A glance at military spending around the world

AP News
Posted: Apr 01, 2014 5:18 PM

Russian military forces are far better equipped than their counterparts in Ukraine, whose government can barely afford to pay their soldiers' salaries.

Here is a look at the amount the two former Soviet nations spend each year on each member of their armed forces, compared with even bigger-spending militaries in the East and West, according to security affairs consultancy IHS Aerospace & Defense.

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The totals are in U.S. dollars per year, per member of the armed forces.

—United States $381,306

—United Kingdom $330,810

—France $231,934

—Russia $83,478

—China $77,712

—India $35,732

—Ukraine $11,937