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High income OECD countries Compared by Government > Spending > Expense > Current LCU

DEFINITION: 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 Japan 63.87 trillion 1990
2 Chile 17.42 trillion 2008
3 United States 3.7 trillion 2009
4 Czech Republic 1.26 trillion 2008
5 Sweden 1.02 trillion 2008
6 France 870.97 billion 2008
7 Norway 781.2 billion 2008
8 Germany 717.25 billion 2008
9 Iceland 656.12 billion 2008
10 Denmark 637.2 billion 2008
11 Italy 631.13 billion 2008
12 United Kingdom 617.96 billion 2008
13 Poland 449.26 billion 2008
14 Israel 295.19 billion 2008
15 Australia 287.94 billion 2008
16 Spain 287.71 billion 2008
17 Canada 283.79 billion 2008
18 Netherlands 241.33 billion 2008
19 Belgium 146.39 billion 2008
20 Greece 111.05 billion 2008
21 Austria 108.3 billion 2008
22 Switzerland 90.3 billion 2007
23 Estonia 78.09 billion 2008
24 Portugal 71.34 billion 2008
25 Ireland 67.55 billion 2008
26 Finland 64.68 billion 2008
27 New Zealand 58.45 billion 2007
28 Slovakia 20.75 billion 2008
29 Slovenia 13.88 billion 2008
30 Luxembourg 13.48 billion 2008

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High income OECD countries Compared by Government > Spending > Expense > Current LCU

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Interesting observations about Government > Spending > Expense > Current LCU

  • All of the top 2 countries by spending > expense > current LCU are Hot countries.
  • Indonesia has had the highest spending > expense > current LCU since 1991.
  • 72 of the top 127 countries by spending > expense > current LCU are Christian.
  • Chile has ranked in the top 2 for spending > expense > current LCU since 2005.
  • Belarus has ranked in the top 2 for spending > expense > current LCU since 2004.
  • 6 of the top 13 countries by spending > expense > current LCU are Landlocked.
  • 3 of the top 7 countries by spending > expense > current LCU are Heavily indebted.
  • All of the bottom 4 countries by spending > expense > current LCU are Former British Colonies'.
  • 3 of the top 7 countries by spending > expense > current LCU are Cold countries'.
  • Canada ranked last for spending > expense > current LCU amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2008.
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