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Government > Spending > Compensation of employees > % of expense: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compensation of employees consists of all payments in cash, as well as in kind (such as food and housing), to employees in return for services rendered, and government contributions to social insurance schemes such as social security and pensions that provide benefits to employees.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Grenada 64.85% 1995
2 Vanuatu 55.29% 1999
3 Netherlands Antilles 54.87% 1995
4 Paraguay 54.52% 2008
5 Bahrain 54.34% 2005
6 Belize 53.52% 1997
7 Central African Republic 53.47% 2004
8 Honduras 50.44% 2008
9 Ecuador 48.64% 1994
10 Cameroon 47.5% 1994
11 Guinea 46.62% 1992
12 Madagascar 46% 2007
13 Namibia 45.01% 2007
14 Fiji 44.77% 2006
15 Jordan 44.7% 2008
16 Costa Rica 43.96% 2008
17 Burkina Faso 43.68% 2008
18 Morocco 42.57% 2008
19 Swaziland 41.99% 2003
20 Cape Verde 40.95% 2008
21 The Bahamas 40.74% 2008
22 Sudan 40.62% 1999
23 Benin 40.28% 2008
24 Afghanistan 38.48% 2008
25 Cote d'Ivoire 37.87% 2008
26 Zimbabwe 37.74% 1997
27 Laos 37.72% 2007
28 Kenya 37.69% 2008
29 Panama 37.06% 2001
30 El Salvador 36.94% 2008
31 Burundi 36.81% 1996
32 Tunisia 36.41% 2009
33 United Arab Emirates 36% 1999
34 Rwanda 35.76% 1992
35 Lesotho 35.36% 2008
36 Thailand 35.3% 2008
37 Togo 35.25% 2008
38 San Marino 35.1% 2006
39 Bhutan 35.01% 2009
40 Ghana 34.63% 2008
41 Mali 34.59% 2008
42 Senegal 34.07% 2001
43 Dominican Republic 33.84% 2007
44 Mauritius 33.83% 2008
45 Mongolia 33.77% 2008
46 Seychelles 33.55% 2008
47 Saint Kitts and Nevis 33.2% 2006
48 Cambodia 33.03% 2006
49 Malta 32.7% 2008
50 Qatar 32.51% 2008
51 Cyprus 32.23% 2008
52 Oman 31.51% 2001
53 Algeria 31.07% 2008
54 Botswana 30.95% 1996
55 Zambia 30.3% 2007
56 Niger 30.16% 2007
57 Malaysia 29.62% 2003
58 Philippines 29.6% 2008
59 Barbados 29.59% 2007
60 The Gambia 28.68% 1990
61 Sri Lanka 28.21% 2008
62 Papua New Guinea 27.78% 2002
63 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27.72% 2008
64 Kyrgyzstan 27.59% 2008
65 Singapore 27.15% 2008
66 Lebanon 27.04% 2008
67 Serbia and Montenegro 26.71% 2008
68 Guatemala 26.62% 2008
69 Trinidad and Tobago 26.26% 2007
70 Sierra Leone 25.98% 2004
71 Portugal 25.69% 2008
72 Croatia 25.47% 2008
73 Turkey 25.46% 2008
74 Ireland 25.31% 2008
75 Israel 25.28% 2008
76 New Zealand 24.98% 2007
South Asia average (profile) 24.32% 2008
77 Uruguay 23.67% 2008
78 Maldives 22.95% 2008
79 Greece 22.28% 2008
80 Bolivia 22.22% 2007
81 Estonia 21.91% 2008
82 France 21.11% 2008
83 Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.05% 2001
84 Armenia 21.01% 2008
85 Bangladesh 20.61% 2008
86 Chile 20.35% 2008
87 Iceland 20.28% 2008
88 Colombia 20.18% 2003
89 Nicaragua 19.89% 2001
90 Romania 19.39% 2008
91 Slovenia 19.25% 2008
92 Latvia 18.83% 2008
93 Kuwait 18.59% 2009
94 Bulgaria 18.35% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 18.34% 2003
95 Russia 18.15% 2008
96 Brazil 18.09% 2008
Europe average (profile) 17.97% 2006
97 Congo, Republic of the 17.92% 2005
98 Lithuania 17.66% 2008
99 Peru 17.64% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 17.57% 2008
100 Norway 17.12% 2008
101 Mexico 17.09% 2000
102 Jamaica 16.93% 2008
European Union average (profile) 16.74% 2008
103 Georgia 16.44% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 16.15% 2008
104 Luxembourg 16% 2008
105 Venezuela 15.93% 2005
106 Italy 15.42% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.13% 2008
107 Moldova 14.28% 2008
108 United Kingdom 13.96% 2008
109 European Union 13.76% 2008
110 Slovakia 13.57% 2008
111 Ethiopia 13.52% 2002
112 Denmark 13.45% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 13.36% 2008
113 Hungary 13.14% 2008
114 Austria 13.07% 2008
115 Ukraine 13.03% 2008
116 South Africa 13.01% 2008
117 Indonesia 12.73% 2004
118 Uganda 12.59% 2008
119 Poland 12.18% 2008
120 United States 12.08% 2008
121 Canada 12.05% 2008
122 Azerbaijan 11.86% 1998
123 Argentina 11.51% 2004
124 Sweden 10.57% 2008
125 Australia 10.27% 2008
126 Belarus 10.14% 2008
127 Finland 10.05% 2008
128 Tajikistan 9.33% 2004
129 Spain 8.98% 2008
130 Czech Republic 8.4% 2008
131 Netherlands 7.6% 2008
132 Switzerland 7.04% 2007
133 Kazakhstan 6.98% 2008
134 Belgium 6.72% 2008
135 India 6.57% 2008
136 Germany 5.52% 2008
137 China 4.86% 2006
138 Pakistan 4.29% 2007

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"Countries Compared by Government > Spending > Compensation of employees > % of expense. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Spending/Compensation-of-employees/%-of-expense

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