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
Japan 5 5 4 4 4
Finland 4 4 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
San Marino 6 6 5 5 5
Slovenia 6 6 5 5 5
Italy 6 6 5 5 5
Germany 6 5 5 5 5
France 6 5 5 5 5
Austria 6 6 5 5 5
Belgium 6 6 6 5 5
Denmark 6 6 6 5 5
Switzerland 6 6 6 6 5
Cyprus 7 7 6 6 6
Netherlands 6 6 6 6 6
Czech Republic 7 7 6 6 6
Australia 6 6 6 6 6
Canada 6 6 6 6 6
Spain 7 7 6 6 6
Portugal 8 7 7 6 6
United Kingdom 7 7 6 6 6
Israel 7 7 7 6 6
Korea, Rep. 6 6 6 7 6
Ireland 7 7 7 7 6
Greece 8 8 7 7 6
New Zealand 8 7 7 7 7
Malta 8 8 7 7 7
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
Malaysia 11 10 10 9 9
Brunei Darussalam 10 10 9 9 9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11 10 10 9 9
Estonia 12 11 10 9 9
Chile 12 11 10 10 9
Hungary 12 11 11 10 9
United Arab Emirates 12 11 11 11 10
Lithuania 12 12 11 11 11
Slovak Republic 12 12 11 11 11
Qatar 13 12 12 12 11
Serbia 13 13 12 12 11
Costa Rica 14 13 12 12 11
Bahrain 13 13 12 12 12
Belarus 16 14 13 12 11
Kuwait 13 13 13 12 12
Montenegro 14 14 13 13 12
Seychelles 14 14 14 14 14
Macedonia, FYR 17 16 15 14 14
Antigua and Barbuda 16 16 15 15 14
Dominica 16 16 15 15 15
Latvia 19 17 16 15 14
Oman 18 17 16 15 15
St. Kitts and Nevis 19 18 17 15 14
Sri Lanka 18 17 16 16 15
Grenada 16 16 16 16 15
Mauritius 20 19 17 16 16
Uruguay 17 16 16 16 16
Ukraine 19 19 18 17 16
Tonga 19 18 18 17 17
Lebanon 21 20 19 18 16
Bahamas, The 17 17 17 18 18
St. Lucia 18 18 18 18 18
Bulgaria 22 21 20 19 18
Barbados 17 18 18 19 20
Argentina 21 20 20 19 19
Saudi Arabia 24 22 21 19 18
Venezuela, RB 22 21 21 20 20
Samoa 22 22 21 20 20
Thailand 24 23 22 20 19
Russian Federation 24 23 22 21 19
Syrian Arab Republic 25 24 23 22 21
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 22 22 22 22 22
Jamaica 24 23 23 22 22
Mexico 27 25 24 23 21
Belize 26 25 24 23 23
Fiji 25 24 24 23 23
Vanuatu 25 24 24 24 23
Colombia 26 25 24 24 23
Panama 26 26 25 25 24
Romania 28 27 26 25 24
Albania 30 29 27 26 25
Jordan 29 28 27 26 25
Libya 29 28 28 27 26
Tunisia 32 30 28 27 25
Moldova 32 30 29 27 25
Trinidad and Tobago 28 28 27 27 26
Armenia 32 30 29 27 26
Palau 29 28 28 27 27
El Salvador 34 32 30 28 26
West Bank and Gaza 31 30 29 29 28
Brazil 36 33 31 29 27
Vietnam 33 32 30 29 28
Georgia 37 34 32 30 28
Suriname 35 33 31 30 29
Paraguay 34 33 32 31 30
Iran, Islamic Rep. 37 35 33 31 29
Algeria 37 35 33 31 29
Turkey 41 37 34 32 29
China 39 37 34 32 29
Ecuador 36 34 33 32 31
Cabo Verde 40 38 36 33 32
Peru 43 40 37 35 32
Honduras 40 38 36 35 33
Solomon Islands 35 35 35 35 35
Maldives 50 45 40 35 31
Nicaragua 42 40 38 36 35
Dominican Republic 42 40 39 37 36
Philippines 41 40 40 39 38
Egypt, Arab Rep. 49 45 42 39 36
Tuvalu 44 42 41 40 39
Kazakhstan 47 44 42 40 38
Marshall Islands 42 41 41 41 41
Iraq 46 45 44 43 42
Guyana 48 46 45 44 43
Korea, Dem. Rep. 68 60 52 45 39
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
Mongolia 68 63 59 54 50
Uzbekistan 63 61 59 57 55
Azerbaijan 77 72 67 63 59
Kiribati 73 71 70 68 67
Bolivia 83 78 74 70 66
Bhutan 85 80 76 72 68
Nepal 87 82 77 73 68
Turkmenistan 82 79 76 73 71
Myanmar 82 79 76 74 71
Namibia 72 73 74 74 73
Papua New Guinea 79 79 78 77 77
South Africa 71 74 77 79 80
Bangladesh 92 88 84 80 76
Sao Tome and Principe 90 87 83 80 76
Eritrea 94 89 85 81 77
Tajikistan 96 91 87 83 80
Gabon 87 86 85 84 82
India 95 92 88 85 81
Botswana 82 85 87 87 83
Yemen, Rep. 101 97 93 89 85
Cambodia 117 111 101 89 79
Timor-Leste 112 106 101 95 90
Madagascar 115 109 103 97 92
Ghana 106 103 101 98 94
Comoros 100 99 98 98 97
Haiti 109 105 102 99 96
Sudan 109 106 103 100 97
Zimbabwe 103 102 101 100 99
Djibouti 109 108 107 105 103
Kenya 112 110 108 106 104
Pakistan 115 112 110 107 105
Mauritania 112 111 109 107 106
Gambia, The 121 116 112 108 103
Lao PDR 124 120 116 111 107
Tanzania 140 132 123 114 105
Congo, Rep. 118 118 118 117 116
Togo 124 122 120 118 116
Lesotho 110 114 117 119 121
Senegal 144 139 133 125 116
Swaziland 116 121 125 127 129
Afghanistan 137 134 131 128 124
Uganda 153 147 140 133 125
Ethiopia 151 146 140 133 126
Equatorial Guinea 146 143 139 136 132
Benin 151 147 143 138 132
Cote d'Ivoire 147 145 143 140 137
Cameroon 154 150 146 140 135
Burundi 151 150 148 146 143
Mozambique 174 166 158 150 144
Malawi 184 174 162 151 140
Rwanda 199 182 168 151 136
Liberia 188 176 164 152 140
Zambia 175 169 161 152 143
Guinea 179 171 163 155 148
Central African Republic 165 164 163 162 160
South Sudan 190 181 172 163 155
Guinea-Bissau 178 174 171 167 163
Somalia 171 171 171 171 171
Congo, Dem. Rep. 171 171 171 171 171
Nigeria 193 188 182 176 170
Burkina Faso 189 186 183 179 174
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
Hong Kong SAR, China
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Curacao
Bermuda
St. Martin (French part)
Aruba
Isle of Man
Macao SAR, China
Greenland
Turks and Caicos Islands
Cayman Islands
Puerto Rico
Liechtenstein
Northern Mariana Islands
Kosovo
French Polynesia
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
New Caledonia
Guam
American Samoa
Faeroe Islands

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