Country name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Hong Kong SAR, China 14 14 13 13 12
Bulgaria 14 13 13 13 13
Japan 14 14 14 13 13
Germany 14 14 14 14 14
Slovenia 14 14 14 14 14
Italy 14 14 14 14 14
Ukraine 15 14 14 14 14
Latvia 15 14 14 14 14
Czech Republic 15 15 14 14 14
Greece 14 14 14 14 14
Spain 14 15 15 15 15
Russian Federation 15 15 15 15 15
Belarus 16 15 15 15 15
Romania 15 15 15 15 15
Macao SAR, China 17 16 15 14 13
Estonia 15 15 15 15 15
Hungary 16 15 15 15 15
Portugal 16 16 15 15 15
Austria 16 16 15 15 15
Poland 16 16 16 15 15
Croatia 16 16 16 16 15
Switzerland 16 16 16 15 15
Lithuania 17 16 16 16 15
Slovak Republic 17 16 16 16 15
United Arab Emirates 20 18 16 15 14
Malta 17 17 16 16 16
Belgium 17 17 17 17 17
Sweden 17 17 17 17 17
Finland 17 17 17 17 17
Canada 18 17 17 17 17
Serbia 18 18 18 17 17
Georgia 18 18 18 17 17
Moldova 19 18 18 17 17
United Kingdom 18 18 18 18 18
Korea, Rep. 19 19 18 17 17
Netherlands 18 18 18 18 18
Luxembourg 19 18 18 18 18
Qatar 24 21 18 16 15
Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 19 18 18 18
Singapore 19 19 18 18 18
France 18 18 18 18 18
Denmark 19 19 18 18 18
Cuba 19 19 19 18 18
Macedonia, FYR 20 19 19 18 18
Cyprus 20 19 19 19 18
China 21 20 19 19 18
Norway 20 19 19 19 19
Australia 20 20 19 19 19
Montenegro 20 20 20 20 20
Barbados 21 20 20 20 20
United States 21 20 20 20 20
Curacao 21 21 20 20 20
Ireland 21 21 21 21 21
New Zealand 22 21 21 21 21
Armenia 22 21 21 21 21
Trinidad and Tobago 22 21 21 21 21
Thailand 22 22 21 21 20
Aruba 21 21 21 21 21
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 22 22 21 21 21
Puerto Rico 22 22 22 21 21
Iceland 22 22 22 21 21
Mauritius 24 24 23 22 22
Seychelles 24 24 23 23 23
Uruguay 24 24 23 23 23
Bahrain 27 25 23 22 20
Chile 25 24 24 23 23
Korea, Dem. Rep. 25 24 24 23 23
Bahamas, The 26 25 24 24 23
Iran, Islamic Rep. 26 25 24 24 24
Azerbaijan 26 25 24 24 23
Kazakhstan 25 24 24 25 25
Tunisia 26 25 25 24 24
Albania 27 26 25 24 24
Sri Lanka 25 25 25 25 25
Vietnam 27 26 25 25 24
Kuwait 26 25 25 25 25
New Caledonia 27 26 26 25 24
Argentina 26 26 26 25 25
French Polynesia 28 27 26 25 24
Costa Rica 28 27 27 26 25
Lebanon 28 27 27 26 25
Brazil 28 27 27 26 26
St. Lucia 28 28 27 26 26
Myanmar 28 28 27 27 26
Israel 28 28 28 27 27
Antigua and Barbuda 28 28 28 27 27
Mongolia 29 28 28 27 27
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 29 28 28 27 27
Algeria 29 28 28 27 27
Turkey 28 28 28 27 27
Brunei Darussalam 29 28 28 28 27
Grenada 30 29 29 28 28
Guam 30 29 29 28 28
Malaysia 30 30 29 29 28
Suriname 30 30 29 29 29
Morocco 31 30 30 29 28
Fiji 31 30 30 29 29
Colombia 31 30 30 30 29
Libya 31 30 30 30 30
Indonesia 30 30 30 30 30
Panama 31 30 30 30 30
South Africa 31 31 30 30 30
Jamaica 31 31 30 30 30
Kyrgyz Republic 31 31 30 30 30
Venezuela, RB 31 31 31 30 30
Turkmenistan 33 32 31 30 30
Peru 32 32 31 31 30
India 32 32 31 31 31
Mexico 32 32 31 31 31
Uzbekistan 33 32 32 31 30
Egypt, Arab Rep. 33 32 32 32 32
Ecuador 33 32 32 32 31
Bhutan 34 33 32 31 30
Maldives 34 33 32 31 31
Dominican Republic 33 33 32 32 32
Oman 35 34 33 31 29
Saudi Arabia 34 34 33 32 31
Bangladesh 34 34 33 33 32
Cambodia 36 35 34 33 32
El Salvador 36 35 34 34 33
Cabo Verde 37 36 35 34 33
Paraguay 36 35 35 34 34
Botswana 36 35 35 35 35
Kiribati 37 36 36 35 34
Djibouti 37 36 36 35 35
Philippines 37 37 36 36 36
Nicaragua 38 37 36 36 35
Jordan 38 37 37 36 36
Belize 38 37 37 36 36
Tajikistan 38 38 37 37 36
Pakistan 38 38 37 36 36
Guyana 37 37 37 38 38
Haiti 38 38 37 37 37
Syrian Arab Republic 39 38 37 37 36
Bolivia 38 38 37 37 36
Tonga 38 38 38 38 38
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 39 38 38 38 37
Honduras 40 39 39 38 37
Nepal 39 39 39 38 38
Lao PDR 40 40 39 38 37
Lesotho 40 39 39 38 38
Samoa 40 39 39 39 39
Vanuatu 40 39 39 39 39
Gabon 40 39 39 39 39
Namibia 40 40 39 39 38
Ghana 40 40 40 39 39
Papua New Guinea 40 40 40 40 39
Equatorial Guinea 41 40 40 40 40
Swaziland 42 41 41 40 39
Solomon Islands 41 41 41 41 41
Mauritania 42 41 41 41 41
Central African Republic 42 42 41 41 41
Zimbabwe 41 41 42 42 41
Sao Tome and Principe 42 42 42 42 42
Iraq 42 42 42 42 41
Comoros 42 42 42 42 42
Cote d'Ivoire 42 42 42 42 42
Congo, Rep. 42 42 42 42 42
Togo 43 43 42 42 42
Guinea-Bissau 43 43 42 42 42
Sierra Leone 43 43 43 42 42
Guatemala 43 43 43 42 42
Kenya 43 43 43 43 43
Sudan 43 43 43 43 42
Eritrea 44 43 43 43 43
Guinea 44 43 43 43 43
Liberia 43 43 43 43 43
South Sudan 44 44 44 43 43
Nigeria 44 44 44 44 44
Senegal 44 44 44 44 44
Cameroon 44 44 44 44 44
Benin 45 44 44 44 44
Yemen, Rep. 46 45 44 43 43
Madagascar 45 45 44 44 44
West Bank and Gaza 46 45 44 44 43
Rwanda 44 44 44 45 45
Burundi 45 45 44 44 44
Tanzania 45 45 45 45 45
Mozambique 45 45 45 45 45
Ethiopia 46 46 46 45 45
Congo, Dem. Rep. 46 46 46 46 46
Gambia, The 46 46 46 46 46
Malawi 46 46 46 46 46
Burkina Faso 46 46 46 46 46
Mali 46 46 46 47 47
Zambia 47 47 47 47 47
Timor-Leste 48 48 48 48 48
Somalia 48 48 48 48 48
Angola 48 48 48 48 48
Chad 49 49 49 49 49
Uganda 49 49 49 49 49
Afghanistan 49 49 49 49 49
Niger 49 49 49 50 50
Palau
Tuvalu
Liechtenstein
Turks and Caicos Islands
St. Martin (French part)
Greenland
Bermuda
St. Kitts and Nevis
Faeroe Islands
San Marino
Andorra
Isle of Man
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Monaco
American Samoa
Northern Mariana Islands
Marshall Islands
Dominica
Kosovo
Cayman Islands

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