Country Comparison > Military expenditures - percent of GDP

RankCountryMilitary expenditures - percent of GDP
1Oman13.73
2South Sudan10.93
3Saudi Arabia9.85
4Congo, Republic of the7.17
5Algeria6.55
6United Arab Emirates5.66
7Israel5.64
8Russia5.4
9Kuwait4.83
10Lebanon4.76
11Bahrain4.59
12Jordan4.58
13Namibia4.44
14Armenia4.09
15Burma4.08
16Niger4
17Yemen3.97
18Azerbaijan3.64
19Iraq3.63
20Pakistan3.56
21Brunei3.54
22Ukraine3.5
23Colombia3.39
24Botswana3.37
25Singapore3.35
26United States3.29
27Morocco3.28
28Kyrgyzstan3.15
29Cuba3.08
30Mauritania2.97
31Angola2.95
32Chad2.79
33Iran2.69
34Mali2.63
35East Timor2.56
36Greece2.56
37Guinea2.49
38India2.47
39Sri Lanka2.44
40Vietnam2.44
41Tunisia2.32
42Korea, South2.3
43France2.26
44Georgia2.23
45Burundi2.21
46Ecuador2.21
47United Kingdom2.2
48Zimbabwe2.2
49Estonia2.17
50Australia2
51Poland1.99
52China1.9
53Senegal1.89
54Chile1.87
55Togo1.86
56Uruguay1.85
57Lesotho1.85
58Cambodia1.85
59Portugal1.84
60Swaziland1.81
61Guinea-Bissau1.76
62Turkey1.73
63Bolivia1.68
64Egypt1.67
65Montenegro1.66
66Norway1.62
67Cameroon1.6
68Honduras1.59
69Uganda1.57
70Zambia1.53
71Nepal1.52
72Italy1.51
73Thailand1.5
74Lithuania1.49
75Gambia, The1.48
76Latvia1.47
77Bulgaria1.44
78Bangladesh1.44
79Gabon1.43
80Guyana1.42
81Romania1.42
82Malaysia1.41
83Kenya1.4
84Congo, Democratic Republic of the1.34
85Serbia1.34
86Finland1.33
87Brazil1.32
88Seychelles1.29
89Peru1.29
90Philippines1.28
91Croatia1.27
92Paraguay1.25
93Burkina Faso1.23
94Albania1.22
95Rwanda1.21
96Belarus1.2
97Germany1.19
98Tajikistan1.19
99Cote d'Ivoire1.18
100Belize1.17
101Netherlands1.17
102Slovakia1.16
103Denmark1.15
104Benin1.14
105Tanzania1.14
106New Zealand1.13
107Trinidad and Tobago1.12
108Macedonia1.1
109South Africa1.07
110Sweden1.04
111Mozambique1.03
112Hungary1.01
113Venezuela1
114Bosnia and Herzegovina0.99
115Canada0.99
116Fiji0.98
117Argentina0.95
118Japan0.93
119Slovenia0.92
120Mongolia0.92
121Spain0.91
122Afghanistan0.89
123Indonesia0.88
124El Salvador0.87
125Belgium0.87
126Jamaica0.82
127Kazakhstan0.82
128Sierra Leone0.81
129Kosovo0.79
130Switzerland0.71
131Austria0.68
132Ethiopia0.67
133Papua New Guinea0.66
134Dominican Republic0.64
135Cape Verde0.63
136Liberia0.62
137Malawi0.61
138Madagascar0.59
139Mexico0.58
140Nicaragua0.55
141Malta0.53
142Luxembourg0.49
143Moldova0.44
144Nigeria0.43
145Guatemala0.39
146Ghana0.38
147Ireland0.34
148Laos0.2
149Mauritius0.19
150Equatorial Guinea0.18
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, 2018

See also: Military expenditures - percent of GDP map

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