Ranked:
1st (2012)

American Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in United States. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in United States

Our latest data shows that United States spent $668,841,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 4.4% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more American military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $7,128,384,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $397,334,000,000 3.0%
2002 $446,142,000,000 3.4%
2003 $507,781,000,000 3.7%
2004 $553,441,000,000 3.9%
2005 $579,831,000,000 4.0%
2006 $588,837,000,000 3.9%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $604,292,000,000 4.0%
2008 $649,010,000,000 4.3%
2009 $701,087,000,000 4.8%
2010 $720,386,000,000 4.8%
2011 $711,402,000,000 4.7%
2012 $668,841,000,000 4.4%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

SIPRI Footnote: All figures for the USA are for financial year (1 Oct. of the previous year-30 Sep. of the stated year) rather than calendar year.

Other Countries in the Region

Mexican Flag Mexico
$7,103 Million (2012)
Honduran Flag Honduras
$192 Million (2012)
Nicaraguan Flag Nicaragua
$65 Million (2012)
Cuban Flag Cuba
No Data (2012)
Canadian Flag Canada
$22,382 Million (2012)
Bolivian Flag Bolivia
$377 Million (2012)
Ecuadorian Flag Ecuador
$2,263 Million (2012)
Brazilian Flag Brazil
$36,751 Million (2012)

USA's Military Branches

US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard.

Military Service Age in United States

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units..