Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Ghanaian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Ghana

Our latest data shows that Ghana spent $119,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 0.3% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Ghanaian 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: $1,167,200,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $59,400,000 0.4%
2002 $65,400,000 0.4%
2003 $81,300,000 0.5%
2004 $79,300,000 0.4%
2005 $79,000,000 0.4%
2006 $85,000,000 0.4%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $130,000,000 0.5%
2008 $114,000,000 0.4%
2009 $127,000,000 0.4%
2010 $129,000,000 0.4%
2011 $98,800,000 0.3%
2012 $119,000,000 0.3%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Ghana in 2001 and from 2006 are for the adopted budget rather than actual spending. Estimates of Ghana’s GDP from the IMF were revised substantially upwards in 2012.

Other Countries in the Region

Congolese Flag Congo
No Data (2012)
Cape Verdean Flag Cape Verde
No Data (2012)
Swazi Flag Swaziland
$125 Million (2012)
Namibian Flag Namibia
$432 Million (2012)
Djiboutian Flag Djibouti
No Data (2012)
Equatoguinean Flag Equatorial Guinea
No Data (2012)
Central African Flag Central African Republic
No Data (2012)
Ivoirian Flag Côte d’Ivoire
$435 Million (2012)

Ghana's Military Branches

Ghana Army, Ghana Navy, Ghana Air Force.

Military Service Age in Ghana

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service, with basic education certificate; no conscription; must be HIV/AIDS negative.