Country name 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Japan 15 15 14 14 14
Italy 14 14 14 14 14
Bulgaria 16 16 15 15 14
Spain 15 15 15 15 14
Greece 15 15 15 15 15
Slovenia 16 16 15 15 15
Germany 16 16 15 15 15
Czech Republic 17 16 16 16 15
Hong Kong SAR, China 18 17 17 16 15
Ukraine 18 17 17 16 16
Portugal 16 16 16 16 16
Latvia 19 18 17 16 16
Hungary 17 17 17 16 16
Estonia 19 18 17 17 16
Russian Federation 19 18 18 17 16
Croatia 17 17 17 17 16
Austria 17 17 17 17 16
Belarus 19 19 18 17 17
Romania 19 19 18 17 17
Switzerland 18 17 17 17 17
Belgium 18 18 17 17 17
Poland 20 19 19 18 17
Finland 18 18 18 18 18
Slovak Republic 20 20 19 18 18
Sweden 19 18 18 18 18
Lithuania 20 20 19 19 18
Canada 19 19 19 19 18
United Kingdom 19 19 19 19 18
Malta 21 21 20 19 19
Netherlands 19 19 19 19 19
France 19 19 19 19 19
Denmark 18 18 19 19 19
Luxembourg 19 19 19 19 19
Serbia 21 20 20 19 19
Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 20 20 20 19
Macao SAR, China 24 23 22 21 20
Georgia 23 22 21 20 20
Norway 20 20 20 20 20
Korea, Rep. 21 21 21 20 20
Singapore 22 21 21 21 20
Australia 21 21 21 20 20
Cuba 22 22 21 21 20
Montenegro 22 21 21 21 21
Ireland 22 22 21 21 21
Macedonia, FYR 23 22 22 21 21
Moldova 24 24 23 22 21
United States 21 21 21 21 21
Cyprus 23 22 22 21 21
Barbados 22 22 22 21 21
New Zealand 23 23 23 22 22
Aruba 23 23 23 23 22
China 26 26 25 24 22
Curacao 25 25 24 23 23
Iceland 24 23 23 23 23
Puerto Rico 24 24 23 23 23
Trinidad and Tobago 27 26 25 24 23
Thailand 25 24 24 23 23
Armenia 27 26 25 24 23
United Arab Emirates 26 25 25 24 23
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 26 26 25 25 24
Uruguay 25 25 24 24 24
Mauritius 26 26 25 25 25
Korea, Dem. Rep. 26 26 26 26 25
Kuwait 26 26 26 26 26
Kazakhstan 28 28 27 26 26
Sri Lanka 27 27 26 26 26
Seychelles 29 28 28 27 26
Chile 28 28 27 27 26
Qatar 26 26 26 27 27
Argentina 28 28 28 27 27
Bahamas, The 30 29 29 28 27
Tunisia 31 30 29 28 27
New Caledonia 29 29 28 28 28
Israel 28 28 28 28 28
Azerbaijan 32 31 30 29 28
Albania 31 30 30 29 28
Brazil 30 30 29 29 28
Lebanon 29 29 28 28 28
Antigua and Barbuda 29 29 29 29 29
Vietnam 32 32 31 30 29
Iran, Islamic Rep. 36 35 33 31 29
Myanmar 31 31 30 30 29
Turkey 31 31 30 30 29
Costa Rica 32 31 31 30 29
Bahrain 31 31 31 30 29
French Polynesia 32 32 31 30 29
Brunei Darussalam 31 30 30 30 29
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 32 31 31 30 30
Guam 31 30 30 30 30
St. Lucia 33 32 32 31 30
Indonesia 31 31 30 30 30
Suriname 31 31 30 30 30
Algeria 35 34 33 32 31
Mongolia 36 35 34 32 31
Panama 32 32 32 32 31
Malaysia 34 33 33 32 31
Libya 34 33 33 32 31
South Africa 34 33 32 32 32
Colombia 33 33 32 32 32
Jamaica 33 33 32 32 32
Grenada 36 35 34 33 32
Morocco 35 34 33 33 32
Venezuela, RB 34 34 33 33 32
Fiji 36 35 34 33 32
Kyrgyz Republic 36 35 34 33 33
Peru 34 34 34 33 33
India 35 34 34 33 33
Mexico 34 34 34 33 33
Ecuador 35 35 34 34 33
Egypt, Arab Rep. 36 35 35 34 34
Dominican Republic 35 35 35 34 34
Turkmenistan 37 36 36 35 34
Uzbekistan 38 37 37 36 35
Bangladesh 38 37 36 36 35
Saudi Arabia 39 38 38 37 36
Guyana 35 35 36 36 36
Oman 38 37 37 37 36
Bhutan 42 41 39 38 37
Botswana 39 38 38 37 37
Paraguay 39 38 38 37 37
El Salvador 39 38 38 37 37
Maldives 43 41 40 38 37
Philippines 39 39 38 38 38
Cambodia 42 41 40 39 38
Tonga 39 38 38 38 38
Kiribati 40 40 39 39 38
Jordan 40 39 39 39 39
Belize 41 40 40 39 39
Haiti 41 40 40 39 39
Djibouti 42 41 41 40 39
Cabo Verde 43 42 41 40 39
Bolivia 40 40 40 39 39
Nicaragua 42 41 40 40 39
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 41 40 40 40 39
Pakistan 42 41 41 40 40
Syrian Arab Republic 41 41 40 40 40
Nepal 41 40 40 40 40
Gabon 41 41 40 40 40
Samoa 41 41 41 40 40
Papua New Guinea 40 40 40 40 40
Namibia 41 40 40 40 40
Tajikistan 43 43 42 41 40
Vanuatu 42 41 41 41 40
Lesotho 41 41 41 41 40
Ghana 42 41 41 41 41
Honduras 43 42 42 41 41
Comoros 42 42 41 41 41
Equatorial Guinea 43 43 42 42 41
Solomon Islands 42 42 42 42 41
Zimbabwe 43 42 42 42 42
Lao PDR 44 44 43 42 42
Mauritania 43 43 43 42 42
Congo, Rep. 42 42 42 42 42
Central African Republic 42 42 42 42 42
Iraq 43 43 43 42 42
Cote d'Ivoire 42 42 42 42 42
Sao Tome and Principe 45 44 43 43 43
Sierra Leone 43 43 43 43 43
Swaziland 45 45 44 44 43
Guinea-Bissau 44 44 43 43 43
Kenya 45 44 44 43 43
Liberia 43 43 43 43 43
Togo 45 44 44 44 43
Sudan 44 44 44 44 43
Nigeria 44 44 43 43 43
Guatemala 44 44 44 44 44
Guinea 44 44 44 44 44
Mozambique 44 44 44 44 44
South Sudan 45 45 45 45 44
Senegal 45 45 45 45 44
Eritrea 48 47 46 45 45
Tanzania 45 45 45 45 45
Cameroon 45 45 45 45 45
Benin 45 45 45 45 45
Rwanda 46 47 46 46 45
Madagascar 45 45 45 45 45
Gambia, The 46 46 46 46 46
Malawi 46 46 46 46 46
Mali 46 46 46 46 46
Zambia 46 46 46 46 46
Congo, Dem. Rep. 46 46 46 46 46
Ethiopia 47 47 47 47 46
Burkina Faso 47 47 47 47 47
West Bank and Gaza 48 47 47 47 47
Burundi 49 49 48 48 47
Yemen, Rep. 49 49 48 48 47
Somalia 47 47 47 47 48
Angola 48 48 48 48 48
Niger 48 48 48 48 49
Timor-Leste 49 50 50 50 49
Chad 49 49 49 49 49
Uganda 49 49 49 49 49
Afghanistan 49 49 50 50 49
Andorra
Faeroe Islands
Bermuda
San Marino
Dominica
Marshall Islands
Kosovo
Turks and Caicos Islands
St. Martin (French part)
Tuvalu
American Samoa
Northern Mariana Islands
Monaco
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Greenland
St. Kitts and Nevis
Isle of Man
Liechtenstein
Cayman Islands
Palau

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