Annual Costs of the War in Afghanistan

Welcome Cost of War Visitors

Thanks for visiting National Priorities Project's Cost of War Publications page. We're working to serve you better by combining our Cost of War publications with National Priorities Project's central website. You are being redirected to, where you will find historical Cost of War publications along with a wealth of additional resources about the federal budget.

If you have any questions or need assistance locating a particular Cost of War report, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 413-584-9556.

June 7, 2011

As part of its "Cost of War" analysis, NPP has calculated the total cost of the war in Afghanistan. To date, $459.8 billion dollars has been allocated for the war in Afghanistan since 2001 in current, or "then year" dollars. Adjusted for inflation the total is $487.6 billion in constant 2012 dollars. This includes all of the funding that has been requested by the President and appropriated by Congress for the war through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, 2011.

Annual Costs of the War in Afghanistan
(In Billions of Current and Constant [Inflation-adjusted] Dollars)
Current $ 20.8 14.7 14.5 20.0 19.0 39.2 43.5 59.5 106.6 122.0 459.8
Constant $2012 25.8 17.8 17.1 22.9 21.0 42.2 45.7 61.6 109.5 123.9 487.6