Country Comparison > Military expenditures - percent of GDP

RankCountryMilitary expenditures - percent of GDP
1Oman11.4
2Qatar10
3Saudi Arabia10
4Iraq8.6
5Jordan8.6
6Israel7.3
7Yemen6.6
8Eritrea6.3
9Macedonia6
10Syria5.9
11Burundi5.9
12Maldives5.5
13Mauritania5.5
14Kuwait5.3
15Turkey5.3
16Morocco5
17Singapore4.9
18Swaziland4.7
19Brunei4.5
20Bahrain4.5
21China4.3
22Greece4.3
23United States4.06
24Russia3.9
25Libya3.9
26Cuba3.8
27Djibouti3.8
28Zimbabwe3.8
29Namibia3.7
30Angola3.6
31Uzbekistan3.5
32Turkmenistan3.4
33Egypt3.4
34Colombia3.4
35Algeria3.3
36Botswana3.3
37Lebanon3.1
38United Arab Emirates3.1
39Guinea-Bissau3.1
40Pakistan3
41Sudan3
42Indonesia3
43Australia3
44Cambodia3
45Solomon Islands3
46Rwanda2.9
47Kenya2.8
48Armenia2.8
49Comoros2.8
50Taiwan2.73
51United Kingdom2.7
52Chile2.7
53Korea, South2.7
54Lesotho2.6
55France2.6
56Azerbaijan2.6
57Bulgaria2.6
58Sri Lanka2.6
59Congo, Democratic Republic of the2.5
60India2.5
61Iran2.5
62Vietnam2.5
63Croatia2.39
64Sierra Leone2.3
65Portugal2.3
66Uganda2.2
67Burma2.1
68Malaysia2.03
69Seychelles2
70Finland2
71Estonia2
72Fiji1.9
73Georgia1.9
74Afghanistan1.9
75Poland1.9
76Romania1.9
77Norway1.9
78Mali1.9
79Italy1.8
80Guyana1.8
81Thailand1.8
82Zambia1.8
83Hungary1.75
84Ghana1.7
85Brazil1.7
86Chad1.7
87South Africa1.7
88Slovenia1.7
89Nepal1.6
90Netherlands1.6
91Togo1.6
92Uruguay1.6
93Tajikistan1.5
94Nigeria1.5
95Peru1.5
96Sweden1.5
97Cote d'Ivoire1.5
98Germany1.5
99Albania1.49
100Belarus1.4
101Belize1.4
102Bosnia and Herzegovina1.4
103Mongolia1.4
104Senegal1.4
105Papua New Guinea1.4
106Tunisia1.4
107Ukraine1.4
108Malawi1.3
109Niger1.3
110Liberia1.3
111Bolivia1.3
112Bangladesh1.3
113Belgium1.3
114Cameroon1.3
115Denmark1.3
116Ethiopia1.2
117Burkina Faso1.2
118Spain1.2
119Venezuela1.2
120Czech Republic1.15
121Guinea1.1
122Canada1.1
123Latvia1.1
124Kazakhstan1.1
125Slovakia1.08
126Madagascar1
127Panama1
128New Zealand1
129Paraguay1
130Switzerland1
131Benin1
132Bhutan1
133Congo, Republic of the0.9
134Gambia, The0.9
135Gabon0.9
136Central African Republic0.9
137Ecuador0.9
138Ireland0.9
139Somalia0.9
140Philippines0.9
141Luxembourg0.9
142Lithuania0.9
143Tonga0.9
144Sao Tome and Principe0.8
145Japan0.8
146Mozambique0.8
147Barbados0.8
148Austria0.8
149Argentina0.8
150Bahamas, The0.7
151Dominican Republic0.7
152Malta0.7
153Jamaica0.6
154Suriname0.6
155Nicaragua0.6
156El Salvador0.6
157Honduras0.6
158Cape Verde0.5
159Antigua and Barbuda0.5
160Kyrgyzstan0.5
161Laos0.5
162Mexico0.5
163Moldova0.4
164Haiti0.4
165Guatemala0.4
166Mauritius0.3
167Trinidad and Tobago0.3
168Tanzania0.2
169Bermuda0.11
170Equatorial Guinea0.1
171Iceland0

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, 2012

See also: Military expenditures - percent of GDP map

Related News

Countries spending the most on war
USA Today - 4/25/2015 8:29:51 AM
as well as a percentage of government spending. We also looked at GDP and GDP growth figures from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In addition, we reviewed 2013 military personnel figures from the World Bank. These are the countries spending the most ...

U.S. Military Spending Is Greater Than Next Seven Top-spending Countries Combined, Report Says
HNGN - 4/22/2015 1:31:05 AM
When it comes to military spending as a share of a country's gross domestic product, Saudi Arabia placed first, spending 10.4 percent of its GDP, or $84.5 billion, mostly spent buying U.S. weapons including state-of-the-art F-15 fighters and attack ...

The world’s biggest military spenders
businesstech.co.za - 4/23/2015 6:16:13 AM
Total expenditure was equivalent to 2.3% of global gross domestic product (GDP). This is the third consecutive ... placed China (US$216 billion). The world leader’s military budget is bigger than the next seven countries combined, and accounts for ...

U.S. Defense Industry Outperforms S&P by 100 Percent
Yahoo Finance - 4/20/2015 9:43:12 PM
The article pointed out, as others have, that the primary beneficiaries of the increased demand for planes, missile, tanks, and other military ... with several countries in the region dedicating more than 5 percent of their GDP to defense spending, while ...

China, Russia military spending surges
Military Times - 4/14/2015 8:31:34 PM
Altogether, military spending by the top 15 countries in 2014 came to about $1.4 trillion, representing about 80 percent of worldwide military spending. China tops the world for its increase in military spending from 2007 to 2014, by percentage ...

Scared By Russia, Eastern European Countries Rush To Spend On Defense
International Business Times - 4/14/2015 12:24:49 PM
According to the SIPRI report on trends in world military expenditure in 2014 ... outside the United States that spent at least 2 percent of its GDP on defense last year was another formerly communist country: Estonia, which was part of the Soviet ...

U.S. Military Spending Continues to Soar
Product Design & Development - 4/22/2015 8:54:53 AM
the U.S. still spends 45 percent more on defense than it did before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The U.S. still devotes more on its military than the next seven countries who are in the top eight in spending. China, who is second in the world in ...

World crises may be multiplying, but campaign turns Britain further inward
Washington Post - 4/25/2015 9:08:38 PM
LONDON — Less than two weeks before British elections, the race remains wide open, with half a dozen or more plausible permutations of what this country ... spending 2 percent of GDP on defense, and there is every indication that whoever wins, military ...

Global Military Spending: US Still Biggest Spender
International Business Times - 4/14/2015 4:49:40 PM
Arms spending have been high on the list for China, Russia and Saudi Arabia as the three countries ... report said the military spending of the U.S. is still 45 percent higher than 2001. The US accounted for 34 percent of last year’s world military ...

Fact Check: How Much of the UK Budget is Spent on Defence?
econintersect.com - 4/23/2015 11:19:51 PM
Looking at past expenditure, the claim was on the low ... The relatively high share of GDP spent by the UK on defence reflects the country’s world military role. This has led to the acquisition of a nuclear deterrent (Trident), nuclear-powered submarines ...

The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
with patient fees covering only a very small percentage of health costs. The country’s annual health expenditures totaled $5,319 per capita, the 10th highest spending world-wide. The high health-care spending and strong coverage have resulted in good ...

Russian prime minister: 'Our country has never run into such a collection of challenges at the same time'
The Business Insider - 4/22/2015 11:18:03 AM
On April 20, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum on East ... Russia’s lower house of parliament, that the country’s GDP already had dropped by 2 percent in the first quarter of this year – the first ...

5 Countries With the Highest Military Expenditure
The Huffington Post - 11/29/2011 3:07:16 AM
After all, we would certainly expect that a large country with one of the world's largest economies like ... Saudi Arabia is the only country in the top 15 for military expenditure that has a higher percent of its GDP dedicated to the military.

Spain's public deficit stands at 5.8 percent of GDP
MENAFN - 4/23/2015 11:52:40 AM
(MENAFN) Spanish public deficit stood at 5.8 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, the second highest figure within the European Union (UE) after Cyprus, Xinhua reported. Spending ... discusses voluntary military service proposal ...

Eastern Markets Fuel Rise in Global Spending
Defense News - 4/26/2015 6:22:48 PM
US defense spending ... 2 percent of their GDP on defense — which would amount to $365 billion — the actual number is $100 billion less. Two-thirds of that spending comes from the top five NATO states. Investment priorities differ from country to ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview