Country name 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Sweden 4 4 4 4 3
Iceland 4 4 4 4 3
Japan 4 4 4 4 3
Singapore 4 4 4 4 3
Finland 4 4 4 4 4
Norway 5 4 4 4 4
Korea, Rep. 5 5 5 5 5
Monaco 5 5 5 5 4
Luxembourg 5 5 5 4 4
Switzerland 5 5 5 5 5
Andorra 5 5 5 4 4
Germany 5 5 5 5 5
France 5 5 5 5 5
Denmark 5 5 5 5 5
Austria 6 5 5 5 5
Canada 6 6 5 5 5
Netherlands 6 6 5 5 5
Australia 6 6 5 5 5
United Kingdom 6 6 6 6 6
Ireland 6 6 6 6 6
Slovenia 6 6 5 5 5
Belgium 6 6 6 5 5
Italy 6 6 6 5 5
San Marino 7 7 6 6 5
Spain 7 6 6 6 6
New Zealand 7 7 7 6 6
Israel 7 7 6 6 6
Portugal 8 7 7 6 6
Cyprus 8 7 7 7 6
United States 8 8 8 7 7
Malta 8 8 8 7 7
Cuba 8 8 8 7 7
Brunei Darussalam 8 8 8 8 8
Croatia 9 8 8 8 7
Czech Republic 9 8 7 7 6
Greece 9 9 8 8 7
Chile 11 11 10 10 10
United Arab Emirates 11 11 11 10 10
Malaysia 12 11 11 10 9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 11 10 9 9
Hungary 12 12 11 11 10
Kuwait 12 12 12 12 11
Seychelles 12 12 12 12 12
Slovak Republic 13 12 12 11 11
Poland 13 12 10 9 9
Estonia 13 12 11 10 10
Costa Rica 13 13 13 12 12
Qatar 13 13 12 12 11
Lithuania 14 12 11 10 10
Montenegro 14 14 13 13 13
Barbados 14 14 14 15 15
Belarus 14 14 14 14 13
Dominica 14 14 14 14 14
Grenada 15 15 15 14 14
Bahrain 16 14 13 12 12
Bahamas, The 16 15 14 14 13
Tonga 17 17 16 16 16
St. Lucia 17 16 16 16 15
Serbia 17 15 13 12 11
Sri Lanka 17 17 16 15 15
Ukraine 18 18 17 17 17
St. Kitts and Nevis 18 17 16 15 14
Antigua and Barbuda 18 17 16 15 15
Uruguay 18 18 17 16 15
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19 19 19 19 19
Mauritius 19 20 20 19 18
Bulgaria 19 20 19 19 19
Latvia 20 19 18 17 16
Oman 21 19 18 16 15
Argentina 21 20 20 19 19
Lebanon 22 21 20 19 18
Samoa 22 21 20 20 19
Venezuela, RB 22 21 21 20 19
Macedonia, FYR 22 20 18 16 15
Russian Federation 22 22 22 21 21
Jamaica 22 22 21 21 21
Fiji 22 22 22 21 21
Vanuatu 22 22 21 21 20
Panama 24 23 23 23 22
Thailand 24 23 22 21 20
Saudi Arabia 25 23 22 21 20
Syrian Arab Republic 25 24 23 22 21
Colombia 25 24 23 23 22
Belize 25 24 23 23 22
Trinidad and Tobago 26 26 26 25 25
Jordan 26 26 25 25 24
Palau 27 26 25 25 24
Romania 27 27 26 25 24
Solomon Islands 29 28 28 28 28
Mexico 29 27 26 24 23
West Bank and Gaza 29 28 27 26 26
Libya 29 28 27 26 25
Albania 29 28 27 26 24
Moldova 30 30 29 28 27
Vietnam 31 30 29 29 28
Paraguay 32 31 30 29 29
Tunisia 33 31 30 28 27
Armenia 34 32 31 29 28
Philippines 34 33 32 31 31
Marshall Islands 34 34 34 34 34
Ecuador 35 34 32 31 29
Suriname 36 35 34 32 31
El Salvador 36 34 32 30 28
Iran, Islamic Rep. 36 35 33 32 30
Algeria 36 36 35 35 34
Honduras 38 36 35 34 32
China 38 36 35 34 32
Georgia 38 37 36 35 33
Iraq 39 38 38 37 36
Dominican Republic 39 38 36 35 34
Tuvalu 40 39 38 37 35
Brazil 40 38 36 33 31
Nicaragua 41 40 38 36 34
Guyana 42 42 41 40 39
Peru 43 40 38 35 33
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 43 43 43 43 42
Turkey 44 42 39 37 36
Cabo Verde 44 42 39 35 32
Kazakhstan 45 44 43 41 39
Botswana 46 48 50 51 53
South Africa 46 47 48 49 51
Namibia 47 47 48 48 49
Guatemala 49 47 45 43 42
Egypt, Arab Rep. 49 46 44 41 38
Indonesia 51 49 47 45 43
Kyrgyz Republic 51 49 48 46 44
Morocco 52 50 48 46 45
Maldives 53 50 46 43 39
Korea, Dem. Rep. 53 55 55 53 49
Uzbekistan 58 57 56 56 55
Gabon 58 57 57 57 56
Zimbabwe 59 61 61 62 61
Kiribati 60 59 57 56 55
Papua New Guinea 61 60 60 59 59
Mongolia 63 60 57 55 52
Swaziland 65 69 72 75 78
Sao Tome and Principe 68 66 65 63 61
Myanmar 68 66 64 62 61
Congo, Rep. 68 71 73 75 76
Kenya 70 71 71 70 70
Gambia, The 71 69 68 66 65
Bolivia 71 68 66 63 60
Senegal 71 72 72 72 71
Turkmenistan 72 71 71 70 68
Ghana 72 71 70 69 67
Lesotho 73 75 76 78 79
Eritrea 74 71 67 64 61
Azerbaijan 75 73 71 68 65
Bhutan 75 72 68 65 62
Sudan 75 74 73 72 70
Mauritania 76 76 76 76 76
Comoros 77 76 75 74 73
India 78 76 73 71 69
Nepal 78 74 71 67 64
Yemen, Rep. 79 78 76 74 72
Bangladesh 81 77 74 71 68
Togo 85 83 82 80 79
Djibouti 86 85 84 83 81
Madagascar 87 84 81 78 74
Haiti 87 85 82 80 77
Cambodia 88 89 89 88 86
Cameroon 93 94 95 95 94
Tajikistan 93 91 87 83 79
Benin 96 95 94 93 92
Tanzania 97 95 92 89 85
Lao PDR 97 94 91 88 86
Pakistan 97 95 94 92 90
Uganda 99 98 96 95 92
Burkina Faso 101 101 100 98 97
Burundi 103 101 99 97 95
Afghanistan 103 101 99 98 96
Cote d'Ivoire 104 104 103 102 101
Somalia 105 105 105 105 105
Timor-Leste 105 101 96 92 88
Ethiopia 106 102 99 96 93
Chad 111 110 109 108 107
Zambia 111 109 107 105 103
Equatorial Guinea 111 109 106 104 101
Central African Republic 114 114 114 114 114
Congo, Dem. Rep. 115 115 115 115 115
Niger 120 115 111 108 104
Rwanda 120 113 118 120 114
Guinea-Bissau 121 119 116 114 111
Guinea 122 118 115 111 107
Nigeria 124 122 120 118 115
Mali 125 124 123 121 119
Malawi 125 121 118 114 109
South Sudan 132 128 124 119 115
Angola 133 132 131 131 130
Mozambique 142 137 131 125 119
Sierra Leone 153 151 149 147 144
Liberia 153 147 141 134 126
Guam
Curacao
St. Martin (French part)
Macao SAR, China
Taiwan, China
Aruba
French Polynesia
Liechtenstein
Faeroe Islands
Greenland
New Caledonia
Bermuda
Hong Kong SAR, China
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Northern Mariana Islands
Isle of Man
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Puerto Rico
Cayman Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
American Samoa

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