Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Iranian Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Iran

Our data source (SIPRI) does not have a figure for Iran's military budget in 2012, but the chart below contains the available military spending data from the past 12 years. If you want to learn more about Iranian military spending, check out SIPRI.org which has data as far back as 1988, including dollars spent and percentage of GDP.

Total Spent: $106,162,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $10,949,000,000 4.0%
2002 $8,234,000,000 2.5%
2003 $9,635,000,000 2.8%
2004 $12,199,000,000 3.1%
2005 $15,128,000,000 3.5%
2006 $16,384,000,000 3.5%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $13,636,000,000 2.7%
2008 $10,188,000,000 2.1%
2009 $9,809,000,000 2.2%
2010 no data N/A
2011 no data N/A
2012 no data N/A

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Iran do not include spending on paramilitary forces such as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

Other Countries in the Region

Yemeni Flag Yemen
$1,243 Million (2012)
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No Data (2012)
Kuwaiti Flag Kuwait
$5,945 Million (2012)
Egyptian Flag Egypt
$4,175 Million (2012)
Lebanese Flag Lebanon
$1,622 Million (2012)
Syrian Flag Syria
No Data (2012)
Qatari Flag Qatar
No Data (2012)
Emirati Flag UAE
No Data (2012)

Iran's Military Branches

Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force (IRIAF), Khatemolanbia Air Defense Headquarters; Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami, IRGC): Ground Resistance Forces, Navy, Aerospace Force, Quds Force (special operations); Law Enforcement Forces.

Military Service Age in Iran

18 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age for volunteers; 17 years of age for Law Enforcement Forces; 15 years of age for Basij Forces (Popular Mobilization Army); conscript military service obligation is 18 months; women exempt from military service.