Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Afghan Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Afghanistan. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Afghanistan

Our latest data shows that Afghanistan spent $770,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 3.8% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Afghan military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $3,983,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 no data N/A
2002 no data N/A
2003 $205,000,000 2.1%
2004 $210,000,000 2.2%
2005 $189,000,000 1.8%
2006 $199,000,000 1.8%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $313,000,000 2.4%
2008 $259,000,000 2.2%
2009 $309,000,000 2.0%
2010 $652,000,000 3.7%
2011 $877,000,000 4.7%
2012 $770,000,000 3.8%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Afghanistan are for core budget expenditure on the Afghan National Army. Military aid from foreign donors, which in 2009 included $4 billion from the USA, 16 times Afghanistan’s domestic military expenditure, is not included.

Other Countries in the Region

Kyrgyzstani Flag Kyrgyzstan
No Data (2012)
Bangladeshi Flag Bangladesh
$1,514 Million (2012)
Philippine Flag Philippines
$2,815 Million (2012)
New Zealand Flag New Zealand
$1,809 Million (2012)
Indonesian Flag Indonesia
$7,048 Million (2012)
Chinese Flag China
$157,603 Million (2012)
Pakistani Flag Pakistan
$6,630 Million (2012)
Laotian Flag Laos
No Data (2012)

Afghanistan's Military Branches

Afghan Armed Forces: Afghan National Army (ANA, includes Afghan Air Force (AAF)) (2011).

Military Service Age in Afghanistan

18 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2012).