Ten countries who spend most of their money on the Military

After a combined arms live fire exercise with 2nd squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and Indian Army's 7th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, 94th Armored Brigade, 31st Armored Division participating, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army Pacific and Lt. Gen. A.S. Sekhon (second from right), director general of Indian military operations, answer media questions at a press conference during Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Babina India, Oct. 26. YA09 is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.

With all the conflicts going on in the world today, it is no surprise that a lot of countries are spending money on their military. What is surprising is the fact that some countries are spending more money on their military than they spend on food.

Some of the countries on this list aren’t going to surprise too many people due to their size and the amount of resources at their disposal. Other countries on this list will surprise a lot of people because they are small countries that haven’t been in any major international conflicts.

With that being said, it’s time to take a look at the 10 countries that spend the most on their military.

#10. India

 After a combined arms live fire exercise with 2nd squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and Indian Army's 7th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, 94th Armored Brigade, 31st Armored Division participating, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army Pacific and Lt. Gen. A.S. Sekhon (second from right), director general of Indian military operations, answer media questions at a press conference during Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Babina India, Oct. 26. YA09 is a bilateral exercise involving the Armies of India and the United States. The primary goal of the exercise is to develop and expand upon the relationship between the Indian and U.S. Army.
Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army Pacific and Lt. Gen. A.S. Sekhon (second from right), director general of Indian military operations, answer media questions at a press conference during Exercise Yudh Abhyas in Babina India, Oct. 26. 2009.
  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 47,398
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 9
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 2.5%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 30

 

#9. South Korea

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  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 33,937
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 10
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 2.8%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 27

 

#8. Angola

Angola Army

  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 6,095
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 31
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 4.8%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 5

#7. Colombia

Coumbian Army

  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 13,003
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 17
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 3.4%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 18

 

#6. Oman

Chief Warrant Officer Four Gary Callister, Arabic linguist manager for the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade (Linguist), shares a traditional Omani breakfast after introductions for a collaborative, knowledge-sharing field training exercise at the Rubkut Training Range in Oman, Jan. 21, 2012. Callister was joined by leaders from the 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, Oregon National Guard and the Royal Army of Oman, including British Foreign Service officer Capt. Nicholas Le Crerar (red beret), a training officer for the Omani army.
Chief Warrant Officer Four Gary Callister, Arabic linguist manager for the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade (Linguist), shares a traditional Omani breakfast.
  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 9,246
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 24
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 11.3%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 1

 

#5. Algeria

Algeria

  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 10,402
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 20
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 4.8%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 5

 

#4. Israel

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash B. Carter meets with members of the Israel Defense Force at Camp Adam, Israel, July 21, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash B. Carter meets with members of the Israel Defense Force at Camp Adam, Israel, July 21, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 16,032
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 16
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 5.6%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 4

#3. U.S.A.

USS Wasp (LHD-1), At Sea - An F-35B Lightning II takes off from the flight deck of USS Wasp (LHD-1) during flight operations May, 22, 2015. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anne K. Henry/RELEASED)
USS Wasp (LHD-1), At Sea – An F-35B Lightning II takes off from the flight deck of USS Wasp (LHD-1) during flight operations May, 22, 2015. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anne K. Henry/RELEASED)
  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 640,221
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 1
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 3.8%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 14

 

#2. Russia

Russian Army

  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 87,836
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 3
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 4.1%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 10

#1. Saudi Arabia

saudi troops

  • Annual spending on military (in $US billion): 66,996
  • Ranking according to total annual spending on military: 4
  • Spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 9.3%
  • Ranking according to spending on military as a percentage of GDP: 2

 
 
 

All the data used in this article was provided by Insider Monkey.

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