Country name 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Latvia 10 9 8 8 8
Bulgaria 9 9 9 8 8
Czech Republic 10 9 9 9 9
Russian Federation 10 9 9 9 9
Ukraine 10 10 9 9 8
Spain 9 9 9 9 9
Italy 9 9 9 9 9
Belarus 11 10 9 9 9
Estonia 10 9 9 9 9
Greece 10 10 9 10 9
Slovenia 10 10 10 9 9
Japan 10 10 10 10 10
Germany 10 9 10 10 10
Hong Kong SAR, China 12 11 10 9 8
Hungary 11 11 10 10 10
Romania 11 10 10 11 11
Serbia 11 11 10 10
Sweden 13 12 11 10 10
Lithuania 12 11 11 11 10
Austria 12 11 11 10 10
Portugal 11 11 11 11 11
Poland 13 11 11 11 10
Slovak Republic 12 12 11 11 11
Belgium 12 11 11 11 11
Switzerland 12 12 11 11 11
Isle of Man 14 12
Croatia 10 11 12 12 10
Finland 13 12 12 12 11
Canada 13 13 12 12 11
Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 12 12 12 11
Netherlands 13 12 12 12 13
Macao SAR, China 14 13 12 11 11
United Kingdom 13 13 13 13 12
France 13 13 13 13 13
Denmark 13 13 13 13 13
Liechtenstein 12 14 13 14 13
Moldova 15 14 13 13 12
Georgia 15 14 13 13 13
Malta 13 13 14 13 12
Montenegro 14 14 14 13 13
Luxembourg 14 13 14 13 13
Norway 14 14 14 14 13
Australia 15 14 14 14 13
Bermuda 15 13 14
Ireland 13 14 14 14 15
Cuba 15 14 14 14 14
Barbados 15 15 14 14 14
United States 15 15 14 14 14
Macedonia, FYR 16 15 15 14 14
Armenia 17 16 15 14 14
Korea, Rep. 16 16 15 14 14
New Zealand 16 16 15 15 15
Trinidad and Tobago 17 16 16 15 15
Cyprus 17 16 16 15 14
Kazakhstan 18 17 16 15 14
Singapore 16 16 16 13 13
Iceland 17 16 16 15 15
Aruba 17 17 16 16 15
Thailand 17 17 16 16 15
Azerbaijan 21 19 17 17 16
Puerto Rico 18 17 17 16 16
China 18 17 17 17 16
Uruguay 18 18 17 17 17
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 20 19 18 17 18
Mauritius 20 18 18 17 17
Greenland 21 20 19 20 18
Sri Lanka 19 19 19 19 19
St. Martin (French part) 20 20 19 18 18
Dominica 22 19 22 16
Chile 21 20 19 19 18
United Arab Emirates 21 20 19 18 18
St. Kitts and Nevis 19 20 21
Tunisia 23 21 20 19 18
Korea, Dem. Rep. 20 20 20 19 19
Antigua and Barbuda 20 20 20 20 20
Argentina 21 21 20 20 19
Palau 22 23 20 18 15
Qatar 21 21 20 20 20
Seychelles 22 21 21 19 18
Vietnam 24 23 21 20 19
Israel 21 21 21 21 22
Bahamas, The 23 22 21 20 19
Lebanon 23 22 22 21 20
Grenada 23 22 22 21 20
Brazil 22 22 22 22 21
Albania 23 22 22 21 21
New Caledonia 23 22 22 22 21
Kuwait 19 21 22 23 24
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 23 23 22 22 21
Costa Rica 24 23 22 22 21
Kosovo 22 22 22 21 21
Iran, Islamic Rep. 25 24 22 21 20
Indonesia 23 23 22 22 22
French Polynesia 24 23 23 22 21
Guyana 23 23 23 22 22
Mongolia 25 24 23 22 21
St. Lucia 25 24 23 22 21
Myanmar 24 24 23 22 22
Turkey 24 23 23 23 22
Suriname 23 23 23 23 23
Guam 24 23 23 23 23
Algeria 26 25 23 22 21
Jamaica 24 26 24 23 22
Libya 25 24 24 23 23
Kyrgyz Republic 25 26 24 22 22
Bahrain 25 24 24 23 22
Colombia 26 25 25 24 24
Panama 25 25 25 25 24
Morocco 27 26 25 24 23
Venezuela, RB 26 26 25 25 24
South Africa 26 26 25 25 25
Egypt, Arab Rep. 27 27 26 26 25
Marshall Islands 26
Mexico 27 27 26 26 25
Malaysia 27 27 26 25 25
Peru 27 27 26 26 25
Brunei Darussalam 29 28 26 25 24
Fiji 27 27 27 26 26
Dominican Republic 28 27 27 26 26
Ecuador 28 27 27 26 26
Uzbekistan 29 30 27 26 23
Turkmenistan 30 29 27 26 25
India 28 28 27 27 26
Oman 31 29 28 27 26
El Salvador 30 29 29 28 27
Tonga 30 30 29 29 29
Botswana 31 30 30 29 29
Bangladesh 32 31 30 29 28
Paraguay 31 31 30 30 29
Maldives 34 32 30 29 27
Philippines 31 31 31 30 30
Saudi Arabia 32 32 31 30 29
Bhutan 34 33 32 31 30
Samoa 32 32 32 31 31
Nicaragua 34 33 32 31 30
Belize 33 33 32 31 30
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 32 32 32 31 31
Cambodia 35 33 32 30 29
Syrian Arab Republic 33 33 32 32 32
Kiribati 34 33 33 32 31
Jordan 33 33 33 32 32
Cabo Verde 35 34 33 32 31
Zimbabwe 34 34 33 33 33
Lesotho 34 34 33 33 33
Haiti 35 34 33 33 32
Bolivia 35 34 34 33 33
Tajikistan 36 35 34 33 32
Namibia 36 35 34 34 33
Djibouti 37 36 34 33 32
Vanuatu 35 35 34 34 34
Honduras 36 35 35 34 33
Gabon 36 35 35 35 34
Nepal 36 35 35 35 34
Pakistan 37 36 35 34 33
Swaziland 38 37 36 35 34
Papua New Guinea 36 36 36 36 36
Sao Tome and Principe 36 36 36 36 36
Ghana 37 36 36 35 35
Iraq 37 37 37 36 36
Solomon Islands 38 37 37 37 36
Lao PDR 40 38 37 35 34
Comoros 37 37 38 38 38
Guatemala 38 38 38 38 37
Kenya 39 38 38 38 38
Congo, Rep. 38 38 39 39 39
Mauritania 40 39 39 39 39
Cote d'Ivoire 40 40 39 39 39
Togo 41 40 40 39 39
Central African Republic 40 40 40 40 40
Sudan 41 41 41 41 40
Senegal 42 41 41 41 40
Eritrea 42 42 41 40 40
Cameroon 43 42 42 42 42
Tanzania 43 42 42 42 42
Equatorial Guinea 44 43 42 42 41
West Bank and Gaza 44 43 43 43 42
Guinea-Bissau 44 44 43 43 42
Nigeria 43 43 43 43 43
Rwanda 44 44 43 43 42
Mozambique 43 43 43 44 44
Madagascar 44 44 44 43 43
Liberia 44 44 44 44 43
Sierra Leone 44 44 44 44 44
Guinea 45 44 44 43 43
Yemen, Rep. 47 46 44 43 42
Benin 45 45 44 44 43
Burundi 46 45 45 44 43
South Sudan 46 45 45 44 44
Zambia 45 45 45 45 45
Timor-Leste 45 46 46 45 45
Ethiopia 46 46 46 46 45
Gambia, The 47 46 46 46 46
Burkina Faso 47 47 47 47 47
Malawi 48 48 47 47 47
Mali 48 48 48 48 48
Congo, Dem. Rep. 49 49 49 48 48
Uganda 50 49 49 49 49
Somalia 50 50 50 50 49
Afghanistan 51 51 51 51 51
Angola 52 52 51 51 51
Chad 51 51 51 51 51
Niger 55 55 54 54 54
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Curacao
Faeroe Islands
Tuvalu
Northern Mariana Islands
Monaco
Turks and Caicos Islands
Andorra
Cayman Islands
American Samoa
San Marino

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