Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Salvadoran Military Budget

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

Military Spending in El Salvador

Our latest data shows that El Salvador spent $233,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.0% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Salvadoran 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: $2,837,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $271,000,000 1.4%
2002 $284,000,000 1.4%
2003 $227,000,000 1.1%
2004 $212,000,000 1.0%
2005 $212,000,000 1.0%
2006 $222,000,000 1.0%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $229,000,000 1.0%
2008 $225,000,000 1.0%
2009 $229,000,000 1.0%
2010 $237,000,000 1.1%
2011 $256,000,000 1.1%
2012 $233,000,000 1.0%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for El Salvador include military pensions from the Armed Forces Pensions Fund for 2002-2010. For 2011, and 1988-2001, the figures include an estimate of $75m. as an average for pensions, as figures are not available. The pensions figures may be slightly overestimated as they include financial investments by the Pensions Fund, which amounted to $17m. in 2010.

Other Countries in the Region

Honduran Flag Honduras
$192 Million (2012)
Panamanian Flag Panama
No Data (2012)
Cuban Flag Cuba
No Data (2012)
Chilean Flag Chile
$5,357 Million (2012)
Trinidadian, Tobagonian Flag Trinidad &Tobago
No Data (2012)
Brazilian Flag Brazil
$36,751 Million (2012)
Uruguayan Flag Uruguay
$944 Million (2012)
Ecuadorian Flag Ecuador
$2,263 Million (2012)

El Salvador's Military Branches

Salvadoran Army (Ejercito de El Salvador, ES), Salvadoran Navy (Fuerza Naval de El Slavador, FNES), Salvadoran Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Salvadorena, FAS).

Military Service Age in El Salvador

18 years of age for selective compulsory military service; 16-22 years of age for voluntary male or female service; service obligation is 12 months, with 11 months for officers and NCOs.