Country name 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Hong Kong SAR, China 7 7 7 7 8
Macao SAR, China 8 8 8 8 8
Ukraine 8 9 9 9 9
Bulgaria 9 9 9 9 9
Germany 9 9 9 9 8
Slovenia 9 9 9 9 9
Lithuania 9 9 9 9 9
Croatia 9 9 9 9 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 9 9 9 9
Belarus 9 9 9 9 9
Czech Republic 9 9 9 10 10
Latvia 8 9 9 9 10
Poland 10 9 9 9 10
Japan 9 9 9 9 8
Hungary 10 10 9 9 10
Estonia 9 9 10 10 11
Austria 9 10 10 10 10
Italy 9 9 10 10 10
Greece 9 9 10 10 10
Slovak Republic 10 10 10 10 10
Romania 10 10 10 10 10
Switzerland 10 10 10 10 10
Liechtenstein 12 12 10 11 11
Malta 10 10 10 10 10
Russian Federation 9 10 10 10 10
Korea, Rep. 12 10 10 10 9
Andorra 12 11 10 11 11
Spain 10 10 10 11 11
Canada 11 11 11 11 11
Singapore 12 11 11 10 10
Serbia 11 10 11 11 10
Portugal 11 11 11 10 10
Finland 11 11 11 11 11
Belgium 11 11 11 11 11
Sweden 10 11 11 11 11
Moldova 12 12 12 12 12
Luxembourg 12 12 12 12 12
United Kingdom 11 11 12 12 12
Denmark 12 12 12 12 12
Georgia 12 12 12 12 13
Cyprus 13 13 12 12 12
Cuba 13 13 12 12 12
Netherlands 13 13 12 12 12
Macedonia, FYR 13 13 12 12 12
Norway 13 12 12 12 12
China 13 13 12 12 12
Australia 13 13 13 12 13
France 13 13 13 13 13
Montenegro 13 13 13 13 13
Aruba 14 13 13 13 12
Puerto Rico 15 14 13 13 13
Bermuda 13 13 13 13 13
Barbados 14 13 13 13 13
Thailand 14 14 13 13 13
Armenia 13 14 14 14 14
Azerbaijan 14 14 14 16 17
New Zealand 14 14 14 14 14
United States 14 14 14 14 14
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13 15 14 15 15
Iceland 14 14 14 15 14
United Arab Emirates 16 15 15 14 14
Trinidad and Tobago 15 15 15 15 15
Palau 15 13 15 13 14
Ireland 15 15 15 15 15
Greenland 17 17 16 16 16
Chile 16 16 16 15 15
Bahamas, The 17 16 16 15 15
Lebanon 18 17 16 15 14
Uruguay 16 16 16 16 16
Mauritius 17 17 16 16 15
Albania 18 17 16 15 14
Korea, Dem. Rep. 17 17 16 16 16
Kazakhstan 15 15 17 18 18
Vietnam 17 17 17 17 17
Tunisia 17 17 17 17 17
St. Martin (French part) 17 17 17 17 18
Jamaica 19 18 17 17 18
Qatar 19 18 18 17 16
Costa Rica 19 18 18 17 17
Iran, Islamic Rep. 18 18 18 18 18
St. Lucia 19 18 18 18 17
Seychelles 18 18 18 17 19
New Caledonia 20 19 18 17 17
Sri Lanka 18 19 19 19 19
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19 19 19 18 18
Grenada 19 19 19 19 19
French Polynesia 20 19 19 19 18
Argentina 19 19 19 19 19
Mongolia 19 19 19 20 20
Antigua and Barbuda 20 20 19 19 19
Brazil 20 20 19 19 18
Malaysia 21 20 19 19 18
Brunei Darussalam 21 20 20 19 19
Algeria 19 19 20 20 21
Bahrain 21 20 20 19 18
Colombia 21 20 20 19 19
Uzbekistan 21 21 20 21 20
Turkey 21 21 20 20 19
Guam 21 21 20 20 19
Morocco 21 21 21 20 20
Maldives 22 21 21 21 21
Kyrgyz Republic 20 19 21 22 21
Suriname 22 21 21 21 21
Indonesia 21 21 22 21 21
Israel 21 21 22 21 21
El Salvador 23 22 22 21 20
Kuwait 23 22 22 21 21
Panama 23 22 22 22 21
Libya 22 22 22 22 22
Oman 23 23 22 22 22
Venezuela, RB 23 23 23 22 22
Mexico 24 23 23 22 22
Peru 24 23 23 22 22
Turkmenistan 23 23 23 23 23
Guyana 25 24 23 22 22
South Africa 24 24 23 23 23
Ecuador 24 24 24 23 23
Myanmar 24 24 24 23 23
Fiji 24 24 24 24 23
Saudi Arabia 26 25 24 24 23
Dominican Republic 25 25 24 24 24
Bhutan 27 26 25 24 23
Egypt, Arab Rep. 25 25 25 25 25
Paraguay 26 26 25 24 24
India 26 26 25 25 24
Nicaragua 26 26 25 25 24
Cabo Verde 27 26 25 24 24
Bangladesh 27 26 26 25 24
Botswana 27 27 26 26 26
Cambodia 27 27 26 26 26
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 29 28 28 27 26
Belize 29 29 28 27 26
Philippines 29 29 28 28 27
Syrian Arab Republic 30 29 28 28 27
Tonga 28 28 29 29 29
Honduras 31 30 29 28 27
Tajikistan 30 29 29 29 29
Bolivia 30 30 29 29 28
Nepal 31 30 29 28 27
Haiti 31 30 30 29 29
Djibouti 31 30 30 29 29
Lesotho 31 30 30 29 29
Lao PDR 31 30 30 29 29
Kiribati 30 30 30 30 30
Samoa 30 30 30 30 29
Namibia 31 31 30 30 30
Pakistan 31 31 30 30 30
Jordan 31 31 30 30 30
Vanuatu 32 31 31 30 29
Swaziland 32 32 32 32 31
Gabon 33 32 32 32 32
Guatemala 34 33 33 32 31
Papua New Guinea 34 34 33 33 33
Zimbabwe 33 33 34 34 35
Ghana 34 34 34 34 34
Iraq 36 35 35 35 34
Solomon Islands 35 35 35 35 35
Comoros 37 37 37 37 37
Eritrea 37 37 37 38 38
Mauritania 38 38 37 37 37
Yemen, Rep. 39 38 38 37 37
Equatorial Guinea 39 38 38 38 37
Central African Republic 39 39 38 38 37
Sao Tome and Principe 39 39 38 38 38
Sudan 39 39 39 38 38
Kenya 38 39 39 39 39
West Bank and Gaza 40 40 39 38 37
Madagascar 40 40 39 38 38
Congo, Rep. 39 39 39 39 39
Timor-Leste 41 40 39 38 38
Rwanda 40 40 39 39 39
Senegal 40 40 39 39 39
Togo 40 40 40 40 39
Cote d'Ivoire 41 40 40 40 39
Guinea-Bissau 41 40 40 40 39
Cameroon 41 41 41 41 40
Ethiopia 43 42 41 40 39
South Sudan 42 42 41 41 40
Liberia 42 42 41 41 40
Benin 42 42 41 41 40
Guinea 42 42 42 41 41
Tanzania 42 42 42 42 42
Nigeria 43 43 43 43 42
Burundi 42 42 43 43 43
Malawi 44 44 44 43 43
Sierra Leone 44 44 44 43 43
Mozambique 44 44 44 43 43
Zambia 44 44 44 44 44
Gambia, The 45 45 45 44 44
Burkina Faso 46 46 45 45 45
Congo, Dem. Rep. 47 47 46 46 46
Afghanistan 48 47 47 46 45
Somalia 48 48 47 47 47
Uganda 48 48 48 47 47
Mali 48 48 48 48 48
Chad 51 50 50 50 49
Angola 51 50 50 50 50
Niger 53 53 52 52 52
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Curacao
St. Kitts and Nevis 17 17
Dominica 15
Northern Mariana Islands
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 13
Cayman Islands
American Samoa
San Marino 10 10
Monaco
Isle of Man 11 11
Marshall Islands 35
Faeroe Islands

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