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Military > Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Oman 11.4% of GDP 2005
=2 Qatar 10% of GDP 2005
=2 Saudi Arabia 10% of GDP 2005
=4 Jordan 8.6% of GDP 2006
=4 Iraq 8.6% of GDP 2006
6 Israel 7.3% of GDP 2006
7 Yemen 6.6% of GDP 2006
8 Eritrea 6.3% of GDP 2006
9 Republic of Macedonia 6% of GDP 2005
=10 Syria 5.9% of GDP 2005
=10 Burundi 5.9% of GDP 2006
=12 Maldives 5.5% of GDP 2005
=12 Mauritania 5.5% of GDP 2006
=14 Turkey 5.3% of GDP 2005
=14 Kuwait 5.3% of GDP 2006
16 Morocco 5% of GDP 2003
17 Singapore 4.9% of GDP 2005
18 Swaziland 4.7% of GDP 2006
=19 Bahrain 4.5% of GDP 2006
=19 Brunei 4.5% of GDP 2006
=21 Greece 4.3% of GDP 2005
=21 China 4.3% of GDP 2006
23 United States 4.06% of GDP 2005
=24 Libya 3.9% of GDP 2005
=24 Russia 3.9% of GDP 2005
=26 Zimbabwe 3.8% of GDP 2006
=26 Cyprus 3.8% of GDP 2012
=26 Cuba 3.8% of GDP 2006
=26 Djibouti 3.8% of GDP 2006
30 Namibia 3.7% of GDP 2006
31 Angola 3.6% of GDP 2009
32 Uzbekistan 3.5% of GDP 2010
=33 Turkmenistan 3.4% of GDP 2005
=33 Colombia 3.4% of GDP 2005
=33 Egypt 3.4% of GDP 2005
=36 Botswana 3.3% of GDP 2006
=36 Algeria 3.3% of GDP 2006
=38 Lebanon 3.1% of GDP 2005
=38 United Arab Emirates 3.1% of GDP 2005
=38 Guinea-Bissau 3.1% of GDP 2005
=41 Indonesia 3% of GDP 2005
=41 Australia 3% of GDP 2009
=41 Sudan 3% of GDP 2005
=41 Cambodia 3% of GDP 2005
=41 Pakistan 3% of GDP 2007
=41 Solomon Islands 3% of GDP 2006
47 Rwanda 2.9% of GDP 2006
=48 Kenya 2.8% of GDP 2006
=48 Armenia 2.8% of GDP 2010
=48 Comoros 2.8% of GDP 2006
=51 South Korea 2.7% of GDP 2006
=51 United Kingdom 2.7% of GDP 2005
=51 Chile 2.7% of GDP 2006
=54 France 2.6% of GDP 2005
=54 Azerbaijan 2.6% of GDP 2005
=54 Lesotho 2.6% of GDP 2006
=54 Bulgaria 2.6% of GDP 2005
=54 Sri Lanka 2.6% of GDP 2006
=59 India 2.5% of GDP 2006
=59 Vietnam 2.5% of GDP 2005
=59 Iran 2.5% of GDP 2006
=59 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.5% of GDP 2006
63 Croatia 2.39% of GDP 2005
=64 Portugal 2.3% of GDP 2005
=64 Sierra Leone 2.3% of GDP 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.29% of GDP 2005
=66 Taiwan 2.2% of GDP 2009
=66 Uganda 2.2% of GDP 2006
68 Burma 2.1% of GDP 2005
69 Malaysia 2.03% of GDP 2005
=70 Finland 2% of GDP 2005
=70 Estonia 2% of GDP 2005
=70 Seychelles 2% of GDP 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 1.94% of GDP 2005
=73 Afghanistan 1.9% of GDP 2009
=73 Norway 1.9% of GDP 2005
=73 Georgia 1.9% of GDP 2010
=73 Fiji 1.9% of GDP 2009
=73 Mali 1.9% of GDP 2006
=73 Romania 1.9% of GDP 2007
=73 Poland 1.9% of GDP 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 1.88% of GDP 2005
=80 Thailand 1.8% of GDP 2005
=80 Italy 1.8% of GDP 2005
=80 Zambia 1.8% of GDP 2005
=80 Guyana 1.8% of GDP 2006
84 Hungary 1.75% of GDP 2005
=85 Ghana 1.7% of GDP 2009
=85 Slovenia 1.7% of GDP 2005
=85 Chad 1.7% of GDP 2009
=85 South Africa 1.7% of GDP 2006
=85 Brazil 1.7% of GDP 2009
=90 Netherlands 1.6% of GDP 2005
=90 Nepal 1.6% of GDP 2006
=90 Togo 1.6% of GDP 2005
=90 Uruguay 1.6% of GDP 2006
=94 Tajikistan 1.5% of GDP 2010
=94 Nigeria 1.5% of GDP 2006
=94 Peru 1.5% of GDP 2006
=94 Cote d'Ivoire 1.5% of GDP 2009
=94 Sweden 1.5% of GDP 2005
=94 Germany 1.5% of GDP 2005
100 Albania 1.49% of GDP 2005
=101 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.4% of GDP 2005
=101 Belize 1.4% of GDP 2009
=101 Senegal 1.4% of GDP 2005
=101 Papua New Guinea 1.4% of GDP 2005
=101 Mongolia 1.4% of GDP 2006
=101 Ukraine 1.4% of GDP 2005
=101 Belarus 1.4% of GDP 2005
=101 Tunisia 1.4% of GDP 2006
=109 Cameroon 1.3% of GDP 2009
=109 Liberia 1.3% of GDP 2006
=109 Malawi 1.3% of GDP 2006
=109 Bangladesh 1.3% of GDP 2009
=109 Denmark 1.3% of GDP 2007
=109 Bolivia 1.3% of GDP 2009
=109 Niger 1.3% of GDP 2006
=109 Belgium 1.3% of GDP 2005
=117 Ethiopia 1.2% of GDP 2009
=117 Burkina Faso 1.2% of GDP 2006
=117 Venezuela 1.2% of GDP 2005
=117 Spain 1.2% of GDP 2005
121 Czech Republic 1.15% of GDP 2007
=122 Canada 1.1% of GDP 2005
=122 Guinea 1.1% of GDP 2009
=122 Latvia 1.1% of GDP 2005
=122 Kazakhstan 1.1% of GDP 2010
126 Slovakia 1.08% of GDP 2011
=127 Madagascar 1% of GDP 2006
=127 Panama 1% of GDP 2006
=127 Paraguay 1% of GDP 2006
=127 New Zealand 1% of GDP 2005
=127 Benin 1% of GDP 2009
=127 Switzerland 1% of GDP 2005
=127 Bhutan 1% of GDP 2005
=134 Congo, Republic of the 0.9% of GDP 2009
=134 Central African Republic 0.9% of GDP 2009
=134 Luxembourg 0.9% of GDP 2005
=134 Ireland 0.9% of GDP 2005
=134 Ecuador 0.9% of GDP 2009
=134 Philippines 0.9% of GDP 2005
=134 Lithuania 0.9% of GDP 2011
=134 The Gambia 0.9% of GDP 2009
=134 Gabon 0.9% of GDP 2009
=134 Somalia 0.9% of GDP 2005
=134 Tonga 0.9% of GDP 2006
=145 Barbados 0.8% of GDP 2009
=145 Sao Tome and Principe 0.8% of GDP 2006
=145 Argentina 0.8% of GDP 2009
=145 Austria 0.8% of GDP 2009
=145 Mozambique 0.8% of GDP 2006
=145 Japan 0.8% of GDP 2006
=151 Dominican Republic 0.7% of GDP 2009
=151 The Bahamas 0.7% of GDP 2009
=151 Malta 0.7% of GDP 2006
=154 Costa Rica 0.6% of GDP 2012
=154 El Salvador 0.6% of GDP 2009
=154 Suriname 0.6% of GDP 2006
=154 Jamaica 0.6% of GDP 2006
=154 Nicaragua 0.6% of GDP 2006
=154 Honduras 0.6% of GDP 2006
=160 Mexico 0.5% of GDP 2006
=160 Cape Verde 0.5% of GDP 2009
=160 Laos 0.5% of GDP 2006
=160 Antigua and Barbuda 0.5% of GDP 2009
=160 Kyrgyzstan 0.5% of GDP 2009
=165 Moldova 0.4% of GDP 2005
=165 Guatemala 0.4% of GDP 2009
=165 Haiti 0.4% of GDP 2006
=168 Mauritius 0.3% of GDP 2006
=168 Trinidad and Tobago 0.3% of GDP 2006
170 Tanzania 0.2% of GDP 2005
171 Bermuda 0.11% of GDP 2005
172 Equatorial Guinea 0.1% of GDP 2009
173 Iceland 0.0 2005

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