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Education > Spending > Proportion: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Cuba 13.18 2008
2 New Caledonia 12.22 1984
3 American Samoa 11.76 1975
4 Lesotho 9.43 2008
5 Uzbekistan 9.37 2008
6 Virgin Islands 9.36 1975
7 French Polynesia 8.87 1984
8 Guam 8.32 1985
9 Puerto Rico 7.92 1975
10 Denmark 7.41 2008
11 Iceland 7.31 2008
12 Namibia 7.28 2008
13 Saudi Arabia 7.19 2008
14 Zimbabwe 6.87 2008
15 Tunisia 6.66 2008
16 Kenya 6.63 2008
17 New Zealand 6.62 2008
18 Marshall Islands 6.61 2008
19 Botswana 6.58 2008
20 Moldova 6.53 2008
21 Cyprus 6.5 2008
22 Maldives 6.48 2008
23 Sweden 6.41 2008
24 Barbados 6.39 2008
25 Swaziland 6.38 2008
26 Papua New Guinea 6.28 2008
=27 Norway 6.03 2008
=27 Fiji 6.03 2008
29 Vanuatu 5.95 2008
30 Israel 5.91 2008
31 Ukraine 5.86 2008
32 Seychelles 5.85 2008
33 Kyrgyzstan 5.82 2008
34 Belgium 5.81 2008
35 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.8 2008
36 Guyana 5.69 2008
37 Finland 5.64 2008
38 Belize 5.62 2008
39 Jordan 5.61 2008
40 Latvia 5.57 2008
41 Saint Lucia 5.46 2008
42 Poland 5.42 2008
43 Hungary 5.34 2008
44 Slovenia 5.31 2008
=45 Portugal 5.3 2008
=45 Austria 5.3 2008
47 Jamaica 5.28 2008
48 Morocco 5.22 2008
49 Ireland 5.17 2008
=50 South Africa 5.14 2008
=50 Grenada 5.14 2008
52 Australia 5.11 2008
53 Burundi 5.1 2008
54 Kiribati 5.09 1989
55 United Kingdom 5.06 2008
56 France 5.05 2008
57 Costa Rica 5.04 2008
58 Cape Verde 5.02 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.02 2008
59 Belarus 4.93 2008
European Union average (profile) 4.89 2008
60 Netherlands 4.85 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 4.81 2008
=61 Thailand 4.79 2008
=61 United States 4.79 2008
=63 Canada 4.78 2008
=63 European Union 4.78 2008
65 Brazil 4.77 2008
66 Mexico 4.75 2008
67 Ghana 4.74 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 4.74 2008
Europe average (profile) 4.73 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 4.68 2008
68 Cote d'Ivoire 4.67 2008
69 Bolivia 4.66 2008
70 Switzerland 4.65 2008
71 Malta 4.64 2008
72 Iraq 4.63 1988
=73 Rwanda 4.61 2008
=73 Estonia 4.61 2008
=73 Mongolia 4.61 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 4.61 2008
76 Lithuania 4.59 2008
77 Argentina 4.54 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.52 2008
78 Italy 4.52 2008
79 Senegal 4.49 2008
80 Algeria 4.47 2008
81 Panama 4.42 2008
82 Kazakhstan 4.41 2008
83 Bahrain 4.36 2008
84 Czech Republic 4.35 2008
85 Croatia 4.34 2008
86 Aruba 4.33 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 4.32 2008
87 Germany 4.28 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 4.19 2008
88 Comoros 4.19 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 4.17 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.17 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.11 2008
89 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4.08 2008
90 Bulgaria 4.05 2008
91 Malaysia 4.04 2008
92 Trinidad and Tobago 4.01 2008
93 Samoa 3.98 2008
94 Dominica 3.91 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 3.91 2008
=95 Sierra Leone 3.9 2008
=95 Spain 3.9 2008
97 Oman 3.89 2008
98 Paraguay 3.87 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.86 2008
99 The Bahamas 3.84 2008
100 Solomon Islands 3.83 2008
101 Sao Tome and Principe 3.82 1986
102 Tonga 3.77 2008
103 Mozambique 3.75 2008
104 Luxembourg 3.72 2008
=105 Ethiopia 3.71 2008
=105 Togo 3.71 2008
107 Slovakia 3.7 2008
108 Turkey 3.68 2008
109 Brunei 3.64 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.64 2008
110 Chile 3.6 2008
=111 Colombia 3.58 2008
=111 Mali 3.58 2008
113 Djibouti 3.56 2008
114 Honduras 3.55 2008
=115 Dominican Republic 3.54 2008
=115 Russia 3.54 2008
117 Venezuela 3.53 2008
118 Malawi 3.51 2008
119 Suriname 3.44 2008
120 Mauritius 3.41 2008
121 Romania 3.4 2008
122 Nepal 3.39 2008
123 Bhutan 3.35 2008
124 El Salvador 3.31 2008
125 Benin 3.28 2008
126 Uganda 3.27 2008
127 Burkina Faso 3.26 2008
128 Tajikistan 3.2 2008
=129 India 3.17 2008
=129 Japan 3.17 2008
131 Gabon 3.06 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.05 2008
132 Kuwait 3.02 2008
133 Nicaragua 2.96 2008
134 Guatemala 2.88 2008
135 Albania 2.84 2008
136 Vietnam 2.81 2008
137 Georgia 2.78 2008
=138 Mauritania 2.75 2008
=138 Greece 2.75 2008
140 Singapore 2.71 2008
South Asia average (profile) 2.66 2008
=141 Niger 2.65 2008
=141 Uruguay 2.65 2008
143 Madagascar 2.64 2008
144 Cameroon 2.62 2008
145 Syria 2.6 2008
146 Sri Lanka 2.55 2008
147 Peru 2.5 2008
failed states average (profile) 2.48 1970
148 Tanzania 2.39 2008
149 Guinea-Bissau 2.29 2008
150 Angola 2.27 2008
151 Congo, Republic of the 2.25 2008
152 Armenia 2.22 2008
153 Philippines 2.19 2008
=154 Libya 2.14 1980
=154 Pakistan 2.14 2008
156 The Gambia 2.04 2008
157 Azerbaijan 2.03 2008
158 Guinea 2 2008
159 Bermuda 1.98 2008
160 Bangladesh 1.97 2008
=161 Liberia 1.92 1975
=161 Eritrea 1.92 2008
163 Lebanon 1.82 2008
164 China 1.8 2008
165 Cambodia 1.66 2008
166 Afghanistan 1.64 1981
167 Antigua and Barbuda 1.6 2008
168 Haiti 1.46 2008
169 Ecuador 1.38 2008
170 Zambia 1.32 2008
171 Qatar 1.31 1975
172 Central African Republic 1.29 2008
173 Laos 1.18 2008
174 Chad 1.17 2008
=175 Indonesia 1.15 2008
=175 Equatorial Guinea 1.15 2008
177 Somalia 1.05 1970
178 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.95 2008
179 East Timor 0.93 2008
180 Sudan 0.87 2008
181 Nigeria 0.85 2008
182 Burma 0.84 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Spending > Proportion. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank staff estimates using data from the United Nations Statistics Division's Statistical Yearbook, and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics online database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Spending/Proportion

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