Country Comparison > Military expenditures - percent of GDP

RankCountryMilitary expenditures - percent of GDP
1Oman8.8
2Saudi Arabia8
3Algeria6
4United Arab Emirates5.7
5Kuwait5.6
6Israel5
7Armenia4.9
8Jordan4.7
9Lebanon4.2
10Pakistan4
11Azerbaijan4
12Uzbekistan4
13Yemen3.98
14Russia3.9
15Ukraine3.9
16Iran3.8
17Bahrain3.7
18Iraq3.5
19South Sudan3.5
20United States3.42
21Brunei3.3
22Bulgaria3.25
23Colombia3.2
24Singapore3.2
25Togo3.1
26Morocco3.1
27Namibia3
28Cuba2.9
29Burma2.9
30Botswana2.8
31Mauritania2.8
32Korea, South2.7
33Mali2.7
34Congo, Republic of the2.7
35Tunisia2.6
36Burkina Faso2.4
37India2.4
38Cambodia2.3
39Ecuador2.3
40Vietnam2.3
41Greece2.28
42Chad2.2
43Serbia2.2
44United Kingdom2.14
45Estonia2.14
46Uganda2.1
47Romania2.04
48Lithuania2.03
49Latvia2.01
50Poland2
51Uruguay2
52Guinea2
53Georgia2
54Sri Lanka1.9
55China1.9
56Australia1.9
57Turkey1.89
58France1.84
59Chile1.8
60Burundi1.8
61Niger1.8
62Norway1.8
63Swaziland1.8
64Slovakia1.74
65Taiwan1.7
66Guyana1.7
67Croatia1.68
68Montenegro1.66
69Nepal1.6
70Sudan1.6
71Jamaica1.6
72Honduras1.6
73Fiji1.6
74Gabon1.6
75Angola1.6
76Portugal1.52
77Senegal1.5
78New Zealand1.5
79Lesotho1.5
80Brazil1.5
81Central African Republic1.5
82Finland1.5
83Kyrgyzstan1.5
84Bolivia1.4
85Guinea-Bissau1.4
86Germany1.38
87Netherlands1.36
88Denmark1.32
89Canada1.31
90Bangladesh1.3
91Albania1.3
92Kenya1.3
93Seychelles1.3
94Thailand1.3
95Tanzania1.3
96Italy1.22
97Hungary1.21
98El Salvador1.2
99Belize1.2
100Afghanistan1.2
101Belarus1.2
102Egypt1.2
103Tajikistan1.2
104Rwanda1.2
105Peru1.2
106Macedonia1.2
107Zambia1.2
108Czech Republic1.19
109Equatorial Guinea1.1
110Cameroon1.1
111Kazakhstan1.1
112Sweden1.1
113Slovenia1.04
114South Africa1
115Philippines1
116East Timor1
117Paraguay1
118Malaysia1
119Zimbabwe1
120Mozambique0.99
121Belgium0.93
122Japan0.93
123Spain0.92
124Malawi0.9
125Bosnia and Herzegovina0.9
126Kosovo0.8
127Gambia, The0.8
128Ethiopia0.7
129Indonesia0.7
130Benin0.7
131Austria0.7
132Argentina0.7
133Congo, Democratic Republic of the0.7
134Dominican Republic0.7
135Mongolia0.7
136Nicaragua0.7
137Sierra Leone0.7
138Switzerland0.7
139Trinidad and Tobago0.7
140Malta0.6
141Madagascar0.6
142Luxembourg0.56
143Liberia0.5
144Mexico0.5
145Nigeria0.5
146Cape Verde0.5
147Venezuela0.5
148Ghana0.4
149Guatemala0.4
150Moldova0.4
151Papua New Guinea0.4
152Iceland0.3
153Ireland0.3
154Laos0.2
155Mauritius0.2

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, 2020

See also: Military expenditures - percent of GDP map

Related News

Forces: Size And Tripwires Matter
StrategyPage - 11/21/2021 10:17:00 AM
North Korea spends about a quarter of GDP on the military but has a GDP that is only about five percent the size of South Korea’s. Global defense spending ... Austrian empires) countries like Poland and the Baltic States with cheap World War I surplus ...

How does America's defense spending compare to other rich nations?
MSN - 11/30/2021 5:04:00 PM
Military spending ... chunk of its GDP to defence. In 2019, it was 2.7%, its highest percentage since 2004. In 2020, it was 2.8%, which equates to $17.7 billion. The country is currently flexing ...

Talks with US await vote on Tokyo's military outlay
China Daily - 11/30/2021 2:18:00 AM
Japan and the United States are moving to delay talks involving the foreign and defense ministers of both countries, according to media reports suggesting they would wait until plans for Japan to add $6.

Biden Faces a Conundrum on Afghanistan | Opinion
Newsweek on MSN.com - 12/2/2021 1:00:01 PM
Nearly four months after the Taliban drove former Afghan Ashraf Ghani into exile and returned to power after a 20-year insurgency, Afghanistan is confronting one of the

GDP represents the sum total of a nation's output and income
Business Insider - 11/29/2021 10:25:00 PM
Gross domestic product is the total value of goods and services produced in a country over ... industries. GDP is also a key consideration in the government's tax-and-spending plans and the ...

Impact of the twin crises on human welfare in Myanmar (November 2021)
ReliefWeb - 12/2/2021 12:49:00 AM
English Analysis on Myanmar about Education, Food and Nutrition, Epidemic and more; published on 01 Dec 2021 by UNDP

Education and National Security
Pakistan Today - 11/26/2021 2:57:00 PM
Pakistani children are growing up in a world where economies, governments, and people are increasingly intertwined in a single global network. In just a little over two decades, globalization and the

OECD warns Omicron threatens world economy
Yahoo News - 12/1/2021 3:00:00 PM
"The recovery will remain precarious and uncertain in all countries ... We are spending to support our economies when we are failing to vaccinate the whole world." Analysts at Oxford Economics say Omicron could shave 0.25 percentage points off global ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview