Country name 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Hong Kong SAR, China 7 8 10 10 11
Macao SAR, China 8 8 8 8 9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 8 8 8 8
Germany 9 8 8 8 8
Japan 9 8 9 9 9
Bulgaria 9 9 10 10 10
Slovenia 9 9 9 10 11
Lithuania 9 9 10 10 11
Ukraine 9 9 10 10 11
Croatia 9 10 9 9 10
Belarus 9 9 10 11 11
Latvia 9 10 10 11 11
Poland 9 10 10 10 11
Hungary 9 10 10 10 10
Central Europe and the Baltics 9 10 10 10 11
Czech Republic 10 10 10 11 12
Greece 10 10 10 10 11
Austria 10 10 9 9 9
Malta 10 10 9 9 10
Italy 10 10 10 10 10
Korea, Rep. 10 9 9 10 9
Switzerland 10 10 10 10 10
Slovak Republic 10 10 10 10 11
Romania 10 10 10 10 11
Estonia 10 11 11 12 12
Singapore 10 10 10 10 10
Portugal 10 10 10 10 10
San Marino 10 10 10 9 11
Russian Federation 10 10 10 11 12
Serbia 11 10 10 9 9
Spain 11 11 11 11 11
Canada 11 11 11 11 11
Liechtenstein 11 11 10 10 10
Andorra 11 11 11 10 10
Finland 11 11 11 11 11
Sweden 11 11 12 12 12
Belgium 11 11 12 12 12
Macedonia, FYR 12 11 11 11 11
Moldova 12 12 12 12 12
Cuba 12 11 11 11 10
Luxembourg 12 12 12 11 12
United Kingdom 12 12 12 13 13
Netherlands 12 12 11 11 11
Denmark 12 12 12 12 12
Cyprus 12 12 12 12 12
China 12 12 12 12 12
Australia 12 13 13 14 14
Norway 12 12 13 12 13
Georgia 12 13 13 13 14
Palau 13 14 13
Aruba 13 12 12 12 11
France 13 13 13 13 13
Montenegro 13 13 13 13 12
Thailand 13 13 12 12 12
Barbados 13 13 13 13 13
Puerto Rico 13 13 12 12 12
Bermuda 13 13 13 13 13
Armenia 14 14 14 14 14
United States 14 14 14 14 14
New Zealand 14 14 14 15 15
Iceland 15 14 15 15 15
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 15 15 13 13 12
Lebanon 15 14 14 13 13
Trinidad and Tobago 15 15 15 15 15
Ireland 15 15 15 16 17
Albania 15 14 14 13 13
Chile 15 15 15 15 15
Bahamas, The 15 15 15 15 16
Mauritius 16 15 14 14 13
Uruguay 16 15 15 15 15
Greenland 16 16 15 15 15
Azerbaijan 16 17 18 18 17
Korea, Dem. Rep. 16 16 15 15 15
United Arab Emirates 16 16 16 16 16
Qatar 16 15 14 13 13
Tunisia 17 17 17 17 18
Vietnam 17 17 17 17 17
Jamaica 17 18 16 16 16
New Caledonia 17 17 18 17 16
St. Martin (French part) 17 18 18 17 17
Seychelles 17 19 17 18 18
St. Lucia 18 17 17 17 17
Argentina 18 18 18 17 17
Iran, Islamic Rep. 18 18 18 19 19
Costa Rica 18 17 17 17 16
Kazakhstan 18 18 20 21 23
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18 18 18 18 18
French Polynesia 19 18 18 18 17
Sri Lanka 19 19 19 19 19
Brazil 19 18 17 17 16
Grenada 19 19 19 19 19
Antigua and Barbuda 19 19 18 18 18
Malaysia 19 19 18 18 18
Bahrain 19 19 18 18 17
Myanmar 19 19 19 19 18
Mongolia 20 20 21 22 22
Turkey 20 19 19 19 18
Guam 20 19 19 19 18
Kosovo 20 21 19 19 19
Morocco 20 20 20 20 21
Brunei Darussalam 20 20 19 18 18
Algeria 20 21 22 23 24
Suriname 21 20 20 19 19
Uzbekistan 21 20 21 23 24
Israel 21 21 21 21 22
El Salvador 21 21 21 21 21
Kuwait 21 21 21 21 21
Maldives 21 21 21 22 22
Indonesia 21 21 21 21 21
Colombia 22 21 21 21 20
Kyrgyz Republic 22 21 23 23 24
Oman 22 22 22 22 22
Mexico 22 22 21 21 20
Guyana 22 22 22 22 22
Venezuela, RB 22 22 22 22 21
Peru 22 22 22 21 21
Panama 23 22 22 21 21
Libya 23 23 23 23 22
Turkmenistan 23 23 22 22 22
South Africa 23 23 23 22 22
Fiji 24 23 23 23 22
Bhutan 24 23 22 22 21
India 24 23 23 22 22
Saudi Arabia 24 23 23 22 22
Dominican Republic 24 24 23 23 23
Ecuador 24 24 23 23 22
Bangladesh 24 23 23 22 22
Egypt, Arab Rep. 24 24 24 24 24
Cabo Verde 25 24 23 22 22
Kiribati 25 25 24 24 24
Botswana 26 25 25 25 25
Nicaragua 26 25 25 25 25
Paraguay 26 26 25 25 25
Cambodia 26 26 26 26 26
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 27 26 25 25 24
Belize 27 27 26 26 25
Syrian Arab Republic 28 27 27 26 26
Philippines 28 27 27 26 26
Pakistan 28 28 28 28 27
Lao PDR 28 28 29 29 29
Tonga 29 29 29 28 28
Haiti 29 29 28 28 27
Djibouti 29 29 29 29 29
Lesotho 29 29 29 28 28
Honduras 29 29 28 28 28
Bolivia 29 29 28 28 27
Nepal 29 28 27 26 25
Tajikistan 29 30 30 31 31
Samoa 30 29 29 29 29
Namibia 30 29 29 28 28
Vanuatu 30 29 29 28 28
Jordan 30 30 30 30 30
Swaziland 32 32 31 31 31
Zimbabwe 32 32 32 32 32
Papua New Guinea 33 33 32 32 31
Gabon 33 33 33 33 33
Ghana 34 34 34 33 33
Iraq 35 34 34 34 33
Solomon Islands 35 35 34 34 34
Guatemala 35 35 34 34 33
Yemen, Rep. 36 35 35 34 33
Fragile and conflict affected situations 36 36 36 35 35
Cote d'Ivoire 37 37 36 36 36
Mauritania 37 37 37 36 36
Sao Tome and Principe 38 38 38 38 37
Central African Republic 38 37 37 36 36
West Bank and Gaza 38 37 37 36 32
Sudan 38 38 37 36 36
Equatorial Guinea 38 38 38 38 37
Madagascar 38 38 37 37 36
Timor-Leste 38 38 38 37 37
Togo 38 38 38 38 38
Rwanda 39 38 38 38 38
Kenya 39 39 38 38 38
Congo, Rep. 39 39 39 39 39
Senegal 39 39 39 39 39
Comoros 39 39 39 39 38
Ethiopia 40 39 38 37 36
Eritrea 40 40 40 40 39
South Sudan 40 40 39 39 38
Guinea-Bissau 40 40 40 40 39
Guinea 40 40 40 39 39
Cameroon 41 40 40 40 39
Liberia 41 40 40 39 38
Benin 41 40 40 39 39
Tanzania 42 42 42 42 41
Sierra Leone 42 42 41 40 40
Nigeria 43 42 42 42 42
Malawi 43 42 42 42 42
Burundi 43 44 44 44 45
Mozambique 44 44 43 43 42
Gambia, The 44 44 44 44 44
Zambia 44 44 44 44 43
Burkina Faso 45 45 44 44 44
Afghanistan 46 45 44 42 41
Congo, Dem. Rep. 46 46 46 45 45
Somalia 47 47 47 46 46
Uganda 47 47 46 46 46
Mali 48 48 48 48 48
Angola 50 49 49 48 48
Chad 50 50 49 49 48
Niger 52 51 51 51 50
Turks and Caicos Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Faeroe Islands 14
Tuvalu
St. Kitts and Nevis
Isle of Man 11 11
Marshall Islands 35 35 35
Monaco
American Samoa 22
Curacao 14 13 14
Cayman Islands 14
Dominica 15
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 13

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