Well let's jump some meters ahead - I'm sure you knew about the shooting spree that a U.S. Soldier commited in southern Afghanistan a few times ago. In connection to that incident, The United States paid close to $50,000 in compensation for each body killed. The official, who asked not to be named, didn't mention exactly how much money was paid to each family, but told that the amount was that close reported by Afghan officials. "The amount reflects the extraordinarily devastating nature of the incident," he said. - Average annual income in Afghanistan is $425, according to the BBC.