The True Cost of Military Equipment

Tax payer money is used for a variety of purposes for the good of the country. A good portion of tax money each year goes into the development and purchase of equipment for the U.S. military. The prices of different equipment ranges from a few thousand to billions of dollars. Some of these numbers may be out of reach without a comparison.

A great example of the high cost of military equipment is the price of one cruise missile. A cruise missile costs about $830,000 which equals to the cost of nearly four homes, 39.6 college educations or 16.8 average household incomes. This is based on a median income of nearly $50,000 per year. It is up to the American public to decide whether some of these U.S. military costs are justified to keep the country safe, or whether the government can find ways to reduce costs without reducing protection.

Infographic Source: MilitaryEducation.org

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