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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 KoreaNorth Korea 22.9% 2003
2 OmanOman 11.4% 2005
3 QatarQatar 10% 2005
4 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 10% 2005
5 JordanJordan 8.6% 2006
6 IraqIraq 8.6% 2006
7 IsraelIsrael 7.3% 2006
8 YemenYemen 6.6% 2006
9 EritreaEritrea 6.3% 2006
10 SyriaSyria 5.9% 2005
11 BurundiBurundi 5.9% 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 5.84% 2005
12 AngolaAngola 5.7% 2006
13 MaldivesMaldives 5.5% 2005
14 MauritaniaMauritania 5.5% 2006
15 TurkeyTurkey 5.3% 2005
16 KuwaitKuwait 5.3% 2006
17 El SalvadorEl Salvador 5% 2006
18 MoroccoMorocco 5% 2004
19 SingaporeSingapore 4.9% 2005
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 4.85% 2005
20 SwazilandSwaziland 4.7% 2006
21 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 4.5% 2005
22 BahrainBahrain 4.5% 2006
23 BruneiBrunei 4.5% 2006
24 GreeceGreece 4.3% 2005
25 ChinaChina 4.3% 2006
26 ChadChad 4.2% 2006
27 United StatesUnited States 4.06% 2005
28 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 4% 2006
29 TajikistanTajikistan 3.9% 2005
30 LibyaLibya 3.9% 2005
31 RussiaRussia 3.9% 2005
32 ZimbabweZimbabwe 3.8% 2006
33 CyprusCyprus 3.8% 2005
34 CubaCuba 3.8% 2006
35 DjiboutiDjibouti 3.8% 2006
36 NamibiaNamibia 3.7% 2006
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 3.55% 2005
37 ArmeniaArmenia 3.5% 2006
38 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 3.4% 2005
39 ColombiaColombia 3.4% 2005
40 GabonGabon 3.4% 2005
41 EgyptEgypt 3.4% 2005
42 BotswanaBotswana 3.3% 2006
43 AlgeriaAlgeria 3.3% 2006
44 PakistanPakistan 3.2% 2006
Failed states averageFailed states average 3.14% 2006
45 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 3.1% 2006
46 LebanonLebanon 3.1% 2005
47 United Arab EmiratesUAE 3.1% 2005
48 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 3.1% 2005
49 EthiopiaEthiopia 3% 2006
50 IndonesiaIndonesia 3% 2005
51 SudanSudan 3% 2005
52 CambodiaCambodia 3% 2005
53 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 3% 2006
54 RwandaRwanda 2.9% 2006
55 ZambiaZambia 2.9% 2006
56 EcuadorEcuador 2.8% 2006
57 KenyaKenya 2.8% 2006
58 ComorosComoros 2.8% 2006
59 South KoreaSouth Korea 2.7% 2006
60 ChileChile 2.7% 2006
61 FranceFrance 2.6% 2005
62 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 2.6% 2005
63 LesothoLesotho 2.6% 2006
64 BulgariaBulgaria 2.6% 2005
65 BrazilBrazil 2.6% 2006
66 Sri LankaSri Lanka 2.6% 2006
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 2.6% 2005
67 IndiaIndia 2.5% 2006
68 VietnamVietnam 2.5% 2005
69 IranIran 2.5% 2006
70 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 2.5% 2006
71 RomaniaRomania 2.47% 2005
72 AustraliaAustralia 2.4% 2006
73 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2.4% 2005
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 2.4% 2005
74 CroatiaCroatia 2.39% 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 2.39% 2006
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 2.33% 2005
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 2.32% 2005
75 PortugalPortugal 2.3% 2005
76 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 2.3% 2006
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 2.27% 2006
77 TaiwanTaiwan 2.2% 2006
78 FijiFiji 2.2% 2005
79 UgandaUganda 2.2% 2006
80 BurmaBurma 2.1% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 2.07% 2005
81 MalaysiaMalaysia 2.03% 2005
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 2.01% 2005
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 2.01% 2005
82 FinlandFinland 2% 2005
83 EstoniaEstonia 2% 2005
84 UzbekistanUzbekistan 2% 2005
85 VenezuelaVenezuela 2% 2006
86 SeychellesSeychelles 2% 2006
NATO countries averageNATO average 1.95% 2005
Europe averageEurope average 1.93% 2005
87 AfghanistanAfghanistan 1.9% 2006
88 NorwayNorway 1.9% 2005
89 SenegalSenegal 1.9% 2006
90 LithuaniaLithuania 1.9% 2005
91 BoliviaBolivia 1.9% 2006
92 MaliMali 1.9% 2006
European Union averageEuropean Union average 1.89% 2005
93 SlovakiaSlovakia 1.87% 2005
Eurozone averageEurozone average 1.83% 2005
94 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 1.81% 2005
95 ThailandThailand 1.8% 2005
96 ItalyItaly 1.8% 2005
97 GuyanaGuyana 1.8% 2006
98 HungaryHungary 1.75% 2005
99 PolandPoland 1.71% 2005
100 GuineaGuinea 1.7% 2006
101 SloveniaSlovenia 1.7% 2005
102 BeninBenin 1.7% 2006
103 South AfricaSouth Africa 1.7% 2006
104 NetherlandsNetherlands 1.6% 2005
105 TanzaniaTanzania 1.6% 2006
106 NepalNepal 1.6% 2006
107 TogoTogo 1.6% 2005
108 UruguayUruguay 1.6% 2006
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 1.54% 2006
109 BangladeshBangladesh 1.5% 2006
110 NigeriaNigeria 1.5% 2006
111 DenmarkDenmark 1.5% 2005
112 PeruPeru 1.5% 2006
113 SwedenSweden 1.5% 2006
114 GermanyGermany 1.5% 2005
115 KazakhstanKazakhstan 1.5% 2006
116 AlbaniaAlbania 1.49% 2005
117 BelizeBelize 1.4% 2006
118 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 1.4% 2005
119 MongoliaMongolia 1.4% 2006
120 UkraineUkraine 1.4% 2005
121 BelarusBelarus 1.4% 2005
122 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 1.4% 2005
123 TunisiaTunisia 1.4% 2006
124 CameroonCameroon 1.3% 2006
125 LiberiaLiberia 1.3% 2006
126 MalawiMalawi 1.3% 2006
127 ArgentinaArgentina 1.3% 2005
128 SomaliaSomalia 1.3% 2006
129 NigerNiger 1.3% 2006
130 BelgiumBelgium 1.3% 2005
131 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 1.2% 2006
132 SpainSpain 1.2% 2005
133 LatviaLatvia 1.2% 2005
134 CanadaCanada 1.1% 2005
135 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 1.1% 2006
136 PhilippinesPhilippines 1.1% 2006
137 MadagascarMadagascar 1% 2006
138 PanamaPanama 1% 2006
139 ParaguayParaguay 1% 2006
140 New ZealandNew Zealand 1% 2005
141 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 1% 2005
142 BhutanBhutan 1% 2005
143 LuxembourgLuxembourg 0.9% 2005
144 IrelandIreland 0.9% 2005
145 TongaTonga 0.9% 2006
146 AustriaAustria 0.9% 2005
147 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 0.8% 2006
148 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 0.8% 2006
149 GhanaGhana 0.8% 2006
150 MozambiqueMozambique 0.8% 2006
151 JapanJapan 0.8% 2006
152 Cape VerdeCape Verde 0.7% 2006
153 MaltaMalta 0.7% 2006
154 SurinameSuriname 0.6% 2006
155 JamaicaJamaica 0.6% 2006
156 NicaraguaNicaragua 0.6% 2006
157 HondurasHonduras 0.6% 2006
158 GeorgiaGeorgia 0.59% 2005
159 BarbadosBarbados 0.5% 2006
160 MexicoMexico 0.5% 2006
161 The GambiaThe Gambia 0.5% 2006
162 The BahamasThe Bahamas 0.5% 2006
163 LaosLaos 0.5% 2006
164 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 0.5% 2006
165 Costa RicaCosta Rica 0.4% 2006
166 MoldovaMoldova 0.4% 2005
167 GuatemalaGuatemala 0.4% 2006
168 HaitiHaiti 0.4% 2006
169 MauritiusMauritius 0.3% 2006
170 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 0.3% 2006
171 BermudaBermuda 0.11% 2005
172 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 0.1% 2006
173 IcelandIceland 0.0 2005

Citation

"All countries compared for Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP", 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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