Country name 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Ukraine 8 8 8 9 9
Hong Kong SAR, China 8 8 7 7 7
Latvia 8 9 8 9 9
Russian Federation 8 9 9 10 10
Czech Republic 9 9 9 9 9
Bulgaria 9 9 9 9 9
Macao SAR, China 10 9 8 8 8
Slovenia 9 9 9 9 9
Germany 9 9 9 9 9
Belarus 9 9 9 9 9
Japan 9 9 9 9 9
Estonia 9 10 9 10 10
Italy 9 10 9 9 9
Greece 9 10 9 9 10
Hungary 9 10 10 10 9
Austria 10 10 9 10 10
Poland 10 10 10 9 9
Croatia 10 10 9 9 9
Serbia 10 10 11 10 11
Lithuania 10 10 9 9 9
Spain 10 10 10 10 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11 10 10 9 9
Sweden 10 10 10 11 11
Slovak Republic 10 10 10 10 10
Romania 10 10 10 10 10
Switzerland 10 11 10 10 10
Canada 11 11 11 11 11
Finland 11 11 11 11 11
Belgium 11 11 11 11 11
Andorra 13 11 12 11 10
Malta 12 12 10 10 10
United Kingdom 12 12 11 11 12
Portugal 11 12 11 11 11
Moldova 12 12 12 12 12
Singapore 13 12 12 11 11
Georgia 12 12 12 12 12
Denmark 12 13 12 12 12
Macedonia, FYR 13 13 12 12 12
Liechtenstein 12 13 12 12 10
Australia 13 13 13 13 13
Netherlands 13 13 13 13 12
Cuba 13 13 13 12 12
Luxembourg 13 13 12 12 12
Norway 13 13 13 12 12
Armenia 13 13 13 13 14
Cyprus 14 13 13 13 12
France 13 13 13 13 13
Korea, Rep. 13 13 12 10 10
Montenegro 13 13 13 13 13
Barbados 14 13 13 13 13
Bermuda 14 13 13 13
Iceland 15 14 14 14 14
China 15 14 13 13 12
Aruba 15 14 14 13 13
Ireland 14 14 15 15 15
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 16 14 13 15 14
United States 14 14 14 14 14
Azerbaijan 15 15 14 14 14
Palau 13 15 15 13 15
Thailand 15 15 14 14 13
New Zealand 15 15 14 14 14
Kazakhstan 14 15 15 15 17
Trinidad and Tobago 15 15 15 15 15
Puerto Rico 16 16 15 14 13
Greenland 17 16 17 17 16
Uruguay 17 16 16 16 16
Chile 17 17 16 16 16
United Arab Emirates 17 17 16 16 16
Mauritius 17 17 16 17 16
Tunisia 17 17 17 17 17
Vietnam 18 17 17 17 17
St. Martin (French part) 18 17 17 17 17
Bahamas, The 19 18 17 16 16
Korea, Dem. Rep. 18 18 17 17 16
Sri Lanka 18 18 18 19 19
Lebanon 19 19 18 17 16
Seychelles 18 19 18 18 18
Iran, Islamic Rep. 19 19 18 18 18
Argentina 19 19 18 18 18
Albania 20 19 18 17 16
Mongolia 20 19 19 19 19
Grenada 20 19 19 19 19
Qatar 20 19 19 18 17
St. Lucia 20 20 19 18 18
Algeria 20 20 19 19 20
Kyrgyz Republic 22 20 20 19 21
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20 20 19 19 19
French Polynesia 20 20 20 19 19
Costa Rica 21 20 20 19 18
Antigua and Barbuda 20 20 20 20 19
Jamaica 21 21 19 18 17
Brazil 21 21 20 20 19
Myanmar 21 21 20 20 20
Bahrain 22 21 21 20 20
New Caledonia 21 21 20 19 18
Uzbekistan 22 21 21 21 20
Turkey 22 21 21 21 20
Indonesia 22 22 21 21 21
Israel 22 22 21 21 22
Guyana 22 22 22 22 22
Guam 22 22 21 21 20
Morocco 23 22 21 21 21
Libya 22 22 22 23 23
Suriname 23 23 22 22 21
Malaysia 24 23 22 21 20
Kosovo 23 23 22 21 18
Brunei Darussalam 24 23 22 22 21
Colombia 23 23 23 22 22
Venezuela, RB 24 24 23 23 23
Turkmenistan 24 24 23 23 23
Kuwait 24 24 23 22 22
Panama 24 24 24 23 23
Oman 25 24 23 23 22
South Africa 24 24 24 24 23
Peru 25 24 24 23 23
Mexico 25 24 24 23 23
Maldives 26 25 23 22 22
El Salvador 26 25 24 23 22
Egypt, Arab Rep. 25 25 25 24 24
Fiji 25 25 24 24 24
Dominican Republic 25 25 25 24 24
Ecuador 26 25 25 25 24
India 26 26 25 25 24
Bangladesh 28 27 26 26 25
Saudi Arabia 28 27 26 25 24
Botswana 28 27 27 26 26
Cambodia 28 28 27 27 26
Bhutan 29 28 27 26 25
Nicaragua 29 28 27 27 26
Paraguay 29 28 28 27 27
Tonga 28 28 28 29 29
Kiribati 30 29 28 27 26
Cabo Verde 30 29 28 27 26
Belize 30 29 29 28 28
Philippines 30 30 29 29 28
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 31 30 29 28 28
Djibouti 31 30 30 29 29
Tajikistan 31 30 30 29 29
Syrian Arab Republic 31 30 30 29 28
Samoa 31 31 30 30 30
Lao PDR 32 31 30 29 29
Haiti 32 31 31 30 30
Jordan 32 31 31 31 30
Pakistan 32 31 30 29 29
Bolivia 32 31 31 30 30
Lesotho 32 31 31 30 30
Honduras 32 32 31 30 30
Namibia 32 32 31 31 30
Zimbabwe 32 32 32 32 32
Vanuatu 33 32 32 31 31
Swaziland 33 33 32 32 32
Nepal 34 33 32 31 30
Gabon 34 34 34 33 33
Ghana 35 35 34 34 34
Papua New Guinea 35 35 35 34 34
Solomon Islands 36 36 35 35 35
Iraq 36 36 36 35 35
Sao Tome and Principe 36 36 37 37 37
Guatemala 37 37 36 36 35
Mauritania 38 38 38 38 37
Cote d'Ivoire 39 38 38 38 37
Kenya 38 39 39 39 39
Togo 39 39 39 39 39
Comoros 39 39 39 39 39
Congo, Rep. 39 39 39 39 39
Central African Republic 40 39 39 39 38
Yemen, Rep. 40 39 39 38 37
Equatorial Guinea 40 40 39 39 38
Sudan 40 40 39 39 39
Eritrea 40 40 40 40 40
Senegal 40 40 40 40 39
West Bank and Gaza 41 41 40 40 39
Rwanda 42 41 40 40 39
Madagascar 42 41 40 40 39
Cameroon 41 41 41 41 41
Guinea-Bissau 42 42 41 41 41
Tanzania 42 42 42 42 42
Guinea 43 42 42 41 41
Burundi 43 42 42 43 43
South Sudan 43 43 42 41 41
Timor-Leste 44 43 41 40 39
Benin 43 43 42 42 41
Liberia 43 43 42 42 41
Nigeria 43 43 43 43 43
Ethiopia 44 44 43 42 41
Sierra Leone 44 44 44 43 43
Mozambique 44 44 45 45 45
Malawi 46 45 45 44 43
Gambia, The 46 45 45 45 45
Zambia 46 45 45 45 45
Burkina Faso 46 46 46 46 45
Congo, Dem. Rep. 48 48 47 47 47
Mali 48 48 48 48 48
Uganda 48 48 48 48 47
Somalia 49 49 48 48 47
Afghanistan 51 50 49 48 47
Angola 51 50 50 50 50
Chad 51 51 51 51 50
Niger 54 53 53 52 52
Monaco
Isle of Man 11
Marshall Islands 42
Cayman Islands
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
San Marino
Dominica 15
Faeroe Islands
American Samoa
Northern Mariana Islands
Curacao
St. Kitts and Nevis 17 17

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