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Comparison of Saudi Arabia and Iran Military Strengths (2024)



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



The selected countries for comparison, Saudi Arabia and Iran, 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
Saudi Arabia
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PwrIndx: 0.3235
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 23 of 145)
Iran
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PwrIndx: 0.2269
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 14 of 145)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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