Country Comparison > Military expenditures - percent of GDP

RankCountryMilitary expenditures - percent of GDP
1South Sudan10.32
2Oman8.61
3Saudi Arabia7.98
4Israel5.69
5United Arab Emirates5.5
6Azerbaijan5.2
7Afghanistan4.74
8Jordan4.65
9Algeria4.48
10Russia4.47
11United States4.35
12Lebanon4.04
13Yemen4.02
14Armenia3.92
15Kyrgyzstan3.74
16Angola3.63
17Morocco3.55
18Singapore3.52
19Colombia3.28
20Swaziland3.17
21Bahrain3.14
22Namibia3.11
23Pakistan3.04
24Zimbabwe2.94
25East Timor2.92
26Iraq2.88
27Georgia2.88
28Ecuador2.83
29Korea, South2.8
30Ukraine2.77
31United Kingdom2.49
32India2.43
33Brunei2.43
34Sri Lanka2.43
35Burundi2.39
36Vietnam2.37
37Turkey2.31
38Botswana2.31
39Chad2.28
40Serbia2.21
41Chile2.04
42Estonia2
43China1.99
44Kenya1.96
45Uruguay1.95
46Lesotho1.94
47Poland1.91
48Montenegro1.87
49Guinea-Bissau1.85
50Guinea1.85
51France1.8
52Greece1.72
53Egypt1.72
54Congo, Democratic Republic of the1.72
55Australia1.71
56Croatia1.7
57Italy1.69
58Paraguay1.66
59Cote d'Ivoire1.65
60Togo1.6
61Tunisia1.55
62Zambia1.55
63Malaysia1.55
64Cambodia1.54
65Brazil1.47
66Albania1.47
67Bolivia1.47
68Finland1.47
69Fiji1.47
70Thailand1.47
71Bulgaria1.46
72Uganda1.45
73Mali1.44
74Cameroon1.42
75Denmark1.41
76Nepal1.41
77Norway1.4
78Burkina Faso1.39
79Macedonia1.38
80Bosnia and Herzegovina1.35
81Bangladesh1.35
82Germany1.35
83Gabon1.34
84Romania1.29
85Portugal1.29
86Peru1.28
87Netherlands1.27
88Canada1.24
89Kazakhstan1.21
90Belarus1.2
91Philippines1.19
92Sweden1.18
93Slovenia1.18
94Tanzania1.13
95New Zealand1.13
96Slovakia1.12
97Mongolia1.12
98Rwanda1.12
99Guyana1.09
100Czech Republic1.08
101Belize1.08
102Niger1.06
103Venezuela1.05
104Belgium1.05
105Honduras1.05
106Benin1.03
107South Africa1
108El Salvador0.99
109Japan0.99
110Lithuania0.97
111Malawi0.93
112Latvia0.92
113Ethiopia0.91
114Argentina0.91
115Nigeria0.89
116Seychelles0.89
117Spain0.86
118Jamaica0.86
119Hungary0.83
120Liberia0.82
121Austria0.81
122Indonesia0.78
123Switzerland0.76
124Sierra Leone0.72
125Madagascar0.69
126Nicaragua0.63
127Malta0.61
128Dominica0.61
129Dominican Republic0.61
130Luxembourg0.6
131Mexico0.59
132Ireland0.55
133Papua New Guinea0.54
134Cape Verde0.51
135Guatemala0.42
136Moldova0.3
137Ghana0.27
138Laos0.23
139Mauritius0.19
140Iceland0.13
141Kuwait0

Definition: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP).

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Military expenditures - percent of GDP map

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