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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 10% of GDP (2012)
Albania 1.49% of GDP (2005 est.)
Algeria 4.3% of GDP (2012)
Angola 3% of GDP (2012)
Antigua and Barbuda 3.3% of GDP (2011)
Argentina 0.5% of GDP (2012)
Armenia 2.8% of GDP (2010)
Australia 3% of GDP (2012)
Austria 0.8% of GDP (2009)
Azerbaijan 2.6% of GDP (2005 est.)
Bahamas, The 0.6% of GDP (2011)
Bahrain 4.5% of GDP (2006)
Bangladesh 1.4% of GDP (2012)
Barbados 0.8% of GDP (2011)
Belarus 1.4% of GDP (2005 est.)
Belgium 1.3% of GDP (2005 est.)
Belize 1.2% of GDP (2012)
Benin 1.5% of GDP (2011)
Bermuda 0.11% of GDP (2005 est.)
Bhutan 1% of GDP (2005 est.)
Bolivia 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.4% of GDP (2005 est.)
Botswana 2.8% of GDP (2012)
Brazil 1.3% of GDP (2012)
Brunei 2.4% of GDP (2011)
Bulgaria 2.6% of GDP (2005 est.)
Burkina Faso 1.1% of GDP (2011)
Burma 4.8% of GDP (2012)
Burundi 5.9% of GDP (2006 est.)
Cambodia 2.4% of GDP (2012)
Cameroon 1.3% of GDP (2009)
Canada 1.1% of GDP (2005 est.)
Cape Verde 0.4% of GDP (2011)
Central African Republic 2.6% of GDP (2011)
Chad 1.6% of GDP (2011)
Chile 2.1% of GDP (2012)
China 2.6% of GDP (2012)
Colombia 3.8% of GDP (2012)
Comoros 2.8% of GDP (2006)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1.2% of GDP (2012)
Congo, Republic of the 1.7% of GDP (2011)
Costa Rica 0.8% of GDP
note: includes public security and police expenditures (2012)
Cote d'Ivoire 1.5% of GDP (2009)
Croatia 1.5% of GDP (2012)
Cuba 3.2% of GDP (2011)
Cyprus 2% of GDP (2012) (U)
Czech Republic 1% of GDP (2011 est.)
Denmark 1.3% of GDP (2007 est.)
Djibouti 3.6% of GDP (2011)
Dominica NA
Dominican Republic 0.7% of GDP (2012)
Ecuador 2.3% of GDP (2012)
Egypt 2.2% of GDP (2012)
El Salvador 0.6% of GDP (2012)
Equatorial Guinea 0.1% of GDP (2011)
Eritrea 6.3% of GDP (2006 est.)
Estonia 2% of GDP (2005 est.)
Ethiopia 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA
Faroe Islands NA
Fiji 1.6% of GDP (2012)
Finland 2% of GDP (2005 est.)
France 2.6% of GDP (2005 est.)
Gabon 1.8% of GDP (2011)
Gambia, The 0.7% of GDP (2011)
Gaza Strip NA
Georgia 1.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Germany 1.5% of GDP (2005 est.)
Ghana 1.7% of GDP (2009)
Greece 4.3% of GDP (2005 est.)
Grenada NA
Guatemala 0.4% of GDP (2009)
Guinea 3.4% of GDP (2011)
Guinea-Bissau 4.3% of GDP (2011)
Guyana 1.9% of GDP (2011)
Haiti 0.4% of GDP (2006)
Honduras 1.5% of GDP (2012)
Hong Kong NA
Hungary 1.75% of GDP (2005 est.)
Iceland 0% of GDP (2005 est.)
India 1.8% of GDP (2012)
Indonesia 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Iran 2.5% of GDP (2006)
Iraq 8.6% of GDP (2006)
Ireland 0.9% of GDP (2005 est.)
Israel 7.4% of GDP (2012)
Italy 1.8% of GDP (2005 est.)
Jamaica 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Japan 1% of GDP (2012)
Jordan 9.5% of GDP (2012)
Kazakhstan 1.1% of GDP (2010)
Kenya 1.8% of GDP (2012)
Kiribati NA
Korea, North NA
Korea, South 2.7% of GDP (2006)
Kuwait 3.7% of GDP (2012)
Kyrgyzstan 2.8% of GDP (2011)
Laos 0.2% of GDP (2012)
Latvia 1.1% of GDP (2005 est.)
Lebanon 2.5% of GDP (2012)
Lesotho 1.9% of GDP (2012)
Liberia 0.8% of GDP (2011)
Libya 3.1% of GDP (2012)
Lithuania 0.9% of GDP (2007 est.)
Luxembourg 0.9% of GDP (2005 est.)
Macedonia 6% of GDP (2005 est.)
Madagascar 5.1% of GDP (2011)
Malawi 0.8% of GDP (2012)
Malaysia 2.03% of GDP (2005 est.)
Maldives 5% of GDP (2009)
Mali 1.3% of GDP (2012)
Malta 0% of GDP (2012)
Marshall Islands NA
Mauritania 5.5% of GDP (2006)
Mauritius 0.1% of GDP (2012)
Mexico 0.5% of GDP (2012)
Moldova 0.4% of GDP (2005 est.)
Mongolia 0.8% of GDP (2012)
Morocco 4.8% of GDP (2012)
Mozambique 0.6% of GDP (2012)
Namibia 3.7% of GDP (2006)
Nauru NA
Nepal 1.3% of GDP (2012)
Netherlands 1.6% of GDP (2005 est.)
New Caledonia NA
New Zealand 1.5% of GDP (2012)
Nicaragua 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Niger 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Nigeria 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Norway 1.9% of GDP (2005 est.)
Oman 11.4% of GDP (2005 est.)
Pakistan 3.1% of GDP (2012)
Palau NA
Panama 1% of GDP (2012)
Papua New Guinea 0.5% of GDP (2012)
Paraguay 1.5% of GDP (2012)
Peru 1% of GDP (2012)
Philippines 0.9% of GDP (2005 est.)
Poland 1.9% of GDP (2005 est.)
Portugal 2.3% of GDP (2005 est.)
Qatar 10% of GDP (2005 est.)
Romania 1.9% of GDP (2007 est.)
Russia 3.9% of GDP (2005)
Rwanda 1.3% of GDP (2012)
Saint Kitts and Nevis NA
Saint Lucia NA
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines NA
Samoa NA
San Marino NA
Sao Tome and Principe 0.5% of GDP (2011)
Saudi Arabia 9.1% of GDP (2012)
Senegal 1.6% of GDP (2011)
Seychelles 0.8% of GDP (2011)
Sierra Leone 0.6% of GDP (2011)
Singapore 3.6% of GDP (2012)
Slovakia 1.08% of GDP (2005 est.)
Slovenia 1.7% of GDP (2005 est.)
Solomon Islands 3.7% of GDP (2007)
Somalia 0.9% of GDP (2005 est.)
South Africa 1.7% of GDP (2006)
Spain 1.2% of GDP (2005 est.)
Sri Lanka 2.9% of GDP (2012)
Sudan 4.2% of GDP (2012)
Suriname 1.2% of GDP (2011)
Swaziland 2.6% of GDP (2011)
Sweden 1.5% of GDP (2005 est.)
Switzerland 1% of GDP (2005 est.)
Syria 3.6% of GDP (2011)
Taiwan 2.2% of GDP (2012)
Tajikistan 1.5% of GDP (2010)
Tanzania 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Thailand 1.8% of GDP (2005 est.)
Timor-Leste NA
Togo 1.9% of GDP (2011)
Tonga 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Trinidad and Tobago 0.6% of GDP (2011)
Tunisia 1.5% of GDP (2012)
Turkey 5.3% of GDP (2005 est.)
Turkmenistan 1.6% of GDP (2011)
Tuvalu NA
Uganda 1.8% of GDP (2012)
Ukraine 1.6% of GDP (2012)
United Arab Emirates 6.4% of GDP (2012)
United Kingdom 2.5% of GDP (2012)
United States 4.6% of GDP (2010)
Uruguay 0.9% of GDP (2012)
Uzbekistan 3.5% of GDP (2010)
Vanuatu NA
Venezuela 0.7% of GDP (2012)
Vietnam 2.5% of GDP (2005 est.)
West Bank NA
World roughly 2.1% of GDP of gross world product (2012 est.)
Yemen 6.6% of GDP (2006)
Zambia 1.8% of GDP (2012)
Zimbabwe 3.8% of GDP (2006)
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