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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 Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Israel $1,361.80 per capita 2003
2 Kuwait $1,050.81 per capita 2004
3 Norway $883.59 per capita 2003
4 Bahrain $878.57 per capita 2004
5 Saudi Arabia $833.75 per capita 2002
6 Australia $828.69 per capita 2004
7 Brunei $794.94 per capita 2004
8 France $752.03 per capita 2003
9 United Kingdom $718.95 per capita 2003
10 Sweden $637.12 per capita 2004
11 Denmark $607.29 per capita 2003
12 Netherlands $577.83 per capita 2004
13 Cyprus $540.62 per capita 2002
14 Greece $532.47 per capita 2004
15 Luxembourg $514.73 per capita 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $504.60 per capita 2003
16 United Arab Emirates $492.76 per capita 2000
17 Italy $489.25 per capita 2003
18 Germany $424.80 per capita 2003
19 Belgium $385.41 per capita 2003
20 Japan $358.80 per capita 2004
21 Switzerland $352.43 per capita 2001
22 Finland $349.31 per capita 1998
23 Taiwan $335.09 per capita 2003
24 Portugal $335.00 per capita 2003
25 Canada $309.89 per capita 2003
26 South Korea $303.50 per capita 2003
27 Jordan $275.99 per capita 2004
28 Equatorial Guinea $256.38 per capita 2004
29 Libya $249.87 per capita 1999
30 Spain $235.84 per capita 2003
31 North Korea $235.58 per capita 2002
32 Czech Republic $212.60 per capita 2004
33 Chile $212.11 per capita 2004
34 Botswana $191.35 per capita 2004
35 Austria $186.12 per capita 2001
36 Slovenia $186.02 per capita 2000
37 Ireland $183.95 per capita 2000
38 Turkey $171.89 per capita 2003
39 Seychelles $147.06 per capita 2004
40 Lebanon $139.72 per capita 2002
41 Croatia $139.55 per capita 2004
42 Gabon $135.65 per capita 2004
43 Maldives $127.96 per capita 2004
44 Argentina $117.79 per capita 1999
45 Estonia $114.08 per capita 2002
46 Hungary $106.31 per capita 2002
47 Oman $99.84 per capita 2004
48 Poland $91.55 per capita 2002
49 Namibia $83.81 per capita 2004
50 Serbia and Montenegro $80.54 per capita 2002
51 Morocco $78.10 per capita 2003
52 Uruguay $77.99 per capita 2004
53 Colombia $77.91 per capita 2001
54 Malta $77.50 per capita 2004
55 Algeria $76.64 per capita 2004
56 Slovakia $75.48 per capita 2002
57 Malaysia $73.49 per capita 2000
58 South Africa $68.42 per capita 2004
59 Lithuania $66.30 per capita 2001
60 Belize $65.77 per capita 2003
61 Iran $64.77 per capita 2003
62 Venezuela $64.57 per capita 2004
63 Bermuda $64.19 per capita 2002
64 Brazil $59.81 per capita 2004
65 Bosnia and Herzegovina $59.76 per capita 2002
66 Mexico $59.22 per capita 2004
67 China $52.07 per capita 2004
68 Trinidad and Tobago $51.41 per capita 2003
69 Syria $51.03 per capita 2000
70 Cuba $51.01 per capita 2003
71 Ecuador $50.23 per capita 2004
72 Panama $46.29 per capita 2004
73 Bulgaria $45.24 per capita 2002
74 Romania $45.18 per capita 2002
75 Yemen $44.94 per capita 2003
76 Armenia $44.05 per capita 2001
77 Fiji $42.82 per capita 2004
78 Tunisia $37.65 per capita 1999
79 Latvia $36.88 per capita 2001
80 Djibouti $36.71 per capita 2004
81 Swaziland $36.17 per capita 2004
82 Eritrea $35.68 per capita 2004
83 Egypt $34.24 per capita 2003
84 Congo, Republic of the $32.58 per capita 2004
85 Peru $30.53 per capita 2003
86 Cape Verde $28.48 per capita 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) $27.84 per capita 2004
87 Sri Lanka $26.45 per capita 2004
88 Pakistan $25.31 per capita 2004
89 El Salvador $23.63 per capita 2003
90 Bhutan $21.99 per capita 2004
91 Dominican Republic $21.30 per capita 1998
92 Turkmenistan $20.25 per capita 1999
93 Comoros $19.73 per capita 2004
94 Albania $18.36 per capita 2002
95 Lesotho $17.96 per capita 2004
96 Belarus $17.74 per capita 2002
97 Sudan $17.49 per capita 2001
98 Suriname $16.91 per capita 2003
99 Zimbabwe $16.77 per capita 2004
100 Guatemala $16.42 per capita 2004
South Asia average (profile) $15.26 per capita 2004
101 Azerbaijan $15.16 per capita 1999
102 Costa Rica $15.10 per capita 2004
103 Kazakhstan $14.93 per capita 2002
104 Bolivia $14.67 per capita 2004
105 Honduras $14.27 per capita 2004
106 Cameroon $13.79 per capita 2004
107 India $13.17 per capita 2003
108 Ukraine $12.82 per capita 2002
109 Jamaica $11.86 per capita 2003
110 Angola $11.85 per capita 2004
111 Benin $11.80 per capita 2004
112 Chad $10.72 per capita 2004
113 Mauritius $10.13 per capita 2004
114 Cote d'Ivoire $10.08 per capita 2004
115 Philippines $9.87 per capita 2004
116 Mongolia $9.43 per capita 2002
117 Senegal $9.42 per capita 2004
118 Zambia $9.30 per capita 2004
119 Paraguay $9.17 per capita 2004
120 Guyana $8.68 per capita 2003
121 Cambodia $8.61 per capita 2001
122 Vietnam $8.49 per capita 1998
123 Bangladesh $7.15 per capita 2004
124 Mauritania $6.98 per capita 2004
125 Afghanistan $6.61 per capita 2004
126 Guinea $6.42 per capita 2004
127 Nicaragua $6.40 per capita 2004
128 Uganda $6.12 per capita 2004
129 Mozambique $6.04 per capita 2004
130 Indonesia $5.97 per capita 2004
131 Togo $5.93 per capita 2004
132 Guinea-Bissau $5.78 per capita 2004
133 Tajikistan $5.67 per capita 2001
134 Rwanda $5.64 per capita 2004
135 Burundi $5.32 per capita 2004
136 Kenya $5.29 per capita 2004
137 Burkina Faso $5.01 per capita 2004
138 Georgia $4.87 per capita 2000
139 Ethiopia $4.82 per capita 2004
140 Sao Tome and Principe $4.58 per capita 2004
141 Nigeria $3.95 per capita 2004
142 Central African Republic $3.89 per capita 2004
143 Kyrgyzstan $3.88 per capita 2001
144 Nepal $3.73 per capita 2004
145 Haiti $3.14 per capita 2003
146 Papua New Guinea $2.99 per capita 2003
147 Sierra Leone $2.47 per capita 2004
148 Niger $2.47 per capita 2004
149 Madagascar $2.46 per capita 2004
150 Somalia $2.45 per capita 2003
151 Ghana $2.27 per capita 2004
152 Moldova $2.22 per capita 2004
153 Laos $1.92 per capita 2004
154 Mali $1.71 per capita 2004
155 Democratic Republic of the Congo $1.67 per capita 2004
156 Malawi $0.88 per capita 2004
157 The Gambia $0.68 per capita 2004
158 Tanzania $0.55 per capita 2004
159 Liberia $0.46 per capita 2004
160 Iceland 0.0 2003

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Military > Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per capita: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Military > Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per capita

  • Equatorial Guinea ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure > per capita amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2004.
  • Kuwait ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure > per capita amongst Hot countries in 2004.
  • Norway ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure > per capita amongst Christian countries in 2003.
  • Israel ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure > per capita globally in 2003.
  • France ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure > per capita amongst Catholic countries in 2003.
  • Lebanon ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure > per capita amongst Former French colonies in 2002.
  • Luxembourg ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure > per capita amongst Landlocked countries in 2003.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked third for expenditures > dollar figure > per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2002.
  • All of the top 2 countries by expenditures > dollar figure > per capita are Middle East and North African.
  • Yemen ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure > per capita amongst Failed states in 2003.
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