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100 countries spending the most on their military

  • 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

  • #99. El Salvador

    Per capita spending: $39
    Total expenditure: $246.8 million
    Total expenditure rank: #107/145

  • #98. Honduras

    Per capita spending: $39
    Total expenditure: $363.6 million
    Total expenditure rank: #96/145

  • #97. Philippines

    Per capita spending: $42
    Total expenditure: $4.4 billion
    Total expenditure rank: #41/145

  • #96. Mexico

    Per capita spending: $45
    Total expenditure: $5.8 billion
    Total expenditure rank: #32/145

  • #95. Jamaica

    Per capita spending: $45
    Total expenditure: $130.9 million
    Total expenditure rank: #118/145

  • #94. Dominican Republic

    Per capita spending: $46
    Total expenditure: $495.6 million
    Total expenditure rank: #83/145

  • #93. Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Per capita spending: $47
    Total expenditure: $164.6 million
    Total expenditure rank: #116/145

  • #92. India

    Per capita spending: $48
    Total expenditure: $63.9 billion
    Total expenditure rank: #5/145

  • #91. Fiji

    Per capita spending: $51
    Total expenditure: $45.9 million
    Total expenditure rank: #138/145

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