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

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