Special Report

Countries Spending the Most on War

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15. United States
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 3.48%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $800.7 billion — highest on this list
> GDP per capita $63,207 — highest on list
> Population: 331.5 million — largest on list

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14. Bahrain
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 3.56%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $1.4 billion — 18th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $20,410 — 7th highest on list
> Population: 1.7 million — 24th largest on list

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13. Pakistan
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 3.83%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $11.3 billion — 6th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $1,189 — 24th highest on list
> Population: 220.9 million — 2nd largest on list

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12. Greece
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 3.87%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $8.1 billion — 11th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $17,647 — 9th highest on list
> Population: 10.7 million — 12th largest on list

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11. Russia
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 4.08%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $65.9 billion — 2nd highest on this list
> GDP per capita $10,127 — 11th highest on list
> Population: 144.1 million — 3rd largest on list

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