NATO Spending by Country

NATO, or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is a military alliance between countries in Europe and North America. It was formed in 1949 after the end of World War Two with the purpose of mutual defense and security. NATO seeks to promote peace through diplomacy and with the knowledge that an attack against one of the thirty NATO countries is considered an attack against all. The organization held a crucial role during the Cold War, and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, was involved in military operations in the Balkans, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.  

The organization is financed by its members’ contributions. During NATO’s 2014 summit in Wales, NATO countries met to agree on what financial commitment member countries could spend toward NATO. While the agreement is not binding and lacks the weight of law, the summit members agreed to contribute at least 2% of their gross domestic product (“GDP”); however, not all countries are meeting their contribution goal.

Learn more about NATO spending by country by exploring the data in the map and charts. 

NATO Defence Expenditure by Country

Albania

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$241

#27 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$236,421,756

#111 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

0

#156 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

5

#103 in the World

Belgium

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$6,400

#13 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$6,311,494,797

#34 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

54

#59 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

3

#116 in the World

Bulgaria

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$1,282

#22 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$1,216,592,091

#71 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

24

#79 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

7

#93 in the World

Canada

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$26,919

#6 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$26,449,162,679

#13 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

99

#37 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

24

#46 in the World

Croatia

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$1,445

#20 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$1,739,751,845

#62 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

11

#99 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

6

#100 in the World

Czech Republic

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$3,972

#16 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$3,935,630,965

#49 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

38

#68 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

0

#138 in the World

Denmark

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$5,551

#14 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$5,391,221,374

#41 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

44

#64 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

19

#52 in the World

Estonia

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$771

#24 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$763,954,588

#76 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

2

#140 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

4

#106 in the World

France

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$57,098

#4 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$56,646,996,216

#6 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

333

#14 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

53

#27 in the World

Germany

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$63,339

#3 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$56,017,029,328

#7 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

236

#18 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

21

#49 in the World

Greece

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$7,758

#12 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$8,079,943,236

#31 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

277

#16 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

61

#23 in the World

Hungary

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$3,140

#18 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$2,777,132,531

#54 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

14

#93 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

0

#145 in the World

Italy

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$32,719

#5 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$32,006,137,654

#11 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

249

#17 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

52

#28 in the World

Latvia

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$835

#23 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$826,631,977

#75 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

1

#151 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

10

#85 in the World

Lithuania

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$1,318

#21 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$1,240,539,262

#70 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

10

#101 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

4

#111 in the World

Luxembourg

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$462

#26 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$460,028,382

#90 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

1

#152 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

0

#150 in the World

Montenegro

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$92

#29 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$98,628,193

#126 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

4

#127 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

4

#112 in the World

Netherlands

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$14,690

#8 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$13,752,010,407

#19 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

73

#46 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

18

#56 in the World

Norway

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$8,234

#11 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$8,251,716,513

#30 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

68

#49 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

22

#48 in the World

Poland

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$15,401

#7 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$13,710,679,108

#20 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

108

#34 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

31

#40 in the World

Portugal

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$3,920

#17 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$4,908,940,397

#44 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

35

#71 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

28

#43 in the World

Republic of Macedonia

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$209

#28 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$214,588,947

#113 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

2

#144 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

2

#119 in the World

Romania

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$5,348

#15 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$5,563,282,002

#40 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

60

#54 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

27

#44 in the World

Slovakia

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$2,003

#19 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$1,983,207,190

#61 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

19

#84 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

0

#160 in the World

Slovenia

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$745

#25 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$734,389,782

#79 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

9

#104 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

2

#120 in the World

Spain

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$14,581

#9 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$19,544,465,468

#16 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

188

#23 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

14

#69 in the World

Turkey

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$13,014

#10 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$15,478,850,939

#18 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

306

#15 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

73

#19 in the World

United Kingdom

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$72,706

#2 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$68,366,440,552

#4 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

226

#19 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

45

#32 in the World

United States of America

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NATO DEFENCE EXPENDITUREhelp

$811,140

#1 in the World

MILITARY EXPENDITUREhelp

$800,672,200,000

#1 in the World

MILITARY AIRCRAFThelp

3,855

#1 in the World

NUMBER OF MILITARY NAVIEShelp

209

#4 in the World

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help

$0

#30 in the World

help

0

#168 in the World