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Government > Government spending > Government expenditure as a percentage of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Government expenditure as a percentage of GDP. Figures are according to 2011 Index of Economic Freedom.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 East Timor 97% 2011
2 Cuba 78.1% 2011
3 Denmark 51.8% 2011
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina 50.3% 2011
5 Belgium 50% 2011
6 Belarus 49.6% 2011
7 Austria 49% 2011
8 Czech Republic 42.9% 2011
9 Cyprus 42.6% 2011
10 Dominica 42.5% 2011
11 Angola 41.6% 2011
12 Barbados 41.3% 2011
13 Brazil 41% 2011
14 Ecuador 40.8% 2011
15 Croatia 40.7% 2011
16 Djibouti 40.6% 2011
17 Botswana 40.2% 2011
18 Burundi 40% 2011
19 Estonia 39.9% 2011
20 Canada 39.7% 2011
21 Bulgaria 37.3% 2011
22 Algeria 35.4% 2011
23 Bolivia 34.8% 2011
24 Bhutan 34.6% 2011
25 Australia 34.3% 2011
26 Egypt 34% 2011
27 Albania 32.3% 2011
=28 Cape Verde 31.1% 2011
=28 Azerbaijan 31.1% 2011
30 Belize 28.2% 2011
31 Comoros 27.2% 2011
32 Colombia 26.5% 2011
33 Bahrain 25.7% 2011
34 Equatorial Guinea 25.5% 2011
35 Argentina 24.7% 2011
36 Benin 23% 2011
37 Democratic Republic of the Congo 22.7% 2011
38 Chad 22.1% 2011
39 Armenia 21.8% 2011
40 Burkina Faso 21.6% 2011
41 Chile 21.1% 2011
42 Costa Rica 20.9% 2011
43 China 20.8% 2011
44 El Salvador 20% 2011
45 Cote d'Ivoire 19.7% 2011
46 Dominican Republic 19.1% 2011
47 Cameroon 18.5% 2011
48 Bangladesh 15.9% 2011
49 Central African Republic 15.5% 2011
50 Cambodia 13.9% 2011
51 Burma 8% 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Government spending > Government expenditure as a percentage of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", The Heritage Foundation: 2011 Index of Economic Freedom. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Government-spending/Government-expenditure-as-a-percentage-of-GDP

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Interesting observations about Government > Government spending > Government expenditure as a percentage of GDP

  • All of the top 3 countries by government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP are Catholic.
  • China ranked last for government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP amongst Non-religious countries in 2011.
  • Cuba ranked first for government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2011.
  • 17 of the bottom 22 countries by government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP are Hot countries.
  • 7 of the top 9 countries by government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP are European.
  • 6 of the top 8 countries by government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP are Cold countries'.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked first for government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP amongst Eastern Europe in 2011.
  • Brazil ranked first for government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP amongst Emerging markets in 2011.
  • Angola ranked first for government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.
  • Denmark ranked first for government spending > government expenditure as a percentage of GDP amongst European Union in 2011.
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