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

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