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Comparison of Iran and Saudi Arabia Military Strengths (2024)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative conventional fighting strengths of Iran and Saudi Arabia for the year 2024.



The selected countries for comparison, Iran and Saudi Arabia, are displayed below in side-by-side format. The Primary selection is displayed in Blue while the Secondary selection is displayed in Red. Go back to compare two other military powers.

The side-by-side comparison provides a theoretical look at war footing between two potential (or active) military rivals.
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COUNTRIES
Iran
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PwrIndx: 0.2269
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 14 of 145)
Saudi Arabia
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PwrIndx: 0.3235
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 23 of 145)


COMPARISON BRIEF
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 17)
87,590,873
(Diff: 51,631,067)
Total Population (Rnk 42)
35,959,806
(Diff: -51,631,067)
Available Manpower (Rnk 15)
49,050,889
(Diff: 30,351,790)
Available Manpower (Rnk 34)
18,699,099
(Diff: -30,351,790)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 13)
41,167,710
(Diff: 23,978,923)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 30)
17,188,787
(Diff: -23,978,923)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 16)
1,401,454
(Diff: 790,137)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 38)
611,317
(Diff: -790,137)
Active Personnel (Rnk 8)
610,000
(Diff: 353,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 19)
257,000
(Diff: -353,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 20)
350,000
(Diff: 350,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -350,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 10)
220,000
(Diff: 70,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 12)
150,000
(Diff: -70,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 33)
$9,954,451,000
(Diff: $-61,765,549,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 5)
$71,720,000,000
(Diff: $61,765,549,000)
External Debt (Rnk 30)
$8,000,000,000
(Diff: $-197,100,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 85)
$205,100,000,000
(Diff: $197,100,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 23)
$127,150,000,000
(Diff: $-346,740,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 7)
$473,890,000,000
(Diff: $346,740,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 18)
$1,319,000,000,000
(Diff: $-275,000,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 17)
$1,594,000,000,000
(Diff: $275,000,000,000)


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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 22)
551
(Diff: -363)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 12)
914
(Diff: 363)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 16)
186
(Diff: -97)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 9)
283
(Diff: 97)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 31)
23
(Diff: -58)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 9)
81
(Diff: 58)
Transports (Rnk 7)
86
(Diff: 37)
Transports (Rnk 17)
49
(Diff: -37)
Trainers (Rnk 27)
102
(Diff: -100)
Trainers (Rnk 13)
202
(Diff: 100)
Special-Mission (Rnk 25)
10
(Diff: -5)
Special-Mission (Rnk 21)
15
(Diff: 5)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 10)
7
(Diff: -15)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 2)
22
(Diff: 15)
Helicopters (Rnk 32)
129
(Diff: -133)
Helicopters (Rnk 16)
262
(Diff: 133)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 34)
13
(Diff: -21)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 18)
34
(Diff: 21)


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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 12)
1,996
(Diff: 511)
Tank Strength (Rnk 17)
1,485
(Diff: -511)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 9)
65,765
(Diff: 45,071)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 25)
20,694
(Diff: -45,071)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 13)
580
(Diff: -656)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 7)
1,236
(Diff: 656)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 7)
2,050
(Diff: 33)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 8)
2,017
(Diff: -33)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 5)
775
(Diff: 285)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 14)
490
(Diff: -285)


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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 37)
101
(Diff: 44)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 50)
57
(Diff: -44)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Submarines (Rnk 7)
19
(Diff: 19)
Submarines (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -19)
Destroyers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Destroyers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Frigates (Rnk 10)
7
(Diff: 0)
Frigates (Rnk 10)
7
(Diff: 0)
Corvettes (Rnk 14)
3
(Diff: -1)
Corvettes (Rnk 13)
4
(Diff: 1)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 40)
21
(Diff: -18)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 27)
39
(Diff: 18)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 21)
1
(Diff: -2)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 19)
3
(Diff: 2)


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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 21)
319
(Diff: 105)
Airports (Rnk 25)
214
(Diff: -105)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 20)
942
(Diff: 529)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 39)
413
(Diff: -529)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 17)
4
(Diff: -1)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 16)
5
(Diff: 1)
Labor Force (Rnk 24)
27,682,000
(Diff: 11,622,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 40)
16,060,000
(Diff: -11,622,000)
Roadways (Rnk 23)
223,485km
(Diff: 2,113km)
Roadways (Rnk 24)
221,372km
(Diff: -2,113km)
Roadways (Rnk 25)
8,484km
(Diff: 3,074km)
Roadways (Rnk 35)
5,410km
(Diff: -3,074km)


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NATURAL RESOURCES
Oil Production (Rnk 9)
3,450,000bbl
(Diff: -7,365,700bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 2)
10,815,700bbl
(Diff: 7,365,700bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 103)
1,935,000bbl
(Diff: -1,250,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 109)
3,185,000bbl
(Diff: 1,250,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 3)
210,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: -50,000,000,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 2)
260,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: 50,000,000,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 3)
237,561,415,000bbl
(Diff: 123,784,767,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 8)
113,776,648,000bbl
(Diff: -123,784,767,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 106)
220,704,282,000bbl
(Diff: 106,927,634,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 103)
113,776,648,000bbl
(Diff: -106,927,634,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 2)
33,987,296,000,000bbl
(Diff: 24,564,484,000,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 6)
9,422,812,000,000bbl
(Diff: -24,564,484,000,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 43)
2,783,000bbl
(Diff: 2,783,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -2,783,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 60)
2,794,000bbl
(Diff: 2,721,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 18)
73,000bbl
(Diff: -2,721,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 31)
1,203,000,000bbl
(Diff: 1,203,000,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -1,203,000,000bbl)


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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 17)
1,648,195km
(Diff: -501,495km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 12)
2,149,690km
(Diff: 501,495km)
Shared Border (Rnk 108)
5,894km
(Diff: 1,622km)
Shared Border (Rnk 88)
4,272km
(Diff: -1,622km)
Coastline (Rnk 66)
2,440km
(Diff: -200km)
Coastline (Rnk 71)
2,640km
(Diff: 200km)
Waterways (Rnk 65)
850km
(Diff: 850km)
Waterways (Rnk 145)
0km
(Diff: -850km)


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