Military Spending by Country 2022

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A nation’s military is a crucial asset. The military enforces domestic and foreign policies and protects its citizens. National security is regarded as a government duty, including the security of citizens, the economy, and the country’s institutions. National security is crucial and requires large budgets to build and maintain. These expenses are typically referred to as military spending and/or defense spending. In 2020, the total world military expenditure was about $1.981 trillion. Military size varies significantly by country, typically correlating with each country’s size and military needs.

China, India, and the United States, unsurprisingly, have the largest militaries. A majority of the world’s nations have militaries, and only 36 nations do not have a military. Many nations have mandatory military service. The United States has the highest military spending of any nation. Its military spending includes all of the Department of Defense’s regular activities, war spending, the nuclear weapon program, international military assistance, and other Pentagon-related spending. In 2020, the U.S. spent $778 billion on military spending, more than the next nine top-spending countries combined.

Top 10 Countries with the Highest Military Expenditures (2020):

  1. The United States — $778 billion
  2. China — $252 billion [estimated]
  3. India — $72.9 billion
  4. Russia — $61.7 billion
  5. United Kingdom — $59.2 billion
  6. Saudi Arabia — $57.5 billion [estimated]
  7. Germany — $52.8 billion
  8. France — $52.7 billion
  9. Japan — $49.1 billion
  10. South Korea — $45.7 billion

As mentioned previously, the United States spends more on its military than any other nation. The country’s $778 billion military expenditure is among the expensive government programs, along with Social Security and Medicare. The U.S. has the third-largest military with 1.367 million members on active duty and another 1.037 million in the National Guard and reserves. Following the United States is China, spending $252 billion and India, spending $72.9 billion.

Military Spending by Country 2022

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Military Spending by Country 2022

Country Spending (USD $) 2022 Population
United States$750.00 Bn334,805,269
China$237.00 Bn1,448,471,400
Saudi Arabia$67.60 Bn35,844,909
India$61.00 Bn1,406,631,776
United Kingdom$55.10 Bn68,497,907
Germany$50.00 Bn83,883,596
Japan$49.00 Bn125,584,838
Russia$48.00 Bn145,805,947
South Korea$44.00 Bn51,329,899
France$41.50 Bn65,584,518
Brazil$27.80 Bn215,353,593
Italy$27.80 Bn60,262,770
Australia$26.30 Bn26,068,792
United Arab Emirates$22.75 Bn10,081,785
Canada$22.50 Bn38,388,419
Israel$20.00 Bn8,922,892
Iran$19.60 Bn86,022,837
Turkey$19.00 Bn85,561,976
Spain$15.10 Bn46,719,142
Algeria$13.00 Bn45,350,148
Netherlands$12.42 Bn17,211,447
Afghanistan$12.00 Bn40,754,388
Poland$12.00 Bn37,739,785
Pakistan$11.40 Bn229,488,994
Egypt$11.20 Bn106,156,692
Singapore$11.20 Bn5,943,546
Taiwan$10.72 Bn23,888,595
Colombia$10.60 Bn51,512,762
Morocco$10.00 Bn37,772,756
Oman$8.69 Bn5,323,993
Indonesia$7.60 Bn279,134,505
Norway$7.18 Bn5,511,370
Thailand$7.10 Bn70,078,203
Mexico$7.00 Bn131,562,772
Angola$7.00 Bn35,027,343
Kuwait$6.83 Bn4,380,326
Sweden$6.33 Bn10,218,971
Qatar$6.00 Bn2,979,915
Vietnam$5.50 Bn98,953,541
Ukraine$5.40 Bn43,192,122
Romania$5.05 Bn19,031,335
Switzerland$5.00 Bn8,773,637
Uruguay$4.95 Bn3,496,016
Belgium$4.92 Bn11,668,278
Greece$4.84 Bn10,316,637
Denmark$4.76 Bn5,834,950
New Zealand$4.30 Bn4,898,203
South Africa$4.28 Bn60,756,135
Chile$4.25 Bn19,250,195
Argentina$4.20 Bn46,010,234
Malaysia$4.00 Bn33,181,072
Kazakhstan$4.00 Bn19,205,043
Bangladesh$3.80 Bn167,885,689
Finland$3.57 Bn5,554,960
Philippines$3.47 Bn112,508,994
Austria$3.38 Bn9,066,710
Portugal$3.36 Bn10,140,570
Libya$3.00 Bn7,040,745
Czech Republic$2.97 Bn10,736,784
Azerbaijan$2.81 Bn10,300,205
Myanmar$2.65 Bn55,227,143
Jordan$2.60 Bn10,300,869
Peru$2.56 Bn33,684,208
Sri Lanka$2.50 Bn21,575,842
Ecuador$2.50 Bn18,113,361
Lebanon$2.50 Bn6,684,849
Sudan$2.47 Bn45,992,020
Nigeria$2.15 Bn216,746,934
Slovakia$2.12 Bn5,460,193
Hungary$2.08 Bn9,606,259
Syria$1.80 Bn19,364,809
Iraq$1.73 Bn42,164,965
North Korea$1.60 Bn25,990,679
Tajikistan$1.60 Bn9,957,464
Bahrain$1.42 Bn1,783,983
Yemen$1.40 Bn31,154,867
Armenia$1.39 Bn2,971,966
Lithuania$1.11 Bn2,661,708
Bulgaria$1.08 Bn6,844,597
Uzbekistan$975.00 Mn34,382,084
Uganda$935.00 Mn48,432,863
Serbia$907.00 Mn8,653,016
Ireland$870.00 Mn5,020,199
Croatia$800.00 Mn4,059,286
Dominican Republic$760.00 Mn11,056,370
Venezuela$745.00 Mn29,266,991
Latvia$724.00 Mn1,848,837
Republic of the Congo$715.00 Mn5,797,805
Ghana$710.00 Mn32,395,450
Estonia$685.00 Mn1,321,910
Bolivia$660.00 Mn11,992,656
Cambodia$604.00 Mn17,168,639
Slovenia$581.00 Mn2,078,034
Ivory Coast$550.00 Mn27,742,298
Tunisia$550.00 Mn12,046,656
Namibia$505.00 Mn2,633,874
Cuba$500.00 Mn11,305,652
Panama$500.00 Mn4,446,964
Botswana$450.00 Mn2,441,162
Ethiopia$350.00 Mn120,812,698
Cameroon$347.00 Mn27,911,548
Georgia$327.00 Mn3,968,738
Paraguay$250.00 Mn7,305,843
Albania$250.00 Mn2,866,374
Mozambique$245.00 Mn33,089,461
Guatemala$240.00 Mn18,584,039
Tanzania$223.00 Mn63,298,550
Nepal$213.00 Mn30,225,582
Honduras$205.00 Mn10,221,247
Chad$200.00 Mn17,413,580
Turkmenistan$200.00 Mn6,201,943
El Salvador$167.00 Mn6,550,389
Bosnia And Herzegovina$165.00 Mn3,249,317
Mongolia$155.00 Mn3,378,078
Nicaragua$140.00 Mn6,779,100
Burkina Faso$130.00 Mn22,102,838
Kenya$121.00 Mn56,215,221
Madagascar$115.00 Mn29,178,077
North Macedonia$108.15 Mn2,081,304
DR Congo$100.00 Mn95,240,792
Zimbabwe$100.00 Mn15,331,428
Gabon$83.00 Mn2,331,533
South Sudan$80.00 Mn11,618,511
Sierra Leone$75.50 Mn8,306,436
Mali$70.00 Mn21,473,764
Montenegro$65.00 Mn627,950
Suriname$63.00 Mn596,831
Somalia$62.20 Mn16,841,795
Mauritania$50.25 Mn4,901,981
Zambia$40.00 Mn19,470,234
Moldova$30.00 Mn4,013,171
Bhutan$25.12 Mn787,941
Kyrgyzstan$20.00 Mn6,728,271
Central African Republic$20.00 Mn5,016,678
Laos$18.50 Mn7,481,023
Liberia$13.00 Mn5,305,117
Belarus$623.709,432,800

Military Spending by Country 2022

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