# 100 countries spending the most on their military

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100 countries spending the most on their military

If we lived in an ideal world, conflicts would be settled via peaceful resolution and treasuries around the world would save hundreds of billions of dollars annually on military expenses. Unfortunately, it seems nearly impossible to turn on the news without hearing about yet another country being torn apart by violence.

Though the state of international affairs makes it difficult for any country to avoid some military spending, the degree to which governments invest in their armed forces is heavily variant, depending on certain factors.

Using data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Stacker listed the 100 countries investing the most money in their military. The countries are ranked according to their respective per-capita military spending in U.S. dollars and listed along with their total expenditure, as well as how their total expenditure ranks amongst the world’s military powers.

Read on to see where the United States falls on the list.

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#100. Kyrgyzstan

Per capita spending: $37

Total expenditure: $222.8 million

Total expenditure rank: #108/145

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#99. El Salvador

Per capita spending: $39

Total expenditure: $246.8 million

Total expenditure rank: #107/145

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#98. Honduras

Per capita spending: $39

Total expenditure: $363.6 million

Total expenditure rank: #96/145

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#97. Philippines

Per capita spending: $42

Total expenditure: $4.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #41/145

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#96. Mexico

Per capita spending: $45

Total expenditure: $5.8 billion

Total expenditure rank: #32/145

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#95. Jamaica

Per capita spending: $45

Total expenditure: $130.9 million

Total expenditure rank: #118/145

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#94. Dominican Republic

Per capita spending: $46

Total expenditure: $495.6 million

Total expenditure rank: #83/145

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#93. Bosnia-Herzegovina

Per capita spending: $47

Total expenditure: $164.6 million

Total expenditure rank: #116/145

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#92. India

Per capita spending: $48

Total expenditure: $63.9 billion

Total expenditure rank: #5/145

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#91. Fiji

Per capita spending: $51

Total expenditure: $45.9 million

Total expenditure rank: #138/145

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#90. Paraguay

Per capita spending: $51

Total expenditure: $348.2 million

Total expenditure rank: #97/145

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#89. Vietnam

Per capita spending: $53

Total expenditure: $5.1 billion

Total expenditure rank: #37/145

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#88. Macedonia

Per capita spending: $54

Total expenditure: $111.8 million

Total expenditure rank: #120/145

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#87. Pakistan

Per capita spending: $55

Total expenditure: $10.8 billion

Total expenditure rank: #19/145

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#86. Albania

Per capita spending: $55

Total expenditure: $162.5 million

Total expenditure rank: #117/145

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#85. Bolivia

Per capita spending: $59

Total expenditure: $656.8 million

Total expenditure rank: #76/145

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#84. Belize

Per capita spending: $61

Total expenditure: $22.8 million

Total expenditure rank: #144/145

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#83. Swaziland

Per capita spending: $63

Total expenditure: $86.5 million

Total expenditure rank: #124/145

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#82. South Africa

Per capita spending: $64

Total expenditure: $3.6 billion

Total expenditure rank: #46/145

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#81. Peru

Per capita spending: $65

Total expenditure: $2.1 billion

Total expenditure rank: #58/145

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#80. Belarus

Per capita spending: $67

Total expenditure: $631.1 million

Total expenditure rank: #77/145

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#79. Tunisia

Per capita spending: $73

Total expenditure: $835.5 million

Total expenditure rank: #72/145

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#78. Kazakhstan

Per capita spending: $73

Total expenditure: $1.3 billion

Total expenditure rank: #66/145

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#77. Guyana

Per capita spending: $74

Total expenditure: $57.3 million

Total expenditure rank: #134/145

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#76. Ukraine

Per capita spending: $83

Total expenditure: $3.6 billion

Total expenditure rank: #45/145

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#75. Serbia

Per capita spending: $83

Total expenditure: $731.1 million

Total expenditure rank: #75/145

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#74. Georgia

Per capita spending: $85

Total expenditure: $332.7 million

Total expenditure rank: #101/145

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#73. Sri Lanka

Per capita spending: $89

Total expenditure: $1.9 billion

Total expenditure rank: #60/145

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#72. Thailand

Per capita spending: $92

Total expenditure: $6.3 billion

Total expenditure rank: #31/145

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#71. Congo

Per capita spending: $92

Total expenditure: $484.3 million

Total expenditure rank: #85/145

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#70. Morocco

Per capita spending: $97

Total expenditure: $3.5 billion

Total expenditure rank: #50/145

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#69. Angola

Per capita spending: $103

Total expenditure: $3.1 billion

Total expenditure rank: #51/145

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#68. Sudan

Per capita spending: $108

Total expenditure: $4.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #40/145

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#67. Malaysia

Per capita spending: $111

Total expenditure: $3.5 billion

Total expenditure rank: #49/145

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#66. Montenegro

Per capita spending: $118

Total expenditure: $74.3 million

Total expenditure rank: #127/145

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#65. Bulgaria

Per capita spending: $122

Total expenditure: $866.7 million

Total expenditure rank: #71/145

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#64. Argentina

Per capita spending: $128

Total expenditure: $5.7 billion

Total expenditure rank: #33/145

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#63. Brazil

Per capita spending: $140

Total expenditure: $29.3 billion

Total expenditure rank: #11/145

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#62. Hungary

Per capita spending: $146

Total expenditure: $1.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #64/145

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#61. Ecuador

Per capita spending: $146

Total expenditure: $2.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #55/145

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#60. Malta

Per capita spending: $148

Total expenditure: $63.5 million

Total expenditure rank: #132/145

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#59. Trinidad & Tobago

Per capita spending: $148

Total expenditure: $201.9 million

Total expenditure rank: #110/145

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#58. Gabon

Per capita spending: $148

Total expenditure: $298.7 million

Total expenditure rank: #104/145

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#57. Armenia

Per capita spending: $151

Total expenditure: $443.6 million

Total expenditure rank: #91/145

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#56. Azerbaijan

Per capita spending: $156

Total expenditure: $1.5 billion

Total expenditure rank: #63/145

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#55. China

Per capita spending: $162

Total expenditure: $228.2 billion

Total expenditure rank: #2/145

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#54. Namibia

Per capita spending: $171

Total expenditure: $433.9 million

Total expenditure rank: #92/145

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#53. Iran

Per capita spending: $179

Total expenditure: $14.5 billion

Total expenditure rank: #18/145

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#52. Croatia

Per capita spending: $184

Total expenditure: $771.9 million

Total expenditure rank: #74/145

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#51. Iraq

Per capita spending: $194

Total expenditure: $7.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #28/145

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#50. Colombia

Per capita spending: $198

Total expenditure: $9.7 billion

Total expenditure rank: #25/145

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#49. Jordan

Per capita spending: $200

Total expenditure: $1.9 billion

Total expenditure rank: #59/145

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#48. Romania

Per capita spending: $204

Total expenditure: $4.0 billion

Total expenditure rank: #42/145

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#47. Slovak Republic

Per capita spending: $207

Total expenditure: $1.1 billion

Total expenditure rank: #68/145

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#46. Czech Republic

Per capita spending: $210

Total expenditure: $2.2 billion

Total expenditure rank: #57/145

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#45. Turkey

Per capita spending: $225

Total expenditure: $18.2 billion

Total expenditure rank: #15/145

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#44. Seychelles

Per capita spending: $229

Total expenditure: $21.7 million

Total expenditure rank: #145/145

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#43. Slovenia

Per capita spending: $230

Total expenditure: $477.5 million

Total expenditure rank: #86/145

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#42. Botswana

Per capita spending: $232

Total expenditure: $531.2 million

Total expenditure rank: #80/145

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#41. Ireland

Per capita spending: $235

Total expenditure: $1.1 billion

Total expenditure rank: #69/145

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#40. Algeria

Per capita spending: $244

Total expenditure: $10.1 billion

Total expenditure rank: #22/145

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#39. Poland

Per capita spending: $262

Total expenditure: $10.0 billion

Total expenditure rank: #24/145

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#38. Latvia

Per capita spending: $264

Total expenditure: $513.7 million

Total expenditure rank: #81/145

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#37. Lithuania

Per capita spending: $281

Total expenditure: $811.8 million

Total expenditure rank: #73/145

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#36. Chile

Per capita spending: $284

Total expenditure: $5.1 billion

Total expenditure rank: #35/145

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#35. Cyprus

Per capita spending: $335

Total expenditure: $394.7 million

Total expenditure rank: #94/145

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#34. Austria

Per capita spending: $340

Total expenditure: $3.0 billion

Total expenditure rank: #52/145

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#33. Spain

Per capita spending: $350

Total expenditure: $16.2 billion

Total expenditure rank: #17/145

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#32. Japan

Per capita spending: $356

Total expenditure: $45.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #8/145

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#31. Uruguay

Per capita spending: $359

Total expenditure: $1.2 billion

Total expenditure rank: #67/145

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#30. Portugal

Per capita spending: $365

Total expenditure: $3.8 billion

Total expenditure rank: #44/145

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#29. Belgium

Per capita spending: $389

Total expenditure: $4.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #39/145

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#28. Lebanon

Per capita spending: $401

Total expenditure: $2.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #54/145

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#27. Estonia

Per capita spending: $410

Total expenditure: $536.3 million

Total expenditure rank: #79/145

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#26. Taiwan

Per capita spending: $447

Total expenditure: $10.6 billion

Total expenditure rank: #20/145

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#25. Greece

Per capita spending: $456

Total expenditure: $5.1 billion

Total expenditure rank: #36/145

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#24. Russia

Per capita spending: $461

Total expenditure: $66.3 billion

Total expenditure rank: #4/145

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#23. Italy

Per capita spending: $493

Total expenditure: $29.2 billion

Total expenditure rank: #12/145

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#22. New Zealand

Per capita spending: $495

Total expenditure: $2.3 billion

Total expenditure rank: #56/145

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#21. Germany

Per capita spending: $540

Total expenditure: $44.3 billion

Total expenditure rank: #9/145

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#20. Luxembourg

Per capita spending: $545

Total expenditure: $317.9 million

Total expenditure rank: #102/145

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#19. Switzerland

Per capita spending: $546

Total expenditure: $4.6 billion

Total expenditure rank: #38/145

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#18. Sweden

Per capita spending: $561

Total expenditure: $5.6 billion

Total expenditure rank: #34/145

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#17. Canada

Per capita spending: $562

Total expenditure: $20.6 billion

Total expenditure rank: #14/145

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#16. Netherlands

Per capita spending: $590

Total expenditure: $10.0 billion

Total expenditure rank: #23/145

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#15. Finland

Per capita spending: $651

Total expenditure: $3.6 billion

Total expenditure rank: #47/145

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#14. Denmark

Per capita spending: $662

Total expenditure: $3.8 billion

Total expenditure rank: #43/145

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#13. UK

Per capita spending: $713

Total expenditure: $47.2 billion

Total expenditure rank: #7/145

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#12. South Korea

Per capita spending: $768

Total expenditure: $39.2 billion

Total expenditure rank: #10/145

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#11. Brunei

Per capita spending: $809

Total expenditure: $346.7 million

Total expenditure rank: #98/145

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#10. France

Per capita spending: $889

Total expenditure: $57.8 billion

Total expenditure rank: #6/145

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#9. Bahrain

Per capita spending: $936

Total expenditure: $1.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #65/145

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#8. Australia

Per capita spending: $1,123

Total expenditure: $27.5 billion

Total expenditure rank: #13/145

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#7. Norway

Per capita spending: $1,238

Total expenditure: $6.6 billion

Total expenditure rank: #30/145

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#6. Kuwait

Per capita spending: $1,651

Total expenditure: $6.8 billion

Total expenditure rank: #29/145

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#5. Singapore

Per capita spending: $1,786

Total expenditure: $10.2 billion

Total expenditure rank: #21/145

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#4. Oman

Per capita spending: $1,874

Total expenditure: $8.7 billion

Total expenditure rank: #26/145

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#3. USA

Per capita spending: $1,879

Total expenditure: $609.8 billion

Total expenditure rank: #1/145

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#2. Israel

Per capita spending: $1,982

Total expenditure: $16.5 billion

Total expenditure rank: #16/145

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#1. Saudi Arabia

Per capita spending: $2,107

Total expenditure: $69.4 billion

Total expenditure rank: #3/145