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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).

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 Republic of the Congo 6.22% 2010
42 Tunisia 6.21% 2010
43 Tanzania 6.18% 2010
44 Ukraine 6.15% 2011
45 Aruba 6.04% 2011
46 South Africa 5.96% 2010
47 Netherlands 5.96% 2010
48 Austria 5.89% 2010
49 France 5.86% 2010
50 Brazil 5.82% 2010
51 Burundi 5.82% 2012
52 Thailand 5.79% 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 5.78% 2010
53 Argentina 5.78% 2010
54 Samoa 5.77% 2008
55 Slovenia 5.68% 2010
56 Estonia 5.68% 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.68% 2010
57 Senegal 5.63% 2010
58 Portugal 5.62% 2010
59 European Union 5.62% 2010
60 United States 5.62% 2010
61 Israel 5.59% 2010
62 Australia 5.59% 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 5.58% 2009
European Union average (profile) 5.58% 2010
63 Canada 5.5% 2010
64 Mongolia 5.48% 2011
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
70 Guinea-Bissau 5.25% 1999
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 5.24% 2010
71 Switzerland 5.22% 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 5.2% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 5.18% 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
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 South Korea 5.05% 2009
82 Latvia 5.02% 2010
83 Vanuatu 5.01% 2009
84 Mozambique 5.01% 2006
85 Dominica 4.99% 1999
86 Spain 4.97% 2010
87 Cape Verde 4.95% 2011
88 Jordan 4.94% 1999
89 Hungary 4.88% 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 4.87% 2009
Europe average (profile) 4.86% 2004
90 Serbia 4.82% 2011
91 Mali 4.8% 2011
92 Nepal 4.72% 2010
93 Ethiopia 4.69% 2010
94 Bhutan 4.65% 2011
95 Cote d'Ivoire 4.6% 2008
96 Nicaragua 4.57% 2010
97 Togo 4.52% 2011
98 Italy 4.5% 2010
99 Uruguay 4.5% 2011
100 Niger 4.48% 2011
101 Colombia 4.45% 2011
102 Ecuador 4.36% 2012
103 Algeria 4.34% 2008
104 Oman 4.32% 2009
105 Croatia 4.31% 2010
106 Saint Lucia 4.26% 2012
107 Czech Republic 4.25% 2010
108 Romania 4.24% 2009
109 Slovakia 4.22% 2010
110 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4.22% 2007
111 Rwanda 4.19% 2012
112 Fiji 4.13% 2011
113 Russia 4.1% 2008
114 Bulgaria 4.1% 2010
115 Greece 4.09% 2005
116 The Gambia 4.07% 2012
117 Chile 4.07% 2011
118 Tajikistan 3.94% 2011
119 Tonga 3.9% 2004
120 Grenada 3.9% 2003
121 Gabon 3.83% 2000
122 Japan 3.78% 2011
123 Paraguay 3.77% 2010
124 Egypt 3.76% 2008
125 Kuwait 3.76% 2006
126 Luxembourg 3.75% 2001
127 Iran 3.71% 2012
128 Andorra 3.71% 1997
129 Mauritania 3.69% 2011
130 Seychelles 3.63% 2011
131 Honduras 3.58% 1995
132 Hong Kong 3.51% 2012
133 Panama 3.5% 2011
134 Republic of Macedonia 3.5% 2002
135 Mauritius 3.48% 2012
136 Angola 3.48% 2010
137 Burkina Faso 3.43% 2011
138 El Salvador 3.42% 2011
139 San Marino 3.37% 1996
140 Laos 3.31% 2010
141 Uganda 3.28% 2012
142 Brunei 3.27% 2012
143 Albania 3.27% 2007
144 Singapore 3.23% 2012
145 Cameroon 3.21% 2011
146 Guyana 3.19% 2012
South Asia average (profile) 3.19% 2009
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 Liberia 2.81% 2012
158 Indonesia 2.77% 2011
159 Madagascar 2.72% 2012
160 Macau 2.68% 2011
161 Libya 2.67% 1999
162 Philippines 2.65% 2009
163 Bermuda 2.64% 2010
164 Cambodia 2.6% 2010
165 Chad 2.59% 2011
166 Peru 2.59% 2011
167 Antigua and Barbuda 2.55% 2009
168 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.51% 2010
169 Zimbabwe 2.5% 2010
170 Guinea 2.47% 2012
171 Qatar 2.45% 2008
172 Azerbaijan 2.44% 2011
173 Bangladesh 2.23% 2009
174 Dominican Republic 2.19% 2007
175 Pakistan 2.17% 2012
176 Eritrea 2.13% 2006
177 Liechtenstein 2.11% 2008
178 Sri Lanka 2% 2011
179 Georgia 1.99% 2012
180 China 1.91% 1999
181 Afghanistan 1.73% 1982
182 Lebanon 1.65% 2011
183 Monaco 1.59% 2011
184 Zambia 1.35% 2008
185 Central African Republic 1.25% 2011
186 United Arab Emirates 1.11% 1997
187 Haiti 1.07% 1991
188 Burma 0.773% 2011
189 Equatorial Guinea 0.603% 2002
190 New Caledonia 0.555% 1993
191 French Polynesia 0.525% 1993

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"Countries Compared by Education > Public spending on education, total > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Public-spending-on-education,-total/%-of-GDP

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