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Labor > Expense > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Expense (% of GDP). 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 Afghanistan 59.07% 2011
2 Greece 52.46% 2011
3 Lesotho 50.98% 2008
4 France 47.81% 2011
5 Hungary 46.03% 2011
6 Belgium 44.81% 2011
7 Netherlands 44.76% 2011
8 Ireland 44.06% 2011
9 Portugal 44.05% 2011
10 United Kingdom 43.7% 2011
11 Slovenia 43.31% 2011
12 Cyprus 43.13% 2011
13 Denmark 42.68% 2011
14 New Zealand 41.66% 2011
15 Italy 41.5% 2011
16 Malta 41.29% 2011
17 Serbia 40.35% 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 40.06% 2011
18 Finland 39.63% 2011
19 European Union 39.31% 2011
20 Luxembourg 39.06% 2011
European Union average (profile) 38.98% 2011
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 38.94% 2011
22 Israel 38.91% 2012
23 Austria 38.74% 2011
24 San Marino 38.7% 2008
25 Ukraine 38.21% 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 37.11% 2011
26 Croatia 37.08% 2011
27 Iceland 36.27% 2011
Europe average (profile) 36.23% 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 35.83% 2011
28 Kuwait 35.76% 2011
29 Czech Republic 35.36% 2011
30 Slovakia 35.34% 2011
31 Barbados 35.1% 2010
32 Norway 34.51% 2011
33 Poland 34.26% 2011
34 Lithuania 33.95% 2011
35 Jamaica 33.93% 2011
36 Romania 33.88% 2011
37 Zimbabwe 33.23% 1997
38 South Africa 33.21% 2011
39 Morocco 33.18% 2011
40 Trinidad and Tobago 33.05% 2010
Eastern Europe average (profile) 32.97% 2011
41 Moldova 32.82% 2011
42 Tunisia 32.77% 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 32.21% 2011
43 Sweden 31.92% 2011
44 Estonia 31.68% 2011
45 Saint Kitts and Nevis 31.52% 2011
46 Bulgaria 31.51% 2011
47 Botswana 30.81% 2011
48 Latvia 30.58% 2011
49 Republic of Macedonia 30.33% 2008
50 Uruguay 30.08% 2011
51 Algeria 29.67% 2011
52 Germany 29.54% 2011
53 Jordan 29.53% 2012
54 Spain 29.3% 2011
55 Egypt 29.19% 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 29.08% 2011
56 Maldives 28.86% 2011
57 Mongolia 28.55% 2011
58 Lebanon 27.28% 2011
59 Oman 26.95% 2012
60 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 26.84% 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 26.46% 2011
61 Costa Rica 26.45% 2011
62 Belarus 26.31% 2011
63 Brazil 26.31% 2011
64 Fiji 26.3% 2006
65 Australia 26.09% 2011
66 Seychelles 26.09% 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 26.04% 2011
South Asia average (profile) 25.83% 2011
67 Belize 25.53% 2009
68 Cape Verde 25.49% 2009
69 Georgia 25.41% 2012
70 United States 25.21% 2011
71 Russia 25.15% 2011
72 Venezuela 25.07% 2005
73 Swaziland 24.64% 2003
74 Namibia 24.07% 2007
75 Honduras 23.45% 2012
76 Turkey 23.38% 2011
77 Bhutan 23.29% 2009
78 Panama 23.17% 2001
79 Kenya 22.84% 2011
80 Armenia 22.57% 2011
81 Iran 22.55% 2009
82 Papua New Guinea 22.09% 2002
83 Albania 21.94% 2004
84 El Salvador 21.82% 2011
85 Bolivia 21.81% 2007
86 Kyrgyzstan 21.74% 2011
87 Malaysia 21.65% 2012
88 Yemen 21.65% 1999
89 Sierra Leone 21.53% 2011
90 Ecuador 21.52% 1994
91 Ghana 21.14% 2011
92 Liberia 20.97% 2011
93 Mauritius 20.89% 2011
94 Burundi 20.65% 1999
95 Thailand 20.61% 2011
96 South Korea 20.39% 2011
97 Chile 20% 2011
98 Vanuatu 19.9% 1999
99 Japan 19.7% 2011
100 The Bahamas 19.4% 2011
101 Grenada 19.1% 2011
102 Hong Kong 19.07% 2011
103 Uganda 18.96% 2011
104 Bahrain 18.83% 2007
105 Pakistan 18.76% 2012
106 Qatar 18.72% 2010
107 Argentina 18.29% 2004
108 Canada 18.04% 2011
109 Sri Lanka 17.83% 2011
110 The Gambia 17.16% 1990
111 Zambia 17.16% 2010
112 Colombia 16.65% 2011
113 Peru 16.44% 2011
114 Philippines 16.4% 2012
115 Switzerland 16.31% 2008
116 Togo 15.88% 2011
117 Indonesia 15.85% 2011
118 Nepal 15.81% 2012
119 India 15.34% 2011
120 Nicaragua 15.19% 2011
121 Kazakhstan 15.1% 2011
122 Azerbaijan 15.03% 2011
123 Rwanda 14.97% 1992
124 Republic of the Congo 14.82% 2005
125 Dominican Republic 14.82% 2010
126 Senegal 14.55% 2001
127 Mali 14.49% 2010
128 Paraguay 14.45% 2011
129 Benin 14.41% 2011
130 Tajikistan 13.75% 2004
131 Democratic Republic of the Congo 13.74% 2010
132 Guinea 13.46% 1999
133 Singapore 13.43% 2011
134 Mexico 12.97% 2000
135 Burkina Faso 12.81% 2011
136 Guatemala 12.53% 2011
137 Cameroon 12% 1999
138 Madagascar 11.78% 2008
139 Niger 11.64% 2007
140 Bangladesh 11.32% 2011
141 Laos 11.3% 2011
142 China 11.12% 2004
143 Macau 10.81% 2012
144 Ethiopia 10.77% 2011
145 Cambodia 10.76% 2011
146 Central African Republic 9.66% 2004
147 Sudan 7.59% 1999
148 Nigeria 7.18% 2008
149 United Arab Emirates 6.2% 1999
150 Burma 3.64% 2004

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"Countries Compared by Labor > Expense > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates. World Bank World Development Indicators. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Expense/%-of-GDP

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