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Military > Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Israel $1,361.79 2003
2 Kuwait $1,176.66 2004
3 Norway $883.60 2003
4 Australia $827.23 2004
5 Saudi Arabia $824.73 2002
6 Brunei $805.72 2004
7 Bahrain $766.48 2004
8 France $726.80 2003
9 United Kingdom $719.14 2003
10 Sweden $637.01 2004
11 Denmark $606.91 2003
12 Netherlands $577.82 2004
13 Greece $532.47 2004
14 United Arab Emirates $528.69 2000
15 Luxembourg $512.81 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $500.35 2003
16 Italy $489.25 2003
17 Germany $424.83 2003
18 Cyprus $391.89 2002
19 Belgium $385.40 2003
20 Japan $358.80 2004
21 Switzerland $352.43 2001
22 Finland $349.28 1998
23 Portugal $335.00 2003
24 Canada $309.44 2003
25 South Korea $303.43 2003
26 Jordan $275.99 2004
27 Libya $255.26 1999
28 Spain $235.84 2003
29 North Korea $224.42 2002
30 Equatorial Guinea $215.36 2004
31 Czech Republic $212.41 2004
32 Chile $211.53 2004
33 Austria $186.14 2001
34 Slovenia $186.03 2000
35 Turkey $184.34 2003
36 Ireland $183.96 2000
37 Botswana $182.51 2004
38 Lebanon $153.77 2002
39 Seychelles $149.09 2004
40 Maldives $140.51 2004
41 Croatia $139.67 2004
42 Gabon $137.18 2004
43 Argentina $117.76 1999
44 Estonia $114.08 2002
45 Hungary $106.31 2002
46 Oman $102.67 2004
47 Poland $91.55 2002
48 Namibia $84.06 2004
49 Colombia $81.36 2001
50 Morocco $77.93 2003
51 Malta $77.50 2004
52 Uruguay $77.47 2004
53 Slovakia $75.48 2002
54 Algeria $74.12 2004
55 Malaysia $72.16 2000
56 Belize $69.67 2003
57 South Africa $67.97 2004
58 Lithuania $66.30 2001
59 Venezuela $64.24 2004
60 Bermuda $64.03 2002
61 Iran $62.73 2003
62 Bosnia and Herzegovina $60.11 2002
63 Brazil $59.78 2004
64 Mexico $55.25 2004
65 Iraq $54.62 2000
66 Syria $52.41 2000
67 China $52.07 2004
68 Trinidad and Tobago $51.95 2003
69 Cuba $50.89 2003
70 Ecuador $48.41 2004
71 Yemen $46.41 2003
72 Bulgaria $45.24 2002
73 Romania $45.18 2002
74 Panama $44.50 2004
75 Armenia $44.12 2001
76 Fiji $43.96 2004
77 Tunisia $37.65 1999
78 Djibouti $37.35 2004
79 Swaziland $36.99 2004
80 Latvia $36.94 2001
81 Egypt $35.14 2003
82 Eritrea $32.37 2004
83 Peru $30.63 2003
84 Cape Verde $29.77 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) $26.78 2004
85 Sri Lanka $26.49 2004
86 El Salvador $26.04 2003
87 San Marino $25.96 2000
88 Pakistan $24.80 2004
89 Bhutan $21.61 2004
90 Dominican Republic $21.45 1998
91 Sudan $20.64 2001
92 Turkmenistan $20.23 1999
93 Comoros $19.82 2004
94 Belarus $17.85 2002
95 Albania $17.31 2002
96 Zimbabwe $17.10 2004
97 Lesotho $16.89 2004
98 Guatemala $16.32 2004
99 Suriname $15.40 2003
South Asia average (profile) $15.33 2004
100 Azerbaijan $15.16 1999
101 Costa Rica $15.12 2004
102 Kazakhstan $14.93 2002
103 Honduras $14.88 2004
104 Bolivia $14.39 2004
105 Ukraine $12.82 2002
106 India $12.82 2003
107 Cameroon $12.51 2004
108 Benin $12.18 2004
109 Jamaica $11.88 2003
110 Angola $11.49 2004
111 Cote d'Ivoire $10.51 2004
112 Chad $10.48 2004
113 Mauritius $10.13 2004
114 Senegal $9.78 2004
115 Philippines $9.56 2004
116 Zambia $9.56 2004
117 Mongolia $9.45 2002
118 Paraguay $9.17 2004
119 Cambodia $8.98 2001
120 Guyana $8.63 2003
121 Vietnam $8.61 1998
122 Afghanistan $7.84 2004
123 Bangladesh $7.05 2004
124 Mauritania $6.81 2004
125 Togo $6.58 2004
126 Guinea-Bissau $6.40 2004
127 Uganda $6.13 2004
128 Nicaragua $6.09 2004
129 Guinea $6.05 2004
130 Indonesia $5.87 2004
131 Mozambique $5.74 2004
132 Tajikistan $5.63 2001
133 Rwanda $5.41 2004
134 Georgia $5.21 2000
135 Burundi $5.15 2004
136 Kenya $5.08 2004
137 Burkina Faso $4.93 2004
138 Sao Tome and Principe $4.64 2004
139 Ethiopia $4.55 2004
140 Nigeria $4.00 2004
141 Central African Republic $3.98 2004
142 Nepal $3.98 2004
143 Kyrgyzstan $3.88 2001
144 Papua New Guinea $2.91 2003
145 Haiti $2.89 2003
146 Sierra Leone $2.68 2004
147 Niger $2.62 2004
148 Madagascar $2.51 2004
149 Moldova $2.41 2004
150 Ghana $2.36 2004
151 Somalia $2.35 2003
152 Mali $1.94 2004
153 Laos $1.88 2004
154 Democratic Republic of the Congo $1.78 2004
155 Malawi $0.88 2004
156 The Gambia $0.72 2004
157 Tanzania $0.55 2004
158 Liberia $0.47 2004
159 Iceland 0.0 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. 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/Military/Expenditures/Dollar-figure-per-capita

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