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 to the World
Country
Military expenditures(% of GDP)
Afghanistan NA% (2012)
4.74% of GDP (2011)
NA% (2010)
Albania 1.47% of GDP (2012)
1.52% of GDP (2011)
1.47% of GDP (2010)
Algeria 4.48% of GDP (2012)
4.36% of GDP (2011)
4.48% of GDP (2010)
Angola 3.63% of GDP (2012)
3.5% of GDP (2011)
3.63% of GDP (2010)
Argentina 0.91% of GDP (2012)
0.9% of GDP (2011)
0.91% of GDP (2010)
Armenia 3.92% of GDP (2012)
3.87% of GDP (2011)
3.92% of GDP (2010)
Australia 1.71% of GDP (2012)
1.84% of GDP (2011)
1.71% of GDP (2010)
Austria 0.81% of GDP (2012)
0.82% of GDP (2011)
0.81% of GDP (2010)
Azerbaijan 5.2% of GDP (2013)
4.64% of GDP (2012)
4.67% of GDP (2011)
4.64% of GDP (2010)
Bahrain 3.14% of GDP (2012)
3.02% of GDP (2011)
3.14% of GDP (2010)
Bangladesh 1.35% of GDP (2012)
1.44% of GDP (2011)
1.35% of GDP (2010)
Belarus 1.2% of GDP (2012)
1.27% of GDP (2011)
1.2% of GDP (2010)
Belgium 1.05% of GDP (2012)
1.08% of GDP (2011)
1.05% of GDP (2010)
Belize NA% (2012)
1.08% of GDP (2011)
NA% (2010)
Benin 1.03% of GDP (2012)
NA% (2011)
1.03% of GDP (2010)
Bolivia 1.47% of GDP (2012)
1.47% of GDP (2011)
1.47% of GDP (2010)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.35% of GDP (2012)
1.15% of GDP (2011)
1.35% of GDP (2010)
Botswana 2.31% of GDP (2012)
2.43% of GDP (2011)
2.31% of GDP (2010)
Brazil 1.47% of GDP (2012)
1.49% of GDP (2011)
1.47% of GDP (2010)
Brunei 2.43% of GDP (2012)
2.54% of GDP (2011)
2.43% of GDP (2010)
Bulgaria 1.46% of GDP (2012)
1.55% of GDP (2011)
1.46% of GDP (2010)
Burkina Faso 1.39% of GDP (2012)
1.34% of GDP (2011)
1.39% of GDP (2010)
Burundi 2.39% of GDP (2012)
NA% (2011)
2.39% of GDP (2010)
Cabo Verde NA% (2012)
0.51% of GDP (2011)
NA% (2010)
Cambodia 1.54% of GDP (2012)
1.5% of GDP (2011)
1.54% of GDP (2010)
Cameroon 1.42% of GDP (2012)
1.37% of GDP (2011)
1.42% of GDP (2010)
Canada 1.24% of GDP (2012)
1.31% of GDP (2011)
1.24% of GDP (2010)
Chad NA% (2012)
2.28% of GDP (2011)
NA% (2010)
Chile 2.04% of GDP (2012)
2.17% of GDP (2011)
2.04% of GDP (2010)
China 1.99% of GDP (2012)
2% of GDP (2011)
1.99% of GDP (2010)
Colombia 3.28% of GDP (2012)
3.06% of GDP (2011)
3.28% of GDP (2010)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1.72% of GDP (2012)
1.53% of GDP (2011)
1.72% of GDP (2010)
Cote d'Ivoire 1.65% of GDP (2012)
1.49% of GDP (2011)
1.65% of GDP (2010)
Croatia 1.7% of GDP (2012)
1.77% of GDP (2011)
1.7% of GDP (2010)
Cyprus 2.05% of GDP (2012)
2.14% of GDP (2011)
2.05% of GDP (2010) (U)
Czech Republic 1.08% of GDP (2013)
1.13% of GDP (2012)
1.15% of GDP (2011)
1.13% of GDP (2010)
Denmark 1.41% of GDP (2012)
1.35% of GDP (2011)
1.41% of GDP (2010)
Dominican Republic 0.61% of GDP (2012)
0.63% of GDP (2011)
0.61% of GDP (2010)
Ecuador 2.83% of GDP (2012)
3.2% of GDP (2011)
2.83% of GDP (2010)
Egypt 1.72% of GDP (2012)
1.86% of GDP (2011)
1.72% of GDP (2010)
El Salvador 0.99% of GDP (2012)
1.11% of GDP (2011)
0.99% of GDP (2010)
Estonia 2% of GDP (2013)
1.92% of GDP (2012)
1.69% of GDP (2011)
1.92% of GDP (2010)
Ethiopia 0.91% of GDP (2012)
1.1% of GDP (2011)
0.91% of GDP (2010)
European Union 1.65% of GDP (2012)
1.66% of GDP (2011)
1.65% of GDP (2010)
Fiji 1.47% of GDP (2012)
1.44% of GDP (2011)
1.47% of GDP (2010)
Finland 1.47% of GDP (2012)
1.42% of GDP (2011)
1.47% of GDP (2010)
France 2.26% of GDP (2012)
2.25% of GDP (2011)
2.26% of GDP (2010)
Gabon 1.34% of GDP (2012)
NA% (2011)
1.34% of GDP (2010)
Georgia 2.88% of GDP (2012)
3.25% of GDP (2011)
2.88% of GDP (2010)
Germany 1.35% of GDP (2012)
1.34% of GDP (2011)
1.35% of GDP (2010)
Ghana 0.27% of GDP (2012)
0.25% of GDP (2011)
0.27% of GDP (2010)
Greece 1.72% of GDP (2012)
2.31% of GDP (2011)
2.63% of GDP (2010)
Guatemala 0.42% of GDP (2012)
0.41% of GDP (2011)
0.42% of GDP (2010)
Guinea-Bissau 1.85% of GDP (2012)
1.81% of GDP (2011)
1.85% of GDP (2010)
Guyana 1.09% of GDP (2012)
1.17% of GDP (2011)
1.09% of GDP (2010)
Honduras 1.05% of GDP (2012)
1.13% of GDP (2011)
1.05% of GDP (2010)
Hungary 0.83% of GDP (2012)
0.99% of GDP (2011)
0.83% of GDP (2010)
Iceland 0.13% of GDP (2012)
0.14% of GDP (2011)
0.13% of GDP (2010)
India 2.43% of GDP (2012)
2.58% of GDP (2011)
2.43% of GDP (2010)
Indonesia 0.78% of GDP (2012)
0.67% of GDP (2011)
0.78% of GDP (2010)
Iraq 2.88% of GDP (2012)
3.27% of GDP (2011)
2.88% of GDP (2010)
Ireland 0.55% of GDP (2012)
0.59% of GDP (2011)
0.55% of GDP (2010)
Israel 5.69% of GDP (2012)
5.87% of GDP (2011)
5.69% of GDP (2010)
Italy 1.69% of GDP (2012)
1.72% of GDP (2011)
1.69% of GDP (2010)
Jamaica 0.86% of GDP (2012)
0.92% of GDP (2011)
0.86% of GDP (2010)
Japan 0.99% of GDP (2012)
1.01% of GDP (2011)
0.99% of GDP (2010)
Jordan 4.65% of GDP (2012)
4.64% of GDP (2011)
4.65% of GDP (2010)
Kazakhstan 1.21% of GDP (2012)
0.97% of GDP (2011)
1.21% of GDP (2010)
Kenya 1.96% of GDP (2012)
1.88% of GDP (2011)
1.96% of GDP (2010)
Korea, South 2.8% of GDP (2012)
2.77% of GDP (2011)
2.8% of GDP (2010)
Kuwait 0% of GDP (2012)
3.35% of GDP (2011)
0% of GDP (2010)
Kyrgyzstan NA% (2012)
3.74% of GDP (2011)
NA% (2010)
Laos NA% (2012)
0.23% of GDP (2011)
NA% (2010)
Latvia 0.92% of GDP (2012)
1.05% of GDP (2011)
0.92% of GDP (2010)
Lebanon 4.04% of GDP (2012)
4.06% of GDP (2011)
4.04% of GDP (2010)
Lesotho 1.94% of GDP (2012)
2.3% of GDP (2011)
1.94% of GDP (2010)
Liberia 0.82% of GDP (2012)
0.86% of GDP (2011)
0.82% of GDP (2010)
Lithuania 0.97% of GDP (2012)
1.04% of GDP (2011)
0.97% of GDP (2010)
Luxembourg 0.6% of GDP (2012)
0.61% of GDP (2011)
0.6% of GDP (2010)
Macedonia 1.38% of GDP (2012)
1.27% of GDP (2011)
1.38% of GDP (2010)
Madagascar 0.69% of GDP (2012)
0.73% of GDP (2011)
0.69% of GDP (2010)
Malawi 0.93% of GDP (2012)
0.79% of GDP (2011)
0.93% of GDP (2010)
Malaysia 1.55% of GDP (2012)
1.67% of GDP (2011)
1.55% of GDP (2010)
Mali 1.44% of GDP (2012)
1.51% of GDP (2011)
1.44% of GDP (2010)
Malta 0.61% of GDP (2012)
0.61% of GDP (2011)
0.61% of GDP (2010)
Mauritius 0.19% of GDP (2012)
0.16% of GDP (2011)
0.19% of GDP (2010)
Mexico 0.59% of GDP (2012)
0.56% of GDP (2011)
0.59% of GDP (2010)
Moldova 0.3% of GDP (2012)
0.3% of GDP (2011)
0.3% of GDP (2010)
Mongolia 1.12% of GDP (2012)
0.99% of GDP (2011)
1.12% of GDP (2010)
Montenegro 1.87% of GDP (2012)
1.95% of GDP (2011)
1.87% of GDP (2010)
Morocco 3.55% of GDP (2012)
3.37% of GDP (2011)
3.55% of GDP (2010)
Namibia 3.11% of GDP (2012)
3.38% of GDP (2011)
3.11% of GDP (2010)
Nepal NA% (2012)
1.41% of GDP (2011)
NA% (2010)
Netherlands 1.27% of GDP (2012)
1.35% of GDP (2011)
1.27% of GDP (2010)
New Zealand 1.13% of GDP (2012)
1.12% of GDP (2011)
1.13% of GDP (2010)
Nicaragua 0.63% of GDP (2012)
0.53% of GDP (2011)
0.63% of GDP (2010)
Niger 1.06% of GDP (2012)
NA% (2011)
1.06% of GDP (2010)
Nigeria 0.89% of GDP (2012)
0.98% of GDP (2011)
0.89% of GDP (2010)
Norway 1.4% of GDP (2012)
1.47% of GDP (2011)
1.4% of GDP (2010)
Oman 8.61% of GDP (2012)
6.13% of GDP (2011)
8.61% of GDP (2010)
Pakistan 3.04% of GDP (2012)
3.13% of GDP (2011)
3.04% of GDP (2010)
Papua New Guinea 0.54% of GDP (2012)
0.6% of GDP (2011)
0.54% of GDP (2010)
Paraguay 1.66% of GDP (2012)
1.16% of GDP (2011)
1.66% of GDP (2010)
Peru 1.28% of GDP (2012)
1.15% of GDP (2011)
1.28% of GDP (2010)
Philippines 1.19% of GDP (2012)
1.21% of GDP (2011)
1.19% of GDP (2010)
Poland 1.91% of GDP (2012)
1.83% of GDP (2011)
1.91% of GDP (2010)
Portugal 1.29% of GDP (2014)
1.2% of GDP (2013)
1.78% of GDP (2012)
Romania 1.29% of GDP (2012)
1.3% of GDP (2011)
1.29% of GDP (2010)
Russia 4.47% of GDP (2012)
4.13% of GDP (2011)
4.47% of GDP (2010)
Rwanda 1.12% of GDP (2012)
1.19% of GDP (2011)
1.12% of GDP (2010)
Saudi Arabia 7.98% of GDP (2012)
7.25% of GDP (2011)
7.98% of GDP (2010)
Serbia 2.21% of GDP (2012)
2.28% of GDP (2011)
2.21% of GDP (2010)
Seychelles 0.89% of GDP (2012)
0.82% of GDP (2011)
0.89% of GDP (2010)
Sierra Leone 0.72% of GDP (2012)
0.8% of GDP (2011)
0.72% of GDP (2010)
Singapore 3.52% of GDP (2012)
3.47% of GDP (2011)
3.52% of GDP (2010)
Slovakia 1.12% of GDP (2012)
1.1% of GDP (2011)
1.12% of GDP (2010)
Slovenia 1.18% of GDP (2012)
1.32% of GDP (2011)
1.18% of GDP (2010)
South Africa 1.16% of GDP (2012)
1.14% of GDP (2011)
1.16% of GDP (2010)
South Sudan 10.32% of GDP (2012)
5.8% of GDP (2011)
10.32% of GDP (2010)
Spain 0.86% of GDP (2012)
0.95% of GDP (2011)
0.86% of GDP (2010)
Sri Lanka 2.43% of GDP (2012)
2.89% of GDP (2011)
2.43% of GDP (2010)
Swaziland 3.17% of GDP (2012)
3.11% of GDP (2011)
3.17% of GDP (2010)
Sweden 1.18% of GDP (2012)
1.17% of GDP (2011)
1.18% of GDP (2010)
Switzerland 0.76% of GDP (2012)
0.75% of GDP (2011)
0.76% of GDP (2010)
Tanzania 1.13% of GDP (2012)
1.12% of GDP (2011)
1.13% of GDP (2010)
Thailand 1.47% of GDP (2012)
1.6% of GDP (2011)
1.47% of GDP (2010)
Timor-Leste 2.92% of GDP (2012)
2.6% of GDP (2011)
2.92% of GDP (2010)
Togo NA% (2012)
1.6% of GDP (2011)
NA% (2010)
Tunisia 1.55% of GDP (2012)
1.34% of GDP (2011)
1.55% of GDP (2010)
Turkey 2.31% of GDP (2012)
2.28% of GDP (2011)
2.31% of GDP (2010)
Uganda 1.45% of GDP (2012)
3.73% of GDP (2011)
1.45% of GDP (2010)
Ukraine 2.77% of GDP (2012)
2.4% of GDP (2011)
2.77% of GDP (2010)
United Arab Emirates NA% (2012)
5.5% of GDP (2011)
NA% (2010)
United Kingdom 2.49% of GDP (2012)
2.48% of GDP (2011)
2.49% of GDP (2010)
United States 4.35% of GDP (2012)
4.75% of GDP (2011)
4.35% of GDP (2010)
Uruguay 1.95% of GDP (2012)
1.94% of GDP (2011)
1.95% of GDP (2010)
Venezuela 1.05% of GDP (2012)
0.75% of GDP (2011)
1.05% of GDP (2010)
Vietnam 2.37% of GDP (2012)
2.17% of GDP (2011)
2.37% of GDP (2010)
World 2.42% of GDP (2012)
2.51% of GDP (2011)
2.42% of GDP (2010)
Yemen 4.02% of GDP (2012)
3.48% of GDP (2011)
4.02% of GDP (2010)
Zambia 1.55% of GDP (2012)
1.59% of GDP (2011)
1.55% of GDP (2010)
Zimbabwe 2.94% of GDP (2012)
2.05% of GDP (2011)
2.94% of GDP (2010)