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Government spending, billion USD, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 125 countries was 68.16 billion U.S. dollars.The highest value was in Germany: 947.78 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in the Comoros: 0.14 billion U.S. dollars. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Government spending, in dollars, 2021 Global rank Available data
Germany 947.78 1 1970 - 2021
France 713.81 2 1960 - 2021
UK 703.2 3 1960 - 2021
Canada 430.13 4 1961 - 2021
Italy 415.7 5 1970 - 2021
India 360.49 6 1960 - 2021
Australia 330.56 7 1960 - 2021
South Korea 327.53 8 1960 - 2021
Russia 313.96 9 1988 - 2021
Brazil 307.24 10 1960 - 2021
Spain 305.24 11 1970 - 2021
Netherlands 266.96 12 1969 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 203.66 13 1968 - 2021
Sweden 164.57 14 1960 - 2021
Mexico 152.78 15 1960 - 2021
Belgium 142.21 16 1970 - 2021
Poland 123.9 17 1995 - 2021
Norway 112.44 18 1970 - 2021
Indonesia 108.45 19 1967 - 2021
Israel 106.98 20 1970 - 2021
Turkey 106.58 21 1960 - 2021
Austria 102.45 22 1970 - 2021
Denmark 96.81 23 1966 - 2021
Switzerland 94.71 24 1970 - 2021
Thailand 91.96 25 1960 - 2021
South Africa 81.17 26 1960 - 2021
Finland 72.04 27 1970 - 2021
Argentina 71.49 28 1962 - 2021
Philippines 61.34 29 1981 - 2021
Czechia 60.57 30 1990 - 2021
Ireland 59.65 31 1970 - 2021
Colombia 52.31 32 1960 - 2021
Romania 49.54 33 1990 - 2021
Malaysia 47.67 34 1960 - 2021
Portugal 47.44 35 1970 - 2021
Hong Kong 46.16 36 1960 - 2021
Greece 46.07 37 1960 - 2021
Singapore 45.85 38 1960 - 2021
Chile 45.54 39 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 37.49 40 1960 - 2021
Hungary 37.32 41 1991 - 2021
Ukraine 36.11 42 1989 - 2021
Egypt 32.1 43 1965 - 2021
Peru 31.26 44 1960 - 2021
Algeria 29.99 45 1960 - 2021
Morocco 26.69 46 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 24.74 47 1990 - 2021
Bangladesh 24.49 48 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 22.54 49 1981 - 2021
Ecuador 16.22 50 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 16.05 51 1980 - 2021
Croatia 15.21 52 1995 - 2021
Luxembourg 14.63 53 1970 - 2021
Kenya 13.37 54 1960 - 2021
Burma 12.82 55 2011 - 2021
Slovenia 12.42 56 1990 - 2021
Lithuania 11.99 57 1995 - 2021
Uzbekistan 11.56 58 1992 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 10.81 59 1960 - 2021
Serbia 10.59 60 1995 - 2021
Costa Rica 10.44 61 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 9.83 62 2011 - 2021
Guatemala 9.66 63 1960 - 2021
Libya 9.54 64 1990 - 2021
Belarus 9.33 65 1990 - 2021
Tunisia 9.15 66 1965 - 2021
Jordan 8.38 67 1976 - 2021
Sri Lanka 8.1 68 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 7.81 69 1960 - 2021
Latvia 7.8 70 1995 - 2021
Ghana 7.72 71 1960 - 2021
Estonia 7.36 72 1993 - 2021
Azerbaijan 7.34 73 1990 - 2021
Ivory Coast 7.01 74 1960 - 2021
Iceland 6.98 75 1970 - 2021
Macao 6.6 76 1982 - 2021
Tanzania 5.77 77 1990 - 2021
El Salvador 5.65 78 1965 - 2021
Cyprus 5.56 79 1975 - 2021
Angola 5.35 80 2001 - 2021
Paraguay 4.96 81 1965 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 4.4 82 2000 - 2021
Palestine 4.35 83 1994 - 2021
DR Congo 4.3 84 1994 - 2021
Honduras 4.17 85 1960 - 2021
Senegal 4.03 86 1960 - 2021
Uganda 4.03 87 1960 - 2021
Sudan 3.76 88 1960 - 2021
Malta 3.54 89 1970 - 2021
Namibia 3.18 90 1980 - 2021
Brunei 3.14 91 1974 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 3.09 92 2005 - 2021
Mali 3.09 93 1967 - 2021
Nepal 3.05 94 1975 - 2021
Niger 2.72 95 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 2.64 96 1960 - 2021
Georgia 2.61 97 1990 - 2021
Jamaica 2.36 98 1960 - 2021
Moldova 2.28 99 1995 - 2021
Armenia 2.27 100 1990 - 2021
North Macedonia 2.26 101 1990 - 2021
Guinea 2.2 102 1986 - 2021
Mongolia 2.2 103 1981 - 2021
Albania 2.15 104 1984 - 2021
Gabon 2.13 105 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 2.06 106 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 1.99 107 1976 - 2021
Nicaragua 1.99 108 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 1.88 109 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 1.83 110 1977 - 2021
Haiti 1.56 111 2000 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 1.51 112 1990 - 2021
Montenegro 1.17 113 2000 - 2021
Togo 1.11 114 1960 - 2021
Fiji 0.93 115 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.89 116 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 0.85 117 2010 - 2021
Somalia 0.77 118 1960 - 2021
Chad 0.55 119 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.47 120 2007 - 2021
Seychelles 0.36 121 1976 - 2021
Belize 0.24 122 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0.23 123 1960 - 2021
Gambia 0.18 124 1977 - 2021
Comoros 0.14 125 1980 - 2021

Economic outlook around the world

Definition: General government final consumption expenditure (formerly general government consumption) includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services (including compensation of employees). It also includes most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
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415.70
360.49
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266.96
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164.57
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142.21
123.90
112.44
108.45
106.98
106.58
102.45
96.81
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91.96
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72.04
71.49
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60.57
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6.60
5.77
5.65
5.56
5.35
4.96
4.40
4.35
4.30
4.17
4.03
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3.76
3.54
3.18
3.14
3.09
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3.05
2.72
2.64
2.61
2.36
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2.27
2.26
2.20
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2.13
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1.99
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1.56
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