Country Comparison > Military expenditures - percent of GDP

RankCountryMilitary expenditures - percent of GDP
1Saudi Arabia13.5
2Oman12.75
3South Sudan10.93
4Iraq7.28
5Algeria6
6United Arab Emirates5.66
7Azerbaijan5.61
8Israel5.38
9Russia5.01
10Congo, Republic of the4.97
11Namibia4.82
12Lebanon4.76
13Bahrain4.59
14Jordan4.31
15Armenia4
16Niger4
17Yemen3.97
18Guinea3.85
19Ukraine3.8
20Kuwait3.65
21Kyrgyzstan3.58
22Pakistan3.55
23Angola3.52
24Burma3.5
25United States3.3
26Brunei3.28
27Morocco3.25
28Colombia3.24
29Singapore3.22
30Cuba3.08
31Botswana2.8
32Mauritania2.67
33Greece2.61
34Zimbabwe2.61
35East Timor2.56
36Mali2.43
37India2.42
38Vietnam2.36
39Iran2.33
40Korea, South2.3
41Tunisia2.28
42Georgia2.23
43Sri Lanka2.21
44Estonia2.16
45Burundi2.14
46Lesotho2.06
47Chad2.03
48Cambodia2
49Poland2
50Australia1.95
51United Kingdom1.94
52Chile1.92
53Senegal1.89
54Portugal1.85
55Ecuador1.82
56Lithuania1.8
57Uruguay1.8
58Swaziland1.79
59France1.78
60Guinea-Bissau1.76
61Zambia1.75
62Egypt1.73
63Paraguay1.71
64Togo1.71
65Latvia1.7
66Turkey1.69
67Burkina Faso1.67
68Montenegro1.63
69Nepal1.59
70Honduras1.55
71Croatia1.55
72Norway1.54
73Malaysia1.54
74Kenya1.51
75Gambia, The1.48
76Cote d'Ivoire1.47
77Thailand1.45
78Guyana1.43
79Romania1.42
80Congo, Democratic Republic of the1.39
81Brazil1.39
82Bulgaria1.35
83Serbia1.34
84Finland1.33
85Philippines1.32
86Italy1.31
87China1.3
88Seychelles1.26
89Cameroon1.25
90Belarus1.2
91Uganda1.2
92New Zealand1.19
93Germany1.19
94Gabon1.19
95Bolivia1.18
96Peru1.18
97Netherlands1.17
98Denmark1.17
99Slovakia1.16
100Rwanda1.16
101Albania1.14
102Tajikistan1.13
103Tanzania1.12
104Belize1.12
105Fiji1.12
106Benin1.1
107Sweden1.1
108South Africa1.1
109Bangladesh1.09
110Trinidad and Tobago1.08
111Macedonia1.07
112Kazakhstan1.03
113Afghanistan1.01
114Bosnia and Herzegovina1
115Venezuela1
116Mozambique0.99
117Canada0.98
118Japan0.93
119Slovenia0.93
120Spain0.91
121Indonesia0.89
122Mongolia0.87
123El Salvador0.86
124Argentina0.86
125Belgium0.85
126Hungary0.84
127Jamaica0.83
128Sierra Leone0.82
129Kosovo0.78
130Equatorial Guinea0.78
131Ethiopia0.71
132Switzerland0.71
133Mexico0.68
134Austria0.68
135Malawi0.66
136Papua New Guinea0.66
137Nicaragua0.65
138Dominican Republic0.65
139Liberia0.62
140Madagascar0.59
141Malta0.57
142Cape Verde0.56
143Ghana0.49
144Luxembourg0.44
145Nigeria0.42
146Guatemala0.42
147Moldova0.36
148Ireland0.35
149Mauritius0.26
150Laos0.2
151Iceland0.1

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). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2017

See also: Military expenditures - percent of GDP map

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