Data Visualization Defense
The Defenders of NATO, 2022
October 20, 2021

NATO members are expected to spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense, and at least 20 percent of their defense spending is supposed to go to equipment. Of the - members with militaries, only the U.S. and other nations currently do both.

Defense Spending as a Percentage of GDP
Equipment as a Percentage of Defense Spending

Notes: Figures are estimates for 2021. Iceland is not listed because it has no military.

Source: North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Information on Defense Expenditures.

Design and Development: Graphic produced by John W. Fleming and Jay Simon. Data compiled by Thea Dunlevie and Daniel Kochis.