24 24 23 23
Vanuatu 25 24 24 24 23
Belize 26 25 24 23 23
Colombia 26 25 24 24 23
Mexico 27 25 24 23 21
Panama 26 26 25 25 24
Romania 28 27 26 25 24
Jordan 29 28 27 26 25
Trinidad and Tobago 28 28 27 27 26
Palau 29 28 28 27 27
Libya 29 28 28 27 26
Albania 30 29 27 26 25
Tunisia 32 30 28 27 25
West Bank and Gaza 31 30 29 29 28
Armenia 32 30 29 27 26
Moldova 32 30 29 27 25
Vietnam 33 32 30 29 28
El Salvador 34 32 30 28 26
Paraguay 34 33 32 31 30
Suriname 35 33 31 30 29
Brazil 36 33 31 29 27
Georgia 37 34 32 30 28
Ecuador 36 34 33 32 31
Iran, Islamic Rep. 37 35 33 31 29
Algeria 37 35 33 31 29
Solomon Islands 35 35 35 35 35
China 39 37 34 32 29
Turkey 41 37 34 32 29
Cabo Verde 40 38 36 33 32
Honduras 40 38 36 35 33
Peru 43 40 37 35 32
Dominican Republic 42 40 39 37 36
Nicaragua 42 40 38 36 35
Philippines 41 40 40 39 38
Marshall Islands 42 41 41 41 41
Tuvalu 44 42 41 40 39
Kazakhstan 47 44 42 40 38
Iraq 46 45 44 43 42
Maldives 50 45 40 35 31
Egypt, Arab Rep. 49 45 42 39 36
Guyana 48 46 45 44 43
Kyrgyz Republic 53 50 47 45 43
Morocco 53 50 48 46 44
Guatemala 53 51 49 47 45
Indonesia 55 52 50 48 46
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 55 54 53 51 50
Korea, Dem. Rep. 68 60 52 45 39
Uzbekistan 63 61 59 57 55
Mongolia 68 63 59 54 50
Kiribati 73 71 70 68 67
Azerbaijan 77 72 67 63 59
Namibia 72 73 74 74 73
South Africa 71 74 77 79 80
Bolivia 83 78 74 70 66
Papua New Guinea 79 79 78 77 77
Turkmenistan 82 79 76 73 71
Myanmar 82 79 76 74 71
Bhutan 85 80 76 72 68
Nepal 87 82 77 73 68
Botswana 82 85 87 87 83
Gabon 87 86 85 84 82
Sao Tome and Principe 90 87 83 80 76
Bangladesh 92 88 84 80 76
Eritrea 94 89 85 81 77
Tajikistan 96 91 87 83 80
India 95 92 88 85 81
Yemen, Rep. 101 97 93 89 85
Comoros 100 99 98 98 97
Zimbabwe 103 102 101 100 99
Ghana 106 103 101 98 94
Haiti 109 105 102 99 96
Timor-Leste 112 106 101 95 90
Sudan 109 106 103 100 97
Djibouti 109 108 107 105 103
Madagascar 115 109 103 97 92
Kenya 112 110 108 106 104
Mauritania 112 111 109 107 106
Cambodia 117 111 101 89 79
Pakistan 115 112 110 107 105
Lesotho 110 114 117 119 121
Gambia, The 121 116 112 108 103
Congo, Rep. 118 118 118 117 116
Lao PDR 124 120 116 111 107
Swaziland 116 121 125 127 129
Togo 124 122 120 118 116
Tanzania 140 132 123 114 105
Afghanistan 137 134 131 128 124
Senegal 144 139 133 125 116
Equatorial Guinea 146 143 139 136 132
Cote d'Ivoire 147 145 143 140 137
Ethiopia 151 146 140 133 126
Uganda 153 147 140 133 125
Benin 151 147 143 138 132
Burundi 151 150 148 146 143
Cameroon 154 150 146 140 135
Central African Republic 165 164 163 162 160
Mozambique 174 166 158 150 144
Zambia 175 169 161 152 143
Somalia 171 171 171 171 171
Guinea 179 171 163 155 148
Congo, Dem. Rep. 171 171 171 171 171
Malawi 184 174 162 151 140
Guinea-Bissau 178 174 171 167 163
Liberia 188 176 164 152 140
South Sudan 190 181 172 163 155
Rwanda 199 182 168 151 136
Burkina Faso 189 186 183 179 174
Nigeria 193 188 182 176 170
Chad 192 189 187 184 181
Angola 205 203 201 200 198
Mali 227 220 212 203 193
Niger 236 227 217 207 196
Sierra Leone 238 234 231 227 223
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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