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Economy > Expense > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Madagascar 63% 2004
2 Seychelles 48.33% 2005
3 San Marino 46.73% 2002
4 Israel 46.66% 2005
5 France 46.12% 2005
6 Turkey 44.85% 2001
7 Greece 44.19% 2005
8 Malta 43.96% 2004
9 Maldives 43.27% 2005
10 Hungary 42.97% 2005
11 Portugal 42.44% 2005
12 Belgium 42.29% 2005
13 Austria 42.09% 2005
14 Cyprus 42.05% 2004
15 Slovenia 41.25% 2005
16 United Kingdom 41.06% 2005
17 Croatia 40.31% 2005
18 Netherlands 40.05% 2005
19 Serbia and Montenegro 39.89% 2002
20 Italy 39.38% 2005
21 Luxembourg 38.39% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 37.56% 2005
22 Ukraine 37.46% 2005
European Union average (profile) 37.33% 2005
23 Finland 36.63% 2005
24 Saint Kitts and Nevis 36.58% 2003
25 Lesotho 36.46% 2004
26 Poland 36.27% 2005
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina 36.15% 2005
28 Sweden 36.13% 2005
29 Czech Republic 35.77% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 35.73% 2004
30 Jordan 35.3% 2005
31 Slovakia 34.85% 2005
32 Denmark 34.7% 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 34.64% 2005
33 Barbados 34.36% 2004
34 Bulgaria 34.32% 2005
35 Norway 34.08% 2005
36 Jamaica 33.8% 2005
37 Zimbabwe 33.63% 1997
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 32.85% 2005
38 New Zealand 32.52% 2005
39 Iceland 32.45% 2002
40 Colombia 31.35% 2005
41 Morocco 31.31% 2005
42 Germany 31.18% 2005
43 Namibia 31.1% 2003
44 Mongolia 30.79% 2003
45 Ireland 30.28% 2005
46 Moldova 30.03% 2005
47 Belarus 29.77% 2005
48 South Africa 29.62% 2005
49 Estonia 29.49% 2004
50 Tunisia 29.47% 2005
51 Latvia 29.41% 2005
52 Botswana 29.23% 1996
53 Lithuania 28.27% 2005
54 Uruguay 27.46% 2005
55 Fiji 26.99% 2005
56 Oman 26.93% 2001
57 Bolivia 26.58% 2005
58 Lebanon 26.22% 2004
59 Brazil 26.21% 1998
60 Kuwait 26.2% 2005
61 Venezuela 26.02% 2005
62 Romania 25.91% 2002
63 Spain 24.86% 2005
64 Australia 24.82% 2005
65 Benin 24.72% 2005
66 Trinidad and Tobago 24.61% 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 24.57% 2004
67 Swaziland 24.44% 2003
68 Bahrain 24.22% 2005
69 Algeria 24.15% 2002
70 Sierra Leone 23.77% 2004
71 Panama 23.17% 2001
72 Uganda 22.83% 2003
73 Costa Rica 22.67% 2005
74 Egypt 22.56% 2002
75 Yemen 22.15% 1999
76 Papua New Guinea 22.09% 2002
77 Ethiopia 21.95% 2002
78 Albania 21.94% 2004
79 South Korea 21.38% 2005
80 Vanuatu 21.25% 1999
81 United States 21.2% 2005
82 Nicaragua 21.01% 2005
83 Sri Lanka 20.99% 2005
84 Mauritius 20.91% 2005
85 Ghana 20.9% 2004
86 Kenya 20.73% 2004
87 Burundi 20.65% 1999
88 Iran 20.54% 2005
89 Malaysia 20.08% 2003
90 Russia 19.96% 2005
91 Congo, Republic of the 19.86% 2003
92 Switzerland 19.16% 2002
93 Azerbaijan 19.01% 1999
94 Belize 18.84% 1997
95 Chile 18.72% 2005
96 The Bahamas 18.54% 2005
97 Argentina 18.29% 2004
98 Kazakhstan 18.24% 2005
=99 Canada 18.14% 2005
=99 Armenia 18.14% 2005
101 Philippines 18.03% 2005
102 El Salvador 17.73% 2005
103 Zambia 17.43% 1999
104 Georgia 17.36% 2005
105 Peru 17.27% 2005
106 Indonesia 17.02% 2004
107 Cote d'Ivoire 16.91% 2005
108 Paraguay 16.71% 2005
109 Nepal 16.64% 2005
110 Bhutan 16.34% 2004
111 Thailand 16.27% 2005
112 Dominican Republic 16.17% 2004
=113 India 15.76% 2004
=113 Kyrgyzstan 15.76% 2001
115 Senegal 15.57% 2001
116 The Gambia 15.54% 1990
117 Mexico 15.44% 2000
118 Togo 15.41% 2005
119 Singapore 15.4% 2004
120 Rwanda 14.97% 1992
121 Japan 14.62% 1990
122 Pakistan 14.52% 2005
South Asia average (profile) 13.92% 2004
123 Tajikistan 13.75% 2004
124 Guinea 13.46% 1999
125 Cameroon 12.87% 1998
126 Macau 12.18% 2005
127 Ecuador 11.97% 1994
128 Afghanistan 11.94% 2005
129 Burkina Faso 11.71% 2005
130 China 11.12% 2004
131 Guatemala 11.04% 2005
132 United Arab Emirates 9.49% 1999
133 Central African Republic 9.39% 2004
134 Bangladesh 8.75% 2004
135 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.11% 2001
136 Cambodia 7.71% 2005
137 Sudan 7.59% 1999

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Expense > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Expense/%-of-GDP

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