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

What Percent of GDP Do Countries Spend on Their Military?
wisegeek.com - 3/13/2017 11:53:23 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 ...

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.

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 ...

NATO Funding: Trump Bills Merkel Billions For Money 'Owed' To Military Alliance, As White House Denies Report
International Business Times - 3/27/2017 10:29:22 AM
Read: Countries Look To Make Montenegro Newest NATO Member To Deter Russian Influence In Eastern Europe NATO’s 28 member countries are required to maintain a level of military ... spending and work toward contributing at least 2 percent of GDP.”

Military expenditure - percentage of GDP in highest spending countries 2015
www.statista.com - 3/24/2017 11:01:33 AM
This statistics shows military spending in selected countries as a percentage of their respective gross domestic ... Estimated increase in spending on military and defense from 2010 to 2020, by world region Trend of global military spending from 2001 ...

Central America Pays the Price for Fiscal Failure
Bloomberg - 3/27/2017 6:54:37 AM
Guatemala’s spending on health, education and social security was therefore also among the world’s lowest, at about 8 percent of GDP. Even poor countries can be doing much better than this. A smarter approach to collecting revenue could raise more ...

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 ...

Trump’s Military Budget Is Not NATO’s Fault
Reason - 3/27/2017 2:39:54 PM
However, NATO requires members to budget at least 2 percent of their GDP for ... to the world—a message of American strength, security, and resolve." His address to a joint session of Congress also did not justify greater military spending by pointing ...

Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Least developed countries UN classification
tradingeconomics.com - 3/16/2017 4:23:01 AM
Military expenditure (% of GDP) in Least developed countries UN classification was last measured at 1.51 in 2015, according to the World Bank. Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and ...

Military Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP
highered.mheducation.com - 2/20/2017 2:38:28 PM
in many of the world's developing countries, military expenditures have risen between 15 percent and 20 percent per year for the past few years, averaging out to 7. 5 percent per year for the past quarter century. Even though many developing countries ...

What's the highest percent of GDP a country has ever spent on war?
www.quora.com - 6/8/2016 11:53:48 PM
Obviously, World War-II, where the US spent more than 13 times its expenditure ... to get high percentage of GDP diverted to war at the height of industrialization before entering post-industrial economy. This list of countries by military expenditure ...

How big is Trump’s 10 percent defense increase? It’s three times Canada’s annual military budget, for one.
WVTF Public Radio - 3/16/2017 12:15:28 PM
If we look at the world's top six military spenders ... If we compare defense spending in these countries based on the percentage of GDP, for example, Saudi Arabia spends substantially more than all other countries. Agence France-Presse contributed ...

Israel, Saudi Arabia Have World’s Largest Military Budgets as Percentage of GDP
The Algemeiner - 6/26/2015 8:06:26 AM
The two countries spending the highest percentage of their gross domestic product on defense spending are Saudi Arabia and Israel, Forbes reported on Thursday. Saudi Arabia spent 10.4 percent of its GDP in 2014 on beefing up its military, while Israel ...

Russia third in world in military spending - SIPRI
Russia & India Report - 4/22/2015 1:26:54 PM
According to Zatsepin, the world average military burden on the economy in 2014 was 2.4 percent of GDP, which is the relative amount countries allocate to military spending on average. For example, according to NATO requirements, alliance member countries ...

What Percent of Gdp Do Countries Spend on Their Military?
brainz.org - 3/14/2017 12:29:10 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