Country name 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Iceland 3 3 3 3 3
Sweden 3 3 3 3 3
Japan 3 3 3 3 3
Singapore 3 3 3 3 3
Finland 4 4 3 3 3
Norway 4 4 4 4 4
Luxembourg 4 4 4 3 3
Andorra 4 4 4 4 3
Monaco 4 4 4 4 4
France 5 4 4 4 4
Germany 5 4 4 4 4
Denmark 5 5 5 4 4
Austria 5 5 5 4 4
Switzerland 5 5 5 5 4
Slovenia 5 5 4 4 4
Belgium 5 5 5 4 4
Korea, Rep. 5 5 6 6 5
Italy 5 5 4 4 4
Netherlands 5 5 5 5 5
Canada 5 5 5 5 5
San Marino 5 5 5 4 4
Australia 5 5 5 5 5
Spain 6 5 5 5 5
United Kingdom 6 6 6 5 5
Portugal 6 6 5 5 4
Israel 6 6 5 5 5
Cyprus 6 6 5 5 5
Czech Republic 6 6 5 5 5
Ireland 6 6 6 5 5
New Zealand 6 6 6 6 6
Cuba 7 7 6 6 6
Malta 7 7 7 6 6
United States 7 7 7 7 7
Croatia 7 7 7 7 6
Greece 7 7 6 6 6
Brunei Darussalam 8 8 8 8 8
Poland 9 8 8 7 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 8 8 7 7
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
Kuwait 11 11 11 11 10
Serbia 11 11 11 10 9
Bahrain 12 11 11 10 10
Costa Rica 12 11 11 10 9
Seychelles 12 12 12 12 12
Belarus 13 11 10 9 9
Montenegro 13 13 12 11 11
Bahamas, The 13 13 13 13 13
Dominica 14 14 13 13 13
Grenada 14 14 13 13 13
St. Kitts and Nevis 14 14 13 12 12
Antigua and Barbuda 15 14 13 12 12
Barbados 15 15 15 15 15
Sri Lanka 15 14 13 13 13
Macedonia, FYR 15 14 14 13 13
Oman 15 14 13 13 12
Uruguay 15 15 14 14 13
St. Lucia 15 15 15 15 15
Latvia 16 15 14 13 12
Tonga 16 15 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 19 18 18 17
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19 19 19 19 19
Thailand 20 19 18 18 17
Vanuatu 20 20 19 19 18
Saudi Arabia 20 19 19 18 18
Jamaica 21 20 20 19 19
Russian Federation 21 20 19 18 17
Syrian Arab Republic 21 20 19 18 18
Fiji 21 21 20 20 20
Belize 22 21 21 20 19
Colombia 22 21 21 20 20
Panama 22 22 21 21 20
Mexico 23 22 20 19 18
Palau 24 23 22 21 21
Jordan 24 23 23 22 22
Romania 24 23 22 22 21
Albania 24 23 22 21 20
Libya 25 24 24 23 22
Trinidad and Tobago 25 25 25 25 25
West Bank and Gaza 26 25 25 24 24
Moldova 27 25 24 23 21
Tunisia 27 26 24 23 22
Armenia 28 27 25 24 23
Vietnam 28 27 26 26 25
Solomon Islands 28 28 29 29 29
El Salvador 28 27 25 24 23
Paraguay 29 28 27 26 25
Ecuador 29 28 27 26 26
Iran, Islamic Rep. 30 29 27 26 24
Philippines 31 30 30 29 29
Brazil 31 29 27 25 24
Suriname 31 30 29 29 28
China 32 30 28 26 24
Cabo Verde 32 29 27 25 24
Honduras 32 31 30 29 28
Peru 33 30 28 26 25
Georgia 33 31 29 28 26
Marshall Islands 34 34 33 33 33
Nicaragua 34 33 31 30 29
Dominican Republic 34 33 32 32 31
Algeria 34 34 33 32 31
Tuvalu 35 34 33 32 32
Turkey 36 34 32 30 29
Iraq 36 36 35 35 34
Egypt, Arab Rep. 38 36 34 31 29
Maldives 39 35 32 28 25
Guyana 39 39 38 37 37
Kazakhstan 39 38 36 34 32
Guatemala 42 40 39 37 36
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 42 42 41 40 39
Indonesia 43 41 39 38 36
Kyrgyz Republic 44 42 40 39 37
Morocco 45 43 41 40 38
Namibia 49 49 49 49 49
Korea, Dem. Rep. 49 45 39 34 30
South Africa 51 52 53 53 53
Mongolia 52 49 47 44 42
Botswana 53 54 54 54 51
Uzbekistan 55 53 52 50 49
Kiribati 55 54 53 52 51
Gabon 56 56 55 54 53
Papua New Guinea 59 58 58 57 57
Bolivia 60 57 54 52 49
Sao Tome and Principe 61 58 56 54 52
Myanmar 61 59 57 56 54
Eritrea 61 58 56 54 51
Zimbabwe 61 61 60 59 58
Bhutan 62 59 56 53 51
Nepal 64 60 57 54 52
Azerbaijan 65 61 57 53 50
Gambia, The 65 63 62 61 59
Ghana 67 65 63 62 60
Bangladesh 68 64 62 59 56
Turkmenistan 68 66 65 63 62
India 69 67 64 62 60
Kenya 70 69 68 66 65
Sudan 70 69 67 66 64
Senegal 71 69 67 65 62
Yemen, Rep. 72 69 67 64 61
Comoros 73 73 73 72 72
Madagascar 74 71 67 64 61
Mauritania 76 76 76 76 76
Congo, Rep. 76 77 75 73 70
Haiti 77 75 73 71 69
Swaziland 78 80 81 82 82
Togo 79 77 75 73 72
Tajikistan 79 75 70 66 61
Lesotho 79 81 82 82 83
Djibouti 81 80 78 76 75
Tanzania 85 80 76 71 66
Lao PDR 86 83 80 78 75
Cambodia 86 82 76 69 63
Timor-Leste 88 84 80 76 72
Pakistan 90 88 86 85 83
Benin 92 90 88 85 82
Uganda 92 89 85 81 77
Ethiopia 93 90 87 83 79
Cameroon 94 93 90 87 84
Burundi 95 92 89 86 82
Afghanistan 96 95 93 91 88
Burkina Faso 97 96 95 94 91
Cote d'Ivoire 101 100 98 96 94
Equatorial Guinea 101 99 96 94 92
Zambia 103 100 95 91 86
Niger 104 101 98 94 90
Somalia 105 105 105 105 105
Guinea 107 103 99 95 92
Chad 107 106 105 104 103
Malawi 109 103 97 90 84
Guinea-Bissau 111 109 106 104 101
Central African Republic 114 113 113 113 112
Rwanda 114 108 101 92 83
South Sudan 115 110 105 100 95
Congo, Dem. Rep. 115 115 114 113 111
Nigeria 115 113 110 106 103
Mali 119 116 113 109 105
Mozambique 119 114 109 104 99
Liberia 126 119 112 104 97
Angola 130 128 127 126 125
Sierra Leone 144 141 139 136 133
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Hong Kong SAR, China
Puerto Rico
Curacao
Cayman Islands
Bermuda
Northern Mariana Islands
St. Martin (French part)
New Caledonia
American Samoa
Kosovo
Liechtenstein
Turks and Caicos Islands
Faeroe Islands
Isle of Man
French Polynesia
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Aruba
Guam
Macao SAR, China
Greenland

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