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

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