Country Comparison > Public debt

RankCountryPublic debt (% of GDP)
1Japan223.8
2Greece180
3Lebanon142.2
4Yemen135.5
5Italy131.2
6Portugal127.7
7Cape Verde127
8Mozambique119.4
9Jamaica117.8
10Gambia, The116.1
11Singapore114.6
12Eritrea113.7
13Barbados108.3
14Egypt104.4
15Belgium104.3
16Mauritania99.6
17Canada98.2
18Spain96.7
19France96.1
20Bhutan93.7
21Antigua and Barbuda92.7
22Congo, Republic of the92.2
23Puerto Rico91.6
24Mongolia91.4
25United Kingdom90.4
26Ukraine89
27Belize88.5
28Angola87.8
29Jordan86
30Grenada84.4
31Saint Lucia82.9
32Bahrain82.7
33Austria81.7
34Croatia81.5
35Maldives81.5
36Dominica81
37Sri Lanka79.6
38Saint Vincent and the Grenadines79.2
39Slovenia78.6
40Brazil78.4
41United States77.4
42Morocco77.2
43Ghana76.8
44Zimbabwe75.5
45Hungary73.9
46Montenegro71.3
47Albania71.3
48Serbia71
49Ireland69.5
50Togo68.6
51El Salvador68.1
52Laos67.3
53Aruba67
54Bahamas, The66.9
55Tunisia66.5
56Costa Rica66.2
57Mauritius66
58Saint Kitts and Nevis65.8
59Germany65.7
60Trinidad and Tobago65.3
61Nauru65
62Suriname64.6
63Finland63.8
64Iraq63.7
65Zambia62.8
66Uruguay62.5
67Vietnam62.3
68Senegal61.3
69Chad60.8
70United Arab Emirates60.3
71Sao Tome and Principe60.2
72Ethiopia60.2
73Israel59.5
74Pakistan59.4
75Netherlands59
76Kyrgyzstan58.4
77Syria58.4
78Sierra Leone57.6
79Seychelles56.8
80Qatar56.8
81Armenia56.7
82Benin56.4
83Guinea56
84Sudan54.8
85Malawi54.6
86Argentina53.7
87Tuvalu53.7
88Colombia53
89Malta52.9
90Kenya52.6
91Samoa52.6
92Malaysia52.5
93Guyana52.3
94Honduras51.9
95Slovakia51.6
96Mexico51.5
97Bolivia51.5
98Cote d'Ivoire51.4
99Fiji50.4
100India50.1
101South Africa50.1
102Azerbaijan48.8
103Lesotho47.8
104Iceland47.4
105Macedonia47.3
106Rwanda47.2
107Australia47.1
108Dominican Republic47.1
109Liberia46.5
110Guinea-Bissau46.3
111Poland46.2
112Belarus46.2
113Nicaragua46
114Niger45.9
115Virgin Islands45.9
116Tonga45.1
117Georgia44.2
118Thailand44.1
119Hong Kong43.6
120Moldova43.4
121Korea, South43.3
122Bosnia and Herzegovina43.2
123Bermuda43
124Namibia43
125Gabon42.8
126Central African Republic42.5
127Madagascar42.3
128Philippines41.9
129Tajikistan41.5
130Oman41.3
131Ecuador41
132Andorra41
133Burundi40.9
134Papua New Guinea39.8
135Sweden39
136Latvia38.9
137Lithuania38.9
138Panama38.8
139Romania38.5
140Uganda38.2
141Norway37
142Cuba35.8
143Tanzania35.2
144Denmark35.1
145Faroe Islands35
146Haiti33.5
147Curacao33.2
148Indonesia33.1
149South Sudan33
150Switzerland32.9
151Burkina Faso32.5
152Cameroon32.3
153Marshall Islands32.2
154Guam32.1
155New Zealand32
156Vanuatu31.3
157Djibouti31.3
158Guatemala30.1
159Saudi Arabia30
160Taiwan29.9
161Turkey29.6
162Bulgaria28.6
163Cambodia28.2
164Bangladesh28.1
165Mali28
166Kazakhstan27.5
167Swaziland27.5
168Nepal27.3
169Kiribati26.8
170Comoros26.3
171Kuwait26.2
172Venezuela25.8
173Peru25.7
174Chile25.2
175Micronesia, Federated States of24.8
176West Bank24.4
177Palau24.1
178Turkmenistan23.9
179Equatorial Guinea23.4
180Paraguay22.5
181San Marino21.6
182Kosovo20.6
183Anguilla20.1
184Algeria19.9
185Luxembourg19.3
186China18.6
187Botswana18.5
188Nigeria15.3
189Uzbekistan15.1
190Congo, Democratic Republic of the14.6
191Iran14.2
192Greenland13
193Russia11.8
194Estonia9.3
195Solomon Islands9
196Afghanistan8.3
197Gibraltar7.5
198New Caledonia6.5
199Wallis and Futuna5.6
200Libya5.1
201Brunei3.1
202Macau0
203East Timor0

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, 2018

See also: Public debt map

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