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Government spending, billion USD, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 142 countries was 88.01 billion U.S. dollars. The highest value was in China: 2875.44 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in the Comoros: 0.12 billion U.S. dollars. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. 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, 2022 Global rank Available data
China 2875.44 1 1960 - 2022
Japan 918.84 2 1970 - 2022
Germany 896.06 3 1970 - 2022
France 667.24 4 1960 - 2022
UK 647.16 5 1960 - 2022
Canada 448.85 6 1961 - 2022
Russia 395.8 7 1988 - 2022
Italy 393.81 8 1970 - 2022
Australia 372.78 9 1960 - 2022
India 353.6 10 1960 - 2022
Brazil 346.27 11 1989 - 2022
South Korea 314.15 12 1960 - 2022
Spain 288.78 13 1970 - 2022
Netherlands 253.26 14 1969 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 230.91 15 1968 - 2022
Mexico 162.64 16 1960 - 2022
Sweden 147.4 17 1960 - 2022
Belgium 138.84 18 1970 - 2022
Poland 125.8 19 1995 - 2022
Israel 109.69 20 1970 - 2022
Norway 107.88 21 1970 - 2022
Turkey 105.71 22 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 101.06 23 1967 - 2022
Argentina 97.18 24 1987 - 2022
Austria 96.96 25 1970 - 2022
Switzerland 93.08 26 1970 - 2022
Thailand 87.84 27 1960 - 2022
Denmark 87.15 28 1966 - 2022
South Africa 77.6 29 1960 - 2022
Finland 68.07 30 1970 - 2022
Ukraine 61.37 31 1989 - 2022
Philippines 60.69 32 1981 - 2022
Ireland 60.68 33 1970 - 2022
Czechia 58.81 34 1990 - 2022
Iran 52.65 35 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 51.65 36 1970 - 2022
Hong Kong 51.56 37 1960 - 2022
Romania 50.4 38 1990 - 2022
Colombia 47.94 39 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 47.46 40 1960 - 2022
Singapore 46.76 41 1960 - 2022
Portugal 44.82 42 1970 - 2022
Greece 43.74 43 1960 - 2022
Chile 43.35 44 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 39.33 45 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 36.73 46 1995 - 2022
Hungary 36.46 47 1991 - 2022
Egypt 34.65 48 1965 - 2022
Peru 32.72 49 1982 - 2022
Qatar 30.35 50 1994 - 2022
Algeria 30.19 51 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 26.23 52 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 25.38 53 1992 - 2022
Morocco 25.16 54 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 23.82 55 1990 - 2022
Ecuador 16.98 56 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 16.55 57 1980 - 2022
Croatia 15.17 58 1995 - 2022
Luxembourg 14.4 59 1970 - 2022
Kenya 13.92 60 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 13.53 61 1992 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 12.88 62 1960 - 2022
Belarus 12.45 63 1992 - 2022
Lithuania 11.89 64 1995 - 2022
Slovenia 11.7 65 1990 - 2022
Guatemala 10.94 66 1960 - 2022
Costa Rica 10.66 67 1960 - 2022
Serbia 10.29 68 1995 - 2022
Tunisia 9.42 69 1965 - 2022
Ethiopia 9.33 70 2011 - 2022
Sudan 9.22 71 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 8.6 72 1990 - 2022
Bolivia 8.4 73 1960 - 2022
Puerto Rico 7.79 74 1960 - 2022
Angola 7.72 75 2002 - 2022
Latvia 7.66 76 1995 - 2022
Estonia 7.38 77 1993 - 2022
Iceland 7.35 78 1970 - 2022
Macao 6.85 79 1982 - 2022
Tanzania 6.29 80 1990 - 2022
DR Congo 6.15 81 1994 - 2022
El Salvador 5.86 82 1965 - 2022
Botswana 5.63 83 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 5.55 84 1987 - 2022
Cyprus 5.4 85 1975 - 2022
Sri Lanka 5.32 86 1960 - 2022
Ghana 4.94 87 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 4.81 88 1965 - 2022
Cameroon 4.78 89 1965 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 4.58 90 2000 - 2022
Zimbabwe 4.57 91 1960 - 2022
Honduras 4.51 92 1960 - 2022
Senegal 4.51 93 1960 - 2022
Uganda 4.46 94 1960 - 2022
Zambia 4.18 95 2010 - 2022
Palestine 3.89 96 1994 - 2022
Burkina Faso 3.74 97 1960 - 2022
Guinea 3.48 98 1986 - 2022
Nepal 3.46 99 1975 - 2022
Brunei 3.36 100 1974 - 2022
Malta 3.36 101 1970 - 2022
Mali 3.15 102 1967 - 2022
Georgia 3.09 103 1990 - 2022
Namibia 2.92 104 1980 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 2.88 105 2005 - 2022
Madagascar 2.78 106 1960 - 2022
Moldova 2.55 107 1995 - 2022
Armenia 2.48 108 1990 - 2022
Niger 2.42 109 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 2.39 110 1981 - 2022
Rwanda 2.27 111 1960 - 2022
Gabon 2.21 112 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 2.17 113 1960 - 2022
Nicaragua 2.16 114 1988 - 2022
North Macedonia 2.14 115 1990 - 2022
Mauritius 2.06 116 1976 - 2022
Albania 1.93 117 1984 - 2022
R. of Congo 1.87 118 1960 - 2022
Bahamas 1.78 119 1977 - 2022
Benin 1.75 120 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 1.75 121 1966 - 2022
Haiti 1.4 122 2000 - 2022
Montenegro 1.11 123 2000 - 2022
Togo 1.11 124 1960 - 2022
Fiji 1.07 125 1980 - 2022
Burundi 1.03 126 1960 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 0.97 127 1998 - 2022
Bermuda 0.93 128 2010 - 2022
Swaziland 0.84 129 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 0.78 130 1960 - 2022
Somalia 0.76 131 1960 - 2022
Aruba 0.71 132 1995 - 2022
Barbados 0.69 133 1975 - 2022
Chad 0.5 134 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.48 135 1964 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.47 136 2007 - 2022
Belize 0.45 137 1980 - 2022
Seychelles 0.42 138 1976 - 2022
Gambia 0.21 139 1977 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.2 140 1960 - 2022
Samoa 0.18 141 2010 - 2022
Comoros 0.12 142 1980 - 2022



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.
2875.44
918.84
896.06
667.24
647.16
448.85
395.80
393.81
372.78
353.60
346.27
314.15
288.78
253.26
230.91
162.64
147.40
138.84
125.80
109.69
107.88
105.71
101.06
97.18
96.96
93.08
87.84
87.15
77.60
68.07
61.37
60.69
60.68
58.81
52.65
51.65
51.56
50.40
47.94
47.46
46.76
44.82
43.74
43.35
39.33
36.73
36.46
34.65
32.72
30.35
30.19
26.23
25.38
25.16
23.82
16.98
16.55
15.17
14.40
13.92
13.53
12.88
12.45
11.89
11.70
10.94
10.66
10.29
9.42
9.33
9.22
8.60
8.40
7.79
7.72
7.66
7.38
7.35
6.85
6.29
6.15
5.86
5.63
5.55
5.40
5.32
4.94
4.81
4.78
4.58
4.57
4.51
4.51
4.46
4.18
3.89
3.74
3.48
3.46
3.36
3.36
3.15
3.09
2.92
2.88
2.78
2.55
2.48
2.42
2.39
2.27
2.21
2.17
2.16
2.14
2.06
1.93
1.87
1.78
1.75
1.75
1.40
1.11
1.11
1.07
1.03
0.97
0.93
0.84
0.78
0.76
0.71
0.69
0.50
0.48
0.47
0.45
0.42
0.21
0.20
0.18
0.12
0
718.9
1437.7
2156.6
2875.44
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