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

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