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Military spending, percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 145 countries was 1.98 percent. The highest value was in Ukraine: 33.55 percent and the lowest value was in Haiti: 0.07 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
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Countries Military spending, percent of GDP, 2022 Global rank Available data
Ukraine 33.55 1 1992 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 7.42 2 1963 - 2022
Qatar 6.96 3 1980 - 2022
Togo 5.44 4 1961 - 2022
Oman 5.17 5 1971 - 2022
Jordan 4.84 6 1960 - 2022
Algeria 4.78 7 1963 - 2022
Azerbaijan 4.55 8 1992 - 2022
Kuwait 4.53 9 1970 - 2022
Israel 4.51 10 1960 - 2022
Armenia 4.32 11 1992 - 2022
Russia 4.06 12 1992 - 2022
Morocco 3.9 13 1960 - 2022
Greece 3.69 14 1960 - 2022
USA 3.45 15 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 3.17 16 1975 - 2022
Burkina Faso 3.09 17 1960 - 2022
Colombia 3.08 18 1960 - 2022
Burma 3.05 19 1961 - 2022
Namibia 3 20 1990 - 2022
Chad 2.93 21 1983 - 2022
Mali 2.83 22 1961 - 2022
Singapore 2.77 23 1970 - 2022
Burundi 2.76 24 1962 - 2022
Botswana 2.74 25 1977 - 2022
South Korea 2.72 26 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 2.63 27 1960 - 2022
Iran 2.59 28 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 2.52 29 1993 - 2022
Tunisia 2.48 30 1960 - 2022
India 2.43 31 1960 - 2022
Poland 2.39 32 1980 - 2022
Brunei 2.37 33 1984 - 2022
Serbia 2.28 34 1996 - 2022
Mauritania 2.27 35 1985 - 2022
UK 2.23 36 1960 - 2022
Croatia 2.17 37 1992 - 2022
Ecuador 2.16 38 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 2.1 39 1986 - 2022
Estonia 2.09 40 1993 - 2022
Uganda 2.06 41 1962 - 2022
Latvia 2.05 42 1992 - 2022
Guinea 2.04 43 1980 - 2022
France 1.94 44 1960 - 2022
Australia 1.9 45 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 1.9 46 1972 - 2022
R. of Congo 1.85 47 1970 - 2022
Chile 1.83 48 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 1.81 49 1985 - 2022
Slovakia 1.76 50 1993 - 2022
Romania 1.73 51 1980 - 2022
Finland 1.72 52 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 1.7 53 1991 - 2022
Italy 1.68 54 1960 - 2022
Iraq 1.67 55 1960 - 2022
Niger 1.66 56 1975 - 2022
Swaziland 1.65 57 1977 - 2022
Norway 1.64 58 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 1.61 59 1982 - 2022
Montenegro 1.61 60 2005 - 2022
North Macedonia 1.61 61 1992 - 2022
China 1.6 62 1989 - 2022
Albania 1.58 63 1980 - 2022
Netherlands 1.58 64 1960 - 2022
Senegal 1.57 65 1979 - 2022
Honduras 1.53 66 1960 - 2022
Hungary 1.53 67 1970 - 2022
Bulgaria 1.51 68 1989 - 2022
Mozambique 1.51 69 1980 - 2022
Bolivia 1.48 70 1961 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 1.48 71 1992 - 2022
Lesotho 1.47 72 1976 - 2022
Spain 1.47 73 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 1.45 74 1973 - 2022
Georgia 1.43 75 1996 - 2022
Sri Lanka 1.43 76 1960 - 2022
Denmark 1.42 77 1960 - 2022
Fiji 1.4 78 1970 - 2022
Germany 1.39 79 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 1.38 80 1985 - 2022
Czechia 1.36 81 1993 - 2022
Portugal 1.35 82 1960 - 2022
Angola 1.33 83 1985 - 2022
El Salvador 1.32 84 1965 - 2022
Jamaica 1.31 85 1976 - 2022
Sweden 1.31 86 1960 - 2022
Liberia 1.27 87 1965 - 2022
Gabon 1.26 88 1967 - 2022
Canada 1.24 89 1960 - 2022
Turkey 1.23 90 1960 - 2022
Belarus 1.2 91 1992 - 2022
Slovenia 1.19 92 1992 - 2022
Zambia 1.19 93 1984 - 2022
Belgium 1.18 94 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 1.18 95 1960 - 2022
Thailand 1.16 96 1960 - 2022
Peru 1.15 97 1960 - 2022
Nepal 1.14 98 1970 - 2022
Bangladesh 1.13 99 1973 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 1.1 100 1994 - 2022
Tanzania 1.09 101 1967 - 2022
Japan 1.08 102 1960 - 2022
Egypt 1.06 103 1962 - 2022
Brazil 1.05 104 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 1.02 105 1992 - 2022
Kenya 1 106 1963 - 2022
Philippines 1 107 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 0.96 108 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 0.95 109 1970 - 2022
Ethiopia 0.9 110 1961 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.89 111 1962 - 2022
Belize 0.86 112 1981 - 2022
Paraguay 0.83 113 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.81 114 2002 - 2022
Austria 0.77 115 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 0.76 116 1960 - 2022
South Africa 0.74 117 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 0.72 118 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 0.72 119 1968 - 2022
Indonesia 0.7 120 1974 - 2022
Luxembourg 0.7 121 1960 - 2022
Gambia 0.69 122 1983 - 2022
Madagascar 0.65 123 1961 - 2022
Venezuela 0.65 124 1960 - 2022
Malawi 0.64 125 1965 - 2022
Nigeria 0.64 126 1960 - 2022
Mexico 0.61 127 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 0.6 128 1987 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.6 129 1961 - 2022
DR Congo 0.58 130 1964 - 2022
Guyana 0.57 131 1973 - 2022
Benin 0.56 132 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.55 133 1984 - 2022
Nicaragua 0.53 134 1968 - 2022
Kazakhstan 0.51 135 1993 - 2022
Malta 0.5 136 1985 - 2022
Guatemala 0.46 137 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.43 138 1965 - 2022
Argentina 0.41 139 1960 - 2022
Ghana 0.35 140 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.33 141 1975 - 2022
Moldova 0.32 142 1993 - 2022
Ireland 0.23 143 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 0.17 144 1968 - 2022
Haiti 0.07 145 1988 - 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.
33.55
7.42
6.96
5.44
5.17
4.84
4.78
4.55
4.53
4.51
4.32
4.06
3.90
3.69
3.45
3.17
3.09
3.08
3.05
3.00
2.93
2.83
2.77
2.76
2.74
2.72
2.63
2.59
2.52
2.48
2.43
2.39
2.37
2.28
2.27
2.23
2.17
2.16
2.10
2.09
2.06
2.05
2.04
1.94
1.90
1.90
1.85
1.83
1.81
1.76
1.73
1.72
1.70
1.68
1.67
1.66
1.65
1.64
1.61
1.61
1.61
1.60
1.58
1.58
1.57
1.53
1.53
1.51
1.51
1.48
1.48
1.47
1.47
1.45
1.43
1.43
1.42
1.40
1.39
1.38
1.36
1.35
1.33
1.32
1.31
1.31
1.27
1.26
1.24
1.23
1.20
1.19
1.19
1.18
1.18
1.16
1.15
1.14
1.13
1.10
1.09
1.08
1.06
1.05
1.02
1.00
1.00
0.96
0.95
0.90
0.89
0.86
0.83
0.81
0.77
0.76
0.74
0.72
0.72
0.70
0.70
0.69
0.65
0.65
0.64
0.64
0.61
0.60
0.60
0.58
0.57
0.56
0.55
0.53
0.51
0.50
0.46
0.43
0.41
0.35
0.33
0.32
0.23
0.17
0.07
0
8.4
16.8
25.2
33.55
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