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

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