List of countries by Global Militarization Index

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Mapped results by country, where dark shades show a higher GMI

This is a list of countries by Global Militarization Index based on Bonn International Center for Conversion in 2013.[1]

Global Militarization Index[edit]

The Global Militarization Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. For this, the GMI home a number of indicators to represent the degree of militarization of a country:[2]

  • comparison of military expenditure with its gross domestic product (GDP);
  • comparison of military expenditure with its health expenditure;
  • contrast between the total number of (para)military forces with the number of physicians, and the overall population;
  • ratio of the number of heavy weapons available and the overall population.

Note: there is no reliable data on military spending, number of armed forces, and number of heavy weapons systems on North Korea. This makes a calculation of its level of militarization impossible although it is possible that it would top the list.

List[edit]

Rank Country/Territory GMI Value
1  Israel 831.62
2  Singapore 800.95
3  Armenia 782.99
4  Syria 773.56
5  Russia 760.95
6  Cyprus 756.12
7  South Korea 756.72
8  Jordan 748.74
9  Greece 746.78
10  Azerbaijan 746.19
11  Belarus 735.28
12  Kuwait 732.55
13  Ukraine 714.69
14  Brunei 712.59
15  Mongolia 712.27
16  Oman 703.58
17  Finland 702.23
18  Algeria 701.39
19  Bahrain 679.95
20  Saudi Arabia 693.56
21  Estonia 692.99
22  Vietnam 691.03
23  Belize 689.48
24  Turkey 689.06
25  Lebanon 685.09
26  Egypt 683.86
27  Bulgaria 681.54
28  Portugal 681.15
29  Morocco 680.89
30  Iran 674.96
31  United States of America 605.97
32  Iran 597.56
33  Chile 592.77
34  Estonia 586.37
35  Iraq 581.79
36  Yemen 574.37
37  Croatia 571.78
38  Qatar 571.34
39  Republic of Serbia 570.94
40  Ecuador 569.98
41  Sri Lanka 564.32
42  Macedonia 560.65
43  Norway 560.00
44  Djibouti 559.04
45  Thailand 551.36
46  Mauritania 551.23
47  Romania 550.09
48  Botswana 541.74
49  Cambodia 541.42
50  Peru 540.87
51  Georgia 530.71
52  Colombia 530.11
53  Namibia 529.75
54  Pakistan 528.69
55  Denmark 525.47
56  Kyrgyzstan 523.66
57  Malaysia 517.79
58  Sweden 515.82
59  Lithuania 514.27
60  Chad 512.59
61  Slovenia 512.50
62  France 510.87
63   Switzerland 505.37
64  United Kingdom 504.34
65  Spain 503.31
66  Burundi 502.08
67  Austria 499.98
68  Italy 492.87
69  Hungary 478.72
70  Bolivia 474.87
71  Bosnia and Herzegovina 469.09
72  Kazakhstan 461.09
73  Paraguay 460.65
74  Honduras 460.50
75  India 459.23
76  Australia 457.88
77  Uruguay 454.88
78  Brazil 453.09
79  Gabon 451.48
80  Poland 449.14
81  Germany 443.26
82  Tunisia 435.43
83  Slovakia 433.03
84  Afghanistan 429.63
85  China 428.88
86  Republic of the Congo 428.05
87  Canada 424.44
88  Rwanda 423.83
89  Latvia 418.05
90  Venezuela 412.26
91  Zambia 411.97
92  Montenegro 411.40
93  Central African Republic 406.90
94  Laos 406.87
95  Indonesia 405.64
96  Czech Republic 404.64
97  El Salvador 402.84
98  Zimbabwe 402.00
99  Ethiopia 400.17
100  Albania 398.37
101  Belgium 398.37
102  Democratic Republic of the Congo 396.26
103  Uganda 394.83
104  Togo 393.47
105  Moldova 391.40
106  United Republic of Tanzania 386.22
107  Mali 385.83
108  South Africa 381.88
109  Netherlands 380.83
110  Netherlands Antilles 380.83
111  Ireland 380.67
112  New Zealand 380.19
113    Nepal 371.99
114  Nicaragua 366.92
115  Senegal 366.20
116  Japan 364.22
117  Philippines 360.07
118  Cameroon 358.49
119  Kenya 357.65
120  Ivory Coast 350.32
121  Guatemala 348.16
122  Argentina 346.50
123  Mozambique 328.48
124  Nigeria 326.88
125  Bangladesh 324.40
126  Mexico 316.80
127  Benin 316.38
128  Lesotho 299.46
129  Burkina Faso 292.18
130  Dominican Republic 288.99
131  Madagascar 264.87
132  Niger 264.34
133  Jamaica 239.97
134  Malawi 215.24
135  Ghana 211.00
136  Mauritius 184.15
137  Gambia 147.38

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