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

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