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Education > Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Central African Republic 100.24 2008
2 Rwanda 67.73 2008
3 Mozambique 64.06 2008
4 Malawi 62.5 1995
5 Chad 62.49 2008
6 Guinea-Bissau 62.23 2006
7 Zambia 60.52 2008
8 Ethiopia 59.32 2008
9 Tanzania 52.24 2008
10 Burundi 52 2007
11 Congo, Republic of the 51.8 2008
12 Mali 51.44 2008
13 Uganda 49.93 2008
14 Burkina Faso 49.05 2009
15 Cambodia 48.54 2008
16 Eritrea 47.39 2008
17 Madagascar 47.16 2008
18 Kenya 46.54 2008
19 Nigeria 46.34 2007
20 Cameroon 46.04 2008
21 Benin 44.55 2008
22 Guinea 44.11 2008
=23 Bangladesh 43.73 2008
=23 Sierra Leone 43.73 2007
25 Afghanistan 42.96 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 42.72 1999
26 Cote d'Ivoire 41.89 2008
27 Angola 41.75 1998
28 East Timor 40.84 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 40.79 2008
29 Pakistan 40.67 2008
30 India 40.2 2004
South Asia average (profile) 39.31 2008
31 Togo 39.14 2007
32 Democratic Republic of the Congo 39.02 2008
33 Niger 38.83 2009
34 Sudan 38.38 2009
35 Zimbabwe 38.21 2006
36 Nepal 37.82 2008
37 Mauritania 37.23 2008
38 Lesotho 36.98 2007
39 Senegal 36.44 2008
40 Gabon 36.04 2004
41 Papua New Guinea 35.82 2006
42 Somalia 35.52 2007
43 The Gambia 34.36 2008
44 Djibouti 34.03 2008
45 Philippines 33.67 2007
46 Honduras 33.34 2008
47 Samoa 32.83 2007
48 Haiti 32.72 1995
49 El Salvador 32.61 2008
50 Swaziland 32.44 2007
51 Ghana 32.24 2008
52 South Africa 30.98 2007
53 Laos 30.49 2008
54 Mongolia 30.4 2009
55 Comoros 30.15 2008
56 Guatemala 29.43 2008
57 Namibia 29.41 2008
58 Colombia 29.4 2008
59 Nicaragua 29.19 2008
60 Burma 28.81 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 28.45 2008
61 Mexico 28.02 2008
62 Paraguay 27.84 2004
63 Turkey 27.75 1995
64 Bhutan 27.7 2009
65 Jamaica 27.68 2005
66 Equatorial Guinea 27.62 2007
67 Morocco 26.53 2008
68 Sao Tome and Principe 26.17 2009
69 Fiji 26.03 2008
70 Guyana 25.56 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 25.54 1975
71 Botswana 25.39 2006
72 Chile 25.11 2007
73 Kiribati 25 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 24.84 2007
74 Cape Verde 24.36 2008
75 Panama 24.24 2008
76 Bolivia 24.22 2007
77 Kyrgyzstan 24.2 2008
78 Liberia 23.88 2008
79 Vanuatu 23.75 2007
80 Sri Lanka 23.5 2008
81 Algeria 23.23 2008
82 Brazil 23.02 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 22.7 2004
83 Tajikistan 22.67 2008
84 Belize 22.62 2008
85 Ecuador 22.57 2008
86 Grenada 22.56 2008
87 Gibraltar 22.53 2000
88 Tonga 22.29 2006
89 Mauritius 21.66 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 21.65 2007
90 Albania 21.5 2004
91 Saint Lucia 21.41 2008
92 Peru 20.88 2008
93 Iraq 20.53 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 20.52 2007
=94 Jordan 19.93 2003
=94 Vietnam 19.93 2008
96 Netherlands Antilles 19.8 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 19.77 1995
97 Tuvalu 19.7 2000
98 Dominican Republic 19.62 2008
99 Armenia 19.31 2007
100 Singapore 19.3 2008
101 Solomon Islands 19.25 1999
102 France 19.04 2008
103 Costa Rica 18.97 2008
104 Czech Republic 18.48 2008
105 Japan 18.28 2008
106 United Kingdom 18.27 2008
107 Australia 17.88 1999
108 Syria 17.84 2008
109 Uzbekistan 17.61 2008
110 China 17.55 2008
111 Indonesia 17.48 2008
112 Russia 17.45 2008
113 Slovenia 17.44 2008
114 Canada 17.42 2000
115 Monaco 17.34 1995
116 Aruba 17.29 2008
117 Tunisia 17.28 2008
118 American Samoa 17.26 1991
119 United Arab Emirates 17.19 2007
120 Netherlands 17.17 1991
121 Trinidad and Tobago 17.16 2008
122 Antigua and Barbuda 17.13 2008
123 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16.96 2008
124 Marshall Islands 16.93 2003
125 Libya 16.9 1983
126 Dominica 16.74 2008
127 Croatia 16.69 2007
128 Slovakia 16.61 2008
129 Serbia and Montenegro 16.59 2008
130 Kazakhstan 16.41 2009
131 Bahrain 16.37 2002
132 Venezuela 16.19 2008
133 Saint Kitts and Nevis 16.14 2008
134 Bulgaria 16.07 2008
=135 Thailand 15.99 2008
=135 Suriname 15.99 2008
=137 Ireland 15.86 2008
=137 Moldova 15.86 2008
=137 Romania 15.86 2008
140 Ukraine 15.82 2008
141 The Bahamas 15.79 2008
142 Argentina 15.53 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 15.51 2008
143 Uruguay 15.51 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 15.41 2007
144 New Zealand 15.32 2008
145 European Union 15.29 2008
146 Belarus 15.16 2008
147 Malaysia 15.08 2007
148 Turks and Caicos Islands 15 2005
149 Cyprus 14.75 2008
150 Finland 14.39 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 14.31 2003
151 Lebanon 14.21 2008
152 Virgin Islands 14.18 1991
European Union average (profile) 13.88 2007
153 United States 13.69 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 13.62 2007
154 Germany 13.5 2008
155 Barbados 13.46 2008
156 Maldives 13.26 2008
157 Israel 13.24 2008
158 Seychelles 13.05 2008
159 Lithuania 13 2008
160 Switzerland 12.62 2008
161 Brunei 12.55 2008
=162 Palau 12.5 2005
=162 Qatar 12.5 2008
164 Spain 12.42 2008
165 Estonia 12.15 2008
166 Cayman Islands 12.09 2008
167 Luxembourg 11.91 2008
168 Oman 11.87 2008
169 Portugal 11.73 2007
170 Austria 11.63 2008
171 Malta 11.52 2005
172 Azerbaijan 11.3 2008
173 Belgium 11.18 2008
174 Latvia 11.11 2008
175 Saudi Arabia 10.75 2008
176 Poland 10.64 2007
177 Norway 10.5 2004
178 Hungary 10.42 2008
179 Italy 10.33 2007
180 Iceland 10.31 2007
181 Greece 10.29 2007
182 Denmark 9.93 2001
183 Cuba 9.61 2008
184 Sweden 9.55 2008
185 Kuwait 9.11 2008
186 Georgia 8.68 2008
187 Bermuda 8.25 2006
188 Liechtenstein 6.5 2008
189 San Marino 6.34 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Teacher student ratio > 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/Teacher-student-ratio/Elementary-school

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