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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 Saudi Arabia 10% 2005
=3 Qatar 10% 2005
=5 Iraq 8.6% 2006
=5 Jordan 8.6% 2006
7 Israel 7.3% 2006
8 Yemen 6.6% 2006
9 Eritrea 6.3% 2006
=10 Burundi 5.9% 2006
=10 Syria 5.9% 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 5.84% 2005
12 Angola 5.7% 2006
=13 Mauritania 5.5% 2006
=13 Maldives 5.5% 2005
=15 Kuwait 5.3% 2006
=15 Turkey 5.3% 2005
=17 El Salvador 5% 2006
=17 Morocco 5% 2004
19 Singapore 4.9% 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 4.85% 2005
20 Swaziland 4.7% 2006
=21 Brunei 4.5% 2006
=21 Bahrain 4.5% 2006
=21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.5% 2005
=24 China 4.3% 2006
=24 Greece 4.3% 2005
26 Chad 4.2% 2006
27 United States 4.06% 2005
28 Cote d'Ivoire 4% 2006
=29 Russia 3.9% 2005
=29 Libya 3.9% 2005
=29 Tajikistan 3.9% 2005
=32 Djibouti 3.8% 2006
=32 Cuba 3.8% 2006
=32 Zimbabwe 3.8% 2006
=32 Cyprus 3.8% 2005
36 Namibia 3.7% 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.55% 2005
37 Armenia 3.5% 2006
=38 Egypt 3.4% 2005
=38 Gabon 3.4% 2005
=38 Colombia 3.4% 2005
=38 Turkmenistan 3.4% 2005
=42 Algeria 3.3% 2006
=42 Botswana 3.3% 2006
44 Pakistan 3.2% 2006
failed states average (profile) 3.14% 2006
=45 Congo, Republic of the 3.1% 2006
=45 Guinea-Bissau 3.1% 2005
=45 United Arab Emirates 3.1% 2005
=45 Lebanon 3.1% 2005
=49 Solomon Islands 3% 2006
=49 Ethiopia 3% 2006
=49 Cambodia 3% 2005
=49 Sudan 3% 2005
=49 Indonesia 3% 2005
=54 Zambia 2.9% 2006
=54 Rwanda 2.9% 2006
=56 Comoros 2.8% 2006
=56 Kenya 2.8% 2006
=56 Ecuador 2.8% 2006
=59 Chile 2.7% 2006
=59 South Korea 2.7% 2006
=61 Sri Lanka 2.6% 2006
=61 Brazil 2.6% 2006
=61 Lesotho 2.6% 2006
=61 Bulgaria 2.6% 2005
=61 Azerbaijan 2.6% 2005
=61 France 2.6% 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2.6% 2005
=67 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.5% 2006
=67 Iran 2.5% 2006
=67 India 2.5% 2006
=67 Vietnam 2.5% 2005
71 Romania 2.47% 2005
=72 Australia 2.4% 2006
=72 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 Sierra Leone 2.3% 2006
=75 Portugal 2.3% 2005
South Asia average (profile) 2.27% 2006
=77 Uganda 2.2% 2006
=77 Taiwan 2.2% 2006
=77 Fiji 2.2% 2005
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 Seychelles 2% 2006
=82 Venezuela 2% 2006
=82 Uzbekistan 2% 2005
=82 Estonia 2% 2005
=82 Finland 2% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 1.95% 2005
Europe average (profile) 1.93% 2005
=87 Mali 1.9% 2006
=87 Bolivia 1.9% 2006
=87 Senegal 1.9% 2006
=87 Afghanistan 1.9% 2006
=87 Lithuania 1.9% 2005
=87 Norway 1.9% 2005
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 Guyana 1.8% 2006
=95 Italy 1.8% 2005
=95 Thailand 1.8% 2005
98 Hungary 1.75% 2005
99 Poland 1.71% 2005
=100 South Africa 1.7% 2006
=100 Benin 1.7% 2006
=100 Guinea 1.7% 2006
=100 Slovenia 1.7% 2005
=104 Uruguay 1.6% 2006
=104 Nepal 1.6% 2006
=104 Tanzania 1.6% 2006
=104 Togo 1.6% 2005
=104 Netherlands 1.6% 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.54% 2006
=109 Kazakhstan 1.5% 2006
=109 Sweden 1.5% 2006
=109 Peru 1.5% 2006
=109 Nigeria 1.5% 2006
=109 Bangladesh 1.5% 2006
=109 Germany 1.5% 2005
=109 Denmark 1.5% 2005
116 Albania 1.49% 2005
=117 Tunisia 1.4% 2006
=117 Mongolia 1.4% 2006
=117 Belize 1.4% 2006
=117 Kyrgyzstan 1.4% 2005
=117 Belarus 1.4% 2005
=117 Ukraine 1.4% 2005
=117 Papua New Guinea 1.4% 2005
=124 Niger 1.3% 2006
=124 Somalia 1.3% 2006
=124 Malawi 1.3% 2006
=124 Liberia 1.3% 2006
=124 Cameroon 1.3% 2006
=124 Belgium 1.3% 2005
=124 Argentina 1.3% 2005
=131 Burkina Faso 1.2% 2006
=131 Latvia 1.2% 2005
=131 Spain 1.2% 2005
=134 Philippines 1.1% 2006
=134 Central African Republic 1.1% 2006
=134 Canada 1.1% 2005
=137 Paraguay 1% 2006
=137 Panama 1% 2006
=137 Madagascar 1% 2006
=137 Bhutan 1% 2005
=137 Switzerland 1% 2005
=137 New Zealand 1% 2005
=143 Tonga 0.9% 2006
=143 Austria 0.9% 2005
=143 Ireland 0.9% 2005
=143 Luxembourg 0.9% 2005
=147 Japan 0.8% 2006
=147 Mozambique 0.8% 2006
=147 Ghana 0.8% 2006
=147 Sao Tome and Principe 0.8% 2006
=147 Dominican Republic 0.8% 2006
=152 Malta 0.7% 2006
=152 Cape Verde 0.7% 2006
=154 Honduras 0.6% 2006
=154 Nicaragua 0.6% 2006
=154 Jamaica 0.6% 2006
=154 Suriname 0.6% 2006
158 Georgia 0.59% 2005
=159 Antigua and Barbuda 0.5% 2006
=159 Laos 0.5% 2006
=159 The Bahamas 0.5% 2006
=159 The Gambia 0.5% 2006
=159 Mexico 0.5% 2006
=159 Barbados 0.5% 2006
=165 Haiti 0.4% 2006
=165 Guatemala 0.4% 2006
=165 Costa Rica 0.4% 2006
=165 Moldova 0.4% 2005
=169 Trinidad and Tobago 0.3% 2006
=169 Mauritius 0.3% 2006
171 Bermuda 0.11% 2005
172 Equatorial Guinea 0.1% 2006
173 Iceland 0.0 2005

Citation

Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP

  • Oman ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Eritrea ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2006.
  • Iraq ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Failed states in 2006.
  • Qatar ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • North Korea ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP globally in 2003.
  • El Salvador ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2006.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked third for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Syria ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Former French colonies in 2005.
  • Burundi ranked second for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Christian countries in 2006.
  • Cuba ranked second for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2006.
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