Costa Rica 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.
  • Costa Rica military size for 2019 was 10,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Costa Rica military size for 2018 was 10,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Costa Rica military size for 2017 was 10,000.00, a 2.04% increase from 2016.
  • Costa Rica military size for 2016 was 9,800.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Thailand 455,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 341,000.00
Mexico 328,000.00
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Romania 126,000.00
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South Africa 90,000.00
Azerbaijan 82,000.00
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Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,000.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 49,000.00
Guatemala 43,000.00
Turkmenistan 42,000.00
Ecuador 42,000.00
Bulgaria 37,000.00
Serbia 32,000.00
Paraguay 29,000.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 16,000.00
Montenegro 12,000.00
Bosnia 11,000.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Albania 8,000.00
Gabon 7,000.00
Jamaica 6,000.00
Fiji 4,000.00
Guyana 3,000.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Belize 2,000.00
Suriname 2,000.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,000.00
Costa Rica Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 10,000.00 0.00%
2018 10,000.00 0.00%
2017 10,000.00 2.04%
2016 9,800.00 0.00%
2015 9,800.00 0.00%
2014 9,800.00 0.00%
2013 9,800.00 0.00%
2012 9,800.00 0.00%
2011 9,800.00 0.00%
2010 9,800.00 0.00%
2009 9,800.00 -2.00%
2008 10,000.00 0.00%
2007 10,000.00 0.00%
2006 10,000.00 -41.18%
2003 17,000.00 -34.36%
2002 25,900.00 18.26%
2001 21,900.00 42.21%
2000 15,400.00 0.00%
1999 15,400.00 0.00%
1998 15,400.00 0.00%
1997 15,400.00 -4.94%
1996 16,200.00 0.00%
1995 16,200.00 102.50%
1994 8,000.00 0.00%
1993 8,000.00 0.00%
1992 8,000.00 0.00%
1991 8,000.00 0.00%
1990 8,000.00 0.00%
1989 8,000.00 -39.39%
1985 13,200.00 -39.39%