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How much did World War 2 cost?
According to my Oxford Companion to WWII in strictly monetary terms here was the breakdown for the major players in their currencies:
UK-Pounds Sterling 20,500,000,000 US-$306,000,000,000 Germany-Reichmarks 414,000,000,000 Japan-Yen 174,000,000,000 Italy- Lire 278,500,000,000 USSR- Ruble 582,000,000,000
I'm not sure if the US figure even takes into acount the 50 billion in Lend lease aid that was given out.
The monetary cost to the U.S. was $288,000,000,000.
trillion dollars according to some other sites (trillion dollars total for Germany, EVERYONE involved including france, US, etc.)
Figuring cost of a war that lasted multiple years is a bit tricky. To the question properly would require a yearly cost of the war. But, for arguments sake, if we say that the cost was in fact $2.88 billion and we figure that for the year 1945, then the cost in 2008 would be $3,444,848,000,000.00. I use the year 2008 because the website I use for these types of calculations only goes through the year 2008. If you would like to check this for your self. This is the citation: Samuel H. Williamson, "Six Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1790 to Present," MeasuringWorth, 2009. URLhttp:/www.measuringworth.com/uscompare I hope this helped everyone.
Germany and Britain destroyed each other in World War 2. At the end, Germany was a pile of rubble and Britain was virtually bankrupt.
The economic cost of the war has been estimated at US$1500 billion.
Of this, the US spent 21%, Britain 20%, Germany 18% and the USSR 13%.
(Source: The Penguin Atlas of World History ; Hermann Kinder and Werner Hilgemann; Originally published as Atlas zur Weltgeschichte).
Relative populations were US 120m, Britain 48m, Germany 90m and USSR 200m.
Britain had a National Debt of 250% of GDP in 1945. It made the final repayment on the WWII component of the debt in 2006.
During an address to a joint session of Congress in 1948, pertaining to the crisis in Greece, President Harry S. Truman stated that the United States contributed $341,000,000,000 to World War II. One would take at face value that President Truman's source on this was, likely, fairly reliable.
In 2020, japan sent of 20,000,000,000,000,000,000 yen for war cost
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The weapons, food, medical attention, and other necessities needed to sustain over 100 million soldiers from around the world, the cost of running the concentration camps for …the Germans, and the enormous amount of money needed to repair the damage done to Europe by the battles.
each unit cost $70 in 1941 and $31 in 1945
$192 billion USD = 1 trillion rubles in 1945 & 24,000,000 Human Deaths
$350 billion USD in 1945.
Approximately two billion dollars.
According to http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/other/stats/warcost.htm, WW 2 cost $2091.3 billion in 1990's dollars. Answer According to President Truman's address to Congr…ess in 1948 (in part about the emerging Greek Crisis), he stated that the US had contributed about $341 Billion to World War 2. Assuming he mean 1945 dollars, that works out to be about $4.1 TRILLION in 2009 dollars. Reasonable estimates are that the US spent about 20% of the total of all countries in WW2. That would mean that the total spending for all countries in WW2 was about $20 Trillion 2009 dollars. As a comparison, the current total global economy is about $58 Trillion, and global defense spending in 2009 is about $1.6 Trillion. So, roughly speaking, we would have to spend about 2.5 times as much to equal the spending during WW2. However, note that the world economy is significantly larger today than during the 1940s, and not just in dollar amounts. So, actual relative spending in WW2 was more likely in the 8-10 times range than current.
My grandfather said in 1942 the cost was $100,000 each. Because of the cost, they would recover torpedo's that were test fired.
military and service members received them for free. they were probably around $10 USD. they were mass produced to be cheap and so they are.
A War Bond cost 3/4 of it's face value. A $25 bond cost $18.75, and was worth $25 at maturity (10 years).
$2,091.3 Billion Dollars adjusted ro 1990 Dollars.
World war 2 cost Italy almost a million dollars it was a lot lot lot of money
In World War 2
It is estimated that it cost a total of $1.5 trillion to rebuildthe country of France after World War II. Part of thereestablishment was in the Marshall Plan.
Gas cost 15 cents a gallon during much of World War 2. A new house was around 3,770 dollars and the average American made 1,880 dollars.
A German Type VIIc submarine cost between $750,000 USD or RM 1,875,000 to $1 million USD or RM 2,500,000 in 1943. A US Gato class submarine cost $2,765,000 USD in 1943.