Special Report

Countries Spending the Most on War

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25. Tunisia
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 2.83%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $1.3 billion — 19th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $3,522 — 19th highest on list
> Population: 11.8 million — 11th largest on list

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24. Botswana
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 2.86%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $517.8 million — 21st highest on this list
> GDP per capita $6,405 — 12th highest on list
> Population: 2.4 million — 23rd largest on list

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23. Burkina Faso
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 2.89%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $458.3 million — 22nd highest on this list
> GDP per capita $858 — 25th highest on list
> Population: 20.9 million — 10th largest on list

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22. Congo, Republic
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 2.91%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $313.1 million — 25th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $1,846 — 22nd highest on list
> Population: 5.5 million — 17th largest on list

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21. Singapore
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 2.98%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $11.1 billion — 7th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $59,798 — 2nd highest on list
> Population: 5.7 million — 16th largest on list

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