Country name 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Hong Kong SAR, China 15 14 14 13 13
Bulgaria 14 14 13 13 13
Japan 14 14 14 14 13
Germany 15 14 14 14 14
Ukraine 15 15 14 14 14
Slovenia 14 14 14 14 14
Italy 14 14 14 14 14
Macao SAR, China 18 17 16 15 14
Latvia 15 15 14 14 14
Czech Republic 15 15 15 14 14
Greece 14 14 14 14 14
Russian Federation 16 15 15 15 15
Spain 14 14 15 15 15
Belarus 16 16 15 15 15
Hungary 16 16 15 15 15
United Arab Emirates 22 20 18 16 15
Romania 16 15 15 15 15
Estonia 16 15 15 15 15
Austria 16 16 16 15 15
Portugal 16 16 16 15 15
Poland 17 16 16 16 15
Switzerland 17 16 16 16 15
Croatia 16 16 16 16 16
Slovak Republic 17 17 16 16 16
Lithuania 17 17 16 16 16
Qatar 26 24 21 18 16
Malta 18 17 17 16 16
Sweden 18 17 17 17 17
Finland 18 17 17 17 17
Belgium 17 17 17 17 17
Canada 18 18 17 17 17
Moldova 20 19 18 18 17
Serbia 18 18 18 18 17
Georgia 19 18 18 18 17
Korea, Rep. 20 19 19 18 17
United Kingdom 18 18 18 18 18
Netherlands 19 18 18 18 18
Luxembourg 19 19 18 18 18
Singapore 20 19 19 18 18
Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 19 19 18 18
Cuba 20 19 19 19 18
Macedonia, FYR 20 20 19 19 18
Denmark 19 19 19 18 18
France 19 18 18 18 18
Cyprus 20 20 19 19 19
China 21 21 20 19 19
Norway 20 20 19 19 19
Australia 20 20 20 19 19
Montenegro 20 20 20 20 20
Barbados 21 21 20 20 20
United States 21 21 20 20 20
Curacao 22 21 21 20 20
Thailand 23 22 22 21 21
Armenia 23 22 21 21 21
New Zealand 22 22 21 21 21
Trinidad and Tobago 22 22 21 21 21
Ireland 21 21 21 21 21
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 23 22 22 21 21
Puerto Rico 22 22 22 22 21
Aruba 22 21 21 21 21
Iceland 22 22 22 22 21
Bahrain 28 27 25 23 22
Mauritius 25 24 24 23 22
Seychelles 25 24 24 23 23
Uruguay 24 24 24 23 23
Chile 25 25 24 24 23
Korea, Dem. Rep. 25 25 24 24 23
Bahamas, The 26 26 25 24 24
Azerbaijan 27 26 25 24 24
Iran, Islamic Rep. 27 26 25 24 24
Tunisia 26 26 25 25 24
Albania 27 27 26 25 24
Kazakhstan 25 25 24 24 25
Vietnam 28 27 26 25 25
New Caledonia 27 27 26 26 25
French Polynesia 29 28 27 26 25
Sri Lanka 26 25 25 25 25
Kuwait 26 26 25 25 25
Argentina 27 26 26 26 25
Lebanon 28 28 27 27 26
Costa Rica 29 28 27 27 26
Brazil 28 28 27 27 26
St. Lucia 29 28 28 27 26
Myanmar 29 28 28 27 27
Antigua and Barbuda 29 28 28 28 27
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 29 29 28 28 27
Mongolia 30 29 28 28 27
Algeria 30 29 28 28 27
Israel 28 28 28 28 27
Turkey 29 28 28 28 27
Brunei Darussalam 29 29 28 28 28
Grenada 31 30 29 29 28
Guam 30 30 29 29 28
Malaysia 31 30 30 29 29
Morocco 31 31 30 30 29
Suriname 30 30 30 29 29
Fiji 31 31 30 30 29
Colombia 31 31 30 30 30
Libya 31 31 30 30 30
Panama 31 31 30 30 30
Jamaica 31 31 31 30 30
Indonesia 30 30 30 30 30
South Africa 31 31 31 30 30
Venezuela, RB 32 31 31 31 30
Kyrgyz Republic 32 31 31 30 30
Turkmenistan 33 33 32 31 30
Peru 32 32 32 31 31
Uzbekistan 34 33 32 32 31
India 33 32 32 31 31
Mexico 33 32 32 31 31
Oman 36 35 34 33 31
Bhutan 35 34 33 32 31
Maldives 36 34 33 32 31
Ecuador 33 33 32 32 32
Egypt, Arab Rep. 33 33 32 32 32
Dominican Republic 33 33 33 32 32
Saudi Arabia 35 34 34 33 32
Bangladesh 35 34 34 33 33
Cambodia 37 36 35 34 33
El Salvador 36 36 35 34 34
Cabo Verde 38 37 36 35 34
Paraguay 36 36 35 35 34
Botswana 36 36 35 35 35
Kiribati 38 37 36 36 35
Djibouti 38 37 36 36 35
Nicaragua 38 38 37 36 36
Philippines 37 37 37 36 36
Jordan 38 38 37 37 36
Belize 38 38 37 37 36
Pakistan 39 38 38 37 36
Tajikistan 39 38 38 37 37
Syrian Arab Republic 39 39 38 37 37
Haiti 38 38 38 37 37
Bolivia 39 38 38 37 37
Guyana 36 37 37 37 38
Tonga 38 38 38 38 38
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 39 39 38 38 38
Honduras 40 40 39 39 38
Lao PDR 41 40 40 39 38
Nepal 40 39 39 39 38
Lesotho 40 40 39 39 38
Namibia 40 40 40 39 39
Samoa 40 40 39 39 39
Vanuatu 40 40 39 39 39
Gabon 40 40 39 39 39
Ghana 40 40 40 40 39
Papua New Guinea 40 40 40 40 40
Equatorial Guinea 41 41 40 40 40
Swaziland 42 42 41 41 40
Mauritania 42 42 41 41 41
Solomon Islands 41 41 41 41 41
Central African Republic 42 42 42 41 41
Zimbabwe 42 41 41 42 42
Sao Tome and Principe 42 42 42 42 42
Iraq 42 42 42 42 42
Comoros 41 42 42 42 42
Cote d'Ivoire 42 42 42 42 42
Congo, Rep. 42 42 42 42 42
Guatemala 43 43 43 43 42
Guinea-Bissau 43 43 43 42 42
Togo 43 43 43 42 42
Sierra Leone 43 43 43 43 42
Sudan 43 43 43 43 43
Kenya 43 43 43 43 43
Eritrea 44 44 43 43 43
Guinea 44 44 43 43 43
South Sudan 44 44 44 44 43
Yemen, Rep. 46 46 45 44 43
Liberia 43 43 43 43 43
West Bank and Gaza 46 46 45 44 44
Cameroon 45 44 44 44 44
Senegal 44 44 44 44 44
Nigeria 44 44 44 44 44
Benin 45 45 44 44 44
Madagascar 45 45 45 44 44
Burundi 46 45 45 44 44
Rwanda 45 44 44 44 45
Tanzania 45 45 45 45 45
Mozambique 45 45 45 45 45
Ethiopia 46 46 46 46 45
Congo, Dem. Rep. 46 46 46 46 46
Gambia, The 46 46 46 46 46
Malawi 46 46 46 46 46
Burkina Faso 47 46 46 46 46
Mali 46 46 46 46 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 49 50
Liechtenstein
Bermuda
St. Kitts and Nevis
Marshall Islands
American Samoa
San Marino
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Dominica
Monaco
Andorra
Greenland
Faeroe Islands
St. Martin (French part)
Isle of Man
Kosovo
Turks and Caicos Islands
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Tuvalu
Cayman Islands

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