Country name 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Singapore 3 3 3 3 2
Iceland 3 3 3 3 3
Japan 3 3 3 3 3
Sweden 3 3 3 3 3
Finland 4 3 3 3 3
Andorra 4 4 4 3 3
Luxembourg 4 4 3 3 3
Norway 4 4 4 4 3
Monaco 4 4 4 4 4
Germany 4 4 4 4 4
France 4 4 4 4 4
Slovenia 5 4 4 4 4
Denmark 5 5 4 4 4
Austria 5 5 4 4 4
Switzerland 5 5 5 4 4
Italy 5 4 4 4 4
Belgium 5 5 4 4 4
San Marino 5 5 4 4 4
Netherlands 5 5 5 5 5
Australia 5 5 5 5 5
Canada 5 5 5 5 5
Korea, Rep. 5 6 6 5 5
Spain 5 5 5 5 5
Portugal 6 5 5 4 4
Cyprus 6 5 5 5 4
Israel 6 5 5 5 5
United Kingdom 6 6 5 5 5
Czech Republic 6 5 5 5 5
Ireland 6 6 5 5 5
New Zealand 6 6 6 6 6
Cuba 7 6 6 6 6
Malta 7 7 6 6 6
Greece 7 6 6 6 5
United States 7 7 7 7 7
Croatia 7 7 7 6 6
Brunei Darussalam 8 8 8 8 8
Poland 8 8 7 7 7
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 8 7 7 7
Malaysia 9 8 8 7 7
Estonia 9 8 8 7 6
Chile 9 9 8 8 8
United Arab Emirates 10 9 9 9 9
Lithuania 10 9 9 9 8
Hungary 10 9 9 8 8
Slovak Republic 10 10 9 9 9
Qatar 11 10 10 10 9
Bahrain 11 11 10 10 10
Kuwait 11 11 11 10 10
Serbia 11 11 10 9 8
Costa Rica 11 11 10 9 9
Belarus 11 10 9 9 8
Seychelles 12 12 12 12 12
Montenegro 13 12 11 11 10
Bahamas, The 13 13 13 13 13
St. Kitts and Nevis 14 13 12 12 11
Grenada 14 13 13 13 13
Dominica 14 13 13 13 13
Antigua and Barbuda 14 13 12 12 11
Sri Lanka 14 13 13 13 12
Oman 14 13 13 12 11
Macedonia, FYR 14 14 13 13 12
Latvia 15 14 13 12 12
Uruguay 15 14 14 13 13
Barbados 15 15 15 15 15
St. Lucia 15 15 15 15 15
Tonga 15 15 15 14 14
Ukraine 16 15 14 14 13
Mauritius 16 15 14 14 14
Lebanon 17 16 15 14 13
Bulgaria 18 17 16 16 15
Argentina 18 18 17 17 16
Venezuela, RB 18 18 17 17 16
Samoa 19 18 18 17 17
Thailand 19 18 18 17 16
Saudi Arabia 19 19 18 18 17
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19 19 19 19 19
Vanuatu 20 19 19 18 18
Russian Federation 20 19 18 17 15
Syrian Arab Republic 20 19 18 18 17
Jamaica 20 20 19 19 18
Fiji 21 20 20 20 20
Belize 21 21 20 19 19
Colombia 21 21 20 20 19
Mexico 22 20 19 18 17
Panama 22 21 21 20 20
Palau 23 22 21 21 20
Albania 23 22 21 20 19
Romania 23 22 22 21 20
Jordan 23 23 22 22 21
Libya 24 24 23 22 21
West Bank and Gaza 25 25 24 24 23
Trinidad and Tobago 25 25 25 25 24
Moldova 25 24 23 21 20
Tunisia 26 24 23 22 21
Armenia 27 25 24 23 22
El Salvador 27 25 24 23 21
Vietnam 27 26 26 25 24
Paraguay 28 27 26 25 25
Ecuador 28 27 26 26 25
Solomon Islands 28 29 29 29 29
Iran, Islamic Rep. 29 27 26 24 23
Brazil 29 27 25 24 22
Cabo Verde 29 27 25 24 23
Philippines 30 30 29 29 28
China 30 28 26 24 22
Peru 30 28 26 25 23
Suriname 30 29 29 28 27
Honduras 31 30 29 28 27
Georgia 31 29 28 26 24
Nicaragua 33 31 30 29 27
Dominican Republic 33 32 32 31 30
Marshall Islands 34 33 33 33 33
Turkey 34 32 30 29 27
Algeria 34 33 32 31 30
Tuvalu 34 33 32 32 31
Maldives 35 32 28 25 22
Iraq 36 35 35 34 34
Egypt, Arab Rep. 36 34 31 29 27
Kazakhstan 38 36 34 32 30
Guyana 39 38 37 37 36
Guatemala 40 39 37 36 35
Indonesia 41 39 38 36 35
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 42 41 40 39 38
Kyrgyz Republic 42 40 39 37 36
Morocco 43 41 40 38 37
Korea, Dem. Rep. 45 39 34 30 28
Namibia 49 49 49 49 48
Mongolia 49 47 44 42 39
South Africa 52 53 53 53 52
Uzbekistan 53 52 50 49 48
Kiribati 54 53 52 51 50
Botswana 54 54 54 51 46
Gabon 56 55 54 53 52
Bolivia 57 54 52 49 46
Papua New Guinea 58 58 57 57 56
Sao Tome and Principe 58 56 54 52 50
Eritrea 58 56 54 51 49
Myanmar 59 57 56 54 52
Bhutan 59 56 53 51 48
Nepal 60 57 54 52 49
Azerbaijan 61 57 53 50 47
Zimbabwe 61 60 59 58 58
Gambia, The 63 62 61 59 58
Bangladesh 64 62 59 56 53
Ghana 65 63 62 60 59
Turkmenistan 66 65 63 62 60
India 67 64 62 60 58
Kenya 69 68 66 65 63
Sudan 69 67 66 64 63
Senegal 69 67 65 62 59
Yemen, Rep. 69 67 64 61 59
Madagascar 71 67 64 61 58
Comoros 73 73 72 72 71
Tajikistan 75 70 66 61 58
Haiti 75 73 71 69 67
Mauritania 76 76 76 76 75
Congo, Rep. 77 75 73 70 66
Togo 77 75 73 72 70
Djibouti 80 78 76 75 73
Swaziland 80 81 82 82 82
Tanzania 80 76 71 66 61
Lesotho 81 82 82 83 84
Cambodia 82 76 69 63 57
Lao PDR 83 80 78 75 73
Timor-Leste 84 80 76 72 69
Pakistan 88 86 85 83 82
Uganda 89 85 81 77 73
Ethiopia 90 87 83 79 74
Benin 90 88 85 82 78
Burundi 92 89 86 82 79
Cameroon 93 90 87 84 81
Afghanistan 95 93 91 88 86
Burkina Faso 96 95 94 91 89
Equatorial Guinea 99 96 94 92 89
Zambia 100 95 91 86 81
Cote d'Ivoire 100 98 96 94 91
Niger 101 98 94 90 86
Malawi 103 97 90 84 78
Guinea 103 99 95 92 88
Somalia 105 105 105 105 105
Chad 106 105 104 103 102
Rwanda 108 101 92 83 75
Guinea-Bissau 109 106 104 101 99
South Sudan 110 105 100 95 91
Nigeria 113 110 106 103 100
Central African Republic 113 113 113 112 111
Mozambique 114 109 104 99 95
Congo, Dem. Rep. 115 114 113 111 108
Mali 116 113 109 105 101
Liberia 119 112 104 97 90
Angola 128 127 126 125 123
Sierra Leone 141 139 136 133 130
Faeroe Islands
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Liechtenstein
New Caledonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Bermuda
Kosovo
Turks and Caicos Islands
Hong Kong SAR, China
St. Martin (French part)
Curacao
Aruba
Puerto Rico
Macao SAR, China
Isle of Man
French Polynesia
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Cayman Islands
Guam
American Samoa
Greenland

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