List of countries by military expenditure per capita

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This is a list of countries by military expenditure 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 for the year 2015.[1][2] Note: by 2014 there had been a large change in Saudi military expenditure per capita, standing at 80.8 billion[3] for a population of some 30.8 million,[4] thus surpassing $2623 per capita spending by Saudi Arabia. In April 2015 it was confirmed that of all the world's countries, Saudi Arabia's military spending was the highest "by far" as percent of GDP[5] as well as highest in per capita military spending.

Per capita spending[edit]

Rank Country Amount in USD$
1  Saudi Arabia 6,909[6]
2  Singapore 2,385
3  Israel 1,882
4  United States 1,859
5  Kuwait 1,289
6  Norway 1,245
7  Greece 1,230
8  United Kingdom 1,066
9  France 977
10  Bahrain 912
11  Australia 893
12  Brunei 866
13  Luxembourg 809
14  Denmark 804
15  Netherlands 759

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The SIPRI Military Expenditure Database
  2. ^ The 15 countries with the highest military expenditure in 2009
  3. ^ List of countries by military expenditures
  4. ^ Saudi Arabia
  5. ^ Saudi Arabia is world's fourth biggest military buyer
  6. ^ Cordesman, Anthony. Saudi Arabia Enters the Twenty-First Century. ISBN 978-0275980917.