Military spending, in billion U.S. dollars, 2019 - Country rankings:
The average for 2019 based on 147 countries was 13.89 billion U.S. dollars.The highest value was in the USA: 731.75 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in Costa Rica: 0 billion U.S. dollars. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Definition: Military spending includes expenditure on peacekeeping, defense ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities. Also: military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions; operations and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid. Defense and current expenditure for past military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and weapon destruction, are not included.