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Labor > Expense > Current LCU: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Expense (current LCU). 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 1,176.69 trillion 2011
2 Iran 806.6 trillion 2009
3 South Korea 251.89 trillion 2011
4 Colombia 103.5 trillion 2011
5 Japan 92.71 trillion 2011
6 Belarus 78.19 trillion 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 64.56 trillion 2011
7 Chile 24.3 trillion 2011
8 Lebanon 16.49 trillion 2011
9 Paraguay 15.72 trillion 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 14.29 trillion 2011
10 Russia 14.03 trillion 2011
11 India 13.77 trillion 2011
12 Zambia 13.32 trillion 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 12.78 trillion 2011
13 Hungary 12.72 trillion 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 8.9 trillion 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 8.16 trillion 2011
14 Laos 7.52 trillion 2011
15 Uganda 7.41 trillion 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 6.46 trillion 2011
16 Cambodia 5.6 trillion 2011
17 Costa Rica 5.49 trillion 2011
South Asia average (profile) 4.6 trillion 2011
18 Algeria 4.31 trillion 2011
19 Kazakhstan 4.16 trillion 2011
20 United States 3.92 trillion 2011
21 Pakistan 3.77 trillion 2012
22 Mongolia 3.17 trillion 2011
Europe average (profile) 2.88 trillion 2011
23 Sierra Leone 2.75 trillion 2011
24 Thailand 2.17 trillion 2011
25 Madagascar 1.89 trillion 2008
26 China 1.78 trillion 2004
27 Nigeria 1.77 trillion 2008
28 Philippines 1.73 trillion 2012
29 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.64 trillion 2010
30 Czech Republic 1.35 trillion 2011
31 Serbia 1.28 trillion 2011
32 Sri Lanka 1.17 trillion 2011
33 Sweden 1.11 trillion 2011
34 Brazil 1.09 trillion 2011
35 South Africa 968.85 billion 2011
36 France 956.83 billion 2011
37 Norway 948.88 billion 2011
38 Bangladesh 901.49 billion 2011
39 Armenia 852.61 billion 2011
40 Mexico 848.76 billion 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 844.05 billion 2011
41 Germany 770.99 billion 2011
42 Denmark 764.62 billion 2011
European Union average (profile) 756.02 billion 2011
43 Cameroon 740.6 billion 1999
44 Kenya 682.12 billion 2011
45 Mali 675.98 billion 2010
46 United Kingdom 671.66 billion 2011
47 Italy 655.8 billion 2011
48 Guinea 646.56 billion 1999
49 Burkina Faso 628.25 billion 2011
50 Iceland 590.75 billion 2011
51 Poland 523.48 billion 2011
52 Senegal 520.4 billion 2001
53 Afghanistan 505.83 billion 2011
54 Ukraine 497.53 billion 2011
55 Benin 496.03 billion 2011
56 Republic of the Congo 475.81 billion 2005
57 Jamaica 420.66 billion 2011
58 Egypt 400.22 billion 2011
59 Israel 386.56 billion 2012
60 Hong Kong 369.22 billion 2011
61 Australia 366.28 billion 2011
62 Burma 344.77 billion 2005
63 Canada 317.53 billion 2011
64 Spain 306.6 billion 2011
65 Turkey 303.47 billion 2011
66 Dominican Republic 281.79 billion 2010
67 Togo 276.18 billion 2011
68 Uruguay 269.76 billion 2011
69 Netherlands 268.14 billion 2011
70 Morocco 266.33 billion 2011
71 Yemen 257.57 billion 1999
72 Nepal 242.82 billion 2012
73 Niger 239.47 billion 2007
74 Malaysia 203.77 billion 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 202.62 billion 2011
75 Romania 196 billion 2011
76 Albania 168.14 billion 2004
77 Belgium 165.48 billion 2011
78 Republic of Macedonia 124.87 billion 2008
79 Croatia 122.43 billion 2011
80 Austria 115.91 billion 2011
81 Greece 109.4 billion 2011
82 Burundi 94.03 billion 1999
83 Switzerland 92.62 billion 2008
84 New Zealand 86.06 billion 2011
85 Qatar 85.27 billion 2010
86 Honduras 84.91 billion 2012
87 Argentina 81.87 billion 2004
88 Peru 81.83 billion 2011
89 Venezuela 76.22 billion 2005
90 Portugal 75.39 billion 2011
91 Finland 74.77 billion 2011
92 Ireland 71.64 billion 2011
93 Mauritius 67.45 billion 2011
94 Central African Republic 64.83 billion 2004
95 Kyrgyzstan 62.18 billion 2011
96 Ethiopia 54.52 billion 2011
97 Guatemala 46.51 billion 2011
98 Singapore 44.88 billion 2011
99 Trinidad and Tobago 43.37 billion 2010
100 Rwanda 40.67 billion 1992
101 Macau 37.63 billion 2012
102 Lithuania 36.12 billion 2011
103 Cape Verde 34.63 billion 2009
104 Nicaragua 32.82 billion 2011
105 Botswana 32.22 billion 2011
106 Moldova 27.02 billion 2011
107 Slovakia 24.38 billion 2011
108 Bulgaria 23.73 billion 2011
109 Liberia 23.29 billion 2011
110 Bolivia 22.47 billion 2007
111 Tunisia 21.42 billion 2011
112 United Arab Emirates 19.23 billion 1999
113 Luxembourg 16.3 billion 2011
114 Kuwait 15.88 billion 2011
115 Slovenia 15.66 billion 2011
116 Namibia 14.94 billion 2007
117 Bhutan 14.26 billion 2009
118 Ghana 12.65 billion 2011
119 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 billion 2011
120 Maldives 9.08 billion 2011
121 Oman 8.09 billion 2012
122 Azerbaijan 7.83 billion 2011
123 Cyprus 7.71 billion 2011
124 Vanuatu 6.88 billion 1999
125 Lesotho 6.87 billion 2008
126 Georgia 6.64 billion 2012
127 Jordan 6.49 billion 2012
128 Estonia 5.14 billion 2011
129 El Salvador 5.05 billion 2011
130 Ecuador 4.88 billion 1994
131 Latvia 4.37 billion 2011
132 Seychelles 4.04 billion 2012
133 Swaziland 3.46 billion 2003
134 Barbados 3.11 billion 2010
135 Zimbabwe 2.83 billion 1997
136 Panama 2.74 billion 2001
137 Malta 2.72 billion 2011
138 Papua New Guinea 2.58 billion 2002
139 Sudan 2.05 billion 1999
140 The Bahamas 1.53 billion 2011
141 Fiji 1.41 billion 2006
142 Bahrain 1.31 billion 2007
143 Tajikistan 847.85 million 2004
144 Belize 683.41 million 2009
145 Saint Kitts and Nevis 594.93 million 2011
146 San Marino 544.55 million 2011
147 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 498.5 million 2011
148 The Gambia 428.71 million 1990
149 Grenada 420.77 million 2011

Citation

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

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Interesting observations about Labor > Expense > Current LCU

  • Indonesia has had the highest expense > current LCU since 1997.
  • All of the top 2 countries by expense > current LCU are Muslim.
  • Grenada has ranked last for expense > current LCU since 2005.
  • Iran has ranked in the top 2 for expense > current LCU since 2000.
  • 2 of the top 3 countries by expense > current LCU are East Asian and Pacific.
  • South Korea has ranked in the top 3 for expense > current LCU since 1990.
  • 78 of the top 141 countries by expense > current LCU are Christian.
  • 17 of the top 29 countries by expense > current LCU are Hot countries.
  • Colombia has ranked in the top 4 for expense > current LCU since 2001.
  • 6 of the top 15 countries by expense > current LCU are Landlocked.
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