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

DEFINITION: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education plus subsidies to private education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Kiribati 16.53% 2002
2 Lesotho 13.35% 2005
3 Marshall Islands 11.83% 2004
4 Botswana 10.66% 2005
5 Palau 10.28% 2002
6 Cuba 9.77% 2005
7 Yemen 9.64% 2001
8 Vanuatu 9.62% 2003
9 Uzbekistan 9.37% 1991
10 Saint Kitts and Nevis 9.35% 2005
11 Guyana 8.5% 2005
12 Denmark 8.39% 2003
13 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8.17% 2005
14 Iceland 8.13% 2003
15 Tunisia 8.11% 2003
16 Malaysia 7.95% 2003
17 Djibouti 7.86% 2005
18 Norway 7.69% 2003
19 Sweden 7.53% 2003
20 Cyprus 7.37% 2003
21 Israel 7.31% 2003
22 Federated States of Micronesia 7.25% 2000
23 Maldives 7.14% 2005
24 Barbados 6.94% 2005
25 Namibia 6.92% 2003
26 New Zealand 6.83% 2004
=27 Morocco 6.75% 2005
=27 Saudi Arabia 6.75% 2004
29 Kenya 6.74% 2004
30 Cape Verde 6.61% 2005
31 Finland 6.53% 2003
32 Fiji 6.42% 2004
33 Ukraine 6.39% 2005
34 Bolivia 6.37% 2003
35 Swaziland 6.23% 2004
36 Belgium 6.17% 2003
37 Switzerland 6.06% 2003
38 Slovenia 6.02% 2003
39 Sudan 6.01% 1991
40 Belarus 6% 2005
=41 Suriname 5.94% 1991
=41 Hungary 5.94% 2003
=43 France 5.91% 2003
=43 Portugal 5.91% 2003
45 United States 5.85% 2003
46 Saint Lucia 5.83% 2005
47 Malawi 5.81% 2003
48 Mexico 5.79% 2003
49 Estonia 5.67% 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.66% 2003
=50 Bhutan 5.62% 2001
=50 Poland 5.62% 2003
52 Austria 5.5% 2003
53 United Kingdom 5.48% 2003
54 Ghana 5.45% 2005
European Union average (profile) 5.45% 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 5.41% 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 5.41% 2003
55 Seychelles 5.4% 2004
56 South Africa 5.39% 2005
=57 Senegal 5.38% 2005
=57 Eritrea 5.38% 2005
=59 Belize 5.35% 2004
=59 Mongolia 5.35% 2004
=61 Netherlands 5.32% 2003
=61 Latvia 5.32% 2003
63 Guinea-Bissau 5.25% 1999
=64 Canada 5.23% 2002
=64 Uganda 5.23% 2004
66 Grenada 5.21% 2003
67 Lithuania 5.18% 2003
68 Aruba 5.11% 2005
=69 Algeria 5.1% 1991
=69 Burundi 5.1% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 5.08% 2003
71 Kuwait 5.05% 2005
72 Ethiopia 5% 2005
73 Dominica 4.99% 1999
74 Jordan 4.94% 1999
75 Costa Rica 4.92% 2004
76 Italy 4.87% 2003
77 Tonga 4.81% 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.79% 2002
78 Colombia 4.79% 2005
79 Australia 4.76% 2003
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.75% 1991
80 Iran 4.72% 2005
81 Germany 4.7% 2003
82 Burkina Faso 4.68% 2005
83 Croatia 4.66% 2003
84 Venezuela 4.65% 1991
85 Cote d'Ivoire 4.63% 2001
86 South Korea 4.62% 2003
87 Zimbabwe 4.57% 2000
88 Czech Republic 4.55% 2003
89 Ireland 4.54% 2003
Former British colonies average (profile) 4.53% 1991
=90 Samoa 4.47% 2002
=90 Malta 4.47% 2002
92 Mauritius 4.46% 2005
=93 Monaco 4.45% 2004
=93 Jamaica 4.45% 2004
=93 Kyrgyzstan 4.45% 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 4.42% 2003
96 Brunei 4.39% 1998
97 Slovakia 4.38% 2003
=98 Paraguay 4.31% 2003
=98 Mali 4.31% 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 4.3% 2003
100 Spain 4.29% 2003
101 Moldova 4.27% 2005
102 Bulgaria 4.24% 2003
103 Thailand 4.23% 2004
104 Trinidad and Tobago 4.22% 2002
105 Hong Kong 4.2% 2005
106 Brazil 4.15% 2002
=107 Turkey 4% 2005
=107 Greece 4% 2003
=109 Turkmenistan 3.94% 1991
=109 Bahrain 3.94% 1991
111 Gabon 3.93% 2000
112 Egypt 3.89% 1991
113 Comoros 3.88% 2002
114 Syria 3.86% 1991
115 Antigua and Barbuda 3.85% 2002
=116 Rwanda 3.8% 2005
=116 Honduras 3.8% 1991
118 Sierra Leone 3.79% 2005
119 Panama 3.78% 2004
120 Singapore 3.72% 2001
121 Chile 3.7% 2004
122 Mozambique 3.69% 2004
123 India 3.68% 2003
124 Russia 3.67% 2003
125 Japan 3.65% 2003
=126 The Bahamas 3.6% 2000
=126 Oman 3.6% 2005
=126 Romania 3.6% 2003
South Asia average (profile) 3.56% 2000
129 Luxembourg 3.56% 1999
130 Argentina 3.54% 2003
131 Tajikistan 3.49% 2005
132 Benin 3.48% 2005
133 Nepal 3.38% 2003
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.36% 1991
134 Serbia and Montenegro 3.29% 2000
135 Solomon Islands 3.27% 1999
136 Philippines 3.23% 2003
137 Madagascar 3.19% 2005
138 Armenia 3.18% 2001
139 Nicaragua 3.14% 2003
140 Sri Lanka 3.05% 1998
141 Georgia 2.91% 2004
142 Albania 2.87% 2002
143 El Salvador 2.75% 2005
144 Libya 2.67% 1999
145 Togo 2.63% 2002
146 Angola 2.61% 2001
147 Andorra 2.59% 2004
148 Lebanon 2.56% 2005
149 Azerbaijan 2.48% 2005
150 Bangladesh 2.47% 2005
151 Peru 2.39% 2005
152 Laos 2.33% 2005
153 Kazakhstan 2.31% 2005
=154 Mauritania 2.3% 2005
=154 Pakistan 2.3% 2005
=154 Macau 2.3% 2004
=154 Niger 2.3% 2004
158 Uruguay 2.23% 2003
159 Congo, Republic of the 2.2% 2005
160 Tanzania 2.17% 1999
161 Chad 2.06% 2005
=162 Guinea 2.02% 2005
=162 The Gambia 2.02% 2004
164 Zambia 1.99% 2005
165 Bermuda 1.92% 2004
166 China 1.91% 1999
167 Cambodia 1.88% 2004
168 Central African Republic 1.86% 1998
169 Dominican Republic 1.83% 2005
170 Vietnam 1.8% 1991
171 Cameroon 1.77% 2005
172 Qatar 1.59% 2004
173 Haiti 1.37% 1991
174 Guatemala 1.28% 1991
175 United Arab Emirates 1.27% 2005
176 Burma 1.26% 2001
177 Indonesia 0.95% 2003
178 Nigeria 0.89% 1991
179 Equatorial Guinea 0.61% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. 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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