Country name 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Hong Kong SAR, China 8 7 7 7 7
Ukraine 8 8 9 9 9
Latvia 9 8 9 9 9
Macao SAR, China 9 8 8 8 8
Bulgaria 9 9 9 9 9
Slovenia 9 9 9 9 9
Germany 9 9 9 9 9
Czech Republic 9 9 9 9 10
Lithuania 10 9 9 9 9
Russian Federation 9 9 10 10 10
Belarus 9 9 9 9 9
Croatia 10 9 9 9 9
Estonia 10 9 10 10 10
Japan 9 9 9 9 9
Greece 10 9 9 10 10
Italy 10 9 9 9 10
Austria 10 9 10 10 10
Hungary 10 10 10 9 9
Slovak Republic 10 10 10 10 10
Poland 10 10 9 9 9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 10 9 9 8
Spain 10 10 10 10 11
Romania 10 10 10 10 10
Switzerland 11 10 10 10 10
Malta 12 10 10 10 10
Sweden 10 10 11 11 11
Serbia 10 11 10 11 11
Canada 11 11 11 11 11
Finland 11 11 11 11 11
Portugal 12 11 11 11 10
Belgium 11 11 11 11 11
United Kingdom 12 11 11 12 12
Korea, Rep. 13 12 10 10 10
Moldova 12 12 12 12 12
Singapore 12 12 11 11 10
Andorra 11 12 11 10 11
Georgia 12 12 12 12 12
Liechtenstein 13 12 12 10 11
Denmark 13 12 12 12 12
Macedonia, FYR 13 12 12 12 12
Luxembourg 13 12 12 12 12
Netherlands 13 13 13 12 12
Norway 13 13 12 12 12
Australia 13 13 13 13 12
Cuba 13 13 12 12 12
Cyprus 13 13 13 12 12
France 13 13 13 13 13
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 14 13 15 14 15
Montenegro 13 13 13 13 13
Armenia 13 13 13 14 14
Bermuda 14 13 13 13 13
Barbados 13 13 13 13 13
China 14 13 13 12 12
Azerbaijan 15 14 14 14 16
Aruba 14 14 13 13 13
United States 14 14 14 14 14
Thailand 15 14 14 13 13
New Zealand 15 14 14 14 14
Iceland 14 14 14 14 15
Puerto Rico 16 15 14 13 13
Trinidad and Tobago 15 15 15 15 15
Kazakhstan 15 15 15 17 18
Ireland 14 15 15 15 15
Palau 15 15 13 15 13
Uruguay 16 16 16 16 16
Chile 17 16 16 16 15
Mauritius 17 16 17 16 16
United Arab Emirates 17 16 16 16 16
Greenland 16 17 17 16 16
Bahamas, The 18 17 16 16 15
Tunisia 17 17 17 17 17
Vietnam 17 17 17 17 17
St. Martin (French part) 17 17 17 17 17
St. Kitts and Nevis 17 17
Korea, Dem. Rep. 18 17 17 16 16
Lebanon 19 18 17 16 15
Seychelles 19 18 18 18 17
Albania 19 18 17 16 15
Iran, Islamic Rep. 19 18 18 18 18
Argentina 19 18 18 18 18
Sri Lanka 18 18 19 19 19
Qatar 19 19 18 17 16
St. Lucia 20 19 18 18 18
Jamaica 21 19 18 17 17
Mongolia 19 19 19 19 20
Grenada 19 19 19 19 19
Algeria 20 19 19 20 20
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20 19 19 19 18
French Polynesia 20 20 19 19 19
Costa Rica 20 20 19 18 18
Kyrgyz Republic 20 20 19 21 22
New Caledonia 21 20 19 18 17
Antigua and Barbuda 20 20 20 19 19
Myanmar 21 20 20 20 19
Brazil 21 20 20 19 19
Uzbekistan 21 21 21 20 21
Bahrain 21 21 20 20 19
Turkey 21 21 21 20 20
Israel 22 21 21 22 21
Morocco 22 21 21 21 20
Guam 22 21 21 20 20
Indonesia 22 21 21 21 21
Malaysia 23 22 21 20 19
Kosovo 23 22 21 18 20
Guyana 22 22 22 22 22
Suriname 23 22 22 21 21
Brunei Darussalam 23 22 22 21 20
Libya 22 22 23 23 23
Colombia 23 23 22 22 22
Oman 24 23 23 22 22
Kuwait 24 23 22 22 21
Venezuela, RB 24 23 23 23 22
Turkmenistan 24 23 23 23 23
Maldives 25 23 22 22 21
Panama 24 24 23 23 23
El Salvador 25 24 23 22 21
Mexico 24 24 23 23 22
Peru 24 24 23 23 22
South Africa 24 24 24 23 23
Fiji 25 24 24 24 24
Egypt, Arab Rep. 25 25 24 24 24
Dominican Republic 25 25 24 24 24
Ecuador 25 25 25 24 24
India 26 25 25 24 24
Saudi Arabia 27 26 25 24 24
Bangladesh 27 26 26 25 24
Bhutan 28 27 26 25 24
Botswana 27 27 26 26 26
Cambodia 28 27 27 26 26
Nicaragua 28 27 27 26 26
Paraguay 28 28 27 27 26
Cabo Verde 29 28 27 26 25
Kiribati 29 28 27 26 25
Tonga 28 28 29 29 29
Belize 29 29 28 28 27
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 30 29 28 28 27
Philippines 30 29 29 28 28
Djibouti 30 30 29 29 29
Syrian Arab Republic 30 30 29 28 28
Lao PDR 31 30 29 29 28
Tajikistan 30 30 29 29 29
Pakistan 31 30 29 29 28
Samoa 31 30 30 30 30
Haiti 31 31 30 30 29
Jordan 31 31 31 30 30
Lesotho 31 31 30 30 29
Bolivia 31 31 30 30 29
Honduras 32 31 30 30 29
Namibia 32 31 31 30 30
Vanuatu 32 32 31 31 30
Zimbabwe 32 32 32 32 32
Nepal 33 32 31 30 29
Swaziland 33 32 32 32 32
Gabon 34 34 33 33 33
Ghana 35 34 34 34 34
Papua New Guinea 35 35 34 34 33
Solomon Islands 36 35 35 35 35
Iraq 36 36 35 35 35
Guatemala 37 36 36 35 35
Sao Tome and Principe 36 37 37 37 38
Mauritania 38 38 38 37 37
Cote d'Ivoire 38 38 38 37 37
Yemen, Rep. 39 39 38 37 36
Kenya 39 39 39 39 39
Togo 39 39 39 39 38
Central African Republic 39 39 39 38 38
Equatorial Guinea 40 39 39 38 38
Congo, Rep. 39 39 39 39 39
Comoros 39 39 39 39 39
Sudan 40 39 39 39 38
Senegal 40 40 40 39 39
Eritrea 40 40 40 40 40
West Bank and Gaza 41 40 40 39 38
Rwanda 41 40 40 39 39
Madagascar 41 40 40 39 38
Cameroon 41 41 41 41 41
Guinea-Bissau 42 41 41 41 40
Timor-Leste 43 41 40 39 38
Guinea 42 42 41 41 40
Tanzania 42 42 42 42 42
South Sudan 43 42 41 41 40
Benin 43 42 42 41 41
Liberia 43 42 42 41 41
Burundi 42 42 43 43 43
Ethiopia 44 43 42 41 40
Nigeria 43 43 43 43 43
Sierra Leone 44 44 43 43 42
Mozambique 44 45 45 45 44
Malawi 45 45 44 43 43
Gambia, The 45 45 45 45 44
Zambia 45 45 45 45 44
Burkina Faso 46 46 46 45 45
Congo, Dem. Rep. 48 47 47 47 46
Uganda 48 48 48 47 47
Mali 48 48 48 48 48
Somalia 49 48 48 47 47
Afghanistan 50 49 48 47 46
Angola 50 50 50 50 50
Chad 51 51 51 50 50
Niger 53 53 52 52 52
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Dominica 15
San Marino 10
Marshall Islands
Faeroe Islands
Monaco
American Samoa
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Cayman Islands
Isle of Man 11
Curacao
Northern Mariana Islands

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