There is no doubt that most of the things are hidden from the public. Moreover, we hear less about the military expenditure of a country. It is a matter which media do not discuss. However, today we have brought you top 10 countries which spend most amount as the military expenditure.
10. South Korea- $36.8 Billion
South Korea spends $36.8 Billion on its military. It is the 2.7% of its total GDP. Everybody knows why South Korea is investing this much in defense.
9. Germany- $41.1 Billion
As per 2016 Germany spent $41.1 Billion on its military. The amount is almost $5 billion more than the amount it spent in 2015.
8. Japan- $46.1 Billion
Undoubtedly, Japan is one of the most advanced countries in the terms of technology. Hence, it keeps its military well equipped with new technology. So, it spends $46.1 as military expenditure.
7. France- $55.7 Billion
France grabbed the seventh spot in the list. It spends 1.5% of its total GDP as military expenditure. There is no compromise with defense in France.
6. India- $55.9 Billion
India spends 2.5% of its total GDP on military. This makes the amount $55.9 billion. It has increased by $7 billion as it was $48.0 billion in 2015.
5. United Kingdom- $58.6 Billion
United Kingdom is utterly focused on the quality of the defense system. To conclude, it spends $58.6 billion on its military.
4. Saudi Arabia- 63.7 Billion
Saudi Arabia is one of the countries which spend a huge portion of its total GDP on military. Yes! It spends $63.7 billion which is 10% of its total GDP.
3. Russia- $69.2 Billion
There is no doubt that a superpower like Russia will ever overlook its military. Hence, the military expenditure in Russia is $69.2 Billion. Although it is a huge amount but it is nowhere near the amount the top 2 country spend.
2. China- $215.7 Billion
China is emerging swiftly as a powerful nation. Moreover, it spends $215.7 billion on its military to achieve its quest of being a superpower in the world.
1. United States- $611.2 Billion
Although, China spends a whopping amount on its military but it is nowhere near the amount United States spends. United States is placed on the first spot of our list as it has clearly outmatched every other country in the terms of military expenditure. You can also check the list of top 10 powerful armies in the world here.
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