The cost of living is one of the biggest expenses that soldiers in the Canadian Armed Forces are asked to pay, and one that is often overlooked in their recruitment materials.
The military says its annual base pay for all members is $18,936, which covers basic salaries, health and pensions.
The base pay is paid annually, but the army says its members get an additional two weeks pay for service in Afghanistan, which can cost $1,600 a month.
A few years ago, the military paid its troops $18.4 million in base pay to cover their basic salary, and then spent $3.4 billion on housing, pensions and other benefits.
The army’s latest budget shows its annual budget for 2019-20 is $26.8 billion, which includes $5.5 billion for base pay and other mandatory expenses.
But the defence department says the base pay doesn’t include benefits like housing and pensions that are paid by the federal government.
This is the first year the federal budget has been released for the year, and it shows the military’s base pay will be $9,200 in 2019-2020, up $4,000 from the previous year.
The budget also shows the annual military pay and benefits have doubled over the past three years, to $22,100.
But that doesn’t take into account the cost of housing, which has been increased from $3,500 a month to $4 a month over the last decade.
The cost to taxpayers over the same period was $13.8 million, according to the department’s 2017 budget.
The federal government says it doesn’t pay for housing, because it’s an expense that goes directly into the general fund.
The defence department also says its military base pay includes a one-time payment of $10,000 per year for two years to help fund health care and medical leave.
The department says its base pay covers the costs of maintaining the base, training, equipment and equipment replacement.
There are also a number of other expenses that are not included in the base payment, such as salaries, allowances and expenses related to the military career readiness program.
The defence department has a number different expenses that it spends on the military that it says are not covered by the base payments.
The main one is a $2.6-billion contract that pays for a $1.6 million annual pay package to the Army National Guard, but doesn’t have to be paid out to members.
The government has a contract with the U.S. military to provide a $900-million military aid package for Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Canadian military has also contracted with the United Kingdom to provide $1 billion in military aid.
An additional $1-billion is earmarked for the defence budget to pay for training and logistics and the military housing program.
Those programs are funded by the annual Base Pay Fund.
It’s unclear how much the military will have to pay to keep the military from going broke over the next three years.