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

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

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Solomon Islands 34% 2010
2 Oman 31.11% 2006
3 Thailand 29.47% 2011
4 Benin 27.75% 2010
5 Burundi 26.62% 2012
6 Nicaragua 26.41% 2010
7 Morocco 25.71% 2008
8 Venezuela 25.58% 2009
9 Ethiopia 25.37% 2010
10 Rwanda 24.75% 2012
11 Cote d'Ivoire 24.61% 2008
12 Ghana 24.38% 2010
13 Comoros 24.12% 2002
14 Senegal 24% 2009
15 Lesotho 23.72% 2008
16 Vanuatu 23.71% 2009
17 Costa Rica 23.06% 2009
18 Djibouti 22.83% 2007
19 Singapore 22.7% 2012
20 Namibia 22.4% 2008
21 Andorra 22.19% 1997
22 Niger 21.66% 2011
23 Mexico 21.59% 2007
24 Tunisia 21.51% 2010
25 Malaysia 21.3% 2010
26 The Gambia 21.26% 2012
27 Kyrgyzstan 21.21% 2011
28 Guatemala 21.13% 2012
29 Nigeria 21.13% 1974
30 Madagascar 21.07% 2012
31 Mozambique 21.05% 2006
32 Swaziland 21.01% 2011
33 Aruba 20.95% 2011
34 Moldova 20.82% 2012
35 Jordan 20.6% 1999
36 United Arab Emirates 20.36% 1997
37 Bolivia 20.32% 2011
38 Algeria 20.27% 2008
39 Nepal 20.22% 2010
40 Uruguay 19.95% 2011
41 The Bahamas 19.67% 2000
42 Saudi Arabia 19.26% 2008
43 Ukraine 19.22% 2011
44 South Africa 19.2% 2010
45 Syria 18.88% 2009
46 Belize 18.71% 2008
47 Vietnam 18.69% 2010
48 Hong Kong 18.65% 2012
49 Cuba 18.35% 2010
50 Tanzania 18.33% 2010
51 Mali 18.17% 2011
52 Brazil 18.12% 2010
53 Burma 18.12% 2001
54 Peru 18.06% 2011
55 Burkina Faso 18.02% 2011
56 Haiti 17.98% 1991
57 Chile 17.81% 2010
58 Macau 17.62% 2011
59 Belarus 17.5% 2012
60 Kenya 17.21% 2010
61 Brunei 16.89% 2012
62 Maldives 16.55% 2011
63 Honduras 16.39% 1995
64 Cameroon 16.29% 2011
65 Botswana 16.23% 2009
66 Tuvalu 16.2% 1990
67 Malta 16.11% 2010
68 New Zealand 16.08% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 16.01% 2004
69 Yemen 16% 2008
70 Switzerland 15.94% 2010
71 Papua New Guinea 15.83% 1972
72 Cyprus 15.8% 2010
73 South Korea 15.77% 2008
74 Marshall Islands 15.76% 2003
75 Republic of Macedonia 15.62% 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 15.57% 2009
76 Norway 15.23% 2010
77 Indonesia 15.18% 2011
78 Uganda 15.09% 2012
79 Denmark 15.05% 2009
80 Philippines 15.05% 2009
81 Colombia 14.93% 2008
82 Sierra Leone 14.93% 2012
83 Zambia 14.8% 2004
84 Panama 14.78% 2011
85 Malawi 14.74% 2011
86 Iceland 14.74% 2010
87 Turkey 14.74% 1994
88 Mauritania 14.73% 2011
89 Iran 14.7% 2012
90 Fiji 14.4% 2011
91 Cape Verde 14.39% 2010
92 Togo 14.33% 2011
93 Bangladesh 14.11% 2009
94 Estonia 14% 2010
95 Argentina 13.95% 2009
96 Tajikistan 13.82% 2011
97 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13.81% 2009
98 Israel 13.64% 2009
99 Barbados 13.51% 2010
100 Tonga 13.5% 2003
101 Australia 13.46% 2008
102 Bermuda 13.41% 2010
103 Samoa 13.38% 2008
104 Sweden 13.37% 2010
105 Ecuador 13.28% 2012
106 Laos 13.19% 2010
107 Lithuania 13.18% 2010
108 El Salvador 13.13% 2010
109 United States 13.07% 2009
110 Libya 13% 1977
111 Guinea 12.99% 2012
112 China 12.97% 1999
113 Kuwait 12.93% 2006
114 Sri Lanka 12.87% 2011
115 Grenada 12.86% 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 12.72% 2008
116 Seychelles 12.58% 2006
117 Belgium 12.47% 2010
118 Cambodia 12.39% 2007
119 Canada 12.3% 2007
120 Finland 12.26% 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 12.19% 2007
121 Kazakhstan 12.09% 2000
122 Liberia 12.06% 2008
123 Central African Republic 12.04% 2010
124 United Kingdom 12.01% 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 11.96% 2010
125 Russia 11.94% 2008
126 Egypt 11.93% 2008
127 Mongolia 11.86% 2011
128 Guinea-Bissau 11.86% 1999
European Union average (profile) 11.82% 2009
129 Mauritius 11.8% 2012
130 Chad 11.8% 2011
131 Armenia 11.72% 2011
132 Bahrain 11.72% 2008
133 Netherlands 11.65% 2010
South Asia average (profile) 11.57% 2009
134 Guyana 11.55% 2012
135 Jamaica 11.48% 2010
136 Bhutan 11.46% 2011
137 Poland 11.41% 2010
138 Slovenia 11.36% 2010
=139 European Union 11.33% 2010
=139 Latvia 11.33% 2010
141 Austria 11.22% 2010
142 Albania 11.07% 2007
143 Trinidad and Tobago 11.05% 2003
144 Dominican Republic 11.02% 2007
145 India 11.02% 2011
146 Portugal 10.96% 2010
147 Spain 10.86% 2010
148 Bulgaria 10.77% 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 10.76% 2008
149 Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.73% 2007
150 Germany 10.69% 2010
151 Paraguay 10.61% 2010
152 Slovakia 10.56% 2010
153 San Marino 10.42% 1984
154 Saint Lucia 10.42% 2012
155 France 10.38% 2010
156 Romania 10.31% 2009
157 Dominica 10.27% 1989
158 Pakistan 10.14% 2011
159 Croatia 9.99% 2003
160 Kiribati 9.83% 1971
161 Luxembourg 9.82% 2001
162 Hungary 9.82% 2010
163 Antigua and Barbuda 9.8% 2009
164 Ireland 9.72% 2010
165 Czech Republic 9.67% 2010
166 Gabon 9.61% 1998
167 Japan 9.41% 2008
168 Greece 9.22% 2005
169 Sudan 9.12% 1981
170 Serbia 9.11% 2010
171 Italy 9.05% 2009
172 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.89% 2010
173 Monaco 8.88% 2012
174 Angola 8.52% 2010
175 Zimbabwe 8.26% 2010
176 Azerbaijan 8.24% 2011
177 Turks and Caicos Islands 8.15% 2005
178 East Timor 8.14% 2011
179 Republic of the Congo 8.09% 2005
180 Somalia 8.03% 1973
181 Georgia 7.73% 2009
182 Qatar 7.11% 2008
183 Lebanon 7.08% 2011
184 Iraq 6.81% 1977
185 Afghanistan 6.12% 1983
186 Equatorial Guinea 3.97% 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure. 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-government-expenditure

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