Global Military Spending
How much do countries spend on their militaries? This data from the Stockholm International Peace research Institute shows the world in arms spending - both in dollars over time and as a percentage of GDP. Thanks to Ian Taylor at Flying Binary, the Tableau map below shows the data for each country. What does it tell you?
You can download the SIPRI factsheet on military expenditure for 2011. USA spends $496,269M (4.1% of its GDP) while Pakistan spends $4,689M (4.4% of its GDP) on arms every year. Good to know people are starving to death, qualified folks are roaming jobless and economies are growing unstable and unreliable but we’re all laced with ammo. Great priorities.