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

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