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Government > Spending > Expense > Current LCU: 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Indonesia 386.94 trillion 2004
2 Colombia 75.23 trillion 2003
3 Japan 63.87 trillion 1990
4 Belarus 44.06 trillion 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 21.05 trillion 2004
5 Chile 17.42 trillion 2008
6 Lebanon 13.41 trillion 2008
7 Hungary 11.98 trillion 2008
8 Paraguay 11.61 trillion 2008
9 Zambia 10.48 trillion 2007
10 Russia 8.89 trillion 2008
11 India 8.6 trillion 2008
12 Laos 4.24 trillion 2007
13 Uganda 3.74 trillion 2008
14 United States 3.7 trillion 2009
15 Costa Rica 3.51 trillion 2008
16 Algeria 2.57 trillion 2008
17 Cambodia 2.56 trillion 2006
18 China 2.41 trillion 2006
19 Kazakhstan 2.37 trillion 2008
South Asia average (profile) 2.33 trillion 2008
20 Cote d'Ivoire 1.88 trillion 2008
21 Thailand 1.66 trillion 2008
22 Mongolia 1.61 trillion 2008
23 Madagascar 1.55 trillion 2007
24 Pakistan 1.42 trillion 2007
25 Philippines 1.27 trillion 2008
Europe average (profile) 1.26 trillion 2006
26 Czech Republic 1.26 trillion 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.13 trillion 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.07 trillion 2008
27 Serbia and Montenegro 1.04 trillion 2008
28 Sweden 1.02 trillion 2008
29 France 870.97 billion 2008
30 Mexico 848.76 billion 2000
31 Sri Lanka 847.37 billion 2008
32 Congo, Republic of the 795.96 billion 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 786.11 billion 2008
33 Norway 781.2 billion 2008
34 Armenia 754.31 billion 2008
35 Brazil 723.08 billion 2008
36 Germany 717.25 billion 2008
37 South Africa 706.66 billion 2008
European Union average (profile) 706.22 billion 2008
38 Sierra Leone 688.09 billion 2004
39 Iceland 656.12 billion 2008
40 Denmark 637.2 billion 2008
41 Italy 631.13 billion 2008
42 United Kingdom 617.96 billion 2008
43 Bangladesh 592.77 billion 2008
44 Mali 537.69 billion 2008
45 Senegal 520.4 billion 2001
46 Burkina Faso 455.19 billion 2008
47 Kenya 450.78 billion 2008
48 Poland 449.26 billion 2008
49 Cameroon 447.94 billion 1994
50 Benin 446.53 billion 2008
51 Ukraine 353.75 billion 2008
52 Jamaica 353.49 billion 2008
53 Burma 344.77 billion 2005
54 Israel 295.19 billion 2008
55 Australia 287.94 billion 2008
56 Spain 287.71 billion 2008
57 Canada 283.79 billion 2008
58 Guinea 279.48 billion 1992
59 Netherlands 241.33 billion 2008
60 Niger 239.47 billion 2007
61 Turkey 216.87 billion 2008
62 Morocco 207.04 billion 2008
63 Dominican Republic 201.76 billion 2007
64 Togo 196.14 billion 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 192.13 billion 2008
65 Romania 170.19 billion 2008
66 Uruguay 162.87 billion 2008
67 Belgium 146.39 billion 2008
68 Afghanistan 124.65 billion 2008
69 Croatia 118.69 billion 2008
70 Democratic Republic of the Congo 114.13 billion 2001
71 Greece 111.05 billion 2008
72 Austria 108.3 billion 2008
73 Burundi 94.03 billion 1999
74 Switzerland 90.3 billion 2007
75 Nepal 88.78 billion 2005
76 Argentina 81.87 billion 2004
77 Malaysia 79.37 billion 2003
78 Estonia 78.09 billion 2008
79 Venezuela 76.22 billion 2005
80 Portugal 71.34 billion 2008
81 Ireland 67.55 billion 2008
82 Central African Republic 64.83 billion 2004
83 Finland 64.68 billion 2008
84 Peru 62.42 billion 2008
85 Qatar 59.56 billion 2008
86 New Zealand 58.45 billion 2007
87 Honduras 57.86 billion 2008
88 Mauritius 51.26 billion 2008
89 Rwanda 40.67 billion 1992
90 Singapore 39.73 billion 2008
91 Lithuania 35.06 billion 2008
92 Guatemala 34.56 billion 2008
93 Zimbabwe 34.32 billion 1997
94 Trinidad and Tobago 33.57 billion 2007
95 Kyrgyzstan 31.5 billion 2008
96 Cape Verde 30.89 billion 2008
97 Bolivia 22.47 billion 2007
98 Slovakia 20.75 billion 2008
99 Moldova 20.63 billion 2008
100 Bulgaria 20.62 billion 2008
101 United Arab Emirates 19.23 billion 1999
102 Kuwait 18.04 billion 2009
103 Tunisia 15.75 billion 2009
104 Namibia 14.94 billion 2007
105 Bhutan 14.26 billion 2009
106 Slovenia 13.88 billion 2008
107 Ethiopia 13.76 billion 2002
108 Luxembourg 13.48 billion 2008
109 Nicaragua 12.04 billion 2001
110 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.61 billion 2008
111 Maldives 7.94 billion 2008
112 Cyprus 7.15 billion 2008
113 Vanuatu 6.88 billion 1999
114 Lesotho 6.87 billion 2008
115 Ghana 6.2 billion 2008
116 Georgia 5.55 billion 2008
117 Jordan 5.51 billion 2008
118 Ecuador 4.88 billion 1994
119 Latvia 4.77 billion 2008
120 Botswana 4.67 billion 1996
121 El Salvador 4.09 billion 2008
122 Swaziland 3.52 billion 2003
123 Panama 2.74 billion 2001
124 Barbados 2.73 billion 2007
125 Seychelles 2.63 billion 2008
126 Papua New Guinea 2.58 billion 2002
127 Malta 2.53 billion 2008
128 Oman 2.07 billion 2001
129 Sudan 2.05 billion 1999
130 Fiji 1.41 billion 2006
131 The Bahamas 1.39 billion 2008
132 Bahrain 1.04 billion 2005
133 Tajikistan 847.85 million 2004
134 Azerbaijan 717.63 million 1999
135 Netherlands Antilles 543.8 million 1995
136 San Marino 457.32 million 2006
137 The Gambia 428.71 million 1990
138 Saint Kitts and Nevis 398.88 million 2006
139 Belize 247.43 million 1997
140 Grenada 159.82 million 1995

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"Countries Compared by Government > Spending > Expense > Current LCU. 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/Expense/Current-LCU

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