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Field Listing :: Military expenditures
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.

Country Comparison Ranking

By Country Listing of the values for the Military expenditures field
Country Military expenditures
Afghanistan
0.89% of GDP (2016)
0.99% of GDP (2015)
1.33% of GDP (2014)
Albania
1.22% of GDP (2017)
1.23% of GDP (2016)
1.16% of GDP (2015)
Algeria
6.55% of GDP (2016)
6.32% of GDP (2015)
5.54% of GDP (2014)
Angola
2.95% of GDP (2016)
3.52% of GDP (2015)
5.4% of GDP (2014)
Argentina
0.95% of GDP (2016)
0.86% of GDP (2015)
0.88% of GDP (2014)
Armenia
4.09% of GDP (2016)
4.25% of GDP (2015)
3.94% of GDP (2014)
Australia
2% of GDP (2016)
1.98% of GDP (2015)
1.8% of GDP (2014)
Austria
0.58% of GDP (2018)
0.6% of GDP (2017)
0.68% of GDP (2016)
Azerbaijan
3.64% of GDP (2016)
5.61% of GDP (2015)
4.56% of GDP (2014)
Bahrain
4.59% of GDP (2015)
4.42% of GDP (2014)
4.14% of GDP (2013)
Bangladesh
1.44% of GDP (2017)
1.44% of GDP (2016)
1.46% of GDP (2015)
Belarus
0.93% of GDP (2017)
1.2% of GDP (2016)
1.33% of GDP (2015)
Belgium
0.9% of GDP (2017)
0.87% of GDP (2016)
0.93% of GDP (2015)
Belize
1.17% of GDP (2016)
1.09% of GDP (2015)
1.06% of GDP (2014)
Benin
1.14% of GDP (2016)
1.1% of GDP (2015)
0.96% of GDP (2014)
Bolivia
1.5% of GDP (2017 est.)
1.68% of GDP (2016)
1.74% of GDP (2015)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
0.99% of GDP (2016)
1% of GDP (2015)
1.03% of GDP (2014)
Botswana
3.37% of GDP (2016)
2.66% of GDP (2015)
2.13% of GDP (2014)
Brazil
1.32% of GDP (2016)
1.36% of GDP (2015)
1.33% of GDP (2014)
Brunei
3.54% of GDP (2016)
3.28% of GDP (2015)
3.08% of GDP (2014)
Bulgaria
1.53% of GDP (2017)
1.44% of GDP (2016)
1.32% of GDP (2015)
Burkina Faso
1.23% of GDP (2016)
1.33% of GDP (2015)
1.43% of GDP (2014)
Burma
4.08% of GDP (2015)
3.58% of GDP (2014)
3.81% of GDP (2013)
Burundi
2.21% of GDP (2016)
2.14% of GDP (2015)
2.01% of GDP (2014)
Cabo Verde
0.63% of GDP (2016)
0.57% of GDP (2015)
0.54% of GDP (2014)
Cambodia
1.85% of GDP (2016)
2.11% of GDP (2015)
1.66% of GDP (2014)
Cameroon
1.6% of GDP (2016)
1.25% of GDP (2015)
1.25% of GDP (2014)
Canada
0.99% of GDP (2016)
0.99% of GDP (2015)
1% of GDP (2014)
Chad
2.79% of GDP (2016)
2.03% of GDP (2015)
2.82% of GDP (2014)
Chile
1.87% of GDP (2016)
1.91% of GDP (2015)
1.96% of GDP (2014)
China
1.9% of GDP (2016)
1.95% of GDP (2015)
1.9% of GDP (2014)
Colombia
3.5% of GDP (2018 est.)
3.39% of GDP (2016)
3.13% of GDP (2015)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
1.34% of GDP (2016)
1.36% of GDP (2015)
1% of GDP (2014)
Congo, Republic of the
7.17% of GDP (2016)
4.97% of GDP (2014)
2.61% of GDP (2013)
Cote d'Ivoire
1.18% of GDP (2016)
1.74% of GDP (2015)
1.48% of GDP (2014)
Croatia
1.27% of GDP (2017)
1.38% of GDP (2016)
1.55% of GDP (2015)
Cuba
3.08% of GDP (2015)
3.54% of GDP (2014)
3.51% of GDP (2013)
Cyprus
1.78% of GDP (2016)
1.68% of GDP (2015)
1.54% of GDP (2014)
Czechia
0.98% of GDP (2016)
0.96% of GDP (2015)
0.97% of GDP (2014)
Denmark
1.15% of GDP (2016)
1.12% of GDP (2015)
1.15% of GDP (2014)
Dominican Republic
0.64% of GDP (2016)
0.67% of GDP (2015)
0.67% of GDP (2014)
Ecuador
1.7% of GDP (2017)
2.21% of GDP (2016)
2.44% of GDP (2015)
Egypt
2-3% of GDP according to President ELSISI (March 2017)
1.67% of GDP (2016)
1.72% of GDP (2015)
El Salvador
0.87% of GDP (2016)
0.95% of GDP (2015)
0.93% of GDP (2014)
Equatorial Guinea
0.18% of GDP (2016)
0.78% of GDP (2014)
Estonia
2.17% of GDP (2016)
2.09% of GDP (2015)
1.95% of GDP (2014)
Eswatini
1.81% of GDP (2016)
1.78% of GDP (2015)
1.81% of GDP (2014)
Ethiopia
0.67% of GDP (2016)
0.71% of GDP (2015)
0.77% of GDP (2014)
European Union
1.52% of GDP (2016)
1.51% of GDP (2015)
1.52% of GDP (2014)
Fiji
0.98% of GDP (2016)
1.07% of GDP (2015)
1.03% of GDP (2014)
Finland
1.23% of GDP (2018 est.)
1.26% of GDP (2017)
1.37% of GDP (2016)
France
2.26% of GDP (2016)
2.27% of GDP (2015)
2.23% of GDP (2014)
Gabon
1.43% of GDP (2016)
1.19% of GDP (2015)
1.14% of GDP (2014)
Gambia, The
1.48% of GDP (2015)
1.72% of GDP (2014)
1.15% of GDP (2013)
Georgia
2.23% of GDP (2016)
2.34% of GDP (2015)
2.26% of GDP (2014)
Germany
1.24% of GDP (2017)
1.2% of GDP (2016)
1.18% of GDP (2015)
Ghana
0.4% of GDP (2017)
0.38% of GDP (2016)
0.52% of GDP (2015)
Greece
2.4% of GDP (2017)
2.56% of GDP (2016)
2.54% of GDP (2015)
Guatemala
0.39% of GDP (2016)
0.43% of GDP (2015)
0.45% of GDP (2014)
Guinea
2.49% of GDP (2016)
3.31% of GDP (2015)
2.97% of GDP (2014)
Guinea-Bissau
1.76% of GDP (2015)
1.94% of GDP (2014)
2.11% of GDP (2013)
Guyana
1.42% of GDP (2016)
1.46% of GDP (2015)
1.28% of GDP (2014)
Honduras
1.59% of GDP (2016)
1.52% of GDP (2015)
1.62% of GDP (2014)
Hungary
1.01% of GDP (2016)
0.93% of GDP (2015)
0.87% of GDP (2014)
Iceland
0.1% of GDP (2016)
0.13% of GDP (2012)
0.14% of GDP (2011)
India
2.47% of GDP (2016)
2.41% of GDP (2015)
2.5% of GDP (2014)
Indonesia
0.84% of GDP (2017)
0.88% of GDP (2016)
0.89% of GDP (2015)
Iran
2.69% of GDP (2015)
2.33% of GDP (2014)
2.35% of GDP (2013)
Iraq
3.63% of GDP (2016)
5.35% of GDP (2015)
2.95% of GDP (2014)
Ireland
0.34% of GDP (2016)
0.35% of GDP (2015)
0.47% of GDP (2014)
Israel
5.62% of GDP (2017)
5.64% of GDP (2016)
5.6% of GDP (2015)
Italy
1.12% of GDP (2017)
1.51% of GDP (2016)
1.39% of GDP (2015)
Jamaica
0.82% of GDP (2016)
0.83% of GDP (2015)
0.87% of GDP (2014)
Japan
0.93% of GDP (2016)
0.94% of GDP (2015)
0.96% of GDP (2014)
Jordan
4.8% of GDP (2017)
4.58% of GDP (2016)
4.31% of GDP (2015)
Kazakhstan
0.82% of GDP (2016)
3.45% of GDP (2015)
1.04% of GDP (2014)
Kenya
1.4% of GDP (2017)
1.32% of GDP (2016)
1.32% of GDP (2015)
Korea, South
2.7% of GDP (2017)
2.3% of GDP (2016)
2.3% of GDP (2015)
Kosovo
0.79% of GDP (2016)
0.78% of GDP (2015)
0.73% of GDP (2014)
Kuwait
4.83% of GDP (2015)
3.65% of GDP (2014)
3.27% of GDP (2013)
Kyrgyzstan
3.15% of GDP (2016)
3.45% of GDP (2015)
3.38% of GDP (2014)
Laos
0.2% of GDP (2013)
0.22% of GDP (2012)
0.23% of GDP (2011)
Latvia
1.7% of GDP (2017)
1.47% of GDP (2016)
1.05% of GDP (2015)
Lebanon
2.91% of GDP (2017)
2.96% of GDP (2016)
2.79% of GDP (2015)
Lesotho
1.85% of GDP (2016)
1.89% of GDP (2015)
1.89% of GDP (2014)
Liberia
0.62% of GDP (2016)
0.66% of GDP (2015)
0.71% of GDP (2014)
Lithuania
2% of GDP (2018)
1.8% of GDP (2017)
1.49% of GDP (2016)
Luxembourg
0.54% of GDP (2017)
0.49% of GDP (2016)
0.48% of GDP (2015)
Macedonia
0.9% of GDP (2017)
0.97% of GDP (2016)
1.05% of GDP (2015)
Madagascar
0.53% of GDP (2017)
0.59% of GDP (2016)
0.6% of GDP (2015)
Malawi
0.61% of GDP (2016)
0.7% of GDP (2015)
0.89% of GDP (2014)
Malaysia
1.41% of GDP (2016)
1.53% of GDP (2015)
1.46% of GDP (2014)
Mali
2.63% of GDP (2016)
2.43% of GDP (2015)
1.56% of GDP (2014)
Malta
0.53% of GDP (2016)
0.5% of GDP (2015)
0.51% of GDP (2014)
Mauritania
2.97% of GDP (2016)
2.75% of GDP (2015)
2.7% of GDP (2014)
Mauritius
0.19% of GDP (2016)
0.18% of GDP (2015)
0.15% of GDP (2014)
Mexico
0.58% of GDP (2016)
0.67% of GDP (2015)
0.67% of GDP (2014)
Moldova
0.37% of GDP (2017)
0.44% of GDP (2016)
0.35% of GDP (2015)
Mongolia
0.92% of GDP (2016)
0.87% of GDP (2015)
0.86% of GDP (2014)
Montenegro
1.7% of GDP (2018)
1.66% of GDP (2017)
1.61% of GDP (2016)
Morocco
3.28% of GDP (2016)
3.25% of GDP (2015)
3.68% of GDP (2014)
Mozambique
1.03% of GDP (2016)
0.99% of GDP (2015)
1.02% of GDP (2014)
Namibia
4.44% of GDP (2016)
4.7% of GDP (2015)
4.18% of GDP (2014)
Nepal
1.52% of GDP (2016)
1.54% of GDP (2015)
1.63% of GDP (2014)
Netherlands
1.17% of GDP (2017)
1.17% of GDP (2016)
1.16% of GDP (2015)
New Zealand
1.1% of GDP (2017)
1.13% of GDP (2016)
1.11% of GDP (2015)
Nicaragua
0.55% of GDP (2016)
0.78% of GDP (2015)
0.69% of GDP (2014)
Niger
4% of GDP (2016)
5.46% of GDP (2015)
3.45% of GDP (2014)
Nigeria
0.43% of GDP (2016)
0.42% of GDP (2015)
0.41% of GDP (2014)
Norway
1.62% of GDP (2016)
1.5% of GDP (2015)
1.47% of GDP (2014)
Oman
13.73% of GDP (2016)
14.38% of GDP (2015)
13.51% of GDP (2014)
Pakistan
3.56% of GDP (2016)
3.54% of GDP (2015)
3.48% of GDP (2014)
Papua New Guinea
0.66% of GDP (2014)
0.68% of GDP (2013)
0.72% of GDP (2012)
Paraguay
1.25% of GDP (2016)
1.42% of GDP (2015)
1.29% of GDP (2014)
Peru
0.9% of GDP (2017)
1.29% of GDP (2016)
1.69% of GDP (2015)
Philippines
1.28% of GDP (2016)
1.14% of GDP (2015)
1.09% of GDP (2014)
Poland
1.99% of GDP (2017)
1.99% of GDP (2016)
2.14% of GDP (2015)
Portugal
1.84% of GDP (2016)
1.79% of GDP (2015)
1.79% of GDP (2014)
Romania
1.42% of GDP (2016)
1.45% of GDP (2015)
1.35% of GDP (2014)
Russia
5.4% of GDP (2016)
4.86% of GDP (2015)
4.1% of GDP (2014)
Rwanda
1.21% of GDP (2016)
1.25% of GDP (2015)
1.13% of GDP (2014)
Saudi Arabia
9.85% of GDP (2016)
13.33% of GDP (2015)
10.68% of GDP (2014)
Senegal
1.89% of GDP (2017 est.)
1.73% of GDP (2016)
1.58% of GDP (2015)
Serbia
1.34% of GDP (2017 est.)
1.25% of GDP (2016)
1.41% of GDP (2015)
Seychelles
1.29% of GDP (2016)
1.21% of GDP (2015)
2.17% of GDP (2014)
Sierra Leone
0.81% of GDP (2016)
0.92% of GDP (2015)
0.97% of GDP (2014)
Singapore
3.35% of GDP (2016)
3.16% of GDP (2015)
3.11% of GDP (2014)
Slovakia
1.16% of GDP (2017 est.)
1.13% of GDP (2016)
1.14% of GDP (2015)
Slovenia
0.98% of GDP (2017)
0.92% of GDP (2016)
0.94% of GDP (2015)
Somalia
0% of GDP (2016)
0% of GDP (2015)
0% of GDP (2014)
South Africa
1.07% of GDP (2016)
1.09% of GDP (2015)
1.11% of GDP (2014)
South Sudan
10.93% of GDP (2015)
9.77% of GDP (2014)
7.41% of GDP (2013)
Spain
0.91% of GDP (2017)
1.21% of GDP (2016)
1.18% of GDP (2015)
Sri Lanka
2.14% of GDP (2017)
2.44% of GDP (2016)
2.55% of GDP (2015)
Sudan
2.83% of GDP (2016)
2.36% of GDP (2015)
Sweden
1.1% of GDP (2017)
1.04% of GDP (2016)
1.09% of GDP (2015)
Switzerland
0.71% of GDP (2016)
0.67% of GDP (2015)
0.66% of GDP (2014)
Tajikistan
1.19% of GDP (2017)
1.25% of GDP (2016)
1.22% of GDP (2015)
Tanzania
1.14% of GDP (2016)
1.13% of GDP (2015)
1.05% of GDP (2014)
Thailand
1.5% of GDP (2017)
1.45% of GDP (2016)
1.44% of GDP (2015)

Timor-Leste
2.56% of GDP (2015)
2.12% of GDP (2014)
2.42% of GDP (2013)
Togo
1.86% of GDP (2016)
1.71% of GDP (2015)
1.85% of GDP (2014)
Trinidad and Tobago
1.12% of GDP (2016)
0.88% of GDP (2015)
0.72% of GDP (2014)
Tunisia
2.32% of GDP (2016)
2.27% of GDP (2015)
1.91% of GDP (2014)
Turkey
1.73% of GDP (2016)
1.85% of GDP (2015)
1.9% of GDP (2014)
Uganda
1.57% of GDP (2016)
1.6% of GDP (2015)
1.71% of GDP (2014)
Ukraine
3.5% of GDP (2017)
3.67% of GDP (2016)
3.97% of GDP (2015)
United Arab Emirates
4.86% of GDP (2017)
4.99% of GDP (2016)
5.66% of GDP (2014)
United Kingdom
2.2% of GDP (2016)
2.05% of GDP (2015)
2.22% of GDP (2014)
United States
3.29% of GDP (2016)
3.3% of GDP (2015)
3.51% of GDP (2014)
Uruguay
1.85% of GDP (2016)
1.82% of GDP (2015)
1.81% of GDP (2014)
Venezuela
1% of GDP (2015)
1.16% of GDP (2014)
1.43% of GDP (2013)
Vietnam
2.44% of GDP (2016)
2.36% of GDP (2015)
2.29% of GDP (2014)
World
2.22% of GDP (2016)
2.27% of GDP (2015)
2.26% of GDP (2014)
Yemen
3.97% of GDP (2014)
4.08% of GDP (2013)
4.57% of GDP (2012)

note - no reliable information exists following the start of renewed conflict in 2015

Zambia
1.53% of GDP (2016)
1.75% of GDP (2015)
1.63% of GDP (2014)
Zimbabwe
2.2% of GDP (2016)
2.34% of GDP (2015)
2.32% of GDP (2014)