Ranked:
N/A (2012)

New Zealand Military Budget

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

Military Spending in New Zealand

Our latest data shows that New Zealand spent $1,809,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.1% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more New Zealand 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: $19,550,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $1,481,000,000 1.2%
2002 $1,426,000,000 1.1%
2003 $1,467,000,000 1.1%
2004 $1,488,000,000 1.0%
2005 $1,504,000,000 1.0%
2006 $1,583,000,000 1.0%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $1,649,000,000 1.0%
2008 $1,705,000,000 1.1%
2009 $1,808,000,000 1.2%
2010 $1,838,000,000 1.2%
2011 $1,792,000,000 1.1%
2012 $1,809,000,000 1.1%

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

Other Countries in the Region

Papua New Guinean Flag PNG
$69 Million (2012)
Mongolian Flag Mongolia
$108 Million (2012)
Singapore Flag Singapore
$9,249 Million (2012)
Bruneian Flag Brunei
$402 Million (2012)
Laotian Flag Laos
No Data (2012)
Chinese Flag China
$157,603 Million (2012)
Fijian Flag Fiji
$54 Million (2012)
Afghan Flag Afghanistan
$770 Million (2012)

New Zealand's Military Branches

New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force (Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi, RNZAF).

Military Service Age in New Zealand

17 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed until the age of 18; no conscription; 3 years of secondary education required; must be a citizen of NZ, the UK, Australia, Canada, or the US, and resident of NZ for the previous 5 years.