Military and healthThe GDP per capita in the United States was estimated to be 63,415.99 U.S. dollars in 2020. Alarmingly, the national debt per capita was much higher at 80,085.07 U.S. dollars in the same year. One large contributor to the excessive national debt of the United States is its large military expenditure. In 2020, U.S. defence/military expenditure per capita amounted to 2,186 U.S. dollars. Another factor contributing to the public debt problem is the United States' expenditure on health. In 2020, health expenditure per capita in the United States amounted to 10,196 U.S. dollars, which represents the highest value in the world by a wide margin.
h2>Personal consumption expenditures Another set of per capita data used in macroeconomics is the per capita personal consumption expenditures (PCE) which is a measure of the spending on goods and services purchased by, and on behalf of, households. In 2020, the per capita PCE of the United States came to 42,635 U.S. dollars. This household expenditure value shows the economic health of the nation by showing the amount that consumers are willing to spend. If the value is low, it indicates spending cut backs which come from economic difficulties. The per capita PCE of the District of Columbia were higher than those of any U.S. state, at 65,169 U.S. dollars.