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Country Comparison :: Military expenditures Download
Military expenditures compares spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP; calculated on an exchange rate basis).
Rank Order Listing for the Military expenditures field
Rank Country (% of GDP) Date of Information
1 Saudi Arabia 8.78 2018
2 Oman 8.17 2018
3 United Arab Emirates 5.70 2016
4 Algeria 5.27 2018
5 Israel 5.10 2017
6 Kuwait 5.06 2018
7 Lebanon 4.99 2018
8 Jordan 4.68 2018
9 Armenia 4.25 2018
10 Pakistan 4.03 2018
11 Uzbekistan 4.00 2018
12 Yemen 3.98 2014
13 Russia 3.93 2018
14 Ukraine 3.78 2018
15 Azerbaijan 3.77 2018
16 Bahrain 3.60 2018
17 Colombia 3.50 2018 est.
18 Namibia 3.35 2018
19 United States 3.16 2018
20 Singapore 3.14 2018
21 Morocco 3.10 2018
22 Mauritania 3.02 2018
23 Gambia, The 3.00 2018
24 Burma 2.93 2018
25 Cuba 2.87 2017
26 Mali 2.87 2018
27 Botswana 2.78 2018
28 Iraq 2.73 2018
29 Iran 2.67 2018
30 Korea, South 2.62 2018
31 Congo, Republic of the 2.55 2018
32 Turkey 2.50 2018
33 Guinea 2.47 2018
34 Niger 2.45 2018
35 India 2.42 2018
36 Greece 2.39 2018
37 Ecuador 2.38 2018
38 Brunei 2.37 2018
39 Vietnam 2.30 2018
40 Sudan 2.28 2018
41 Cambodia 2.21 2018
42 Zimbabwe 2.17 2018
43 Chad 2.13 2018
44 United Kingdom 2.13 2019
45 Georgia 2.10 2018
46 Tunisia 2.09 2018
47 Burkina Faso 2.06 2018
48 Estonia 2.06 2018
49 Poland 1.99 2018 est.
50 Latvia 1.98 2018
51 Togo 1.97 2018
52 Lithuania 1.96 2018
53 Uruguay 1.95 2018
54 Romania 1.91 2018
55 Australia 1.89 2018
56 Chile 1.89 2018
57 Sri Lanka 1.89 2018
58 Burundi 1.88 2018
59 China 1.87 2018
60 France 1.82 2018
61 Lesotho 1.81 2018
62 Angola 1.78 2018
63 Portugal 1.78 2018
64 Taiwan 1.78 2018
65 Slovakia 1.73 2019 est.
66 Honduras 1.71 2018
67 Bulgaria 1.69 2018
68 Guyana 1.69 2018
69 Montenegro 1.67 2019 est.
70 Guinea-Bissau 1.64 2015
71 Norway 1.61 2018
72 Cyprus 1.57 2018
73 Kyrgyzstan 1.57 2018
74 Gabon 1.53 2018
75 Bolivia 1.50 2018
76 Eswatini 1.50 2018
77 Brazil 1.48 2018
78 Nepal 1.44 2018
79 Seychelles 1.44 2018
80 Uganda 1.43 2018
81 Central African Republic 1.41 2018
82 Serbia 1.39 2018 est.
83 Senegal 1.38 2019 est.
84 Bangladesh 1.37 2018
85 Cote d'Ivoire 1.36 2018
86 Croatia 1.36 2018
87 Jamaica 1.35 2018
88 Italy 1.33 2018
89 South Sudan 1.33 2018
90 Thailand 1.33 2018
91 Kenya 1.30 2019
92 Finland 1.29 2019
93 Belarus 1.27 2018
94 Spain 1.27 2018
95 Belize 1.26 2018
96 Albania 1.25 2019 est.
97 Cameroon 1.25 2018
98 Canada 1.25 2018
99 Egypt 1.25 2018
100 Zambia 1.25 2018
101 Germany 1.24 2018
102 Netherlands 1.24 2018
103 Rwanda 1.23 2018
104 Tajikistan 1.22 2015
105 Denmark 1.21 2018
106 Tanzania 1.21 2018
107 North Macedonia 1.19 2018
108 Peru 1.19 2018
109 New Zealand 1.16 2018
110 Philippines 1.13 2018
111 Czechia 1.12 2018
112 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.11 2018
113 Hungary 1.08 2018
114 Sweden 1.04 2018
115 El Salvador 1.03 2018
116 Afghanistan 0.99 2018
117 Macedonia 0.99 2017
118 Mozambique 0.99 2018
119 Malaysia 0.98 2018
120 South Africa 0.98 2018
121 Slovenia 0.97 2018
122 Kazakhstan 0.95 2018
123 Belgium 0.93 2018
124 Japan 0.93 2018
125 Paraguay 0.93 2018
126 Fiji 0.92 2018
127 Argentina 0.86 2018
128 Benin 0.86 2018
129 Malawi 0.85 2018
130 Kosovo 0.80 2018
131 Sierra Leone 0.80 2018
132 Trinidad and Tobago 0.78 2018
133 Liberia 0.77 2018
134 Dominican Republic 0.74 2018
135 Indonesia 0.72 2018
136 Mongolia 0.68 2018
137 Switzerland 0.68 2018
138 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 0.67 2018
139 Ethiopia 0.64 2018
140 Nicaragua 0.61 2018
141 Timor-Leste 0.61 2018
142 Madagascar 0.60 2018
143 Austria 0.58 2018
144 Cabo Verde 0.55 2018
145 Luxembourg 0.55 2018
146 Mexico 0.54 2018
147 Nigeria 0.51 2018
148 Malta 0.49 2018
149 Venezuela 0.49 2017
150 Ghana 0.41 2018
151 Guatemala 0.35 2018
152 Moldova 0.35 2018
153 Ireland 0.33 2018
154 Iceland 0.30 2018
155 Papua New Guinea 0.27 2018
156 Laos 0.19 2013
157 Equatorial Guinea 0.18 2016
158 Mauritius 0.16 2018