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
111Oman46.9
112Ecuador45.4
113Niger45.3
114Georgia44.9
115Bermuda43
116Thailand41.9
117Trinidad and Tobago41.8
118Switzerland41.8
119Namibia41.3
120Andorra41
121Australia40.8
122Sweden40.8
123Rwanda40.5
124Uganda40
125Iceland40
126Philippines39.9
127Lithuania39.7
128Honduras39.5
129Iran39.5
130Korea, South39.5
131Bosnia and Herzegovina39.5
132Macedonia39.3
133Venezuela38.9
134Burkina Faso38.1
135Guinea37.9
136Panama37.8
137Equatorial Guinea37.4
138Dominican Republic37.2
139Tanzania37
140Tuvalu37
141Papua New Guinea36.9
142Cameroon36.9
143Romania36.8
144Norway36.5
145Latvia36.3
146Madagascar36
147Taiwan35.7
148Mali35.4
149Denmark35.3
150Faroe Islands35
151Czech Republic34.7
152Liberia34.4
153Lesotho33.7
154Burma33.6
155Nicaragua33.3
156Bangladesh33.1
157Comoros32.4
158Djibouti31.8
159New Zealand31.7
160Moldova31.5
161Haiti31.1
162Cambodia30.4
163Indonesia28.8
164Turkmenistan28.8
165Swaziland28.4
166Turkey28.3
167Algeria27.5
168Nepal26.4
169Kiribati26.3
170Marshall Islands25.5
171Peru25.4
172Guatemala24.7
173Micronesia, Federated States of24.5
174West Bank24.4
175Uzbekistan24.3
176Palau24.1
177San Marino24.1
178Bulgaria23.9
179Chile23.6
180Luxembourg23
181Guam22.1
182Nigeria21.8
183Kosovo21.2
184Kazakhstan20.8
185Kuwait20.6
186Anguilla20.1
187United Arab Emirates19.7
188Paraguay19.5
189Congo, Democratic Republic of the18.1
190Saudi Arabia17.2
191Russia15.5
192Botswana14
193Greenland13
194American Samoa12.2
195Solomon Islands9.4
196Estonia9
197Gibraltar7.5
198Northern Mariana Islands7.1
199Afghanistan7
200New Caledonia6.5
201Wallis and Futuna5.6
202Libya4.7
203East Timor3.8
204Brunei2.8
205Hong Kong0.1
206Macau0
207Falkland 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, 2020

See also: Public debt map

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