Saudi Arabia 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.
  • 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.
  • Saudi Arabia military size for 2015 was 251,500.00, 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
Saudi Arabia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
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%