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Country Comparison :: Military expenditures
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).
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Rank
country (% of GDP) Date of Information
1 South Sudan
10.32
2012
2 Oman
8.61
2012
3 Saudi Arabia
7.98
2012
4 Israel
5.69
2012
5 Azerbaijan
5.20
2013
6 Jordan
4.65
2012
7 Algeria
4.48
2012
8 Russia
4.47
2012
9 United States
4.35
2012
10 Lebanon
4.04
2012
11 Yemen
4.02
2012
12 Armenia
3.92
2012
13 Angola
3.63
2012
14 Morocco
3.55
2012
15 Singapore
3.52
2012
16 Colombia
3.28
2012
17 Swaziland
3.17
2012
18 Bahrain
3.14
2012
19 Namibia
3.11
2012
20 Pakistan
3.04
2012
21 Zimbabwe
2.94
2012
22 Timor-Leste
2.92
2012
23 Iraq
2.88
2012
24 Georgia
2.88
2012
25 Ecuador
2.83
2012
26 Korea, South
2.80
2012
27 Ukraine
2.77
2012
28 United Kingdom
2.49
2012
29 Brunei
2.43
2012
30 Sri Lanka
2.43
2012
31 India
2.43
2012
32 Burundi
2.39
2012
33 Vietnam
2.37
2012
34 Botswana
2.31
2012
35 Turkey
2.31
2012
36 Serbia
2.21
2012
37 Cyprus
2.05
2012
38 Chile
2.04
2012
39 Estonia
2.00
2013
40 China
1.99
2012
41 Kenya
1.96
2012
42 Uruguay
1.95
2012
43 Lesotho
1.94
2012
44 Poland
1.91
2012
45 Montenegro
1.87
2012
46 Guinea-Bissau
1.85
2012
47 France
1.80
2014
48 Greece
1.72
2012
49 Egypt
1.72
2012
50 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
1.72
2012
51 Australia
1.71
2012
52 Croatia
1.70
2012
53 Italy
1.69
2012
54 Paraguay
1.66
2012
55 European Union
1.65
2012
56 Cote d'Ivoire
1.65
2012
57 Malaysia
1.55
2012
58 Tunisia
1.55
2012
59 Zambia
1.55
2012
60 Cambodia
1.54
2012
61 Fiji
1.47
2012
62 Finland
1.47
2012
63 Albania
1.47
2012
64 Brazil
1.47
2012
65 Thailand
1.47
2012
66 Bolivia
1.47
2012
67 Bulgaria
1.46
2012
68 Uganda
1.45
2012
69 Mali
1.44
2012
70 Cameroon
1.42
2012
71 Denmark
1.41
2012
72 Norway
1.40
2012
73 Burkina Faso
1.39
2012
74 Macedonia
1.38
2012
75 Bosnia and Herzegovina
1.35
2012
76 Bangladesh
1.35
2012
77 Germany
1.35
2012
78 Gabon
1.34
2012
79 Romania
1.29
2012
80 Portugal
1.29
2014
81 Peru
1.28
2012
82 Netherlands
1.27
2012
83 Canada
1.24
2012
84 Kazakhstan
1.21
2012
85 Belarus
1.20
2012
86 Philippines
1.19
2012
87 Sweden
1.18
2012
88 Slovenia
1.18
2012
89 New Zealand
1.13
2012
90 Tanzania
1.13
2012
91 Slovakia
1.12
2012
92 Mongolia
1.12
2012
93 Rwanda
1.12
2012
94 Guyana
1.09
2012
95 Czech Republic
1.08
2013
96 Niger
1.06
2012
97 Honduras
1.05
2012
98 Venezuela
1.05
2012
99 Belgium
1.05
2012
100 Benin
1.03
2012
101 South Africa
1.00
2013
102 El Salvador
0.99
2012
103 Japan
0.99
2012
104 Lithuania
0.97
2012
105 Malawi
0.93
2012
106 Latvia
0.92
2012
107 Ethiopia
0.91
2012
108 Argentina
0.91
2012
109 Nigeria
0.89
2012
110 Seychelles
0.89
2012
111 Spain
0.86
2012
112 Jamaica
0.86
2012
113 Hungary
0.83
2012
114 Liberia
0.82
2012
115 Austria
0.81
2012
116 Indonesia
0.78
2012
117 Switzerland
0.76
2012
118 Sierra Leone
0.72
2012
119 Madagascar
0.69
2012
120 Nicaragua
0.63
2012
121 Dominican Republic
0.61
2012
122 Malta
0.61
2012
123 Luxembourg
0.60
2012
124 Mexico
0.59
2012
125 Ireland
0.55
2012
126 Papua New Guinea
0.54
2012
127 Guatemala
0.42
2012
128 Moldova
0.30
2012
129 Ghana
0.27
2012
130 Mauritius
0.19
2012
131 Iceland
0.13
2012
132 Kuwait
0.00
2012
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