Country Comparison > Public debt

RankCountryPublic debt (% of GDP)
1Japan237.6
2Greece181.8
3Barbados157.3
4Lebanon146.8
5Italy131.8
6Eritrea131.2
7Congo, Republic of the130.8
8Cape Verde125.8
9Portugal125.7
10Sudan121.6
11Singapore111.1
12Bhutan106.3
13Belgium103.4
14Egypt103
15Mozambique102.1
16Jamaica101
17Belize99
18Spain98.4
19France96.8
20Mauritania96.6
21Jordan95.9
22Syria94.8
23Mongolia91.4
24Canada89.7
25Bahrain88.5
26Sao Tome and Principe88.4
27Gambia, The88
28United Kingdom87.5
29Antigua and Barbuda86.8
30Aruba86
31Brazil84
32Dominica82.7
33Zimbabwe82.3
34Sri Lanka79.1
35United States78.8
36Austria78.6
37Croatia77.8
38Somalia76.7
39Togo75.7
40Yemen74.5
41Saint Vincent and the Grenadines73.8
42Slovenia73.6
43Hungary73.6
44Ghana71.8
45Albania71.8
46India71.2
47Ukraine71
48Saint Lucia70.7
49Grenada70.4
50Tunisia70.3
51Suriname69.3
52Ireland68.6
53El Salvador67.9
54Montenegro67.2
55Pakistan67
56Uruguay65.7
57Morocco65.1
58Angola65
59Mauritius64
60Maldives63.9
61Germany63.9
62Sierra Leone63.9
63Seychelles63.6
64Laos63.6
65Zambia63.1
66Saint Kitts and Nevis62.9
67South Sudan62.7
68Gabon62.7
69Serbia62.5
70Nauru62
71Finland61.3
72Israel60.9
73Iraq59.7
74Malawi59.2
75Vietnam58.5
76Argentina57.6
77Netherlands56.5
78Kyrgyzstan56
79Bahamas, The54.6
80Benin54.6
81Mexico54.3
82Kenya54.2
83Ethiopia54.2
84Azerbaijan54.1
85Malaysia54.1
86Guinea-Bissau53.9
87Qatar53.8
88Armenia53.5
89Belarus53.4
90Virgin Islands53.3
91South Africa53
92Central African Republic52.9
93Chad52.5
94Guyana52.2
95Burundi51.7
96Puerto Rico51.6
97Slovakia50.9
98Malta50.7
99Poland50.6
100Tajikistan50.4
101Colombia49.4
102Samoa49.1
103Bolivia49
104Costa Rica48.9
105Fiji48.9
106Vanuatu48.4
107Senegal48.3
108Tonga48
109Cuba47.7
110China47
111Cote d'Ivoire47
112Oman46.9
113Ecuador45.4
114Niger45.3
115Georgia44.9
116Bermuda43
117Thailand41.9
118Trinidad and Tobago41.8
119Switzerland41.8
120Namibia41.3
121Andorra41
122Australia40.8
123Sweden40.8
124Rwanda40.5
125Uganda40
126Iceland40
127Philippines39.9
128Lithuania39.7
129Korea, South39.5
130Honduras39.5
131Iran39.5
132Bosnia and Herzegovina39.5
133Macedonia39.3
134Venezuela38.9
135Burkina Faso38.1
136Guinea37.9
137Panama37.8
138Equatorial Guinea37.4
139Dominican Republic37.2
140Tanzania37
141Tuvalu37
142Papua New Guinea36.9
143Cameroon36.9
144Romania36.8
145Norway36.5
146Latvia36.3
147Madagascar36
148Taiwan35.7
149Mali35.4
150Denmark35.3
151Faroe Islands35
152Czech Republic34.7
153Liberia34.4
154Lesotho33.7
155Burma33.6
156Nicaragua33.3
157Bangladesh33.1
158Comoros32.4
159Djibouti31.8
160New Zealand31.7
161Moldova31.5
162Haiti31.1
163Cambodia30.4
164Indonesia28.8
165Turkmenistan28.8
166Swaziland28.4
167Turkey28.3
168Algeria27.5
169Nepal26.4
170Kiribati26.3
171Marshall Islands25.5
172Peru25.4
173Guatemala24.7
174Micronesia, Federated States of24.5
175West Bank24.4
176Uzbekistan24.3
177Palau24.1
178San Marino24.1
179Bulgaria23.9
180Chile23.6
181Luxembourg23
182Guam22.1
183Nigeria21.8
184Kosovo21.2
185Kazakhstan20.8
186Kuwait20.6
187Anguilla20.1
188United Arab Emirates19.7
189Paraguay19.5
190Congo, Democratic Republic of the18.1
191Saudi Arabia17.2
192Russia15.5
193Botswana14
194Greenland13
195American Samoa12.2
196Solomon Islands9.4
197Estonia9
198Gibraltar7.5
199Northern Mariana Islands7.1
200Afghanistan7
201New Caledonia6.5
202Wallis and Futuna5.6
203Libya4.7
204East Timor3.8
205Brunei2.8
206Hong Kong0.1
207Macau0
208Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0

Definition: This entry records the cumulative total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2019

See also: Public debt map

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