Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Bahraini Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Bahrain

Our latest data shows that Bahrain spent $924,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 3.5% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Bahraini 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: $7,832,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $405,000,000 4.2%
2002 $483,000,000 4.7%
2003 $555,000,000 4.8%
2004 $559,000,000 4.3%
2005 $553,000,000 3.6%
2006 $602,000,000 3.4%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $637,000,000 3.2%
2008 $688,000,000 3.0%
2009 $774,000,000 3.9%
2010 $774,000,000 3.5%
2011 $878,000,000 3.3%
2012 $924,000,000 3.5%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Bahrain do not include extra budgetary spending on defence procurement.

Other Countries in the Region

Yemeni Flag Yemen
$1,243 Million (2012)
Iraqi Flag Iraq
$5,693 Million (2012)
Syrian Flag Syria
No Data (2012)
Emirati Flag UAE
No Data (2012)
Jordanian Flag Jordan
$1,382 Million (2012)
Omani Flag Oman
$6,489 Million (2012)
Qatari Flag Qatar
No Data (2012)
Kuwaiti Flag Kuwait
$5,945 Million (2012)

Bahrain's Military Branches

Royal Bahraini Army, Royal Bahraini Navy, Royal Bahraini Air Force, Royal Bahraini Air Defense Force.

Military Service Age in Bahrain

18 years of age for voluntary military service; 15 years of age for NCOs, technicians, and cadets; no conscription.