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This is a list of countries by
military expenditure A military budget (or military expenditure), also known as a defense budget, is the amount of finances, financial resources dedicated by a Sovereign state, state to raising and maintaining an armed forces or other methods essential for defense purp ...
per capita, the amount spent by a nation on its military per capita in a given year. This list is sourced from the
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an international institute An institute is an organisation An organization, or organisation (English in the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth English; American and Bri ...
(SIPRI) for the year 2020. As of 2020, the top five per capita spenders are
United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country Continental United States, primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 U.S. state, states, a Washington, D.C., ...

United States
(~3800$),
Israel Israel (; he, יִשְׂרָאֵל, translit=Yīsrāʾēl; ar, إِسْرَائِيل, translit=ʾIsrāʾīl), officially the State of Israel ( he, מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, label=none, translit=Medīnat Yīsrāʾēl; ), is a ...

Israel
(~2500$),
Singapore Singapore (), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign state, sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude () north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bor ...

Singapore
(~1850$),
Saudi Arabia (''Shahada'') , national_anthem = "National Anthem of Saudi Arabia, " "National Anthem of Saudi Arabia" , image_map = Saudi Arabia (orthographic projection).svg , capital = Riyadh , coordinates ...

Saudi Arabia
(~1650$) and
Kuwait Kuwait (; ar, الكويت ', or ), officially the State of Kuwait ( ar, دولة الكويت '), is a country in Western Asia Western Asia, West Asia, or Southwest Asia, is the westernmost subregion A subregion is a part of a larger regi ...

Kuwait
(~1630$). The first three have increased their military expenditure since last year but the last two have decreased it. Two other countries,
Qatar Qatar (, , or ; ar, قطر, Qaṭar ; local vernacular pronunciation: ), officially the State of Qatar,) is a country in Western Asia. It occupies the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and shares it ...

Qatar
and the
UAE The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic Arabic (, ' or , ' or ) is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE.Semitic languages: an international handbook / edited by Stefan Weninger; in collaboration with Geoff ...

UAE
, for which recent data is not available, have also spent historically large amounts of money on the military on a per capita basis. The UAE, for instance, had a per capita spending of 2470$ per person back in 2014, making it the second highest spender in that year just after Saudi Arabia,SIPRI's 2020 est. availabl
here
but by 2020 that number had fallen to 2020.4.


Military expenditure per capita spending

In the table below, numbers are in USD. "xxx" means the country did not exist at the time or was not independent, and "..." means that the data are unavailable.


See also

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Military budget A military budget (or military expenditure), also known as a defense budget A budget is a financial plan In general usage, a financial plan is a comprehensive evaluation of an individual's current pay and future financial state by using c ...
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List of countries by military expenditure share of GDP This is a list of countries by military expenditure in a given year. Military expenditure figures are presented in United States dollar The United States dollar (Currency symbol, symbol: ; ISO 4217, code: USD; also abbreviated US$ or U.S. ...
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List of countries by military expenditures This is a list of countries by military expenditure in a given year. Military expenditure A military budget (or military expenditure), also known as a defense budget, is the amount of finances, financial resources dedicated by a Sovereign state, ...
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List of countries by past military expenditure This is a list of countries by past military expenditure, starting 1987. Methodology Figures for the tables below are provided by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is ...


References

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