|1||European Union||2.01 trillion||2009|
|2||United States||1.74 trillion||2009|
|Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile)||592.45 billion||2009|
|7||United Kingdom||333.79 billion||2009|
|Non-religious countries average (profile)||193.48 billion||2009|
|High income OECD countries average (profile)||181.85 billion||2009|
|Heavily indebted countries average (profile)||99.44 billion||2000|
|Eurozone average (profile)||98.24 billion||2009|
|NATO countries average (profile)||87.48 billion||2009|
|European Union average (profile)||86.78 billion||2009|
|15||Saudi Arabia||77.45 billion||2007|
|Emerging markets average (profile)||48.96 billion||2009|
|Europe average (profile)||45.55 billion||2000|
|Former British colonies average (profile)||39.85 billion||2000|
|27||South Africa||36.87 billion||2009|
|Catholic countries average (profile)||29.42 billion||2000|
|South Asia average (profile)||16.66 billion||2000|
|40||Czech Republic||15.07 billion||2009|
|Former Spanish colonies average (profile)||12.62 billion||2009|
|43||New Zealand||12.46 billion||2009|
|44||United Arab Emirates||11.1 billion||2004|
|Latin America and Caribbean average (profile)||9.2 billion||2000|
|South and Central Asia average (profile)||6.21 billion||2000|
|Former Soviet republics average (profile)||5.96 billion||2008|
|Muslim countries average (profile)||4.62 billion||2000|
|69||Costa Rica||3.02 billion||2009|
|70||Dominican Republic||2.79 billion||2009|
|87||Serbia and Montenegro||1.8 billion||2009|
|Former French colonies average (profile)||1.61 billion||2004|
|90||El Salvador||1.59 billion||2009|
|91||Sri Lanka||1.48 billion||2002|
|Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile)||1.03 billion||2000|
|100||Trinidad and Tobago||979.75 million||2005|
|101||Cote d'Ivoire||978.94 million||2009|
|102||Burkina Faso||921.55 million||2006|
|107||French Polynesia||699.17 million||2000|
|109||The Bahamas||645.56 million||2007|
|112||Papua New Guinea||618.22 million||2004|
|126||Congo, Republic of the||372.48 million||2000|
|128||Democratic Republic of the Congo||357.57 million||2002|
|139||Antigua and Barbuda||197.51 million||2002|
|147||Saint Lucia||131 million||2000|
|151||Central African Republic||116.44 million||2006|
|152||East Timor||111.3 million||2000|
|153||Solomon Islands||109.73 million||2000|
|154||Sierra Leone||91.14 million||2000|
|157||Cape Verde||79.45 million||2009|
|158||Saint Kitts and Nevis||75.24 million||2003|
|159||The Gambia||71.35 million||2004|
|160||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||65.96 million||2003|
|162||Equatorial Guinea||57.3 million||2000|
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Interesting observations about Economy > Government spending
- European Union has had the highest government spending since 1972.
- United States ranked first for government spending amongst Christian countries in 2009.
- China ranked first for government spending amongst Emerging markets in 2009.
- Germany ranked first for government spending amongst Europe in 2009.
- France ranked first for government spending amongst Catholic countries in 2009.
- Mexico ranked first for government spending amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2009.
- Brazil ranked first for government spending amongst Hot countries in 2009.
- Japan ranked second for government spending amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
- Canada ranked last for government spending amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
- United Kingdom ranked third for government spending amongst European Union in 2009.