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Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 North Korea 22.9% 2003
2 Oman 11.4% 2005
3 Qatar 10% 2005
4 Saudi Arabia 10% 2005
5 Jordan 8.6% 2006
6 Iraq 8.6% 2006
7 Israel 7.3% 2006
8 Yemen 6.6% 2006
9 Eritrea 6.3% 2006
10 Syria 5.9% 2005
11 Burundi 5.9% 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 5.84% 2005
12 Angola 5.7% 2006
13 Maldives 5.5% 2005
14 Mauritania 5.5% 2006
15 Turkey 5.3% 2005
16 Kuwait 5.3% 2006
17 El Salvador 5% 2006
18 Morocco 5% 2004
19 Singapore 4.9% 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 4.85% 2005
20 Swaziland 4.7% 2006
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.5% 2005
22 Bahrain 4.5% 2006
23 Brunei 4.5% 2006
24 Greece 4.3% 2005
25 China 4.3% 2006
26 Chad 4.2% 2006
27 United States 4.06% 2005
28 Cote d'Ivoire 4% 2006
29 Tajikistan 3.9% 2005
30 Libya 3.9% 2005
31 Russia 3.9% 2005
32 Zimbabwe 3.8% 2006
33 Cyprus 3.8% 2005
34 Cuba 3.8% 2006
35 Djibouti 3.8% 2006
36 Namibia 3.7% 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.55% 2005
37 Armenia 3.5% 2006
38 Turkmenistan 3.4% 2005
39 Colombia 3.4% 2005
40 Gabon 3.4% 2005
41 Egypt 3.4% 2005
42 Botswana 3.3% 2006
43 Algeria 3.3% 2006
44 Pakistan 3.2% 2006
failed states average (profile) 3.14% 2006
45 Congo, Republic of the 3.1% 2006
46 Lebanon 3.1% 2005
47 United Arab Emirates 3.1% 2005
48 Guinea-Bissau 3.1% 2005
49 Ethiopia 3% 2006
50 Indonesia 3% 2005
51 Sudan 3% 2005
52 Cambodia 3% 2005
53 Solomon Islands 3% 2006
54 Rwanda 2.9% 2006
55 Zambia 2.9% 2006
56 Ecuador 2.8% 2006
57 Kenya 2.8% 2006
58 Comoros 2.8% 2006
59 South Korea 2.7% 2006
60 Chile 2.7% 2006
61 France 2.6% 2005
62 Azerbaijan 2.6% 2005
63 Lesotho 2.6% 2006
64 Bulgaria 2.6% 2005
65 Brazil 2.6% 2006
66 Sri Lanka 2.6% 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2.6% 2005
67 India 2.5% 2006
68 Vietnam 2.5% 2005
69 Iran 2.5% 2006
70 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.5% 2006
71 Romania 2.47% 2005
72 Australia 2.4% 2006
73 United Kingdom 2.4% 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 2.4% 2005
74 Croatia 2.39% 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 2.39% 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.33% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.32% 2005
75 Portugal 2.3% 2005
76 Sierra Leone 2.3% 2006
South Asia average (profile) 2.27% 2006
77 Taiwan 2.2% 2006
78 Fiji 2.2% 2005
79 Uganda 2.2% 2006
80 Burma 2.1% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.07% 2005
81 Malaysia 2.03% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.01% 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2.01% 2005
82 Finland 2% 2005
83 Estonia 2% 2005
84 Uzbekistan 2% 2005
85 Venezuela 2% 2006
86 Seychelles 2% 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 1.95% 2005
Europe average (profile) 1.93% 2005
87 Afghanistan 1.9% 2006
88 Norway 1.9% 2005
89 Senegal 1.9% 2006
90 Lithuania 1.9% 2005
91 Bolivia 1.9% 2006
92 Mali 1.9% 2006
European Union average (profile) 1.89% 2005
93 Slovakia 1.87% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 1.83% 2005
94 Czech Republic 1.81% 2005
95 Thailand 1.8% 2005
96 Italy 1.8% 2005
97 Guyana 1.8% 2006
98 Hungary 1.75% 2005
99 Poland 1.71% 2005
100 Guinea 1.7% 2006
101 Slovenia 1.7% 2005
102 Benin 1.7% 2006
103 South Africa 1.7% 2006
104 Netherlands 1.6% 2005
105 Tanzania 1.6% 2006
106 Nepal 1.6% 2006
107 Togo 1.6% 2005
108 Uruguay 1.6% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.54% 2006
109 Bangladesh 1.5% 2006
110 Nigeria 1.5% 2006
111 Denmark 1.5% 2005
112 Peru 1.5% 2006
113 Sweden 1.5% 2006
114 Germany 1.5% 2005
115 Kazakhstan 1.5% 2006
116 Albania 1.49% 2005
117 Belize 1.4% 2006
118 Papua New Guinea 1.4% 2005
119 Mongolia 1.4% 2006
120 Ukraine 1.4% 2005
121 Belarus 1.4% 2005
122 Kyrgyzstan 1.4% 2005
123 Tunisia 1.4% 2006
124 Cameroon 1.3% 2006
125 Liberia 1.3% 2006
126 Malawi 1.3% 2006
127 Argentina 1.3% 2005
128 Somalia 1.3% 2006
129 Niger 1.3% 2006
130 Belgium 1.3% 2005
131 Burkina Faso 1.2% 2006
132 Spain 1.2% 2005
133 Latvia 1.2% 2005
134 Canada 1.1% 2005
135 Central African Republic 1.1% 2006
136 Philippines 1.1% 2006
137 Madagascar 1% 2006
138 Panama 1% 2006
139 Paraguay 1% 2006
140 New Zealand 1% 2005
141 Switzerland 1% 2005
142 Bhutan 1% 2005
143 Luxembourg 0.9% 2005
144 Ireland 0.9% 2005
145 Tonga 0.9% 2006
146 Austria 0.9% 2005
147 Dominican Republic 0.8% 2006
148 Sao Tome and Principe 0.8% 2006
149 Ghana 0.8% 2006
150 Mozambique 0.8% 2006
151 Japan 0.8% 2006
152 Cape Verde 0.7% 2006
153 Malta 0.7% 2006
154 Suriname 0.6% 2006
155 Jamaica 0.6% 2006
156 Nicaragua 0.6% 2006
157 Honduras 0.6% 2006
158 Georgia 0.59% 2005
159 Barbados 0.5% 2006
160 Mexico 0.5% 2006
161 The Gambia 0.5% 2006
162 The Bahamas 0.5% 2006
163 Laos 0.5% 2006
164 Antigua and Barbuda 0.5% 2006
165 Costa Rica 0.4% 2006
166 Moldova 0.4% 2005
167 Guatemala 0.4% 2006
168 Haiti 0.4% 2006
169 Mauritius 0.3% 2006
170 Trinidad and Tobago 0.3% 2006
171 Bermuda 0.11% 2005
172 Equatorial Guinea 0.1% 2006
173 Iceland 0.0 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Expenditures/Percent-of-GDP

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