Country name 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Singapore 3 3 3 3 3
Iceland 3 3 3 3 3
Japan 3 3 3 3 3
Sweden 4 3 3 3 3
Finland 4 4 4 3 3
Norway 4 4 4 4 4
Luxembourg 4 4 4 4 3
Monaco 4 4 4 4 4
Andorra 4 4 4 4 4
Germany 5 4 4 4 4
France 5 4 4 4 4
Austria 5 5 5 4 4
Denmark 5 5 5 4 4
Switzerland 5 5 5 5 4
Slovenia 5 5 4 4 4
Korea, Rep. 5 5 5 6 5
Italy 5 5 5 4 4
Belgium 5 5 5 4 4
Netherlands 5 5 5 5 5
Australia 5 5 5 5 5
San Marino 5 5 5 4 4
Canada 5 5 5 5 5
Spain 6 5 5 5 5
United Kingdom 6 6 5 5 5
Israel 6 6 5 5 5
Czech Republic 6 6 5 5 5
Cyprus 6 6 5 5 5
Portugal 6 6 5 5 4
Ireland 6 6 6 6 5
New Zealand 6 6 6 6 6
Malta 7 7 6 6 6
Cuba 7 7 6 6 6
United States 7 7 7 7 7
Greece 7 7 6 6 6
Croatia 7 7 7 7 6
Brunei Darussalam 8 8 8 7 7
Poland 9 8 8 7 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 9 8 8 8
Malaysia 9 9 8 8 7
Estonia 10 9 8 8 7
Chile 10 9 9 8 8
United Arab Emirates 10 10 9 9 9
Lithuania 10 10 9 9 9
Hungary 10 10 9 9 8
Slovak Republic 11 10 10 9 9
Qatar 11 11 10 10 10
Serbia 11 11 11 10 9
Kuwait 11 11 11 11 11
Bahrain 11 11 11 10 10
Costa Rica 12 11 11 10 10
Seychelles 12 12 12 12 12
Belarus 13 11 10 9 9
Montenegro 13 13 12 12 11
Grenada 14 13 13 13 13
Dominica 14 14 13 13 13
Bahamas, The 14 14 15 15 15
St. Kitts and Nevis 15 14 13 12 11
Uruguay 15 14 14 14 14
Antigua and Barbuda 15 14 14 13 13
Macedonia, FYR 15 14 13 13 13
St. Lucia 15 15 15 15 15
Barbados 15 16 17 17 18
Sri Lanka 16 15 14 13 13
Latvia 16 14 14 13 12
Oman 16 15 14 13 13
Tonga 16 16 15 15 14
Ukraine 17 16 15 14 14
Mauritius 18 16 15 14 14
Lebanon 18 17 16 15 14
Argentina 19 18 18 17 17
Bulgaria 19 18 17 16 16
Venezuela, RB 19 18 18 17 17
Samoa 19 18 18 17 17
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19 19 19 19 20
Saudi Arabia 20 19 18 16 15
Thailand 20 19 18 17 17
Jamaica 20 20 19 19 19
Russian Federation 21 20 19 18 17
Syrian Arab Republic 21 20 19 18 18
Fiji 21 21 20 20 19
Vanuatu 21 21 20 20 20
Colombia 22 21 21 20 20
Belize 22 21 20 20 19
Panama 22 22 21 21 20
Mexico 23 22 20 19 18
Palau 23 22 21 20 20
Jordan 24 23 23 22 21
Romania 24 23 22 21 21
Trinidad and Tobago 25 25 24 24 23
Libya 25 24 24 23 22
West Bank and Gaza 26 25 24 24 23
Vietnam 26 25 24 23 22
Tunisia 26 25 24 22 21
Albania 27 25 24 23 22
Moldova 27 25 24 23 21
Armenia 28 27 25 24 23
Paraguay 28 27 26 26 25
El Salvador 28 26 25 24 22
Solomon Islands 29 29 29 29 29
Ecuador 29 28 27 26 26
Iran, Islamic Rep. 30 28 27 26 24
Suriname 30 29 28 26 25
Philippines 31 30 30 29 29
Brazil 31 29 27 25 24
Algeria 31 30 28 27 25
Georgia 32 30 28 26 25
China 32 30 28 26 24
Honduras 32 31 30 29 28
Cabo Verde 33 31 29 28 26
Peru 33 30 28 27 25
Turkey 33 31 28 26 24
Dominican Republic 34 32 31 31 30
Marshall Islands 34 33 33 33 33
Nicaragua 34 33 31 30 29
Tuvalu 35 34 33 32 31
Iraq 36 36 35 35 34
Guyana 38 37 36 36 35
Egypt, Arab Rep. 38 36 34 32 30
Maldives 40 36 33 29 26
Kazakhstan 40 38 36 35 33
Guatemala 41 40 38 37 36
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 43 42 41 41 40
Indonesia 43 41 40 38 36
Morocco 44 42 41 39 38
Kyrgyz Republic 45 42 40 39 37
Namibia 48 48 48 48 47
Korea, Dem. Rep. 49 45 39 34 30
South Africa 50 51 52 53 53
Mongolia 51 48 45 42 40
Uzbekistan 53 51 50 48 46
Botswana 53 55 55 54 52
Kiribati 55 54 53 52 51
Gabon 57 56 56 55 54
Sao Tome and Principe 59 57 55 53 51
Papua New Guinea 59 58 58 58 57
Myanmar 60 59 57 55 54
Bolivia 60 58 55 52 49
Eritrea 61 58 56 54 51
Zimbabwe 61 61 60 59 58
Bhutan 62 59 57 54 52
Azerbaijan 63 59 56 52 49
Nepal 64 61 57 55 52
Gambia, The 64 63 61 60 58
Turkmenistan 66 64 62 60 58
Bangladesh 67 64 62 59 57
Ghana 68 66 65 63 61
India 69 67 64 62 60
Kenya 69 68 67 66 65
Sudan 70 68 66 64 63
Senegal 71 70 68 65 63
Comoros 72 71 71 71 70
Yemen, Rep. 72 70 67 65 62
Madagascar 73 69 66 63 60
Congo, Rep. 75 75 75 74 74
Mauritania 76 75 74 74 73
Tajikistan 76 73 70 67 65
Haiti 77 75 73 71 69
Swaziland 77 80 81 82 82
Togo 78 77 75 74 73
Lesotho 79 80 81 82 83
Tanzania 85 81 75 71 66
Cambodia 86 82 76 69 62
Djibouti 86 85 84 83 81
Timor-Leste 87 83 80 76 72
Lao PDR 87 85 82 79 77
Pakistan 89 88 86 84 83
Uganda 92 89 85 81 77
Benin 93 91 89 86 83
Ethiopia 93 90 87 83 79
Burundi 93 92 91 90 88
Cameroon 94 92 89 86 83
Afghanistan 95 94 92 90 88
Burkina Faso 97 96 95 94 92
Cote d'Ivoire 101 99 97 96 94
Equatorial Guinea 101 99 97 95 92
Zambia 103 99 95 91 86
Somalia 103 103 103 103 103
Niger 104 101 98 94 90
Chad 106 105 104 103 102
Guinea-Bissau 107 105 103 101 99
Guinea 108 104 99 95 91
Malawi 108 103 97 90 84
Central African Republic 109 109 108 107 107
Congo, Dem. Rep. 112 112 112 112 112
South Sudan 113 109 104 100 95
Rwanda 114 108 101 92 83
Nigeria 115 112 109 106 103
Mozambique 118 112 107 102 97
Mali 119 116 113 109 105
Angola 122 121 120 119 118
Liberia 127 120 112 105 97
Sierra Leone 144 143 141 139 137
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Hong Kong SAR, China
Puerto Rico
Curacao
Cayman Islands
Faeroe Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Bermuda
New Caledonia
American Samoa
Kosovo
Liechtenstein
Turks and Caicos Islands
St. Martin (French part)
Isle of Man
French Polynesia
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Aruba
Guam
Macao SAR, China
Greenland

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