Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Israeli Military Budget

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

Military Spending in Israel

Our latest data shows that Israel spent $15,536,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 6.2% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Israeli 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: $193,517,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $15,346,000,000 8.4%
2002 $17,267,000,000 9.6%
2003 $17,279,000,000 9.6%
2004 $16,514,000,000 8.7%
2005 $15,898,000,000 8.0%
2006 $16,940,000,000 8.1%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $16,447,000,000 7.5%
2008 $15,796,000,000 7.1%
2009 $15,933,000,000 7.0%
2010 $15,398,000,000 6.5%
2011 $15,163,000,000 6.2%
2012 $15,536,000,000 6.2%

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

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for Israel from 1988 include supplemental budgets for operations in Occupied Palestine and elsewhere, and an estimate for the paramilitary Border Police.

Other Countries in the Region

Jordanian Flag Jordan
$1,382 Million (2012)
Qatari Flag Qatar
No Data (2012)
Lebanese Flag Lebanon
$1,622 Million (2012)
Bahraini Flag Bahrain
$924 Million (2012)
Yemeni Flag Yemen
$1,243 Million (2012)
Egyptian Flag Egypt
$4,175 Million (2012)
Saudi Flag Saudi Arabia
$54,218 Million (2012)
Iranian Flag Iran
No Data (2012)

Israel's Military Branches

Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel Naval Force (IN), Israel Air Force (IAF).

Military Service Age in Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).