Country name 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Japan 15 14 14 14 14
Italy 14 14 14 14 14
Bulgaria 16 15 15 14 14
Spain 15 15 15 14 14
Greece 15 15 15 15 14
Slovenia 16 15 15 15 14
Germany 16 15 15 15 15
Czech Republic 16 16 16 15 15
Hong Kong SAR, China 17 17 16 15 15
Ukraine 17 17 16 16 15
Portugal 16 16 16 16 16
Latvia 18 17 16 16 15
Hungary 17 17 16 16 16
Estonia 18 17 17 16 16
Russian Federation 18 18 17 16 16
Croatia 17 17 17 16 16
Austria 17 17 17 16 16
Belarus 19 18 17 17 16
Romania 19 18 17 17 16
Switzerland 17 17 17 17 17
Belgium 18 17 17 17 17
Poland 19 19 18 17 17
Finland 18 18 18 18 18
Slovak Republic 20 19 18 18 17
Sweden 18 18 18 18 18
Lithuania 20 19 19 18 17
Canada 19 19 19 18 18
United Kingdom 19 19 19 18 18
Malta 21 20 19 19 18
Netherlands 19 19 19 19 19
France 19 19 19 19 19
Denmark 18 19 19 19 19
Luxembourg 19 19 19 19 19
Serbia 20 20 19 19 18
Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 20 20 19 19
Macao SAR, China 23 22 21 20 18
Georgia 22 21 20 20 19
Norway 20 20 20 20 20
Korea, Rep. 21 21 20 20 20
Singapore 21 21 21 20 20
Australia 21 21 20 20 20
Cuba 22 21 21 20 20
Montenegro 21 21 21 21 20
Ireland 22 21 21 21 21
Macedonia, FYR 22 22 21 21 20
Moldova 24 23 22 21 20
United States 21 21 21 21 21
Cyprus 22 22 21 21 20
Barbados 22 22 21 21 21
New Zealand 23 23 22 22 22
Aruba 23 23 23 22 22
China 26 25 24 22 21
Curacao 25 24 23 23 22
Iceland 23 23 23 23 22
Puerto Rico 24 23 23 23 22
Trinidad and Tobago 26 25 24 23 22
Thailand 24 24 23 23 23
Armenia 26 25 24 23 23
United Arab Emirates 25 25 24 23 22
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 26 25 25 24 23
Uruguay 25 24 24 24 24
Mauritius 26 25 25 25 25
Korea, Dem. Rep. 26 26 26 25 25
Kuwait 26 26 26 26 26
Kazakhstan 28 27 26 26 25
Sri Lanka 27 26 26 26 26
Seychelles 28 28 27 26 25
Chile 28 27 27 26 25
Qatar 26 26 27 27 26
Argentina 28 28 27 27 27
Bahamas, The 29 29 28 27 26
Tunisia 30 29 28 27 26
New Caledonia 29 28 28 28 27
Israel 28 28 28 28 28
Azerbaijan 31 30 29 28 27
Albania 30 30 29 28 27
Brazil 30 29 29 28 28
Lebanon 29 28 28 28 28
Antigua and Barbuda 29 29 29 29 29
Vietnam 32 31 30 29 28
Iran, Islamic Rep. 35 33 31 29 27
Myanmar 31 30 30 29 29
Turkey 31 30 30 29 29
Costa Rica 31 31 30 29 29
Bahrain 31 31 30 29 28
French Polynesia 32 31 30 29 29
Brunei Darussalam 30 30 30 29 29
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 31 31 30 30 29
Guam 30 30 30 30 30
St. Lucia 32 32 31 30 29
Indonesia 31 30 30 30 30
Suriname 31 30 30 30 30
Algeria 34 33 32 31 30
Mongolia 35 34 32 31 30
Panama 32 32 32 31 31
Malaysia 33 33 32 31 31
Libya 33 33 32 31 31
South Africa 33 32 32 32 31
Colombia 33 32 32 32 31
Jamaica 33 32 32 32 31
Grenada 35 34 33 32 31
Morocco 34 33 33 32 31
Venezuela, RB 34 33 33 32 32
Fiji 35 34 33 32 31
Kyrgyz Republic 35 34 33 33 32
Peru 34 34 33 33 32
India 34 34 33 33 33
Mexico 34 34 33 33 33
Ecuador 35 34 34 33 33
Egypt, Arab Rep. 35 35 34 34 33
Dominican Republic 35 35 34 34 33
Turkmenistan 36 36 35 34 33
Uzbekistan 37 37 36 35 34
Bangladesh 37 36 36 35 35
Saudi Arabia 38 38 37 36 35
Guyana 35 36 36 36 36
Oman 37 37 37 36 36
Bhutan 41 39 38 37 35
Botswana 38 38 37 37 36
Paraguay 38 38 37 37 36
El Salvador 38 38 37 37 36
Maldives 41 40 38 37 36
Philippines 39 38 38 38 37
Cambodia 41 40 39 38 37
Tonga 38 38 38 38 38
Kiribati 40 39 39 38 38
Jordan 39 39 39 39 38
Belize 40 40 39 39 38
Haiti 40 40 39 39 38
Djibouti 41 41 40 39 38
Cabo Verde 42 41 40 39 38
Bolivia 40 40 39 39 39
Nicaragua 41 40 40 39 38
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 40 40 40 39 39
Pakistan 41 41 40 40 39
Syrian Arab Republic 41 40 40 40 39
Nepal 40 40 40 40 40
Gabon 41 40 40 40 40
Samoa 41 41 40 40 40
Papua New Guinea 40 40 40 40 40
Namibia 40 40 40 40 40
Tajikistan 43 42 41 40 39
Vanuatu 41 41 41 40 40
Lesotho 41 41 41 40 40
Ghana 41 41 41 41 40
Honduras 42 42 41 41 40
Comoros 42 41 41 41 41
Equatorial Guinea 43 42 42 41 41
Solomon Islands 42 42 42 41 41
Zimbabwe 42 42 42 42 42
Lao PDR 44 43 42 42 41
Mauritania 43 43 42 42 42
Congo, Rep. 42 42 42 42 42
Central African Republic 42 42 42 42 42
Iraq 43 43 42 42 42
Cote d'Ivoire 42 42 42 42 42
Sao Tome and Principe 44 43 43 43 42
Sierra Leone 43 43 43 43 43
Swaziland 45 44 44 43 42
Guinea-Bissau 44 43 43 43 43
Kenya 44 44 43 43 43
Liberia 43 43 43 43 43
Togo 44 44 44 43 43
Sudan 44 44 44 43 43
Nigeria 44 43 43 43 44
Guatemala 44 44 44 44 43
Guinea 44 44 44 44 44
Mozambique 44 44 44 44 45
South Sudan 45 45 45 44 44
Senegal 45 45 45 44 44
Eritrea 47 46 45 45 44
Tanzania 45 45 45 45 45
Cameroon 45 45 45 45 45
Benin 45 45 45 45 45
Rwanda 47 46 46 45 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 47
Congo, Dem. Rep. 46 46 46 46 46
Ethiopia 47 47 47 46 46
Burkina Faso 47 47 47 47 47
West Bank and Gaza 47 47 47 47 46
Burundi 49 48 48 47 46
Yemen, Rep. 49 48 48 47 46
Somalia 47 47 47 48 48
Angola 48 48 48 48 48
Niger 48 48 48 49 49
Timor-Leste 50 50 50 49 48
Chad 49 49 49 49 49
Uganda 49 49 49 49 49
Afghanistan 49 50 50 49 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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