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Education > Public spending on education, total > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Public spending on education, total (% of GDP). Public expenditure on education as % of GDP is the total public expenditure (current and capital) on education expressed as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in a given year. Public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and transfers/subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 LesothoLesotho 12.98% 2008
2 CubaCuba 12.86% 2010
3 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 12.24% 2003
4 KiribatiKiribati 11.85% 2001
5 East TimorEast Timor 9.74% 2011
6 BotswanaBotswana 9.49% 2009
7 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 9.48% 2010
8 DenmarkDenmark 8.74% 2009
9 DjiboutiDjibouti 8.41% 2007
10 MoldovaMoldova 8.39% 2012
11 NamibiaNamibia 8.37% 2010
12 SwazilandSwaziland 8.25% 2011
13 GhanaGhana 8.14% 2011
14 ComorosComoros 7.61% 2008
15 IcelandIceland 7.6% 2010
16 TuvaluTuvalu 7.55% 1990
17 BarbadosBarbados 7.52% 2010
18 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 7.39% 1977
19 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 7.27% 2010
20 CyprusCyprus 7.27% 2010
21 PalauPalau 7.27% 2002
22 New ZealandNew Zealand 7.26% 2011
23 SwedenSweden 6.98% 2010
24 MaltaMalta 6.91% 2010
25 BoliviaBolivia 6.89% 2011
26 VenezuelaVenezuela 6.87% 2009
27 NorwayNorway 6.87% 2010
28 VietnamVietnam 6.85% 2010
29 FinlandFinland 6.84% 2010
30 MaldivesMaldives 6.82% 2011
31 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 6.79% 2011
32 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia 6.71% 2000
33 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 6.68% 1978
34 KenyaKenya 6.66% 2010
35 BelgiumBelgium 6.57% 2010
36 BelizeBelize 6.56% 2010
37 IrelandIreland 6.47% 2010
38 JamaicaJamaica 6.35% 2010
39 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 6.3% 2010
40 Costa RicaCosta Rica 6.27% 2009
41 Republic of the CongoCongo Rep. 6.22% 2010
42 TunisiaTunisia 6.21% 2010
43 TanzaniaTanzania 6.18% 2010
44 UkraineUkraine 6.15% 2011
45 ArubaAruba 6.04% 2011
46 South AfricaSouth Africa 5.96% 2010
47 NetherlandsNetherlands 5.96% 2010
48 AustriaAustria 5.89% 2010
49 FranceFrance 5.86% 2010
50 BrazilBrazil 5.82% 2010
51 BurundiBurundi 5.82% 2012
52 ThailandThailand 5.79% 2011
Eurozone averageEurozone average 5.78% 2010
53 ArgentinaArgentina 5.78% 2010
54 SamoaSamoa 5.77% 2008
55 SloveniaSlovenia 5.68% 2010
56 EstoniaEstonia 5.68% 2010
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 5.68% 2010
57 SenegalSenegal 5.63% 2010
58 PortugalPortugal 5.62% 2010
59 European UnionEuropean Union 5.62% 2010
60 United StatesUnited States 5.62% 2010
61 IsraelIsrael 5.59% 2010
62 AustraliaAustralia 5.59% 2010
NATO countries averageNATO average 5.58% 2009
European Union averageEuropean Union average 5.58% 2010
63 CanadaCanada 5.5% 2010
64 MongoliaMongolia 5.48% 2011
65 MoroccoMorocco 5.38% 2009
66 LithuaniaLithuania 5.37% 2010
67 MalawiMalawi 5.35% 2011
68 BeninBenin 5.35% 2010
69 MexicoMexico 5.28% 2010
70 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 5.25% 1999
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 5.24% 2010
71 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 5.22% 2010
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 5.2% 2009
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 5.18% 2010
72 PolandPoland 5.17% 2010
73 YemenYemen 5.15% 2008
74 BelarusBelarus 5.15% 2012
75 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 5.14% 2008
76 SyriaSyria 5.13% 2009
77 MalaysiaMalaysia 5.13% 2010
78 IraqIraq 5.11% 1989
79 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 5.09% 2010
80 GermanyGermany 5.08% 2010
81 South KoreaSouth Korea 5.05% 2009
82 LatviaLatvia 5.02% 2010
83 VanuatuVanuatu 5.01% 2009
84 MozambiqueMozambique 5.01% 2006
85 DominicaDominica 4.99% 1999
86 SpainSpain 4.97% 2010
87 Cape VerdeCape Verde 4.95% 2011
88 JordanJordan 4.94% 1999
89 HungaryHungary 4.88% 2010
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 4.87% 2009
Europe averageEurope average 4.86% 2004
90 SerbiaSerbia 4.82% 2011
91 MaliMali 4.8% 2011
92 NepalNepal 4.72% 2010
93 EthiopiaEthiopia 4.69% 2010
94 BhutanBhutan 4.65% 2011
95 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 4.6% 2008
96 NicaraguaNicaragua 4.57% 2010
97 TogoTogo 4.52% 2011
98 ItalyItaly 4.5% 2010
99 UruguayUruguay 4.5% 2011
100 NigerNiger 4.48% 2011
101 ColombiaColombia 4.45% 2011
102 EcuadorEcuador 4.36% 2012
103 AlgeriaAlgeria 4.34% 2008
104 OmanOman 4.32% 2009
105 CroatiaCroatia 4.31% 2010
106 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 4.26% 2012
107 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 4.25% 2010
108 RomaniaRomania 4.24% 2009
109 SlovakiaSlovakia 4.22% 2010
110 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 4.22% 2007
111 RwandaRwanda 4.19% 2012
112 FijiFiji 4.13% 2011
113 RussiaRussia 4.1% 2008
114 BulgariaBulgaria 4.1% 2010
115 GreeceGreece 4.09% 2005
116 The GambiaThe Gambia 4.07% 2012
117 ChileChile 4.07% 2011
118 TajikistanTajikistan 3.94% 2011
119 TongaTonga 3.9% 2004
120 GrenadaGrenada 3.9% 2003
121 GabonGabon 3.83% 2000
122 JapanJapan 3.78% 2011
123 ParaguayParaguay 3.77% 2010
124 EgyptEgypt 3.76% 2008
125 KuwaitKuwait 3.76% 2006
126 LuxembourgLuxembourg 3.75% 2001
127 IranIran 3.71% 2012
128 AndorraAndorra 3.71% 1997
129 MauritaniaMauritania 3.69% 2011
130 SeychellesSeychelles 3.63% 2011
131 HondurasHonduras 3.58% 1995
132 Hong KongHong Kong 3.51% 2012
133 PanamaPanama 3.5% 2011
134 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. 3.5% 2002
135 MauritiusMauritius 3.48% 2012
136 AngolaAngola 3.48% 2010
137 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 3.43% 2011
138 El SalvadorEl Salvador 3.42% 2011
139 San MarinoSan Marino 3.37% 1996
140 LaosLaos 3.31% 2010
141 UgandaUganda 3.28% 2012
142 BruneiBrunei 3.27% 2012
143 AlbaniaAlbania 3.27% 2007
144 SingaporeSingapore 3.23% 2012
145 CameroonCameroon 3.21% 2011
146 GuyanaGuyana 3.19% 2012
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 3.19% 2009
147 IndiaIndia 3.17% 2011
148 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 3.16% 2003
149 ArmeniaArmenia 3.15% 2011
150 NigeriaNigeria 3.06% 1975
151 KazakhstanKazakhstan 3.06% 2009
152 GuatemalaGuatemala 2.97% 2012
153 BahrainBahrain 2.93% 2008
154 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 2.88% 2012
155 TurkeyTurkey 2.86% 2006
156 The BahamasThe Bahamas 2.85% 2000
157 LiberiaLiberia 2.81% 2012
158 IndonesiaIndonesia 2.77% 2011
159 MadagascarMadagascar 2.72% 2012
160 MacauMacau 2.68% 2011
161 LibyaLibya 2.67% 1999
162 PhilippinesPhilippines 2.65% 2009
163 BermudaBermuda 2.64% 2010
164 CambodiaCambodia 2.6% 2010
165 ChadChad 2.59% 2011
166 PeruPeru 2.59% 2011
167 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 2.55% 2009
168 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 2.51% 2010
169 ZimbabweZimbabwe 2.5% 2010
170 GuineaGuinea 2.47% 2012
171 QatarQatar 2.45% 2008
172 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 2.44% 2011
173 BangladeshBangladesh 2.23% 2009
174 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 2.19% 2007
175 PakistanPakistan 2.17% 2012
176 EritreaEritrea 2.13% 2006
177 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 2.11% 2008
178 Sri LankaSri Lanka 2% 2011
179 GeorgiaGeorgia 1.99% 2012
180 ChinaChina 1.91% 1999
181 AfghanistanAfghanistan 1.73% 1982
182 LebanonLebanon 1.65% 2011
183 MonacoMonaco 1.59% 2011
184 ZambiaZambia 1.35% 2008
185 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 1.25% 2011
186 United Arab EmiratesUAE 1.11% 1997
187 HaitiHaiti 1.07% 1991
188 BurmaBurma 0.773% 2011
189 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 0.603% 2002
190 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 0.555% 1993
191 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 0.525% 1993

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