Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Bulgarian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Bulgaria

Our latest data shows that Bulgaria spent $782,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.5% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Bulgarian 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: $12,642,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $1,092,000,000 2.9%
2002 $1,101,000,000 2.9%
2003 $1,123,000,000 2.8%
2004 $1,097,000,000 2.6%
2005 $1,122,000,000 2.4%
2006 $1,113,000,000 2.3%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $1,293,000,000 2.5%
2008 $1,083,000,000 2.0%
2009 $1,029,000,000 2.0%
2010 $978,000,000 1.9%
2011 $829,000,000 1.5%
2012 $782,000,000 1.5%

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

SIPRI Footnote: NATO has provided figures for Bulgaria including pensions from 2006-2008: 1393, 1712 and 1749 million Leva for 2006, 2007 and 2008 respectively.

Other Countries in the Region

Austrian Flag Austria
$3,411 Million (2012)
Hungarian Flag Hungary
$1,100 Million (2012)
Russian Flag Russia
$90,646 Million (2012)
Cypriot Flag Cyprus
$499 Million (2012)
Czech Flag Czech Republic
$2,379 Million (2012)
Slovak Flag Slovakia
$1,072 Million (2012)
Turkish Flag Turkey
$17,906 Million (2012)
Armenian Flag Armenia
$408 Million (2012)

Bulgaria's Military Branches

Ground Forces, Naval Forces, Bulgarian Air Forces (Bulgarski Voennovazdyshni Sily, BVVS).

Military Service Age in Bulgaria

18-27 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription ended in January 2008; service obligation 6-9 months.