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Education > Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure: 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 Yemen 32.78% 2000
2 Lesotho 29.82% 2005
3 Kenya 29.19% 2004
4 Malaysia 28.02% 2003
5 Saudi Arabia 27.57% 2004
6 Thailand 27.53% 2004
7 United Arab Emirates 27.43% 2005
8 Djibouti 27.32% 2005
9 Morocco 27.23% 2005
10 Vanuatu 26.71% 2001
11 Guinea 25.62% 2000
12 Cape Verde 25.44% 2005
13 Madagascar 25.3% 2005
14 Malawi 24.58% 1999
15 Oman 24.23% 2005
16 Comoros 24.12% 2002
17 Mexico 23.82% 2003
18 Hong Kong 22.99% 2005
19 Iran 22.85% 2005
20 Mongolia 22.71% 1991
21 Algeria 22.05% 1991
22 Cote d'Ivoire 21.6% 2005
23 Botswana 21.55% 2005
24 Moldova 21.15% 2005
25 Namibia 21.04% 2000
26 New Zealand 20.92% 2003
27 Jordan 20.6% 1999
28 Fiji 20.04% 2002
29 Haiti 20.01% 1991
30 El Salvador 20% 2002
31 The Bahamas 19.67% 2000
32 Turkmenistan 19.65% 1991
33 Azerbaijan 19.58% 2005
34 Swaziland 19.51% 1991
35 Mozambique 19.47% 2004
36 Ethiopia 19.4% 2005
37 Senegal 18.93% 2005
38 Ukraine 18.9% 2005
39 Kyrgyzstan 18.65% 2001
40 Niger 18.58% 1991
41 Costa Rica 18.53% 2004
42 Chile 18.47% 2004
43 Uganda 18.29% 2004
44 Singapore 18.22% 1991
45 Tunisia 18.2% 2001
=46 Belize 18.12% 2003
=46 Burma 18.12% 2001
48 Bolivia 18.06% 2003
49 Tajikistan 18.04% 2005
50 South Africa 17.85% 2005
51 Uzbekistan 17.81% 1991
52 Burundi 17.73% 2005
53 Philippines 17.22% 2003
54 Venezuela 17.04% 1991
55 Bermuda 17% 1998
56 Iceland 16.95% 2003
57 Saint Lucia 16.91% 2005
58 Burkina Faso 16.64% 2005
59 Cuba 16.58% 2005
60 Barbados 16.4% 2005
61 Cyprus 16.23% 2003
62 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16.09% 2005
63 Marshall Islands 15.76% 2003
64 Norway 15.73% 2003
65 Lithuania 15.66% 2003
66 Estonia 15.44% 2003
67 Aruba 15.43% 2005
68 Latvia 15.37% 2003
69 United States 15.25% 2003
South and Central Asia average (profile) 15.14% 1991
70 Denmark 15.08% 2003
=71 Maldives 15% 2005
=71 Nicaragua 15% 2002
73 South Korea 14.98% 2003
74 Nepal 14.89% 2003
75 Mali 14.83% 2005
76 Zambia 14.8% 2004
77 Cambodia 14.65% 2000
78 Guyana 14.53% 2005
79 Mauritius 14.26% 2005
80 Bangladesh 14.24% 2005
81 Syria 14.2% 1991
82 Benin 14.14% 2005
83 Macau 14.03% 2004
84 Peru 13.7% 2005
85 Israel 13.69% 2003
86 Samoa 13.67% 2002
87 Turkey 13.6% 2005
88 Togo 13.55% 2002
89 Tonga 13.5% 2003
90 Trinidad and Tobago 13.4% 2001
91 Australia 13.32% 2000
92 Ireland 13.15% 2003
93 Georgia 13.14% 2004
94 Guatemala 13.02% 1991
95 China 12.97% 1999
96 Switzerland 12.96% 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 12.93% 2003
=97 Grenada 12.86% 2003
=97 Bhutan 12.86% 2001
99 Sweden 12.83% 2003
100 Finland 12.82% 2003
=101 Bahrain 12.8% 1991
=101 Netherlands Antilles 12.8% 2001
103 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12.71% 2003
104 Kuwait 12.7% 2005
105 Slovenia 12.56% 2003
106 Canada 12.46% 2001
107 Portugal 12.41% 2003
108 Poland 12.29% 2002
=109 Rwanda 12.25% 2005
=109 Russia 12.25% 2003
111 Kazakhstan 12.09% 2000
112 Argentina 12.02% 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 12% 2003
113 United Kingdom 11.93% 2003
114 Guinea-Bissau 11.86% 1999
115 Belgium 11.85% 2003
116 Laos 11.71% 2005
117 Tanzania 11.37% 1991
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 11.35% 2003
118 Belarus 11.33% 2005
119 Spain 11.19% 2003
120 Slovakia 11.18% 2003
121 Colombia 11.06% 2005
122 France 11.03% 2003
123 Lebanon 10.99% 2005
124 Pakistan 10.94% 2005
125 Brazil 10.86% 2002
126 Austria 10.83% 2003
127 Netherlands 10.78% 2003
128 Paraguay 10.75% 2003
129 India 10.74% 2003
130 Seychelles 10.7% 1998
131 Japan 10.68% 2003
132 Hungary 10.25% 2002
133 Chad 10.12% 2005
134 Malta 10.09% 2002
135 Croatia 9.99% 2002
136 Vietnam 9.73% 1991
137 Germany 9.72% 2003
138 Dominican Republic 9.7% 2005
139 Gabon 9.61% 1998
140 Jamaica 9.54% 2003
141 Italy 9.5% 2003
142 Brunei 9.14% 2000
143 Indonesia 9.03% 2002
=144 Panama 8.95% 2004
=144 The Gambia 8.95% 2002
146 Cameroon 8.57% 2005
147 Czech Republic 8.51% 2003
148 Luxembourg 8.5% 1999
149 Albania 8.43% 2002
150 Sri Lanka 8.41% 1991
151 Mauritania 8.31% 2005
152 Congo, Republic of the 8.09% 2005
153 Ecuador 8.01% 2000
154 Greece 7.98% 2003
155 Solomon Islands 7.94% 1991
156 Uruguay 7.86% 2003
157 Angola 6.35% 1999
158 Monaco 5.07% 1999
159 Equatorial Guinea 4.01% 2003
160 Sudan 2.75% 1991

Citation

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

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