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Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > Current LCU per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Military expenditure (current LCU). Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Iran 1.07 million 2009
2 Vietnam 788,505.84 2012
3 South Korea 713,242.94 2012
4 Belarus 671,386.31 2012
5 Lebanon 591,201.4 2012
6 Colombia 457,399.9 2012
7 Paraguay 279,482.44 2012
8 Indonesia 261,022.06 2012
9 Equatorial Guinea 259,464.79 2009
10 Iraq 216,739.97 2012
11 Chile 152,764.3 2012
12 Zambia 117,157.26 2012
13 Gabon 78,403.89 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 69,902.68 2012
14 Cambodia 58,931.78 2012
15 Mongolia 55,605.18 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 55,601.11 2011
16 Armenia 52,541.51 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 44,261.45 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 43,207.02 2010
Eastern Europe average (profile) 41,681.41 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 40,188.55 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 39,292.5 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 37,244.56 2012
17 Japan 37,072.32 2012
18 Burma 35,153.3 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 33,434.79 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 30,649.1 2012
19 Hungary 23,508.12 2012
20 Laos 23,001.5 2011
21 Kazakhstan 21,610.41 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 20,390.38 2010
Cold countries average (profile) 20,153.58 2011
22 Sierra Leone 19,867.61 2012
23 Uganda 19,809.68 2012
24 Russia 19,500.74 2012
25 Guinea 19,403.77 2004
26 Angola 19,019.69 2012
27 Algeria 18,788.15 2012
Europe average (profile) 18,782.44 2012
28 Republic of the Congo 16,092.56 2010
29 Yemen 12,912.74 2012
30 Tanzania 10,589.52 2012
31 Cote d'Ivoire 10,484 2012
32 Serbia 10,057.05 2012
33 Chad 9,437.06 2011
34 Sri Lanka 9,051.55 2012
35 Burundi 8,639.97 2012
36 Mauritania 8,560.68 2009
37 Cameroon 8,341.16 2012
38 Norway 8,084.29 2012
39 Djibouti 7,958.28 2008
40 Guyana 7,951.03 2012
41 United Arab Emirates 7,886.41 2011
42 Senegal 7,631.95 2010
43 Saudi Arabia 7,519.66 2012
44 Israel 7,145.26 2012
45 Iceland 6,815.83 2012
46 Madagascar 6,773.15 2012
47 Albania 6,296.48 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 6,009.52 2012
48 Central African Republic 5,873.44 2010
49 Uruguay 5,811.64 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 5,491.61 2005
50 Syria 5,464.06 2011
51 Mali 5,116.61 2012
52 Guinea-Bissau 5,088.49 2012
53 Denmark 4,602.47 2012
54 Burkina Faso 4,514 2012
55 Sweden 4,420.9 2012
56 Democratic Republic of the Congo 4,307.12 2012
57 Togo 4,302.8 2011
58 Rwanda 4,276.56 2012
59 Jamaica 4,180.16 2012
60 Czech Republic 4,134.55 2012
61 North Korea 3,989.79 2012
62 Benin 3,969.87 2012
63 Qatar 3,904.07 2010
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 3,830.86 2012
64 Pakistan 3,505.24 2012
65 Republic of Macedonia 3,013.9 2012
66 Thailand 2,507.21 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 2,318 2012
67 Singapore 2,287.67 2012
68 United States 2,174.09 2012
69 Nigeria 2,161.89 2012
70 Niger 2,074.95 2012
71 Uzbekistan 2,072.93 2003
72 India 1,971.4 2012
73 Kyrgyzstan 1,940.67 2011
South Asia average (profile) 1,884.79 2012
European Union average (profile) 1,648.81 2012
74 Cape Verde 1,565.57 2011
75 Kenya 1,561.3 2012
76 Namibia 1,479.16 2012
77 Seychelles 1,435.33 2012
78 Dominican Republic 1,385.47 2012
79 Croatia 1,315.21 2012
80 Philippines 1,300.24 2012
81 Botswana 1,268.02 2012
82 Afghanistan 1,263.49 2012
83 Brunei 1,246.85 2012
84 Trinidad and Tobago 1,203.01 2009
85 Australia 1,113.98 2012
86 Morocco 902.8 2012
87 Ukraine 854.86 2012
88 Bangladesh 799.02 2012
89 Swaziland 792.86 2012
90 Poland 790.53 2012
91 Oman 780.02 2012
92 China 776.64 2012
93 Mexico 760.52 2012
94 South Africa 717.08 2012
95 Nepal 710.55 2011
96 France 698.03 2012
97 Somalia 668.21 1989
98 Canada 645.75 2012
99 Malawi 621.38 2012
100 Libya 612.39 2012
101 United Kingdom 607.17 2012
102 Venezuela 574.2 2012
103 Switzerland 566.45 2012
104 Eritrea 563.44 2003
105 New Zealand 526.27 2012
106 Finland 526.2 2012
107 Kuwait 518.69 2012
108 Mauritius 515.7 2012
109 Luxembourg 498.64 2012
110 Malaysia 496.17 2012
111 Honduras 479.85 2012
112 Argentina 479.37 2012
113 Netherlands 456.53 2012
114 Greece 450.97 2012
115 Turkey 441.35 2012
116 Germany 434.99 2012
117 Italy 434.27 2012
118 Lithuania 368.11 2012
119 Romania 355.28 2012
120 Belgium 355.14 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 328.3 2012
121 Egypt 328.3 2012
122 Brazil 326.17 2012
123 Cyprus 325.07 2012
124 Austria 296.96 2012
125 Portugal 279.29 2012
126 Bahrain 271.66 2012
127 Azerbaijan 269.32 2012
128 South Sudan 262.42 2012
129 Bolivia 260.85 2012
130 Nicaragua 258.52 2012
131 Liberia 253.43 2012
132 Estonia 244.14 2012
133 Peru 224.82 2012
134 Slovenia 201.64 2012
135 Ireland 196.57 2012
136 Spain 194.17 2012
137 Lesotho 190.1 2012
138 Cuba 189.69 2010
139 Georgia 167.12 2012
140 Jordan 162.71 2012
141 Bulgaria 154.97 2012
142 Ecuador 153.56 2012
143 Slovakia 147.5 2012
144 Mozambique 116.87 2010
145 Fiji 116.61 2012
146 Guatemala 109.73 2012
147 Sudan 103.03 2006
148 Tunisia 102.81 2012
149 Montenegro 99.83 2012
150 Malta 98.79 2012
151 Belize 92.27 2012
152 Bosnia and Herzegovina 91.55 2012
153 Moldova 74.17 2012
154 The Gambia 73.88 2007
155 Ethiopia 73.59 2012
156 Latvia 70.6 2012
157 El Salvador 37.63 2012
158 Panama 37.41 1999
159 East Timor 31.15 2012
160 Turkmenistan 26.16 1999
161 Papua New Guinea 24.42 2012
162 Zimbabwe 23.17 2012
163 Tajikistan 20.11 2004
164 Ghana 7.73 2012
165 Haiti 4.78 1995

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > Current LCU per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Innovation/Military-expenditure/Current-LCU-per-capita

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