Total U.S. war spending in Afghanistan by category FY 2001-2019

Since 9/11, the United States has amassed an estimated two trillion U.S. dollars of war spending in Afghanistan, with the interest on additional borrowing alone costing over 456 billion U.S. dollars. These figures include budgetary spending between FY 2001 and FY 2019.

Total budgetary cost to the United States of war spending in Afghanistan between FY 2001 and FY 2019, by category

Budgetary costs in billion U.S. dollars
Defense and State Department approprations999.7
Interest on Department of Defense and state borrowing*456.8
Additions to the Pentagon base budget441.2
Veterans care and social security*241.9
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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period

FY 2001 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

The fiscal year runs from October 1st to September 30th.
* Includes spending through FY 2019.

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