Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Greek Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Greece

Our latest data shows that Greece spent $6,972,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 2.5% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Greek 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: $109,996,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $9,528,000,000 3.4%
2002 $9,347,000,000 3.2%
2003 $8,008,000,000 2.6%
2004 $8,804,000,000 2.7%
2005 $9,520,000,000 2.9%
2006 $9,898,000,000 2.9%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $9,891,000,000 2.8%
2008 $10,995,000,000 3.1%
2009 $11,455,000,000 3.3%
2010 $8,869,000,000 2.7%
2011 $6,709,000,000 2.2%
2012 $6,972,000,000 2.5%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Greece for 2012 should be treated with caution, as the economic and fiscal crisis may lead to actual expenditure being significantly lower than the revised budget that has been used as a basis for the current estimate.

Other Countries in the Region

Bulgarian Flag Bulgaria
$782 Million (2012)
Georgian Flag Georgia
$451 Million (2012)
Bosnian Flag Bosnia-Herzegovina
$245 Million (2012)
Ukrainian Flag Ukraine
$4,865 Million (2012)
Slovenian Flag Slovenia
$562 Million (2012)
Croatian Flag Croatia
$1,015 Million (2012)
Norwegian Flag Norway
$7,189 Million (2012)
Macedonian Flag Macedonia
$139 Million (2012)

Greece's Military Branches

Hellenic Army (Ellinikos Stratos, ES), Hellenic Navy (Elliniko Polemiko Navtiko, EPN), Hellenic Air Force (Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia, EPA).

Military Service Age in Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for all services; women are eligible for voluntary military service.