Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Economy > Innovation > Military expenditure > Current LCU per capita

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.


1 Iran 1.07 million 2009
2 Lebanon 591,201.4 2012
3 Iraq 216,739.97 2012
4 Algeria 18,788.15 2012
5 Yemen 12,912.74 2012
6 United Arab Emirates 7,886.41 2011
7 Saudi Arabia 7,519.66 2012
8 Israel 7,145.26 2012
9 Syria 5,464.06 2011
10 Qatar 3,904.07 2010
11 Morocco 902.8 2012
12 Oman 780.02 2012
13 Libya 612.39 2012
14 Kuwait 518.69 2012
15 Egypt 328.3 2012
16 Bahrain 271.66 2012
17 Jordan 162.71 2012
18 Tunisia 102.81 2012


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