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Education > Public spending per student > Primary level: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Public expenditure per student, primary level is the total reported current spending by the government on primary education, divided by the total number of pupils in primary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Lithuania 61.4 2002
2 Belarus 45.8 1995
3 Sudan 45.6 1997
4 Ukraine 42.4 1997
5 Djibouti 35.8 2002
6 Cuba 34.7 2000
7 Ethiopia 33.6 1995
8 Norway 29.2 2002
9 Lesotho 27 2002
10 Poland 26.5 2002
11 Austria 25.1 2002
12 Azerbaijan 24.8 2002
13 Estonia 24.5 2002
=14 Latvia 23.6 2000
=14 Kuwait 23.6 1995
16 Sweden 23.5 2002
17 Denmark 23.4 2002
18 Switzerland 23.2 2002
19 Barbados 22.9 2000
20 Niger 22.3 2000
21 Burkina Faso 22.2 1997
22 Japan 21.3 2002
=23 Italy 21.2 2002
=23 Israel 21.2 2002
25 Namibia 20.7 2002
26 Slovenia 20.6 1995
=27 Portugal 20.5 2002
=27 Morocco 20.5 2000
=27 Nicaragua 20.5 2002
European Union average (profile) 20.03 2002
=30 New Zealand 19.9 2000
=30 Romania 19.9 1997
32 Republic of Macedonia 19.1 1997
33 Spain 18.8 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 18.37 2002
34 Cyprus 18.3 2002
35 France 18 2002
36 United States 17.9 2002
37 Germany 17.8 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 17.77 2002
38 Hungary 17.7 2002
=39 Turkey 17.6 2002
=39 Aruba 17.6 2000
41 Finland 17.3 2002
42 Belgium 17 2002
43 Fiji 16.5 2002
=44 Trinidad and Tobago 16.2 2000
=44 Jamaica 16.2 2002
=44 Tunisia 16.2 2002
47 Greece 16 2002
48 Australia 15.9 2000
49 Panama 15.8 2000
50 Netherlands 15.4 2002
51 Bulgaria 15.2 2002
52 Costa Rica 14.9 2000
53 Cote d'Ivoire 14.7 2000
54 Belize 14.4 2000
55 Philippines 14.3 2002
56 Nepal 14.2 2000
=57 United Kingdom 14 2002
=57 South Africa 14 2002
59 Chile 13.9 2002
=60 Maldives 13.8 1997
=60 Saint Lucia 13.8 2000
=60 Seychelles 13.8 1995
=63 Jordan 13.7 2002
=63 Mali 13.7 2002
65 Senegal 13.6 2002
66 The Gambia 13.5 1995
=67 Ireland 13.3 2002
=67 Bolivia 13.3 2000
=69 Vanuatu 13.2 2000
=69 Zimbabwe 13.2 2000
=69 Iceland 13.2 1997
72 Syria 12.9 2000
73 Comoros 12.6 2002
=74 Thailand 12.5 2002
=74 Argentina 12.5 2002
=74 Czech Republic 12.5 2002
=74 Brazil 12.5 2002
=74 Malta 12.5 2002
=79 Mauritania 11.7 2002
=79 Mexico 11.7 2002
81 Togo 11.6 2000
82 Eritrea 11.5 1995
83 Oman 11.4 2002
84 Malaysia 11.2 2002
85 Papua New Guinea 11.1 2002
=86 Paraguay 10.9 1997
=86 Burundi 10.9 2000
=88 Slovakia 10.8 2002
=88 Mauritius 10.8 1995
90 Lebanon 10.5 2002
91 Benin 10.3 2000
92 Macau 10.1 2000
=93 Guinea 9.5 2000
=93 Albania 9.5 1997
=93 Chad 9.5 2002
96 Bahrain 8.9 2002
=97 Swaziland 8.5 2002
=97 Samoa 8.5 2000
=97 United Arab Emirates 8.5 2002
100 Cameroon 8.3 2002
=101 Malawi 8.2 1995
=101 Uruguay 8.2 2002
103 Peru 8 2002
104 Uganda 7.7 1997
105 Vietnam 7.5 1995
106 Bangladesh 7.3 2000
107 India 7.2 2002
108 Rwanda 6.9 2000
109 China 6.1 2002
110 Brunei 5.3 1997
111 Guatemala 4.9 2002
112 Zambia 4.7 1995
113 Gabon 4.6 2000
114 Ecuador 4.3 2000
115 Armenia 4 2000
116 Madagascar 3.9 2002
=117 Indonesia 3.2 2002
=117 Cambodia 3.2 2002
119 Dominican Republic 2.8 1997
120 Venezuela 2.1 1995
121 El Salvador 2 2002
122 Burma 1.6 2002
123 Equatorial Guinea 1.4 2000
124 Moldova 1.3 2000
125 Guyana 1 2002
126 Kenya 0.4 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Public spending per student > Primary level. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Public-spending-per-student/Primary-level

Education > Public spending per student > Primary level: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Education > Public spending per student > Primary level

  • Norway ranked first for public spending per student > primary level amongst High income OECD countries in 2002.
  • Lithuania ranked first for public spending per student > primary level amongst European Union in 2002.
  • United Kingdom ranked last for public spending per student > primary level amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
  • Austria ranked first for public spending per student > primary level amongst Eurozone in 2002.
  • All of the top 2 countries by public spending per student > primary level are Former Soviet.
  • Ukraine ranked second for public spending per student > primary level amongst Emerging markets in 1997.
  • China ranked last for public spending per student > primary level amongst Non-religious countries in 2002.
  • All of the top 2 countries by public spending per student > primary level are Cold countries'.
  • Sudan ranked first for public spending per student > primary level amongst Heavily indebted countries in 1997.
  • Belarus ranked second for public spending per student > primary level amongst Europe in 1995.
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