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People > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
=1 Australia 20 years 2013
=1 New Zealand 20 years 2013
3 Ireland 19 years 2013
=4 Monaco 18 years 2013
=4 Norway 18 years 2013
=4 Iceland 18 years 2013
=7 Canada 17 years 2013
=7 Netherlands 17 years 2013
=7 South Korea 17 years 2013
=7 Finland 17 years 2013
=7 Barbados 17 years 2013
=7 Denmark 17 years 2013
=7 United Kingdom 17 years 2013
=7 Slovenia 17 years 2013
=7 Spain 17 years 2013
=7 United States 17 years 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16.58 years 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 16.29 years 2013
=17 France 16 years 2013
=17 Libya 16 years 2013
=17 Portugal 16 years 2013
=17 Hong Kong 16 years 2013
=17 Estonia 16 years 2013
=17 Italy 16 years 2013
=17 Israel 16 years 2013
=17 Greece 16 years 2013
=17 Lithuania 16 years 2013
=17 Argentina 16 years 2013
=17 Czech Republic 16 years 2013
=17 Sweden 16 years 2013
=17 Austria 16 years 2013
=17 Belgium 16 years 2013
=17 Switzerland 16 years 2013
=17 Grenada 16 years 2013
=17 Uruguay 16 years 2013
=17 Germany 16 years 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 15.94 years 2013
European Union average (profile) 15.75 years 2013
35 Fiji 15.7 years 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 15.63 years 2013
Europe average (profile) 15.2 years 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 15.15 years 2013
=36 Slovakia 15 years 2013
=36 Liechtenstein 15 years 2013
=36 Palau 15 years 2013
=36 Hungary 15 years 2013
=36 Saudi Arabia 15 years 2013
=36 Cuba 15 years 2013
=36 Ukraine 15 years 2013
=36 British Virgin Islands 15 years 2013
=36 Japan 15 years 2013
=36 Brunei 15 years 2013
=36 Belarus 15 years 2013
=36 Chile 15 years 2013
=36 Malta 15 years 2013
=36 Kazakhstan 15 years 2013
=36 Poland 15 years 2013
=36 Montserrat 15 years 2013
=36 Tunisia 15 years 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 14.95 years 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 14.51 years 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 14.36 years 2013
53 Venezuela 14.3 years 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 14.06 years 2013
=54 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 years 2013
=54 Turkey 14 years 2013
=54 Gaza Strip 14 years 2013
=54 Bahrain 14 years 2013
=54 Mauritius 14 years 2013
=54 Costa Rica 14 years 2013
=54 Luxembourg 14 years 2013
=54 Ecuador 14 years 2013
=54 Lebanon 14 years 2013
=54 Colombia 14 years 2013
=54 Mexico 14 years 2013
=54 Serbia 14 years 2013
=54 Bolivia 14 years 2013
=54 Oman 14 years 2013
=54 West Bank 14 years 2013
=54 Macau 14 years 2013
=54 Cyprus 14 years 2013
=54 Mongolia 14 years 2013
=54 Tonga 14 years 2013
=54 Russia 14 years 2013
=54 Bulgaria 14 years 2013
=54 Romania 14 years 2013
=54 Latvia 14 years 2013
=54 Brazil 14 years 2013
=54 Iran 14 years 2013
=54 Algeria 14 years 2013
=54 Croatia 14 years 2013
=54 Antigua and Barbuda 14 years 2013
=54 Kuwait 14 years 2013
=54 Sri Lanka 14 years 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 13.62 years 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 13.59 years 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 13.58 years 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 13.45 years 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 13.28 years 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 13.22 years 2013
84 Georgia 13.2 years 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 13.11 years 2013
=85 Dominica 13 years 2013
=85 Indonesia 13 years 2013
=85 Malaysia 13 years 2013
=85 Panama 13 years 2013
=85 Qatar 13 years 2013
=85 Maldives 13 years 2013
=85 Jordan 13 years 2013
=85 Republic of Macedonia 13 years 2013
=85 Aruba 13 years 2013
=85 Cape Verde 13 years 2013
=85 Gabon 13 years 2013
=85 Niue 13 years 2013
=85 United Arab Emirates 13 years 2013
=85 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13 years 2013
=85 Saint Lucia 13 years 2013
=85 Peru 13 years 2013
=85 Saint Kitts and Nevis 13 years 2013
=85 South Africa 13 years 2013
=85 Seychelles 13 years 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 13 years 2013
=104 Jamaica 12.9 years 2010
=104 Togo 12.9 years 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 12.31 years 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 12.24 years 2013
=106 East Timor 12 years 2009
=106 Cameroon 12 years 2013
=106 Tajikistan 12 years 2013
=106 Dominican Republic 12 years 2013
=106 Andorra 12 years 2013
=106 El Salvador 12 years 2013
=106 Thailand 12 years 2013
=106 Belize 12 years 2013
=106 Sierra Leone 12 years 2013
=106 Moldova 12 years 2013
=106 Uzbekistan 12 years 2013
=106 Suriname 12 years 2002
=106 Trinidad and Tobago 12 years 2013
=106 Paraguay 12 years 2013
=106 Botswana 12 years 2013
=106 Ghana 12 years 2013
=106 The Bahamas 12 years 2013
=106 Samoa 12 years 2013
=106 Azerbaijan 12 years 2013
=106 Bermuda 12 years 2013
=106 Cook Islands 12 years 2013
=106 China 12 years 2013
=106 Armenia 12 years 2013
=106 Cayman Islands 12 years 2013
=106 Tokelau 12 years 2013
=106 Marshall Islands 12 years 2013
=106 Kiribati 12 years 2013
=106 Egypt 12 years 2013
=106 Bhutan 12 years 2013
=106 Kyrgyzstan 12 years 2013
=106 Honduras 12 years 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 11.56 years 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 11.48 years 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 11.21 years 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 11.17 years 2013
=137 Swaziland 11 years 2013
=137 Liberia 11 years 2013
=137 Vanuatu 11 years 2013
=137 Malawi 11 years 2013
=137 Turks and Caicos Islands 11 years 2013
=137 Tuvalu 11 years 2013
=137 Rwanda 11 years 2013
=137 Philippines 11 years 2013
=137 Morocco 11 years 2013
=137 Anguilla 11 years 2013
=137 Syria 11 years 2013
=137 Sao Tome and Principe 11 years 2013
=137 Guatemala 11 years 2013
=137 Albania 11 years 2013
=137 India 11 years 2013
=137 Kenya 11 years 2013
=137 Uganda 11 years 2013
=137 Burundi 11 years 2013
=137 Nicaragua 11 years 2013
=137 Guyana 11 years 2013
=137 Namibia 11 years 2013
=158 Madagascar 10 years 2013
=158 Guinea 10 years 2013
=158 Cambodia 10 years 2013
=158 Lesotho 10 years 2013
=158 Laos 10 years 2013
=158 Vietnam 10 years 2013
=158 Angola 10 years 2010
=158 Mozambique 10 years 2013
=158 Iraq 10 years 2013
=158 Comoros 10 years 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 9.65 years 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 9.57 years 2013
168 Guinea-Bissau 9.5 years 2006
South Asia average (profile) 9.4 years 2013
=169 Ethiopia 9 years 2013
=169 Tanzania 9 years 2013
=169 Congo, Republic of the 9 years 2013
=169 Nauru 9 years 2013
=169 Nigeria 9 years 2013
=169 Nepal 9 years 2013
=169 Zimbabwe 9 years 2013
=169 Yemen 9 years 2013
=169 Solomon Islands 9 years 2013
=169 Benin 9 years 2013
=169 Burma 9 years 2007
180 The Gambia 8.6 years 2008
=181 Afghanistan 8 years 2013
=181 Bangladesh 8 years 2013
=181 Senegal 8 years 2013
=181 Mauritania 8 years 2013
=181 Pakistan 8 years 2013
=181 Equatorial Guinea 8 years 2013
=181 Mali 8 years 2013
=181 Chad 8 years 2013
=181 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8 years 2013
=190 Burkina Faso 7 years 2013
=190 Central African Republic 7 years 2013
=190 Zambia 7 years 2013
=193 Cote d'Ivoire 6 years 2013
=193 Djibouti 6 years 2013
=195 Eritrea 5 years 2013
=195 Niger 5 years 2013
197 Sudan 4 years 2000
198 Somalia 3 years 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary education > Total. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbook 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/School-life-expectancy/Primary-to-tertiary-education-/Total

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