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

Related News

Hungary to boost defence spending to 2 percent of GDP - minister
Reuters - 1/12/2017 4:11:50 AM
BUDAPEST Hungary will increase its defence spending gradually ... we will could reach 2 percent (of GDP)," he said. The minister said Hungary would embark on a defence development programme, which would include the procurement of military helicopters.

Countries spending the most on the military
USA Today - 7/12/2014 3:50:26 PM
Like many of the countries with the biggest military budgets, Saudi Arabia benefits from one of the world's largest oil reserves. At 9.3%, the country's spending as a percentage of GDP was second only to Oman, another oil-rich nation in the Middle East.

Military expenditure - percentage of GDP in highest spending countries 2015
www.statista.com - 1/1/2017 11:23:03 PM
Forecast increase in military and defense spending 2010-2020, by world region Forecast ... in Asia Pacific in 2015, by country Military expenditure in Asia Pacific in 2015, by country Military expenditures - percentage by region 2015 Military expenditures ...

World Bank: Improved effectiveness of spending in Indonesia can boost growth in 2017
military-technologies.net - 1/17/2017 3:58:45 AM
Like the rest of the world ... spending in all sectors—particularly agriculture, education, and social assistance. The Bank’s growth projections for Indonesia are unchanged from its last update in October: 5.1 percent in 2016 and 5.3 percent in 2017 ...

The World’s Most – And Least – Miserable Countries in 2016
zerohedge.com - 1/17/2017 8:23:36 AM
Egypt, ranked fifth most miserable, is mired in exchange controls, a thriving Egyptian pound black market, and military-socialist ... the result of high GDP per capita growth (Japan’s figure is only 0.7 percent), unlike most other countries at the ...

The Biggest Military Budgets As A Percentage Of GDP [Infographic]
Forbes - 6/25/2015 1:01:07 PM
No country ... States in military expenditure. In 2014, US military spending reached $571 billion, a huge distance ahead of second placed China’s $129.4 billion. However, when military budgets are viewed as a percentage of a nation’s GDP, things ...

Airbus Defence & Space eyes rising military budgets in 2018
Reuters - 1/17/2017 5:17:30 AM
MUNICH European aerospace group Airbus (AIR.PA) is reckoning with rising military spending after ... long overdue when you consider that only five countries in Europe meet the goal of spending 2 percent of GDP on defense," he told Reuters from Davos.

What Percent of GDP Do Countries Spend on Their Military?
wisegeek.com - 12/23/2016 11:55:12 PM
GDP is usually calculated by adding up all of the spending within a ... strength or overall power of that military. The following table shows the countries around the world that have traditionally spend the highest percentage of their published GDP on ...

Rising Inequality? You Bet. Richest 1 Percent Of Indians Own 58 Percent Of Country's Wealth Says Oxfam
Outlook India - 1/16/2017 8:46:16 AM
"Over the next 20 years, 500 people will hand over USD 2.1 trillion to their heirs –- a sum larger than the GDP of India, a country of 1.3 billion people," Oxfam said. The study findings showed that the poorest half of the world has less wealth than had ...

Countries With The Highest Expenditures On Medicines As A Percentage Of GDP
worldatlas.com - 8/25/2016 5:03:20 AM
The United States dedicates 2% of its GDP to buying medicines, the highest in the world, followed by Japan and Greece. The higher number of aged people in the developed world has led to increased expenditure on medicines. Many countries in the world today ...

Federal watchdog: U.S. government spending "unsustainable"
CBS News - 1/17/2017 3:04:28 PM
This baleful assessment, issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on Tuesday, comes as the incoming Trump administration plans large increases in infrastructure and military spending ... debt as a share of GDP, now 77 percent, would explode ...

Romanian economy to grow by 5.2 percent in 2017, PM Grindeanu says
business-review.eu - 1/16/2017 10:26:29 AM
Moreover, Romania will have a GDP of 815 billion and the economy will provide a total of 189,000 new jobs. PM Sorin Grindeanu argued that Romania’s budget deficit will stay below under 3 percent in 2017, and the country ... and expenditures of 277.2 ...

Hospital Pharmaceuticals Market is expected to reach US$280.3 bn at a CAGR of 3.9% by the end of 2023
Medgadget - 1/13/2017 10:30:03 AM
... United States spends higher on healthcare than any other country in the world (when healthcare expenses are calculated as a percentage of the total GDP). In the U.S., healthcare expenditure constituted 17.1% of the country’s GDP in 2011. This share ...

INTERVIEW-Hungary to boost defence spending to 2 pct of GDP -minister
news.trust.org - 1/13/2017 8:21:12 AM
BUDAPEST, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Hungary will increase its defence spending ... could reach 2 percent (of GDP)," he said. The minister said Hungary would embark on a defence development programme, which would include the procurement of military helicopters.

What Percent of Gdp Do Countries Spend on Their Military?
brainz.org - 1/2/2017 10:14:27 AM
Based on the information printed on the CIA World Factbook, the government spending ... very large 33.9 percent of its gross domestic product on its military. A list of the top spenders in the military based on the GDP is listed below: Country Percentage ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview