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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Military > Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita

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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Equatorial Guinea $215.36 2004
2 Botswana $182.51 2004
3 Seychelles $149.09 2004
4 Gabon $137.18 2004
5 Namibia $84.06 2004
6 South Africa $67.97 2004
7 Djibouti $37.35 2004
8 Swaziland $36.99 2004
9 Eritrea $32.37 2004
10 Cape Verde $29.77 2004
11 Sudan $20.64 2001
12 Comoros $19.82 2004
13 Zimbabwe $17.10 2004
14 Lesotho $16.89 2004
15 Cameroon $12.51 2004
16 Benin $12.18 2004
17 Angola $11.49 2004
18 Cote d'Ivoire $10.51 2004
19 Chad $10.48 2004
20 Mauritius $10.13 2004
21 Senegal $9.78 2004
22 Zambia $9.56 2004
23 Mauritania $6.81 2004
24 Togo $6.58 2004
25 Guinea-Bissau $6.40 2004
26 Uganda $6.13 2004
27 Guinea $6.05 2004
28 Mozambique $5.74 2004
29 Rwanda $5.41 2004
30 Burundi $5.15 2004
31 Kenya $5.08 2004
32 Burkina Faso $4.93 2004
33 Sao Tome and Principe $4.64 2004
34 Ethiopia $4.55 2004
35 Nigeria $4.00 2004
36 Central African Republic $3.98 2004
37 Sierra Leone $2.68 2004
38 Niger $2.62 2004
39 Madagascar $2.51 2004
40 Ghana $2.36 2004
41 Somalia $2.35 2003
42 Mali $1.94 2004
43 Democratic Republic of the Congo $1.78 2004
44 Malawi $0.88 2004
45 The Gambia $0.72 2004
46 Tanzania $0.55 2004
47 Liberia $0.47 2004

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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Military > Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita

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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.
  • Iraq ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure per capita amongst Failed states in 2000.
  • France ranked first for expenditures > dollar figure per capita amongst Catholic countries in 2003.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked second for expenditures > dollar figure per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2002.
  • 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.
  • All of the top 2 countries by expenditures > dollar figure per capita are Middle East and North African.
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