Special Report

Countries Spending the Most on War

Source: Handout / Getty Images

5. Azerbaijan
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 5.27%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $2.7 billion — 15th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $4,221 — 16th highest on list
> Population: 10.1 million — 14th largest on list

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

4. Algeria
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 5.59%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $9.1 billion — 9th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $3,307 — 20th highest on list
> Population: 43.9 million — 7th largest on list

Source: Not Found

3. Saudi Arabia
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 6.59%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $55.6 billion — 3rd highest on this list
> GDP per capita $20,110 — 8th highest on list
> Population: 34.8 million — 9th largest on list

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

2. Kuwait
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 6.69%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $9.0 billion — 10th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $24,812 — 6th highest on list
> Population: 4.3 million — 19th largest on list

Source: Keith Molloy / iStock via Getty Images

1. Oman
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 7.34%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $5.8 billion — 13th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $14,485 — 10th highest on list
> Population: 5.1 million — 18th largest on list

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.