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Education > Spending per student > Elementary school: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Palau 45.03 2001
2 Cuba 44.66 2008
3 Moldova 34.28 2008
4 Kiribati 31.45 2001
5 Cyprus 29.56 2007
6 Burkina Faso 29.13 2007
7 Slovenia 29.01 2003
8 Barbados 27.71 2008
9 East Timor 27.58 2007
10 Comoros 27.2 2008
11 Niger 27.07 2008
12 Maldives 26.76 2008
13 Iceland 26.68 2007
14 Hungary 25.57 2006
15 Sweden 25.44 2007
16 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 24.85 2007
17 Marshall Islands 24.78 2002
18 Denmark 24.54 2006
19 Poland 24.37 2007
20 Djibouti 24.36 2007
21 Bulgaria 23.52 2007
22 United Kingdom 23.42 2007
23 Latvia 23.29 2007
24 Austria 23.14 2007
25 Switzerland 23.02 2007
26 Tanzania 22.9 2008
27 Italy 22.8 2007
=28 Portugal 22.35 2006
=28 United States 22.35 2007
30 Lesotho 22.34 2008
31 Kenya 22.31 2006
32 Dominica 22.15 2008
33 Japan 21.63 2007
34 Thailand 21.44 2008
35 Israel 21.25 2007
36 Tunisia 20.87 2005
=37 European Union 20.79 2007
=37 Belgium 20.79 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 20.76 2006
39 Estonia 20.44 2007
40 Romania 20.39 2007
41 Vanuatu 20.36 2008
42 Luxembourg 20.26 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 20 2006
43 Spain 19.88 2007
44 Vietnam 19.69 2008
European Union average (profile) 19.65 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 19.31 2005
=45 Saudi Arabia 18.77 2007
=45 Burundi 18.77 2008
47 Syria 18.45 2007
48 Norway 18.44 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 18.31 2004
49 Ghana 17.92 2006
50 Netherlands 17.76 2006
51 Brazil 17.72 2007
52 New Zealand 17.62 2007
53 Finland 17.53 2007
54 Fiji 17.43 2004
55 Senegal 17.24 2008
56 Croatia 17.19 2003
57 France 17.13 2006
58 Australia 17.08 2007
59 Costa Rica 16.96 2004
60 Cote d'Ivoire 16.92 2001
61 Seychelles 16.49 2004
=62 Swaziland 16.33 2006
=62 Morocco 16.33 2008
64 Greece 16.18 2005
65 Germany 16.08 2006
66 Lithuania 15.9 2007
=67 Jamaica 15.83 2008
=67 Cayman Islands 15.83 2006
69 Ireland 15.8 2007
=70 Indonesia 15.74 2007
=70 Oman 15.74 2005
72 Namibia 15.71 2008
73 Slovakia 15.63 2007
74 Bahrain 15.38 2002
75 Nepal 15.09 2008
76 Saint Lucia 14.89 2004
77 Georgia 14.74 2008
78 Mongolia 14.72 2007
79 Argentina 14.69 2007
80 Mozambique 14.51 2006
81 Guyana 14.42 2007
82 Belize 14.33 2007
83 Zimbabwe 14.04 2001
84 Bolivia 13.73 2006
85 South Africa 13.69 2008
86 Czech Republic 13.56 2006
87 Cape Verde 13.55 2008
88 Mexico 13.29 2007
89 Malta 13.18 2004
90 Jordan 13.14 2007
91 Mauritania 12.8 2008
92 Turkey 12.77 2004
93 Botswana 12.62 2007
94 Ethiopia 12.44 2007
95 Benin 12.42 2006
96 Colombia 12.38 2008
97 Aruba 12.12 2007
98 Kuwait 11.96 2008
99 Chile 11.93 2007
100 Tonga 11.83 2004
101 Samoa 11.76 2002
102 Grenada 11.69 2003
103 Malaysia 11.56 2007
104 Algeria 11.31 2003
105 Singapore 11.18 2009
106 Paraguay 10.74 2007
107 Mauritius 10.7 2008
108 Bangladesh 10.47 2008
109 Guatemala 10.46 2008
110 Mali 10.38 2008
111 Malawi 9.98 2003
112 Laos 9.89 2005
113 Nicaragua 9.84 2006
114 Togo 9.38 2007
115 Venezuela 9.1 2007
116 Trinidad and Tobago 9.06 2007
117 India 8.86 2006
118 Philippines 8.65 2005
119 Uruguay 8.52 2006
120 El Salvador 8.5 2008
121 Rwanda 8.24 2008
122 Peru 8.21 2008
123 Eritrea 8.16 2006
124 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7.89 2004
125 Albania 7.78 2002
126 Bermuda 7.74 2006
127 Uganda 7.48 2009
128 Panama 7.47 2008
129 Madagascar 7.39 2008
130 Dominican Republic 7.37 2008
131 Bhutan 7.07 2009
132 Chad 7.06 2005
133 The Gambia 6.31 2004
134 Cameroon 6.14 2008
135 Liberia 5.72 2007
136 Zambia 5.51 2005
137 Central African Republic 5.48 2007
138 Cambodia 5.37 2002
139 Azerbaijan 5.21 2006
140 Guinea 4.99 2008
141 United Arab Emirates 4.93 2006
142 Ecuador 3.24 2000
143 Congo, Republic of the 2.86 2005
144 Burma 2.54 2003
145 Equatorial Guinea 1.08 2001
146 Honduras 1.07 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Spending per student > Elementary school. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Spending-per-student/Elementary-school

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