Greece Military Size 1985-2021

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Greece military size for 2018 was 147,850.00, a 1.27% increase from 2017.
  • Greece military size for 2017 was 146,000.00, a 0.45% increase from 2016.
  • Greece military size for 2016 was 145,350.00, a 1.09% decline from 2015.
  • Greece military size for 2015 was 146,950.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,379,800.00
South Korea 608,000.00
Italy 341,500.00
France 304,800.00
Japan 261,150.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Poland 196,700.00
Spain 196,350.00
Germany 181,400.00
Israel 177,500.00
United Kingdom 148,450.00
Greece 147,850.00
Chile 122,200.00
Argentina 105,200.00
Canada 72,400.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 58,100.00
Portugal 52,250.00
Oman 46,600.00
Netherlands 41,410.00
Hungary 39,800.00
Lithuania 39,550.00
Belgium 31,500.00
Panama 26,000.00
Finland 25,200.00
Kuwait 24,500.00
Norway 23,250.00
Austria 22,850.00
Czech Republic 22,245.00
Uruguay 22,100.00
Qatar 21,500.00
Switzerland 21,450.00
Bahrain 19,200.00
Croatia 18,200.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Slovak Republic 15,850.00
Sweden 15,150.00
Denmark 14,500.00
New Zealand 9,400.00
Ireland 8,650.00
Brunei 8,200.00
Slovenia 7,250.00
Latvia 6,900.00
Estonia 6,700.00
Trinidad and Tobago 4,050.00
Luxembourg 1,900.00
Malta 1,750.00
Bahamas 1,300.00
Barbados 610.00
Seychelles 420.00
Antigua and Barbuda 180.00
Greece Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 147,850.00 1.27%
2017 146,000.00 0.45%
2016 145,350.00 -1.09%
2015 146,950.00 0.00%
2014 146,950.00 -1.34%
2013 148,950.00 1.09%
2012 147,350.00 -0.67%
2011 148,350.00 -0.87%
2010 149,647.00 4.70%
2009 142,936.00 -11.22%
2008 161,000.00 0.00%
2007 161,000.00 0.00%
2006 161,000.00 -4.17%
2005 168,000.00 0.60%
2004 167,000.00 -8.04%
2003 181,600.00 0.00%
2002 181,600.00 11.27%
2001 163,200.00 0.00%
2000 163,200.00 -3.77%
1999 169,600.00 -1.68%
1998 172,500.00 3.73%
1997 166,300.00 -16.35%
1996 198,800.00 -1.49%
1995 201,800.00 -2.04%
1994 206,000.00 -3.29%
1993 213,000.00 2.40%
1992 208,000.00 1.46%
1991 205,000.00 1.99%
1990 201,000.00 0.00%
1989 201,000.00 -0.25%
1985 201,500.00 -0.25%