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In FY 2019, total US government spending, federal, state, and local, is “guesstimated” to be $7.56 trillion.
Most government outlays are spent in just a few functional areas: pensions, health care, education, defense, and welfare.
Per Capita Total Government Spending
|Government Pensions||$4,341 / person|
|Government Health Care||+ $5,151 / person|
|Government Education||+ $3,415 / person|
|National Defense||+ $2,880 / person|
|Government Welfare||+ $1,374 / person|
|All Other Spending||+ $5,682 / person|
|Total Government Spending||$22,886 / person|
|Federal Deficit||+ $2,979 / person|
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Total spending: 'guesstimated', as reported by the Office of Management and Budget and projected by usgovernmentspending.com.
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Spending data is from official government sources.
Detailed table of spending data sources here.
Federal spending data begins in 1792.
State and local spending data begins in 1820.
State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.
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GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years
FY 2018 Outcomes