Country name 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Qatar 2 2 2 2 2
United Arab Emirates 2 2 2 2 2
Kuwait 3 3 3 3 3
St. Martin (French part) 3 3 3 3 3
Bahrain 3 3 3 3 3
Brunei Darussalam 3 3 3 3 3
Costa Rica 4 4 4 4 4
Marshall Islands 4 5
Saudi Arabia 4 4 4 4 4
Syrian Arab Republic 4 4 4 4 4
Oman 4 4 4 4 4
Jordan 4 4 4 4 4
Malaysia 5 4 4 4 4
Guam 5 5 5 5 5
Libya 5 5 5 5 5
Panama 5 5 5 5 5
Mexico 5 5 5 5 5
Macao SAR, China 5 5 5 5 5
Hong Kong SAR, China 5 5 5 5 5
French Polynesia 5 5 5 5 5
Venezuela, RB 5 5 5 5 5
Singapore 5 4 5 5 4
West Bank and Gaza 5 5 5 5 5
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 5 5 5 5 6
Korea, Rep. 5 5 5 5 5
New Caledonia 5 5 5 5 5
Iran, Islamic Rep. 5 5 5 5 5
Ecuador 5 5 5 5 5
Tunisia 6 6 6 6 6
Algeria 6 5 5 5 5
Chile 6 5 5 5 5
Bahamas, The 6 6 6 6 6
Nicaragua 6 6 5 5 5
Vietnam 6 6 6 6 6
Honduras 6 6 6 5 5
Colombia 6 6 6 6 6
Iraq 6 6 6 6 6
Dominican Republic 6 6 6 6 6
Maldives 6 6 5 5 5
Belize 6 6 6 6 6
Fiji 6 6 6 6 6
Paraguay 6 6 6 6 6
Israel 6 6 6 6 6
Lebanon 6 6 6 6 6
Azerbaijan 6 6 6 6 6
Uzbekistan 6 6 6 5 6
Tonga 6 6 6 6 6
Albania 6 6 6 6 6
Philippines 6 6 6 6 6
Peru 6 6 6 6 6
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 6 6 6 6 6
Brazil 6 6 6 6 6
Samoa 6 6 6 6 6
Thailand 6 7 7 7 7
China 7 7 7 6 6
Morocco 7 7 6 6 6
Cabo Verde 7 6 6 6 6
Jamaica 7 6 6 7 6
Mauritius 7 7 7 7 7
Cyprus 7 7 7 7 7
Bermuda 7 8
Aruba 7 7 7 7 7
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7 7 7 7 7
El Salvador 7 7 7 7 7
Iceland 7 7 7 7 7
Australia 7 7 7 7 7
Vanuatu 7 7 7 6 6
Turkey 7 7 7 7 6
Egypt, Arab Rep. 7 7 7 7 7
Japan 7 7 8 8 8
Guatemala 7 7 7 6 6
Cuba 7 7 7 7 7
Antigua and Barbuda 7 7 7 7 7
Suriname 7 7 7 7 7
Indonesia 7 7 7 7 7
Canada 7 7 7 7 7
St. Lucia 7 7 7 7 7
Kyrgyz Republic 7 7 7 7 7
Malta 7 8 8 8 8
Liechtenstein 7 7 7 6 7
Seychelles 7 8 7 7 7
Sri Lanka 7 7 7 7 7
New Zealand 8 7 7 7 7
Dominica 8 6 8
Trinidad and Tobago 8 8 8 8 8
Macedonia, FYR 8 8 8 8 8
Greenland 8 9 8 9 8
Argentina 8 8 8 8 8
Bangladesh 8 8 7 7 7
Puerto Rico 8 8 8 8 7
Turkmenistan 8 8 8 8 8
Palau 8 7 7 7 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 8 8 8 8
Korea, Dem. People’s Rep. 8 9 9 9 9
Kiribati 8 8 8 8 8
Guyana 8 8 8 8 8
Grenada 8 8 8 8 8
Mongolia 9 8 8 8 8
Ireland 9 9 9 9 8
Montenegro 9 9 9 10 10
Armenia 9 9 9 9 8
United States 9 9 9 9 9
South Africa 9 9 10 11 12
Solomon Islands 9 9 8 8 8
Switzerland 9 9 9 9 9
Spain 9 9 9 9 9
Netherlands 9 9 9 9 9
Tajikistan 9 9 8 8 8
Faroe Islands 9 9 9 9 8
France 9 9 9 9 9
Namibia 9 10 10 11 11
India 9 9 9 9 9
Myanmar 9 9 9 9 9
Slovenia 9 10 10 10 9
Luxembourg 9 9 9 9 9
Sao Tome and Principe 9 9 9 9 9
Pakistan 9 9 9 9 9
Greece 10 9 10 10 10
Slovak Republic 10 10 10 10 10
Uruguay 10 9 9 9 9
Finland 10 10 10 10 10
Barbados 10 10 10 10 10
Papua New Guinea 10 10 9 9 9
Italy 10 10 10 10 10
Comoros 10 10 10 9 9
Mauritania 10 10 10 10 10
Georgia 10 10 10 10 10
Nepal 10 10 9 9 9
Norway 10 10 10 10 10
Poland 10 10 10 10 10
Yemen, Rep. 10 10 10 9 9
Austria 10 10 10 10 10
Belgium 10 10 10 10 10
Kazakhstan 10 10 10 10 10
Ghana 10 11 11 11 11
Bhutan 10 10 10 9 9
Djibouti 11 10 10 10 10
Portugal 11 10 11 11 10
Sweden 11 11 11 11 11
Germany 11 11 10 10 10
Czech Republic 11 11 11 11 11
United Kingdom 11 11 11 11 10
Gabon 11 11 11 11 11
Swaziland 11 12 12 13 14
Cambodia 11 11 10 10 9
Botswana 11 12 13 14 14
Croatia 11 12 12 12 11
Bolivia 11 11 11 10 10
Senegal 11 11 11 11 11
St. Kitts and Nevis 11 12
Sudan 11 11 11 11 11
Lao PDR 11 11 11 10 10
Eritrea 11 11 10 10 9
Moldova 11 12 12 12 12
Haiti 12 11 11 11 11
Denmark 12 11 11 11 11
Lithuania 12 12 12 11 11
Kenya 12 12 13 13 13
Lesotho 12 13 14 15 16
Madagascar 12 12 11 11 10
Togo 12 13 13 13 13
Timor-Leste 13 12 11 10 10
Romania 13 12 12 12 11
Serbia 13 13 13 14 14
Belarus 13 13 14 14 14
Benin 13 13 13 13 12
Gambia, The 13 13 13 12 12
Afghanistan 13 13 13 12 12
Isle of Man 13
Estonia 13 13 14 13 13
Cameroon 14 14 14 14 14
Hungary 14 14 14 14 13
Latvia 14 14 14 14 14
Bulgaria 14 15 14 14 14
Congo, Rep. 14 14 15 15 15
Russian Federation 14 14 14 15 15
Zimbabwe 14 16 17 18 19
Ukraine 15 15 14 15 15
Tanzania 15 15 15 15 14
Liberia 15 15 15 14 14
Guinea 16 15 15 15 15
Cote d'Ivoire 16 16 17 17 17
Guinea-Bissau 16 16 15 15 15
Ethiopia 16 15 15 15 14
Burundi 16 15 15 14 14
Equatorial Guinea 16 16 15 15 15
Burkina Faso 16 16 16 16 16
Congo, Dem. Rep. 17 17 17 16 16
South Sudan 18 17 17 16 16
Somalia 18 17 17 16 16
Central African Republic 18 18 19 19 19
Nigeria 18 18 18 18 18
Mozambique 18 18 17 17 16
Chad 18 18 18 18 18
Uganda 19 18 18 17 17
Mali 19 19 18 18 18
Malawi 19 19 19 18 18
Niger 19 19 18 17 17
Zambia 20 19 19 19 18
Angola 22 21 21 20 19
Sierra Leone 27 27 26 25 24
Rwanda 28 23 18 15 14
Monaco
Curacao
American Samoa
San Marino
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Tuvalu
Turks and Caicos Islands
Andorra
Northern Mariana Islands
Cayman Islands

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