Country name 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Bulgaria 9 9 8 8 9
Latvia 9 8 8 8 8
Italy 9 9 9 9 9
Spain 9 9 9 9 10
Czech Republic 9 9 9 9 9
Russian Federation 9 9 9 9 8
Estonia 9 9 9 9 9
Germany 9 10 10 10 9
Greece 10 9 10 9 9
Slovenia 10 9 9 9 9
Japan 10 10 10 10 9
Ukraine 10 9 9 8 8
Belarus 10 9 9 9 9
Romania 10 10 11 11 10
Portugal 11 11 11 11 11
Hungary 11 10 10 10 9
Croatia 11 12 12 10 10
Andorra 11 11 11 12 13
Austria 11 11 11 10 10
Hong Kong SAR, China 11 10 9 8 8
Poland 11 11 11 10 10
Serbia 11 11 10 10 10
Lithuania 11 11 11 10 10
Belgium 11 12 11 11 11
Slovak Republic 12 11 11 11 10
Switzerland 12 12 11 11 11
Sweden 12 11 10 10 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 12 12 11 11
Finland 12 12 12 11 11
Netherlands 12 12 12 13 13
Malta 13 14 13 12 12
Canada 13 12 12 11 11
United Kingdom 13 13 13 12 12
France 13 13 13 13 13
Macao SAR, China 13 12 11 11 10
Denmark 13 13 13 13 12
Bermuda 13 14
Luxembourg 13 14 13 13 13
Ireland 14 14 14 15 14
Montenegro 14 14 13 13 13
Liechtenstein 14 13 14 13 12
Norway 14 14 14 13 13
Moldova 14 13 13 12 12
Georgia 14 13 13 13 12
Australia 14 14 14 13 13
Cuba 14 14 14 14 13
Barbados 15 14 14 14 14
United States 15 14 14 14 14
Macedonia, FYR 15 15 14 14 13
Singapore 16 16 13 13 13
Korea, Rep. 16 15 14 14 13
New Zealand 16 15 15 15 15
Armenia 16 15 14 14 13
Iceland 16 16 15 15 15
Trinidad and Tobago 16 16 15 15 15
Cyprus 16 16 15 14 14
Aruba 17 16 16 15 15
Kazakhstan 17 16 15 14 14
Thailand 17 16 16 15 15
Puerto Rico 17 17 16 16 16
China 17 17 17 16 15
Uruguay 18 17 17 17 17
Mauritius 18 18 17 17 17
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 19 18 17 18 16
Azerbaijan 19 17 17 16 15
Sri Lanka 19 19 19 19 18
St. Kitts and Nevis 19 20 21
St. Martin (French part) 20 19 18 18 18
Greenland 20 19 20 18 17
Antigua and Barbuda 20 20 20 20 20
Chile 20 19 19 18 17
Korea, Dem. Rep. 20 20 19 19 18
United Arab Emirates 20 19 18 18 17
Argentina 21 20 20 19 19
Qatar 21 20 20 20 20
Kuwait 21 22 23 24 24
Tunisia 21 20 19 18 17
Seychelles 21 21 19 18 18
Israel 21 21 21 22 22
New Caledonia 22 22 22 21 21
Brazil 22 22 22 21 21
Bahamas, The 22 21 20 19 19
Kosovo 22 22 21 21 23
Lebanon 22 22 21 20 19
Grenada 22 22 21 20 20
Albania 22 22 21 21 20
Vietnam 23 21 20 19 18
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 23 22 22 21 20
Guyana 23 23 22 22 22
Costa Rica 23 22 22 21 21
Indonesia 23 22 22 22 22
Suriname 23 23 23 23 23
Palau 23 20 18 15 13
French Polynesia 23 23 22 21 20
Guam 23 23 23 23 22
Turkey 23 23 23 22 22
Myanmar 24 23 22 22 21
Iran, Islamic Rep. 24 22 21 20 19
Mongolia 24 23 22 21 20
St. Lucia 24 23 22 21 20
Libya 24 24 23 23 22
Bahrain 24 24 23 22 22
Algeria 25 23 22 21 20
Panama 25 25 25 24 24
Colombia 25 25 24 24 23
Jamaica 26 24 23 22 21
Venezuela, RB 26 25 25 24 24
Morocco 26 25 24 23 23
South Africa 26 25 25 25 24
Kyrgyz Republic 26 24 22 22 22
Mexico 27 26 26 25 25
Egypt, Arab Rep. 27 26 26 25 25
Malaysia 27 26 25 25 24
Peru 27 26 26 25 25
Fiji 27 27 26 26 25
Dominican Republic 27 27 26 26 25
Ecuador 27 27 26 26 26
Brunei Darussalam 28 26 25 24 24
India 28 27 27 26 26
Turkmenistan 29 27 26 25 24
El Salvador 29 29 28 27 26
Oman 29 28 27 26 25
Tonga 30 29 29 29 28
Uzbekistan 30 27 26 23 22
Botswana 30 30 29 29 28
Paraguay 31 30 30 29 29
Bangladesh 31 30 29 28 28
Philippines 31 31 30 30 30
Saudi Arabia 32 31 30 29 28
Samoa 32 32 31 31 31
Maldives 32 30 29 27 26
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 32 32 31 31 31
Belize 33 32 31 30 30
Bhutan 33 32 31 30 29
Syrian Arab Republic 33 32 32 32 31
Nicaragua 33 32 31 30 29
Jordan 33 33 32 32 32
Kiribati 33 33 32 31 30
Cambodia 33 32 30 29 28
Lesotho 34 33 33 33 32
Zimbabwe 34 33 33 33 32
Cabo Verde 34 33 32 31 30
Haiti 34 33 33 32 32
Bolivia 34 34 33 33 32
Vanuatu 35 34 34 34 33
Namibia 35 34 34 33 32
Tajikistan 35 34 33 32 31
Gabon 35 35 35 34 34
Honduras 35 35 34 33 32
Nepal 35 35 35 34 34
Papua New Guinea 36 36 36 36 35
Djibouti 36 34 33 32 31
Sao Tome and Principe 36 36 36 36 36
Pakistan 36 35 34 33 32
Ghana 36 36 35 35 35
Swaziland 37 36 35 34 33
Iraq 37 37 36 36 36
Comoros 37 38 38 38 39
Solomon Islands 37 37 37 36 36
Guatemala 38 38 38 37 37
Congo, Rep. 38 39 39 39 39
Kenya 38 38 38 38 38
Lao PDR 38 37 35 34 32
Mauritania 39 39 39 39 38
Cote d'Ivoire 40 39 39 39 39
Central African Republic 40 40 40 40 40
Togo 40 40 39 39 39
Sudan 41 41 41 40 40
Senegal 41 41 41 40 40
Eritrea 42 41 40 40 40
Tanzania 42 42 42 42 42
Cameroon 42 42 42 42 41
Equatorial Guinea 43 42 42 41 40
Nigeria 43 43 43 43 43
Mozambique 43 43 44 44 44
West Bank and Gaza 43 43 43 42 41
Guinea-Bissau 44 43 43 42 42
Rwanda 44 43 43 42 42
Sierra Leone 44 44 44 44 44
Liberia 44 44 44 43 43
Madagascar 44 44 43 43 42
Guinea 44 44 43 43 43
Benin 45 44 44 43 43
Zambia 45 45 45 45 46
Burundi 45 45 44 43 43
South Sudan 45 45 44 44 43
Timor-Leste 46 46 45 45 44
Yemen, Rep. 46 44 43 42 40
Ethiopia 46 46 46 45 44
Gambia, The 46 46 46 46 46
Burkina Faso 47 47 47 47 46
Malawi 48 47 47 47 46
Mali 48 48 48 48 48
Congo, Dem. Rep. 49 49 48 48 48
Uganda 49 49 49 49 48
Somalia 50 50 50 49 49
Afghanistan 51 51 51 51 51
Chad 51 51 51 51 51
Angola 52 51 51 51 51
Niger 55 54 54 54 54
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Marshall Islands 26 42
Monaco
Faeroe Islands
Dominica 19 22 16
Tuvalu
Isle of Man 12
Cayman Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Curacao
American Samoa
San Marino
Northern Mariana Islands

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