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Military spending, in billion U.S. dollars, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 150 countries was 14.63 billion U.S. dollars. The highest value was in the USA: 876.94 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in Costa Rica: 0 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: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
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Countries Military spending, 2022 Global rank Available data
USA 876.94 1 1960 - 2022
China 291.96 2 1989 - 2022
Russia 86.37 3 1992 - 2022
India 81.36 4 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 75.01 5 1960 - 2022
UK 68.46 6 1960 - 2022
Germany 55.76 7 1960 - 2022
France 53.64 8 1960 - 2022
South Korea 46.37 9 1960 - 2022
Japan 45.99 10 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 44 11 1992 - 2022
Italy 33.49 12 1960 - 2022
Australia 32.3 13 1960 - 2022
Canada 26.9 14 1960 - 2022
Israel 23.41 15 1960 - 2022
Spain 20.31 16 1960 - 2022
Brazil 20.21 17 1960 - 2022
Poland 16.57 18 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 15.61 19 1960 - 2022
Qatar 15.41 20 1980 - 2022
Singapore 11.69 21 1970 - 2022
Turkey 10.64 22 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 10.34 23 1960 - 2022
Colombia 9.94 24 1960 - 2022
Algeria 9.15 25 1963 - 2022
Indonesia 8.99 26 1974 - 2022
Mexico 8.54 27 1960 - 2022
Norway 8.39 28 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 8.24 29 1970 - 2022
Greece 8.1 30 1960 - 2022
Sweden 7.72 31 1960 - 2022
Belgium 6.87 32 1960 - 2022
Iran 6.85 33 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 6.15 34 1960 - 2022
Oman 5.78 35 1971 - 2022
Thailand 5.72 36 1960 - 2022
Chile 5.57 37 1960 - 2022
Denmark 5.47 38 1960 - 2022
Romania 5.19 39 1960 - 2022
Morocco 5 40 1960 - 2022
Finland 4.82 41 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 4.81 42 1973 - 2022
Lebanon 4.74 43 1960 - 2022
Iraq 4.68 44 1960 - 2022
Egypt 4.65 45 1962 - 2022
Czechia 4.01 46 1993 - 2022
Philippines 3.97 47 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 3.67 48 1960 - 2022
Austria 3.63 49 1960 - 2022
Portugal 3.5 50 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 3.11 51 1960 - 2022
South Africa 3 52 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 2.99 53 1992 - 2022
Peru 2.85 54 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 2.83 55 1960 - 2022
Argentina 2.58 56 1960 - 2022
Hungary 2.57 57 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 2.49 58 1960 - 2022
Jordan 2.32 59 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 1.99 60 1993 - 2022
Burma 1.86 61 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 1.73 62 1992 - 2022
Angola 1.62 63 1978 - 2022
Serbia 1.43 64 1992 - 2022
Bahrain 1.38 65 1971 - 2022
Uruguay 1.38 66 1972 - 2022
Bulgaria 1.34 67 1989 - 2022
Croatia 1.31 68 1992 - 2022
Ireland 1.16 69 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 1.16 70 1960 - 2022
Kenya 1.14 71 1963 - 2022
Kazakhstan 1.13 72 1993 - 2022
Sri Lanka 1.05 73 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 1.03 74 1960 - 2022
Uganda 0.92 75 1962 - 2022
Latvia 0.85 76 1992 - 2022
Tanzania 0.83 77 1967 - 2022
Belarus 0.82 78 1992 - 2022
Estonia 0.81 79 1992 - 2022
Armenia 0.8 80 1992 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.76 81 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 0.74 82 1992 - 2022
Bolivia 0.64 83 1961 - 2022
Cambodia 0.61 84 1986 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.61 85 1962 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.56 86 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.56 87 1960 - 2022
Mali 0.52 88 1961 - 2022
Botswana 0.49 89 1977 - 2022
Cyprus 0.49 90 1985 - 2022
Honduras 0.48 91 1960 - 2022
Brunei 0.44 92 1984 - 2022
Guinea 0.44 93 1965 - 2022
Guatemala 0.43 94 1960 - 2022
Nepal 0.43 95 1970 - 2022
Senegal 0.43 96 1979 - 2022
Cameroon 0.42 97 1970 - 2022
El Salvador 0.42 98 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 0.37 99 1963 - 2022
Namibia 0.37 100 1990 - 2022
Paraguay 0.37 101 1960 - 2022
Chad 0.36 102 1983 - 2022
Georgia 0.36 103 1996 - 2022
Togo 0.34 104 1961 - 2022
Zambia 0.33 105 1984 - 2022
Albania 0.29 106 1975 - 2022
Gabon 0.28 107 1967 - 2022
Mozambique 0.28 108 1977 - 2022
R. of Congo 0.27 109 1970 - 2022
Niger 0.24 110 1975 - 2022
Ghana 0.23 111 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 0.23 112 1985 - 2022
Jamaica 0.22 113 1976 - 2022
North Macedonia 0.22 114 1992 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 0.2 115 1968 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.18 116 1992 - 2022
Rwanda 0.18 117 1973 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.18 118 1965 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 0.16 119 1994 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.15 120 1992 - 2022
Mongolia 0.12 121 1987 - 2022
Somalia 0.12 122 1961 - 2022
Benin 0.1 123 1960 - 2022
Burundi 0.1 124 1962 - 2022
Madagascar 0.1 125 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 0.1 126 2005 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.1 127 1975 - 2022
Tajikistan 0.1 128 1992 - 2022
Malta 0.09 129 1985 - 2022
Guyana 0.08 130 1973 - 2022
Malawi 0.08 131 1965 - 2022
Nicaragua 0.08 132 1968 - 2022
Fiji 0.07 133 1970 - 2022
Swaziland 0.07 134 1977 - 2022
Moldova 0.05 135 1993 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.04 136 1991 - 2022
Lesotho 0.03 137 1976 - 2022
Seychelles 0.03 138 1985 - 2022
Belize 0.02 139 1981 - 2022
Gambia 0.02 140 1983 - 2022
G.-Bissau 0.02 141 1982 - 2022
Liberia 0.02 142 1965 - 2022
Mauritius 0.02 143 1968 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.02 144 1961 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.01 145 1984 - 2022
Haiti 0.01 146 1988 - 2022
Costa Rica 0 147 1960 - 2022
Iceland 0 148 1988 - 2022
Panama 0 149 1987 - 2022
Venezuela 0 150 1960 - 2022



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.
876.94
291.96
86.37
81.36
75.01
68.46
55.76
53.64
46.37
45.99
44.00
33.49
32.30
26.90
23.41
20.31
20.21
16.57
15.61
15.41
11.69
10.64
10.34
9.94
9.15
8.99
8.54
8.39
8.24
8.10
7.72
6.87
6.85
6.15
5.78
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5.57
5.47
5.19
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4.82
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4.68
4.65
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3.67
3.63
3.50
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2.99
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2.32
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1.86
1.73
1.62
1.43
1.38
1.38
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1.31
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1.16
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1.13
1.05
1.03
0.92
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0.83
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0.61
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0.56
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0.42
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0.37
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0.28
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0.24
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438.5
657.7
876.94
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