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Economy > Budget > Expenditures, % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Expenditures calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Marshall Islands 795.07% 2008
2 Tuvalu 101% 2006
3 East Timor 95.76% 2010
4 Cuba 74.91% 2007
5 Greenland 71.17% 2007
6 Ireland 65.61% 2010
7 Federated States of Micronesia 61.12% 2005
8 Dominica 57.45% 2009
9 Equatorial Guinea 56.96% 2010
10 France 56.55% 2010
11 Denmark 56.13% 2010
12 Sierra Leone 55.2% 2000
13 Slovenia 54.32% 2010
14 Lesotho 54.13% 2010
15 Iraq 53.44% 2010
16 Algeria 52.89% 2010
17 Hungary 52.6% 2010
18 Belgium 51.78% 2010
19 Netherlands 51.55% 2010
20 United Kingdom 51.15% 2010
21 Sweden 51.11% 2010
22 San Marino 51.03% 2004
23 Italy 51.03% 2010
24 Austria 50.26% 2010
25 Greece 48.89% 2010
26 Portugal 48.45% 2010
27 Kiribati 48.17% 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 47.52% 2010
28 Spain 47% 2010
29 Palau 46.77% 2008
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina 46.62% 2010
31 Bhutan 46.49% 2009
32 Germany 46.16% 2010
European Union average (profile) 46.03% 2010
33 Angola 45.33% 2010
34 Iceland 45.15% 2010
35 New Zealand 44.49% 2010
36 Norway 44.39% 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 44.39% 2010
37 Fiji 44.34% 2006
38 Czech Republic 44.27% 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 44.26% 2010
39 Belarus 44.04% 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 43.64% 2010
40 Estonia 43.56% 2010
41 Eritrea 43.46% 2010
42 Canada 42.97% 2010
43 Botswana 42.83% 2010
44 Moldova 42.36% 2010
45 Luxembourg 42.11% 2010
46 Malta 41.71% 2010
47 Bolivia 41.53% 2010
48 Croatia 41.26% 2010
49 Cape Verde 41.04% 2010
50 Latvia 41% 2010
51 Slovakia 40.14% 2010
52 Japan 39.31% 2010
Europe average (profile) 39.04% 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 37.99% 2010
Eastern Europe average (profile) 37.98% 2010
53 Romania 37.62% 2010
54 Australia 37.47% 2010
55 Swaziland 37.36% 2010
56 Lithuania 36.79% 2010
57 Bulgaria 36.71% 2010
58 Ukraine 36.5% 2010
59 Tonga 36.47% 2007
60 Maldives 35.52% 2010
61 Jamaica 35.17% 2010
62 Trinidad and Tobago 35.01% 2010
63 Mongolia 34.91% 2009
64 South Africa 34.74% 2010
65 Barbados 34.62% 2000
Cold countries average (profile) 34.56% 2005
66 Namibia 34.49% 2010
67 Oman 34.18% 2010
68 Djibouti 33.95% 1999
69 Georgia 33.64% 2010
70 Chad 33.48% 2010
71 Jordan 32.93% 2010
72 Saudi Arabia 32.86% 2010
73 Saint Lucia 32.79% 2010
74 Malawi 32.77% 2010
75 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 32.03% 2010
76 Seychelles 31.88% 2010
77 Kuwait 31.78% 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 31.67% 2010
78 Uzbekistan 31.55% 2010
79 Uruguay 31.53% 2010
80 Saint Kitts and Nevis 31.52% 2008
81 Mozambique 31.25% 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) 31.16% 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 31.13% 2010
82 Peru 30.64% 2010
83 Kyrgyzstan 30.45% 2010
84 Albania 30.11% 2010
85 Belize 29.89% 2010
86 Morocco 29.83% 2010
87 Israel 29.65% 2010
88 Lebanon 29.5% 2010
89 Mali 29.4% 2006
90 Egypt 29.33% 2010
91 Yemen 29.31% 2010
92 Switzerland 29.23% 2011
93 Papua New Guinea 29.17% 2010
94 Guyana 29.02% 2010
95 Suriname 28.7% 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 28.45% 2010
96 Armenia 28.15% 2010
97 Kenya 28.06% 2010
98 Grenada 27.99% 2009
99 Vietnam 27.86% 2010
100 Brunei 27.79% 2008
101 Finland 27.77% 2010
102 Azerbaijan 27.67% 2010
103 Poland 27.33% 2010
104 Tajikistan 27.26% 2010
105 Libya 27.13% 2007
106 Haiti 27.1% 2010
107 Mauritius 26.58% 2010
108 Panama 26.52% 2010
109 Tunisia 26.5% 2010
110 Afghanistan 26.43% 2009
111 Benin 26.39% 2010
112 South Korea 26.34% 2010
113 Turkey 25.93% 2010
114 Syria 25.87% 2010
115 Mexico 25.8% 2010
116 Senegal 25.79% 2010
117 Brazil 25.79% 2010
118 Malaysia 25.49% 2010
119 Burkina Faso 25.44% 2010
120 Colombia 24.94% 2011
121 Aruba 24.79% 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 24.76% 2010
122 Argentina 24.76% 2010
123 Tanzania 24.63% 2010
124 Antigua and Barbuda 24.32% 2009
125 Rwanda 24.29% 2010
126 Qatar 23.73% 2010
127 United States 23.56% 2010
128 Burundi 23.49% 2010
129 Iran 23.39% 2010
130 New Caledonia 23.19% 1996
131 Bahrain 23.13% 2010
132 Zambia 23.12% 2010
133 Honduras 23.06% 2010
134 El Salvador 22.95% 2010
135 Mauritania 22.94% 2007
Former French colonies average (profile) 22.94% 2007
136 Democratic Republic of the Congo 22.67% 2006
137 Solomon Islands 22.57% 2003
138 Sri Lanka 22.56% 2010
139 Cote d'Ivoire 22.5% 2010
140 Russia 22.37% 2010
141 Ghana 21.83% 2010
142 Togo 21.81% 2010
143 Monaco 21.51% 2005
144 China 21.35% 2010
145 Kazakhstan 21.34% 2010
146 The Gambia 21.28% 2010
147 United Arab Emirates 20.88% 2010
148 Chile 20.74% 2010
149 Pakistan 20.54% 2010
150 Sudan 20.3% 2010
151 Gabon 20.26% 2010
152 Cameroon 19.3% 2010
153 Sao Tome and Principe 19.22% 2010
154 Costa Rica 19.04% 2010
155 Cambodia 18.49% 2010
156 Laos 18.49% 2010
157 Guinea 18.48% 2010
158 Vanuatu 18.29% 2005
159 Central African Republic 18.27% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 17.86% 2007
160 Thailand 17.83% 2010
161 Nicaragua 17.6% 2010
162 Hong Kong 17.55% 2010
163 Madagascar 17.51% 2010
164 Nepal 17.38% 2003
165 Ethiopia 17.16% 2010
166 Liberia 17.11% 2000
167 Uganda 17.08% 2010
168 Paraguay 16.99% 2010
169 French Polynesia 16.96% 1999
170 Philippines 16.94% 2010
171 Macau 16.89% 2009
172 Dominican Republic 16.72% 2010
173 Liechtenstein 16.63% 2008
174 Samoa 15.91% 2007
175 Bangladesh 15.84% 2010
176 Indonesia 15.7% 2011
177 Singapore 15.66% 2010
178 India 15.04% 2010
179 Guatemala 14.81% 2010
180 Niger 14.74% 2002
181 Venezuela 14.35% 2010
182 Andorra 14.32% 2008
183 Bermuda 13.72% 2003
184 Nigeria 12.92% 2010
185 Puerto Rico 12.83% 2003
186 The Bahamas 12.38% 2007
187 Turkmenistan 8.32% 2010
188 Zimbabwe 5.84% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Budget > Expenditures, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Budget/Expenditures,-%-of-GDP

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