Country Comparison > Military expenditures - percent of GDP

RankCountryMilitary expenditures - percent of GDP
1Saudi Arabia8.78
2Oman8.17
3United Arab Emirates5.7
4Algeria5.27
5Israel5.1
6Kuwait5.06
7Lebanon4.99
8Jordan4.68
9Armenia4.25
10Pakistan4.03
11Uzbekistan4
12Yemen3.98
13Russia3.93
14Ukraine3.78
15Azerbaijan3.77
16Bahrain3.6
17Colombia3.5
18Namibia3.35
19United States3.16
20Singapore3.14
21Morocco3.1
22Mauritania3.02
23Gambia, The3
24Burma2.93
25Cuba2.87
26Mali2.87
27Botswana2.78
28Iraq2.73
29Iran2.67
30Korea, South2.62
31Congo, Republic of the2.55
32Turkey2.5
33Guinea2.47
34Niger2.45
35India2.42
36Greece2.39
37Ecuador2.38
38Brunei2.37
39Vietnam2.3
40Sudan2.28
41Cambodia2.21
42Zimbabwe2.17
43United Kingdom2.13
44Chad2.13
45Georgia2.1
46Tunisia2.09
47Estonia2.06
48Burkina Faso2.06
49Poland1.99
50Latvia1.98
51Togo1.97
52Lithuania1.96
53Uruguay1.95
54Romania1.91
55Sri Lanka1.89
56Chile1.89
57Australia1.89
58Burundi1.88
59China1.87
60France1.82
61Lesotho1.81
62Portugal1.78
63Angola1.78
64Taiwan1.78
65Slovakia1.73
66Honduras1.71
67Guyana1.69
68Bulgaria1.69
69Montenegro1.67
70Guinea-Bissau1.64
71Norway1.61
72Kyrgyzstan1.57
73Gabon1.53
74Bolivia1.5
75Swaziland1.5
76Brazil1.48
77Nepal1.44
78Seychelles1.44
79Uganda1.43
80Central African Republic1.41
81Serbia1.39
82Senegal1.38
83Bangladesh1.37
84Croatia1.36
85Cote d'Ivoire1.36
86Jamaica1.35
87Italy1.33
88Thailand1.33
89South Sudan1.33
90Kenya1.3
91Finland1.29
92Belarus1.27
93Spain1.27
94Belize1.26
95Albania1.25
96Cameroon1.25
97Canada1.25
98Egypt1.25
99Zambia1.25
100Germany1.24
101Netherlands1.24
102Rwanda1.23
103Tajikistan1.22
104Denmark1.21
105Tanzania1.21
106Peru1.19
107Macedonia1.19
108New Zealand1.16
109Philippines1.13
110Czech Republic1.12
111Bosnia and Herzegovina1.11
112Hungary1.08
113Sweden1.04
114El Salvador1.03
115Afghanistan0.99
116Mozambique0.99
117Malaysia0.98
118South Africa0.98
119Slovenia0.97
120Kazakhstan0.95
121Paraguay0.93
122Belgium0.93
123Japan0.93
124Fiji0.92
125Argentina0.86
126Benin0.86
127Malawi0.85
128Kosovo0.8
129Sierra Leone0.8
130Trinidad and Tobago0.78
131Liberia0.77
132Dominican Republic0.74
133Indonesia0.72
134Mongolia0.68
135Switzerland0.68
136Congo, Democratic Republic of the0.67
137Ethiopia0.64
138East Timor0.61
139Nicaragua0.61
140Madagascar0.6
141Austria0.58
142Cape Verde0.55
143Luxembourg0.55
144Mexico0.54
145Nigeria0.51
146Malta0.49
147Venezuela0.49
148Ghana0.41
149Guatemala0.35
150Moldova0.35
151Ireland0.33
152Iceland0.3
153Papua New Guinea0.27
154Laos0.19
155Equatorial Guinea0.18
156Mauritius0.16

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, 2019

See also: Military expenditures - percent of GDP map

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