* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Military spending, percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 46 countries was 1.63 percent. The highest value was in Togo: 5.44 percent and the lowest value was in Mauritius: 0.17 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
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Military spending, percent of GDP, 2022 Global rank Available data
Togo 5.44 1 1961 - 2022
Algeria 4.78 2 1963 - 2022
Morocco 3.9 3 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 3.09 4 1960 - 2022
Namibia 3 5 1990 - 2022
Chad 2.93 6 1983 - 2022
Mali 2.83 7 1961 - 2022
Burundi 2.76 8 1962 - 2022
Botswana 2.74 9 1977 - 2022
Tunisia 2.48 10 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 2.27 11 1985 - 2022
Uganda 2.06 12 1962 - 2022
Guinea 2.04 13 1980 - 2022
R. of Congo 1.85 14 1970 - 2022
C.A. Republic 1.7 15 1991 - 2022
Niger 1.66 16 1975 - 2022
Swaziland 1.65 17 1977 - 2022
G.-Bissau 1.61 18 1982 - 2022
Senegal 1.57 19 1979 - 2022
Mozambique 1.51 20 1980 - 2022
Lesotho 1.47 21 1976 - 2022
Rwanda 1.45 22 1973 - 2022
Seychelles 1.38 23 1985 - 2022
Angola 1.33 24 1985 - 2022
Liberia 1.27 25 1965 - 2022
Gabon 1.26 26 1967 - 2022
Zambia 1.19 27 1984 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 1.1 28 1994 - 2022
Tanzania 1.09 29 1967 - 2022
Egypt 1.06 30 1962 - 2022
Kenya 1 31 1963 - 2022
Cameroon 0.95 32 1970 - 2022
Ethiopia 0.9 33 1961 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.89 34 1962 - 2022
South Africa 0.74 35 1960 - 2022
Gambia 0.69 36 1983 - 2022
Madagascar 0.65 37 1961 - 2022
Malawi 0.64 38 1965 - 2022
Nigeria 0.64 39 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.6 40 1961 - 2022
DR Congo 0.58 41 1964 - 2022
Benin 0.56 42 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.55 43 1984 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.43 44 1965 - 2022
Ghana 0.35 45 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 0.17 46 1968 - 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.
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK