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

DEFINITION: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Lesotho 12.98% 2008
2 Cuba 12.86% 2010
3 Marshall Islands 12.24% 2003
4 Kiribati 11.85% 2001
5 East Timor 9.74% 2011
6 Botswana 9.49% 2009
7 Sao Tome and Principe 9.48% 2010
8 Denmark 8.74% 2009
9 Djibouti 8.41% 2007
10 Moldova 8.39% 2012
11 Namibia 8.37% 2010
12 Swaziland 8.25% 2011
13 Ghana 8.14% 2011
14 Comoros 7.61% 2008
15 Iceland 7.6% 2010
16 Tuvalu 7.55% 1990
17 Barbados 7.52% 2010
18 Papua New Guinea 7.39% 1977
19 Solomon Islands 7.27% 2010
20 Cyprus 7.27% 2010
21 Palau 7.27% 2002
22 New Zealand 7.26% 2011
23 Sweden 6.98% 2010
24 Malta 6.91% 2010
25 Bolivia 6.89% 2011
26 Venezuela 6.87% 2009
27 Norway 6.87% 2010
28 Vietnam 6.85% 2010
29 Finland 6.84% 2010
30 Maldives 6.82% 2011
31 Kyrgyzstan 6.79% 2011
32 Federated States of Micronesia 6.71% 2000
33 Puerto Rico 6.68% 1978
34 Kenya 6.66% 2010
35 Belgium 6.57% 2010
36 Belize 6.56% 2010
37 Ireland 6.47% 2010
38 Jamaica 6.35% 2010
39 United Kingdom 6.3% 2010
40 Costa Rica 6.27% 2009
41 Tunisia 6.21% 2010
42 Tanzania 6.18% 2010
43 Ukraine 6.15% 2011
44 Aruba 6.04% 2011
45 South Africa 5.96% 2010
46 Netherlands 5.96% 2010
47 Austria 5.89% 2010
48 France 5.86% 2010
49 Brazil 5.82% 2010
50 Burundi 5.82% 2012
51 Thailand 5.79% 2011
52 Argentina 5.78% 2010
53 Samoa 5.77% 2008
54 Slovenia 5.68% 2010
55 Estonia 5.68% 2010
56 Senegal 5.63% 2010
57 Portugal 5.62% 2010
58 United States 5.62% 2010
59 Israel 5.59% 2010
60 Australia 5.59% 2010
61 Canada 5.5% 2010
62 Mongolia 5.48% 2011
63 Morocco 5.38% 2009
64 Lithuania 5.37% 2010
65 Malawi 5.35% 2011
66 Benin 5.35% 2010
67 Mexico 5.28% 2010
68 Guinea-Bissau 5.25% 1999
69 Switzerland 5.22% 2010
70 Poland 5.17% 2010
71 Yemen 5.15% 2008
72 Belarus 5.15% 2012
73 Saudi Arabia 5.14% 2008
74 Syria 5.13% 2009
75 Malaysia 5.13% 2010
76 Iraq 5.11% 1989
77 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.09% 2010
78 Germany 5.08% 2010
79 Montserrat 5.06% 2009
80 South Korea 5.05% 2009
81 Latvia 5.02% 2010
82 Vanuatu 5.01% 2009
83 Mozambique 5.01% 2006
84 Dominica 4.99% 1999
85 Spain 4.97% 2010
86 Cape Verde 4.95% 2011
87 Jordan 4.94% 1999
88 Hungary 4.88% 2010
89 Serbia 4.82% 2011
90 Mali 4.8% 2011
91 Nepal 4.72% 2010
92 Ethiopia 4.69% 2010
93 Bhutan 4.65% 2011
94 Nicaragua 4.57% 2010
95 Togo 4.52% 2011
96 Italy 4.5% 2010
97 Uruguay 4.5% 2011
98 Niger 4.48% 2011
99 Colombia 4.45% 2011
100 British Virgin Islands 4.36% 2010
101 Ecuador 4.36% 2012
102 Algeria 4.34% 2008
103 Oman 4.32% 2009
104 Croatia 4.31% 2010
105 Saint Lucia 4.26% 2012
106 Czech Republic 4.25% 2010
107 Romania 4.24% 2009
108 Slovakia 4.22% 2010
109 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4.22% 2007
110 Rwanda 4.19% 2012
111 Fiji 4.13% 2011
112 Russia 4.1% 2008
113 Bulgaria 4.1% 2010
114 Greece 4.09% 2005
115 Gambia 4.07% 2012
116 Chile 4.07% 2011
117 Tajikistan 3.94% 2011
118 Tonga 3.9% 2004
119 Grenada 3.9% 2003
120 Gabon 3.83% 2000
121 Japan 3.78% 2011
122 Paraguay 3.77% 2010
123 Egypt 3.76% 2008
124 Kuwait 3.76% 2006
125 Luxembourg 3.75% 2001
126 Iran 3.71% 2012
127 Andorra 3.71% 1997
128 Mauritania 3.69% 2011
129 Seychelles 3.63% 2011
130 Honduras 3.58% 1995
131 Hong Kong 3.51% 2012
132 Panama 3.5% 2011
133 Republic of Macedonia 3.5% 2002
134 Mauritius 3.48% 2012
135 Angola 3.48% 2010
136 Burkina Faso 3.43% 2011
137 El Salvador 3.42% 2011
138 San Marino 3.37% 1996
139 Laos 3.31% 2010
140 Uganda 3.28% 2012
141 Brunei 3.27% 2012
142 Albania 3.27% 2007
143 Cook Islands 3.27% 2011
144 Singapore 3.23% 2012
145 Cameroon 3.21% 2011
146 Guyana 3.19% 2012
147 India 3.17% 2011
148 Trinidad and Tobago 3.16% 2003
149 Armenia 3.15% 2011
150 Nigeria 3.06% 1975
151 Kazakhstan 3.06% 2009
152 Guatemala 2.97% 2012
153 Bahrain 2.93% 2008
154 Sierra Leone 2.88% 2012
155 Turkey 2.86% 2006
156 The Bahamas 2.85% 2000
157 Anguilla 2.82% 2008
158 Liberia 2.81% 2012
159 Indonesia 2.77% 2011
160 Madagascar 2.72% 2012
161 Macau 2.68% 2011
162 Libya 2.67% 1999
163 Philippines 2.65% 2009
164 Bermuda 2.64% 2010
165 Cambodia 2.6% 2010
166 Chad 2.59% 2011
167 Peru 2.59% 2011
168 Antigua and Barbuda 2.55% 2009
169 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.51% 2010
170 Zimbabwe 2.5% 2010
171 Guinea 2.47% 2012
172 Qatar 2.45% 2008
173 Azerbaijan 2.44% 2011
174 Sudan 2.24% 2009
175 Bangladesh 2.23% 2009
176 Dominican Republic 2.19% 2007
177 Pakistan 2.17% 2012
178 Eritrea 2.13% 2006
179 Liechtenstein 2.11% 2008
180 Sri Lanka 2% 2011
181 Georgia 1.99% 2012
182 China 1.91% 1999
183 Afghanistan 1.73% 1982
184 Lebanon 1.65% 2011
185 Monaco 1.59% 2011
186 Zambia 1.35% 2008
187 Central African Republic 1.25% 2011
188 United Arab Emirates 1.11% 1997
189 Haiti 1.07% 1991
190 Burma 0.773% 2011
191 Equatorial Guinea 0.603% 2002
192 New Caledonia 0.555% 1993
193 French Polynesia 0.525% 1993
194 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.0 2012

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Government-spending-on-education/Proportion-of-GDP

Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP

  • Holy See (Vatican City) has ranked last for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 1999.
  • Lesotho has ranked in the top 2 for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 1995.
  • Cuba has ranked in the top 2 for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 2004.
  • French Polynesia has ranked second last for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 1975.
  • East Timor has ranked in the top 2 for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 2009.
  • New Caledonia has ranked third last for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 1989.
  • Botswana has ranked in the top 5 for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 1992.
  • Moldova has ranked in the top 2 for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 2011.
  • Marshall Islands has ranked in the top 3 for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 1999.
  • Kiribati has ranked in the top 2 for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 2000.
  • Djibouti has ranked in the top 4 for government spending on education > proportion of GDP since 2002.
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