Saudi Arabia Military Size 1985-2022

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.
  • Saudi Arabia military size for 2019 was 252,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia military size for 2018 was 252,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Saudi Arabia military size for 2017 was 252,000.00, a 0.2% increase from 2016.
  • Saudi Arabia military size for 2016 was 251,500.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Seychelles 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Saudi Arabia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 252,000.00 0.00%
2018 252,000.00 0.00%
2017 252,000.00 0.20%
2016 251,500.00 0.00%
2015 251,500.00 0.00%
2014 251,500.00 0.00%
2013 251,500.00 1.00%
2012 249,000.00 0.00%
2011 249,000.00 0.00%
2010 249,000.00 0.00%
2009 249,000.00 4.62%
2008 238,000.00 0.00%
2007 238,000.00 -0.83%
2006 240,000.00 11.11%
2005 216,000.00 0.93%
2004 214,000.00 -0.47%
2003 215,000.00 0.00%
2002 215,000.00 -1.01%
2001 217,200.00 0.09%
2000 217,000.00 21.91%
1999 178,000.00 0.00%
1998 178,000.00 0.00%
1997 178,000.00 -0.28%
1996 178,500.00 0.56%
1995 177,500.00 8.23%
1994 164,000.00 -4.65%
1993 172,000.00 0.00%
1992 172,000.00 -9.95%
1991 191,000.00 30.82%
1990 146,000.00 78.05%
1989 82,000.00 31.20%
1985 62,500.00 31.20%