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Military > Expenditures > Dollar figure, % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Eritrea 13.62% 2004
2 Jordan 12.79% 2004
3 Saudi Arabia 9.55% 2002
4 Israel 7.68% 2003
5 Yemen 7.52% 2003
6 Armenia 6.37% 2001
7 Bahrain 5.6% 2004
8 Iraq 5.03% 2000
9 Morocco 4.63% 2003
10 Sudan 4.45% 2001
11 Syria 4.44% 2000
12 Kuwait 4.35% 2004
13 Djibouti 4.29% 2004
14 Libya 4.26% 1999
15 Burundi 4.23% 2004
16 Turkey 4.01% 2003
17 Pakistan 3.93% 2004
18 Maldives 3.82% 2004
19 Zimbabwe 3.74% 2004
20 Brunei 3.69% 2004
21 Turkmenistan 3.67% 1999
22 Cyprus 3.64% 2002
23 Afghanistan 3.56% 2004
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.52% 2002
25 China 3.49% 2004
26 Chile 3.4% 2004
27 Botswana 3.37% 2004
28 Colombia 3.36% 2001
29 Ethiopia 3.35% 2004
30 Tajikistan 3.28% 2001
31 Comoros 3.2% 2004
32 Iran 3.18% 2003
33 Egypt 2.94% 2003
34 Algeria 2.92% 2004
35 Lebanon 2.82% 2002
36 Cambodia 2.81% 2001
South Asia average (profile) 2.8% 2004
37 Australia 2.72% 2004
38 Azerbaijan 2.64% 1999
39 Lesotho 2.62% 2004
40 Greece 2.58% 2004
41 Gabon 2.57% 2004
42 Namibia 2.55% 2004
43 France 2.52% 2003
44 Sri Lanka 2.49% 2004
45 Equatorial Guinea 2.41% 2004
46 Rwanda 2.4% 2004
47 Vietnam 2.39% 1998
48 Benin 2.38% 2004
49 United Kingdom 2.31% 2003
50 Chad 2.29% 2004
51 India 2.27% 2003
52 South Korea 2.26% 2003
53 Bulgaria 2.23% 2002
54 Portugal 2.16% 2003
55 Romania 2.15% 2002
56 Uganda 2.14% 2004
57 Estonia 2.12% 2002
58 Mozambique 2.06% 2004
59 Zambia 1.96% 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1.96% 2004
60 Bhutan 1.95% 2004
61 Czech Republic 1.9% 2004
62 Lithuania 1.9% 2001
63 Uruguay 1.88% 2004
64 Italy 1.86% 2003
65 Slovenia 1.85% 2000
66 Togo 1.83% 2004
67 Belize 1.82% 2003
68 Malaysia 1.8% 2000
69 Norway 1.79% 2003
70 Ecuador 1.79% 2004
71 Poland 1.77% 2002
72 Bangladesh 1.76% 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.71% 2003
73 Guinea-Bissau 1.7% 2004
74 Swaziland 1.67% 2004
75 Brazil 1.66% 2004
76 Mongolia 1.65% 2002
77 Hungary 1.63% 2002
78 Cuba 1.59% 2003
79 Sweden 1.58% 2004
80 Tunisia 1.55% 1999
81 Guinea 1.55% 2004
82 Netherlands 1.54% 2004
83 Denmark 1.54% 2003
84 United Arab Emirates 1.53% 2000
85 Cape Verde 1.53% 2004
86 Argentina 1.52% 1999
87 Croatia 1.51% 2004
88 Bolivia 1.51% 2004
89 Venezuela 1.5% 2004
90 Seychelles 1.47% 2004
91 Ukraine 1.46% 2002
92 South Africa 1.45% 2004
93 Germany 1.45% 2003
94 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.44% 2004
95 Cameroon 1.4% 2004
96 Finland 1.39% 1998
97 Nepal 1.36% 2004
98 Peru 1.35% 2003
99 Senegal 1.34% 2004
100 Burkina Faso 1.33% 2004
101 Fiji 1.32% 2004
102 Belgium 1.28% 2003
103 Albania 1.27% 2002
104 Kyrgyzstan 1.26% 2001
105 Central African Republic 1.22% 2004
106 Belarus 1.21% 2002
107 Slovakia 1.17% 2002
108 Cote d'Ivoire 1.16% 2004
109 Mauritania 1.13% 2004
110 Honduras 1.13% 2004
111 Canada 1.13% 2003
112 Spain 1.12% 2003
113 Kenya 1.1% 2004
114 Niger 1.09% 2004
115 Latvia 1.05% 2001
116 El Salvador 1.04% 2003
117 Panama 1.04% 2004
118 Oman 1.03% 2004
119 Madagascar 1.02% 2004
120 Japan 0.985% 2004
121 Switzerland 0.97% 2001
122 Angola 0.928% 2004
123 Sierra Leone 0.922% 2004
124 Haiti 0.92% 2003
125 Kazakhstan 0.9% 2002
126 Philippines 0.882% 2004
127 Guyana 0.876% 2003
128 Dominican Republic 0.85% 1998
129 Guatemala 0.842% 2004
130 Mexico 0.795% 2004
131 Luxembourg 0.795% 2003
132 Austria 0.781% 2001
133 Georgia 0.752% 2000
134 Ireland 0.718% 2000
135 Paraguay 0.661% 2004
136 Sao Tome and Principe 0.656% 2004
137 Nigeria 0.62% 2004
138 Trinidad and Tobago 0.594% 2003
139 Suriname 0.59% 2003
140 Nicaragua 0.566% 2004
141 Ghana 0.554% 2004
142 Malta 0.551% 2004
143 Indonesia 0.506% 2004
144 Papua New Guinea 0.478% 2003
145 Mali 0.46% 2004
146 Laos 0.452% 2004
147 Malawi 0.423% 2004
148 Costa Rica 0.345% 2004
149 Moldova 0.335% 2004
150 Jamaica 0.331% 2003
151 Liberia 0.321% 2004
152 Mauritius 0.196% 2004
153 The Gambia 0.173% 2004
154 Tanzania 0.161% 2004
155 Bermuda 0.102% 2002
156 San Marino 0.0905% 2000
157 Iceland 0.0 2003

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"Countries Compared by Military > Expenditures > Dollar figure, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Expenditures/Dollar-figure,-%-of-GDP

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