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Military spending, percent of total government spending , 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 139 countries was 6.44 percent. The highest value was in Belarus: 32.12 percent and the lowest value was in Mauritius: 0.59 percent. The indicator is available from 1988 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 government spending , 2022 Global rank Available data
Belarus 32.12 1 2001 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 27.79 2 1990 - 2022
Qatar 23.84 3 1990 - 2022
Somalia 20.37 4 2013 - 2022
Pakistan 17.89 5 1993 - 2022
Oman 17.6 6 1990 - 2022
Chad 17.52 7 1995 - 2022
Togo 17.51 8 1989 - 2022
Iran 17.32 9 1990 - 2022
Singapore 16.91 10 1990 - 2022
Armenia 16 11 2005 - 2022
Jordan 15.08 12 1988 - 2022
Azerbaijan 14.92 13 1994 - 2022
Burma 14.24 14 1998 - 2022
Algeria 13.3 15 1990 - 2022
Burkina Faso 12.43 16 1988 - 2022
Mauritania 12.2 17 2004 - 2022
Israel 12.17 18 2000 - 2022
Morocco 12.06 19 1990 - 2022
Kuwait 11.58 20 1990 - 2022
Mali 11.43 21 2000 - 2022
Guinea 11.33 22 1991 - 2022
Bahrain 10.8 23 1990 - 2022
South Korea 10.57 24 1995 - 2022
Russia 10.35 25 1998 - 2022
R. of Congo 10.13 26 1992 - 2022
Uganda 10.06 27 1997 - 2022
Colombia 9.18 28 1988 - 2022
Brunei 9.16 29 1988 - 2022
C.A. Republic 8.96 30 1991 - 2022
Sri Lanka 8.57 31 1990 - 2022
Gabon 8.49 32 2000 - 2022
Namibia 8.34 33 1990 - 2022
India 8.26 34 1988 - 2022
Botswana 8.07 35 1988 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 8.03 36 1994 - 2022
Bangladesh 7.7 37 1988 - 2022
Cambodia 7.66 38 1996 - 2022
Greece 7.26 39 1988 - 2022
G.-Bissau 7.24 40 1994 - 2022
Burundi 7.22 41 1990 - 2022
Niger 7.21 42 1995 - 2022
Chile 7.01 43 1990 - 2022
Tunisia 6.97 44 1991 - 2022
Angola 6.9 45 1996 - 2022
Uruguay 6.74 46 1999 - 2022
Lithuania 6.41 47 1992 - 2022
Senegal 6.37 48 1994 - 2022
Ethiopia 6.15 49 1988 - 2022
Poland 5.84 50 1995 - 2022
Tanzania 5.8 51 1991 - 2022
Honduras 5.61 52 1990 - 2022
Cameroon 5.57 53 2000 - 2022
Estonia 5.34 54 1995 - 2022
UK 5.29 55 1988 - 2022
Georgia 5.26 56 1996 - 2022
Zimbabwe 5.26 57 2005 - 2022
Serbia 5.25 58 2000 - 2022
Latvia 5.16 59 1998 - 2022
Albania 5.12 60 1997 - 2022
Australia 5.02 61 1988 - 2022
Romania 4.97 62 1990 - 2022
Peru 4.96 63 2000 - 2022
China 4.79 64 1989 - 2022
Mozambique 4.73 65 1988 - 2022
North Macedonia 4.59 66 1997 - 2022
Thailand 4.58 67 1995 - 2022
Cyprus 4.52 68 1995 - 2022
Jamaica 4.48 69 1990 - 2022
Rwanda 4.48 70 1992 - 2022
Turkey 4.4 71 2000 - 2022
Egypt 4.34 72 1999 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 4.32 73 1995 - 2022
El Salvador 4.3 74 1990 - 2022
Malaysia 4.28 75 1990 - 2022
Fiji 4.22 76 1992 - 2022
Nigeria 4.22 77 1990 - 2022
Iraq 4.12 78 2004 - 2022
Indonesia 4.11 79 1993 - 2022
Kenya 4.08 80 1988 - 2022
Bulgaria 4.06 81 1998 - 2022
Zambia 3.96 82 2004 - 2022
Montenegro 3.95 83 2005 - 2022
Bolivia 3.94 84 1988 - 2022
Croatia 3.93 85 1992 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 3.93 86 1997 - 2022
Philippines 3.86 87 1989 - 2022
Slovakia 3.82 88 1995 - 2022
Tajikistan 3.79 89 1998 - 2022
Guyana 3.78 90 2000 - 2022
Nepal 3.78 91 2000 - 2022
Norway 3.78 92 1988 - 2022
Paraguay 3.7 93 1988 - 2022
Netherlands 3.67 94 1988 - 2022
Belize 3.57 95 1996 - 2022
France 3.43 96 1988 - 2022
Hungary 3.3 97 1995 - 2022
Finland 3.22 98 1988 - 2022
Guatemala 3.21 99 1995 - 2022
Seychelles 3.2 100 1988 - 2022
Czechia 3.17 101 1995 - 2022
Italy 3.17 102 1988 - 2022
Madagascar 3.15 103 1988 - 2022
Portugal 3.14 104 1988 - 2022
Spain 3.14 105 1988 - 2022
Benin 3.03 106 1989 - 2022
Gambia 2.96 107 2000 - 2022
Denmark 2.93 108 1988 - 2022
Canada 2.88 109 1988 - 2022
Brazil 2.87 110 1996 - 2022
Malawi 2.86 111 2002 - 2022
New Zealand 2.82 112 1988 - 2022
Germany 2.75 113 1991 - 2022
Sweden 2.72 114 1988 - 2022
Sierra Leone 2.71 115 2000 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 2.64 116 1993 - 2022
Lesotho 2.6 117 1988 - 2022
Slovenia 2.55 118 1995 - 2022
Japan 2.53 119 1988 - 2022
Kazakhstan 2.45 120 2002 - 2022
South Africa 2.25 121 2000 - 2022
Belgium 2.23 122 1988 - 2022
Switzerland 2.23 123 1988 - 2022
Mexico 2.22 124 1990 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 2 125 2002 - 2022
Nicaragua 1.97 126 2000 - 2022
Mongolia 1.78 127 1988 - 2022
Liberia 1.61 128 2004 - 2022
Luxembourg 1.6 129 1995 - 2022
Cape Verde 1.57 130 1994 - 2022
Papua N.G. 1.55 131 1988 - 2022
Ghana 1.54 132 1988 - 2022
Austria 1.52 133 1988 - 2022
Argentina 1.26 134 1993 - 2022
Malta 1.22 135 2000 - 2022
Ireland 1.03 136 1988 - 2022
Moldova 0.88 137 1995 - 2022
Haiti 0.69 138 2013 - 2022
Mauritius 0.59 139 1990 - 2022



Definition: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
32.12
27.79
23.84
20.37
17.89
17.60
17.52
17.51
17.32
16.91
16.00
15.08
14.92
14.24
13.30
12.43
12.20
12.17
12.06
11.58
11.43
11.33
10.80
10.57
10.35
10.13
10.06
9.18
9.16
8.96
8.57
8.49
8.34
8.26
8.07
8.03
7.70
7.66
7.26
7.24
7.22
7.21
7.01
6.97
6.90
6.74
6.41
6.37
6.15
5.84
5.80
5.61
5.57
5.34
5.29
5.26
5.26
5.25
5.16
5.12
5.02
4.97
4.96
4.79
4.73
4.59
4.58
4.52
4.48
4.48
4.40
4.34
4.32
4.30
4.28
4.22
4.22
4.12
4.11
4.08
4.06
3.96
3.95
3.94
3.93
3.93
3.86
3.82
3.79
3.78
3.78
3.78
3.70
3.67
3.57
3.43
3.30
3.22
3.21
3.20
3.17
3.17
3.15
3.14
3.14
3.03
2.96
2.93
2.88
2.87
2.86
2.82
2.75
2.72
2.71
2.64
2.60
2.55
2.53
2.45
2.25
2.23
2.23
2.22
2.00
1.97
1.78
1.61
1.60
1.57
1.55
1.54
1.52
1.26
1.22
1.03
0.88
0.69
0.59
0
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16.1
24.1
32.12
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