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

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