Country name 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Korea, Dem. People’s Rep. 1 1 1 1 1
Korea, Rep. 3 3 3 3 3
Japan 4 4 5 5 5
Hong Kong SAR, China 5 5 5 5 4
Switzerland 6 6 6 6 5
Netherlands 6 6 6 7 7
Macao SAR, China 7 6 6 6 5
Italy 7 6 7 7 7
Libya 7 7 7 7 7
Sweden 8 7 7 7 7
Singapore 8 7 7 7 8
Denmark 8 8 8 7 7
Spain 8 8 8 9 9
Slovenia 11 9 9 8 7
Finland 10 9 10 10 10
Tunisia 11 10 9 8 8
China 11 10 9 9 9
France 10 10 10 10 10
Luxembourg 11 10 10 11 11
Belgium 10 10 10 10 11
Greece 13 12 11 11 11
Norway 13 13 12 12 11
Cyprus 15 13 12 11 10
Germany 14 13 13 13 13
Austria 16 15 15 14 14
Algeria 17 15 14 13 12
Malaysia 16 15 15 14 14
New Caledonia 20 16 17 17 18
Czech Republic 21 17 16 14 13
Israel 18 18 17 17 17
Bahrain 19 18 18 18 17
Malta 17 19 19 19 20
Ireland 18 19 19 19 19
Poland 21 19 18 18 17
Croatia 19 19 18 18 17
Albania 19 19 19 19 19
Australia 20 19 19 18 18
Canada 21 20 19 18 17
Portugal 21 20 20 20 20
Montenegro 23 22 21 20 19
Latvia 26 22 21 20 19
Tonga 23 23 22 22 22
Qatar 27 23 22 21 21
Iceland 24 24 22 21 20
Bosnia and Herzegovina 25 24 23 22 20
Turkmenistan 26 25 25 25 25
Hungary 28 26 25 24 23
Kuwait 25 26 25 24 22
Myanmar 27 26 26 26 25
Slovak Republic 31 27 26 25 23
United Arab Emirates 30 28 27 27 26
Lebanon 30 28 27 25 23
Brunei Darussalam 32 29 28 27 26
Sri Lanka 29 29 29 29 28
Vietnam 31 30 29 29 29
New Zealand 31 30 29 29 28
United Kingdom 30 30 30 29 28
Estonia 34 30 29 28 26
Serbia 32 31 30 29 28
Mongolia 33 31 29 27 26
Lithuania 34 32 30 27 25
Belarus 35 33 31 30 28
Morocco 35 34 34 34 34
Macedonia, FYR 36 35 33 30 28
Russian Federation 38 35 34 32 31
Mauritius 38 36 36 36 36
Djibouti 38 36 35 34 33
Saudi Arabia 42 37 34 31 27
Jordan 42 41 39 38 36
Uzbekistan 44 41 36 32 27
Romania 42 41 40 39 39
Azerbaijan 41 41 40 39 37
Kiribati 42 42 40 38 37
Kazakhstan 44 42 39 37 34
Oman 49 43 39 35 30
Curacao 45 44 42 41 39
Ukraine 46 44 41 38 35
Trinidad and Tobago 47 44 43 42 41
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 46 45 43 41 38
Samoa 43 45 43 42 40
Fiji 49 45 45 44 43
Thailand 47 46 45 44 43
Aruba 48 47 46 45 44
Burundi 48 47 45 43 41
Indonesia 51 48 48 49 50
Maldives 59 48 43 38 34
Bulgaria 52 48 47 45 44
Iran, Islamic Rep. 54 49 46 43 40
Philippines 49 49 50 51 52
French Polynesia 51 49 49 48 47
Armenia 56 50 47 43 40
Tajikistan 52 50 48 46 45
United States 53 51 50 48 46
Cambodia 55 52 51 50 50
Barbados 53 52 51 51 50
Rwanda 54 53 51 50 49
Turkey 55 53 51 50 48
Egypt, Arab Rep. 62 57 56 55 54
Seychelles 60 58 58 58 58
Moldova 59 58 53 47 42
Pakistan 63 60 57 54 51
Suriname 61 60 59 58 57
Georgia 62 61 58 56 53
Chile 61 61 60 58 57
Grenada 66 61 59 57 55
Haiti 63 62 60 58 56
Bahamas, The 63 62 58 55 51
Vanuatu 64 62 61 59 58
Kyrgyz Republic 64 63 57 52 46
Syrian Arab Republic 65 64 62 60 58
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 67 65 61 58 55
Iraq 65 65 65 65 66
Uruguay 68 67 67 66 65
Papua New Guinea 68 68 68 67 66
Antigua and Barbuda 68 69 68 66 65
Cuba 69 69 66 62 58
Argentina 70 70 69 68 67
St. Lucia 75 70 68 67 65
Guam 71 70 67 65 62
Peru 70 71 69 67 65
Solomon Islands 74 71 71 71 71
Timor-Leste 69 72 72 71 71
Botswana 75 72 70 68 65
Puerto Rico 73 72 71 69 68
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 79 76 74 72 69
India 80 77 74 70 67
South Africa 83 81 79 77 75
Costa Rica 85 83 80 78 75
Colombia 83 83 84 85 85
Brazil 83 84 83 83 82
Mexico 83 84 83 81 80
Ecuador 85 84 84 84 83
Lao PDR 90 87 84 82 80
Ghana 90 87 85 83 81
Namibia 93 90 89 87 85
Venezuela, RB 91 91 90 90 89
El Salvador 93 91 90 89 88
Paraguay 92 92 89 86 83
Bhutan 94 92 88 83 79
Bolivia 93 93 92 91 90
Panama 94 94 92 91 89
Lesotho 92 94 93 92 91
Jamaica 96 95 92 90 87
Guyana 95 95 96 97 98
Togo 100 97 96 96 95
West Bank and Gaza 100 98 92 87 82
Eritrea 100 98 95 92 89
Comoros 101 99 98 96 95
Mauritania 102 101 100 98 97
Kenya 107 106 105 105 105
Cabo Verde 106 106 103 101 98
Belize 109 106 103 100 97
Sao Tome and Principe 109 108 106 105 103
Swaziland 112 109 108 107 105
Zimbabwe 110 110 110 109 108
Sudan 110 110 112 114 116
Dominican Republic 112 111 111 110 110
Yemen, Rep. 118 111 106 101 96
Senegal 115 112 110 109 107
Guatemala 115 114 112 110 108
Honduras 118 116 113 109 106
Ethiopia 118 118 115 113 110
Bangladesh 126 122 119 115 112
Benin 124 123 121 120 119
Nicaragua 129 125 123 120 118
Somalia 122 127 127 127 127
Nepal 129 128 124 121 118
South Sudan 131 130 128 126 124
Congo, Dem. Rep. 131 130 130 130 131
Congo, Rep. 133 133 134 135 136
Tanzania 135 133 133 133 133
Gambia, The 138 134 130 127 124
Equatorial Guinea 134 134 133 132 131
Central African Republic 136 134 132 130 127
Guinea-Bissau 135 134 133 132 130
Nigeria 138 137 135 134 133
Cote d'Ivoire 140 138 138 138 138
Burkina Faso 143 143 142 140 139
Zambia 147 144 144 144 143
Liberia 154 152 151 150 149
Madagascar 154 155 154 153 152
Gabon 165 161 157 152 148
Cameroon 166 163 160 158 156
Sierra Leone 167 164 163 161 159
Afghanistan 165 165 161 158 154
Malawi 166 166 165 163 161
Guinea 176 174 173 171 169
Mozambique 182 181 182 183 185
Mali 192 191 190 189 188
Uganda 193 191 187 184 180
Chad 217 216 215 214 212
Angola 219 217 215 213 211
Niger 221 221 220 220 219
St. Martin (French part)
San Marino
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Greenland
Liechtenstein
Andorra
Faroe Islands
Marshall Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Monaco
Palau
Bermuda
Isle of Man
Dominica
American Samoa
Cayman Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
St. Kitts and Nevis

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