Country name 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Iceland 4 4 4 4 4
Singapore 4 4 4 4 4
Japan 4 4 4 4 4
Sweden 4 4 4 4 4
Finland 5 4 4 4 4
Korea, Rep. 5 5 5 5 5
Norway 5 5 4 4 4
Monaco 5 5 5 5 5
Andorra 5 5 5 5 5
Germany 6 5 5 5 5
Switzerland 6 5 5 5 5
Luxembourg 6 5 5 5 4
Denmark 6 5 5 5 5
France 6 5 5 5 5
Netherlands 6 6 6 5 5
Canada 6 6 6 5 5
Australia 6 6 6 5 5
Ireland 6 6 6 6 6
Austria 6 6 5 5 5
United Kingdom 6 6 6 6 6
Slovenia 7 6 6 5 5
Belgium 7 6 6 6 5
Italy 7 6 6 6 5
San Marino 7 7 7 6 6
Spain 8 7 6 6 6
New Zealand 8 7 7 7 6
Israel 8 7 7 6 6
Portugal 8 8 7 7 6
United States 8 8 8 8 7
Cyprus 9 8 7 7 7
Brunei Darussalam 9 8 8 8 8
Malta 9 8 8 8 7
Cuba 9 8 8 8 7
Croatia 9 9 8 8 8
Greece 9 9 9 8 8
Czech Republic 10 9 8 7 7
Chile 12 11 11 10 10
Malaysia 12 12 11 11 10
United Arab Emirates 12 11 11 11 10
Kuwait 12 12 12 12 12
Seychelles 13 12 12 12 12
Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 12 12 11 10
Hungary 13 12 12 11 11
Slovak Republic 13 13 12 12 11
Costa Rica 13 13 13 13 12
Poland 14 13 12 10 9
Estonia 14 13 12 11 11
Montenegro 14 14 14 13 13
Qatar 14 13 13 12 12
Belarus 14 14 14 14 14
Barbados 14 14 14 14 15
Dominica 15 14 14 14 14
Lithuania 15 13 12 11 10
Grenada 16 15 15 14 14
Bahamas, The 16 16 15 15 14
St. Lucia 17 16 16 16 15
Bahrain 17 16 14 13 12
Tonga 17 17 17 16 16
Antigua and Barbuda 17 17 17 16 16
Ukraine 18 18 18 18 17
Sri Lanka 18 18 17 17 16
Uruguay 19 19 18 17 16
Serbia 19 17 15 13 12
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19 19 19 19 19
Mauritius 19 19 20 20 19
St. Kitts and Nevis 19 18 17 17 16
Bulgaria 19 19 20 19 19
Latvia 20 19 19 18 17
Argentina 21 21 20 20 19
Samoa 22 21 21 20 20
Russian Federation 22 22 22 22 21
Venezuela, RB 23 22 21 21 20
Oman 23 21 19 18 17
Jamaica 23 22 22 21 21
Lebanon 23 22 21 20 19
Fiji 23 23 22 22 21
Panama 24 24 23 23 23
Vanuatu 24 24 23 22 22
Macedonia, FYR 25 22 20 18 16
Thailand 26 24 23 22 21
Colombia 26 25 24 23 23
Syrian Arab Republic 26 25 24 23 22
Jordan 27 26 26 25 25
Trinidad and Tobago 27 27 26 26 26
Palau 27 27 26 25 24
Saudi Arabia 28 26 24 23 21
Romania 28 28 27 26 25
Belize 28 27 25 24 23
Moldova 29 30 30 29 28
Solomon Islands 29 29 29 28 28
West Bank and Gaza 30 29 28 27 26
Mexico 30 29 27 26 24
Libya 30 29 28 27 26
Vietnam 31 30 29 28 27
Paraguay 32 31 30 30 29
Albania 32 31 30 29 28
Tunisia 33 32 30 29 28
Marshall Islands 35 34 34 34 34
Philippines 35 34 33 32 32
Armenia 35 34 32 31 29
Ecuador 37 35 33 32 31
Iran, Islamic Rep. 37 36 34 33 31
Suriname 37 36 34 33 32
El Salvador 37 35 33 32 30
Algeria 38 37 36 34 33
Georgia 38 39 38 36 34
Honduras 39 37 36 35 33
China 39 38 36 35 34
Iraq 39 39 38 38 37
Dominican Republic 40 38 37 36 35
Cabo Verde 41 39 38 36 34
Tuvalu 41 40 39 38 36
Guyana 42 41 40 40 39
Botswana 43 45 47 49 51
Brazil 43 41 38 36 33
Nicaragua 43 41 39 37 36
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 43 43 44 44 43
Turkey 45 43 40 38 35
South Africa 45 46 47 48 49
Peru 45 43 40 37 35
Kazakhstan 46 46 45 43 42
Namibia 47 47 47 47 47
Korea, Dem. Rep. 50 53 55 55 53
Guatemala 50 48 47 45 43
Egypt, Arab Rep. 52 49 46 44 41
Indonesia 53 51 49 47 45
Morocco 54 52 50 48 46
Maldives 56 53 50 47 43
Kyrgyz Republic 56 55 52 50 47
Zimbabwe 57 59 61 61 62
Uzbekistan 58 57 56 55 54
Gabon 59 58 58 57 57
Swaziland 60 64 68 71 75
Kiribati 61 60 58 57 56
Papua New Guinea 62 61 61 60 59
Mongolia 65 62 60 57 54
Sao Tome and Principe 66 65 64 62 61
Congo, Rep. 69 70 72 73 74
Myanmar 69 67 65 63 62
Kenya 69 70 71 71 70
Lesotho 70 71 73 75 77
Senegal 71 72 72 72 72
Turkmenistan 72 71 71 69 68
Gambia, The 72 71 69 67 66
Ghana 73 72 71 70 69
Azerbaijan 73 72 71 69 66
Bolivia 74 72 69 66 63
Sudan 77 75 74 73 71
Eritrea 78 74 70 67 64
Bhutan 78 75 71 68 65
Comoros 78 76 75 74 73
Mauritania 79 78 78 77 76
India 80 78 76 73 71
Yemen, Rep. 81 79 78 76 75
Nepal 82 78 74 71 67
Togo 84 83 81 80 79
Bangladesh 85 81 77 74 70
Cambodia 87 88 88 88 88
Madagascar 87 85 82 79 76
Djibouti 89 88 88 87 87
Haiti 90 87 85 82 80
Tajikistan 91 89 87 83 80
Cameroon 91 93 94 95 95
Burundi 97 96 95 95 94
Tanzania 98 97 95 92 89
Benin 98 97 96 95 94
Pakistan 99 97 95 93 91
Uganda 100 99 98 96 95
Lao PDR 101 98 96 93 90
Burkina Faso 102 101 100 99 98
Somalia 103 103 103 103 103
Cote d'Ivoire 104 104 104 103 102
Afghanistan 105 102 100 98 97
Timor-Leste 109 104 100 96 91
Ethiopia 109 106 102 98 96
Chad 110 110 109 108 107
Central African Republic 111 111 110 110 109
Congo, Dem. Rep. 112 112 112 112 112
Zambia 113 111 109 107 105
Equatorial Guinea 114 111 109 106 104
Guinea-Bissau 117 115 113 111 109
Niger 124 120 115 111 107
Rwanda 124 121 114 118 120
Nigeria 125 124 123 121 118
Angola 125 124 124 123 123
Mali 125 125 124 123 121
Guinea 128 124 120 116 112
Malawi 128 124 121 117 113
South Sudan 135 130 126 122 118
Mozambique 144 139 135 129 123
Sierra Leone 150 149 148 147 146
Liberia 158 153 147 141 134
Liechtenstein
New Caledonia
Bermuda
American Samoa
Curacao
Greenland
Macao SAR, China
St. Martin (French part)
Kosovo
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Turks and Caicos Islands
Isle of Man
Faeroe Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Hong Kong SAR, China
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Aruba
Cayman Islands
French Polynesia
Guam

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