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Education > Government spending on education > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Kiribati 17.86% 2002
2 Lesotho 12.98% 2008
3 Cuba 12.86% 2010
4 Marshall Islands 12.25% 2004
5 East Timor 9.74% 2011
6 Botswana 9.49% 2009
7 Sao Tome and Principe 9.48% 2010
8 Suriname 9.02% 1985
9 Denmark 8.74% 2009
10 Djibouti 8.41% 2007
11 Moldova 8.39% 2012
12 Namibia 8.37% 2010
13 Swaziland 8.25% 2011
14 Ghana 8.14% 2011
15 Comoros 7.61% 2008
16 Iceland 7.6% 2010
17 Tuvalu 7.55% 1990
18 Barbados 7.52% 2010
19 Uzbekistan 7.42% 1995
20 Solomon Islands 7.27% 2010
21 Cyprus 7.27% 2010
22 Palau 7.27% 2002
23 New Zealand 7.26% 2011
24 Sweden 6.98% 2010
25 Malta 6.91% 2010
26 Bolivia 6.89% 2011
27 Venezuela 6.87% 2009
28 Norway 6.87% 2010
29 Vietnam 6.85% 2010
30 Finland 6.84% 2010
31 Maldives 6.82% 2011
32 Kyrgyzstan 6.79% 2011
33 Federated States of Micronesia 6.71% 2000
34 Puerto Rico 6.68% 1978
35 Kenya 6.66% 2010
36 Belgium 6.57% 2010
37 Belize 6.56% 2010
38 Ireland 6.47% 2010
39 Papua New Guinea 6.47% 1979
40 Jamaica 6.35% 2010
41 United Kingdom 6.3% 2010
42 Costa Rica 6.27% 2009
43 Tunisia 6.21% 2010
44 Tanzania 6.18% 2010
45 Ukraine 6.15% 2011
46 Aruba 6.04% 2011
47 South Africa 5.96% 2010
48 Netherlands 5.96% 2010
49 Austria 5.89% 2010
50 France 5.86% 2010
51 Brazil 5.82% 2010
52 Burundi 5.82% 2012
53 Thailand 5.79% 2011
54 Argentina 5.78% 2010
55 Samoa 5.77% 2008
56 Slovenia 5.68% 2010
57 Estonia 5.68% 2010
58 Senegal 5.63% 2010
59 Portugal 5.62% 2010
60 United States 5.62% 2010
61 Israel 5.59% 2010
62 Australia 5.59% 2010
63 Canada 5.5% 2010
64 Mongolia 5.48% 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.44% 2006
65 Morocco 5.38% 2009
66 Lithuania 5.37% 2010
67 Malawi 5.35% 2011
68 Benin 5.35% 2010
69 Mexico 5.28% 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 5.25% 2005
70 Guinea-Bissau 5.25% 1999
European Union average (profile) 5.24% 2005
71 Switzerland 5.22% 2010
72 Poland 5.17% 2010
73 Yemen 5.15% 2008
74 Belarus 5.15% 2012
75 Saudi Arabia 5.14% 2008
76 Syria 5.13% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 5.13% 2005
77 Malaysia 5.13% 2010
78 Iraq 5.11% 1989
79 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.09% 2010
80 Germany 5.08% 2010
81 Montserrat 5.06% 2009
82 South Korea 5.05% 2009
83 Latvia 5.02% 2010
84 Vanuatu 5.01% 2009
85 Mozambique 5.01% 2006
86 Spain 4.97% 2010
87 Cape Verde 4.95% 2011
88 Jordan 4.94% 1999
89 European Union 4.94% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.93% 2006
90 Hungary 4.88% 2010
91 Serbia 4.82% 2011
92 Mali 4.8% 2011
93 Dominica 4.77% 2008
94 Nepal 4.72% 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.69% 1999
95 Ethiopia 4.69% 2010
96 Bhutan 4.65% 2011
97 Cote d'Ivoire 4.6% 2008
98 Nicaragua 4.57% 2010
99 Serbia and Montenegro 4.53% 2007
100 Togo 4.52% 2011
101 Italy 4.5% 2010
102 Uruguay 4.5% 2011
103 Niger 4.48% 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 4.47% 2007
104 Colombia 4.45% 2011
105 British Virgin Islands 4.36% 2010
106 Ecuador 4.36% 2012
107 Algeria 4.34% 2008
108 Oman 4.32% 2009
109 Turkmenistan 4.31% 1990
110 Croatia 4.31% 2010
111 Saint Lucia 4.26% 2012
112 Czech Republic 4.25% 2010
113 Romania 4.24% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 4.24% 2007
114 Slovakia 4.22% 2010
115 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4.22% 2007
116 Rwanda 4.19% 2012
117 Fiji 4.13% 2011
118 Russia 4.1% 2008
119 Bulgaria 4.1% 2010
120 Greece 4.09% 2005
121 Gambia 4.07% 2012
122 Chile 4.07% 2011
123 Tajikistan 3.94% 2011
124 Tonga 3.9% 2004
125 Grenada 3.9% 2003
126 Gabon 3.83% 2000
127 Japan 3.78% 2011
128 Paraguay 3.77% 2010
129 Egypt 3.76% 2008
130 Kuwait 3.76% 2006
131 Luxembourg 3.75% 2001
132 Iran 3.71% 2012
133 Andorra 3.71% 1997
134 Mauritania 3.69% 2011
135 Seychelles 3.63% 2011
South Asia average (profile) 3.61% 2000
136 Honduras 3.58% 1995
137 Hong Kong 3.51% 2012
138 Panama 3.5% 2011
139 Republic of Macedonia 3.5% 2002
140 Mauritius 3.48% 2012
141 Angola 3.48% 2010
142 Burkina Faso 3.43% 2011
143 El Salvador 3.42% 2011
144 San Marino 3.37% 1996
145 Laos 3.31% 2010
146 Uganda 3.28% 2012
147 Brunei 3.27% 2012
148 Albania 3.27% 2007
149 Cook Islands 3.27% 2011
150 Singapore 3.23% 2012
151 Cameroon 3.21% 2011
152 Guyana 3.19% 2012
153 India 3.17% 2011
154 Trinidad and Tobago 3.16% 2003
155 Armenia 3.15% 2011
156 Kazakhstan 3.06% 2009
157 Guatemala 2.97% 2012
158 Bahrain 2.93% 2008
159 Sierra Leone 2.88% 2012
160 Turkey 2.86% 2006
161 The Bahamas 2.85% 2000
162 Anguilla 2.82% 2008
163 Liberia 2.81% 2012
164 Indonesia 2.77% 2011
165 Madagascar 2.72% 2012
166 Macau 2.68% 2011
167 Libya 2.67% 1999
168 Philippines 2.65% 2009
169 Bermuda 2.64% 2010
170 Cayman Islands 2.61% 2006
171 Cambodia 2.6% 2010
172 Chad 2.59% 2011
173 Peru 2.59% 2011
174 Antigua and Barbuda 2.55% 2009
175 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.51% 2010
176 Zimbabwe 2.5% 2010
177 Guinea 2.47% 2012
178 Qatar 2.45% 2008
179 Azerbaijan 2.44% 2011
180 Sudan 2.24% 2009
181 Bangladesh 2.23% 2009
182 Dominican Republic 2.19% 2007
183 Pakistan 2.17% 2012
184 Eritrea 2.13% 2006
185 Liechtenstein 2.11% 2008
186 The Gambia 2.02% 2004
187 Sri Lanka 2% 2011
188 Georgia 1.99% 2012
189 China 1.91% 1999
190 Congo, Republic of the 1.84% 2005
191 Afghanistan 1.73% 1982
192 Lebanon 1.65% 2011
193 Monaco 1.59% 2011
194 Zambia 1.35% 2008
195 Central African Republic 1.25% 2011
196 Haiti 1.07% 1991
197 United Arab Emirates 0.9% 2008
198 Nigeria 0.83% 1995
199 Burma 0.773% 2011
200 Equatorial Guinea 0.6% 2003
201 New Caledonia 0.555% 1993
202 French Polynesia 0.525% 1993
203 Somalia 0.42% 1985
204 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.0 2012

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