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People > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > 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 HISTORY
1 Australia 21 years 2012
2 New Zealand 19 years 2012
=3 Monaco 18 years 2012
=3 Ireland 18 years 2012
=3 Cuba 18 years 2012
=3 Iceland 18 years 2012
=7 Canada 17 years 2012
=7 Netherlands 17 years 2012
=7 South Korea 17 years 2012
=7 Norway 17 years 2012
=7 Libya 17 years 2012
=7 Finland 17 years 2012
=7 Denmark 17 years 2012
=7 Greece 17 years 2012
=7 Slovenia 17 years 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16.32 years 2012
=16 France 16 years 2012
=16 Portugal 16 years 2012
=16 Hong Kong 16 years 2012
=16 Estonia 16 years 2012
=16 Italy 16 years 2012
=16 United Kingdom 16 years 2012
=16 Lithuania 16 years 2012
=16 Argentina 16 years 2012
=16 Spain 16 years 2012
=16 United States 16 years 2012
=16 Sweden 16 years 2012
=16 Belgium 16 years 2012
=16 Switzerland 16 years 2012
=16 Grenada 16 years 2012
=16 Uruguay 16 years 2012
=16 Germany 16 years 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 16 years 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 15.78 years 2012
European Union average (profile) 15.61 years 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 15.48 years 2012
=32 Slovakia 15 years 2012
=32 Palau 15 years 2012
=32 Israel 15 years 2012
=32 Hungary 15 years 2012
=32 Czech Republic 15 years 2012
=32 Ukraine 15 years 2012
=32 British Virgin Islands 15 years 2012
=32 Romania 15 years 2012
=32 Austria 15 years 2012
=32 Latvia 15 years 2012
=32 Japan 15 years 2012
=32 Belarus 15 years 2012
=32 Chile 15 years 2012
=32 Kazakhstan 15 years 2012
=32 Poland 15 years 2012
=32 Montserrat 15 years 2012
=32 Tunisia 15 years 2012
Europe average (profile) 14.93 years 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 14.92 years 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 14.65 years 2012
Tourist destinations average (profile) 14.19 years 2012
=49 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 years 2012
=49 Gaza Strip 14 years 2012
=49 Bahrain 14 years 2012
=49 Mauritius 14 years 2012
=49 Ecuador 14 years 2012
=49 Lebanon 14 years 2012
=49 Colombia 14 years 2012
=49 Venezuela 14 years 2012
=49 Mexico 14 years 2012
=49 Serbia 14 years 2012
=49 Bolivia 14 years 2012
=49 Saudi Arabia 14 years 2012
=49 Jamaica 14 years 2012
=49 West Bank 14 years 2012
=49 Macau 14 years 2012
=49 Cyprus 14 years 2012
=49 Mongolia 14 years 2012
=49 Peru 14 years 2012
=49 Tonga 14 years 2012
=49 Russia 14 years 2012
=49 Bulgaria 14 years 2012
=49 Brazil 14 years 2012
=49 Brunei 14 years 2012
=49 Croatia 14 years 2012
=49 Seychelles 14 years 2012
=49 Antigua and Barbuda 14 years 2012
=49 Malta 14 years 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 14 years 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 13.97 years 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 13.6 years 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 13.5 years 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 13.47 years 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 13.29 years 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 13.26 years 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 13.15 years 2012
=76 Dominica 13 years 2012
=76 Indonesia 13 years 2012
=76 Malaysia 13 years 2012
=76 Barbados 13 years 2012
=76 Panama 13 years 2012
=76 Luxembourg 13 years 2012
=76 Georgia 13 years 2012
=76 Fiji 13 years 2012
=76 Jordan 13 years 2012
=76 Republic of Macedonia 13 years 2012
=76 Aruba 13 years 2012
=76 Gabon 13 years 2012
=76 Niue 13 years 2012
=76 United Arab Emirates 13 years 2012
=76 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13 years 2012
=76 Saint Lucia 13 years 2012
=76 Saint Kitts and Nevis 13 years 2012
=76 South Africa 13 years 2012
=76 Iran 13 years 2012
=76 Algeria 13 years 2012
=76 Sri Lanka 13 years 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 12.72 years 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 12.7 years 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 12.67 years 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 12.09 years 2012
=97 Turkey 12 years 2012
=97 Dominican Republic 12 years 2012
=97 Liechtenstein 12 years 2012
=97 Costa Rica 12 years 2012
=97 Andorra 12 years 2012
=97 El Salvador 12 years 2012
=97 Thailand 12 years 2012
=97 Belize 12 years 2012
=97 Sierra Leone 12 years 2012
=97 Philippines 12 years 2012
=97 Moldova 12 years 2012
=97 Qatar 12 years 2012
=97 Maldives 12 years 2012
=97 Suriname 12 years 2010
=97 Trinidad and Tobago 12 years 2012
=97 Paraguay 12 years 2012
=97 Botswana 12 years 2012
=97 Cape Verde 12 years 2012
=97 The Bahamas 12 years 2012
=97 Oman 12 years 2012
=97 Samoa 12 years 2012
=97 Azerbaijan 12 years 2012
=97 Bermuda 12 years 2012
=97 Cook Islands 12 years 2012
=97 China 12 years 2012
=97 Armenia 12 years 2012
=97 Cayman Islands 12 years 2012
=97 Tokelau 12 years 2012
=97 Marshall Islands 12 years 2012
=97 Kiribati 12 years 2012
=97 Kuwait 12 years 2012
=97 Kyrgyzstan 12 years 2012
=97 Guyana 12 years 2012
=97 Namibia 12 years 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 11.92 years 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 11.3 years 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 11.18 years 2012
=131 East Timor 11 years 2004
=131 Swaziland 11 years 2012
=131 Liberia 11 years 2012
=131 Madagascar 11 years 2012
=131 Tajikistan 11 years 2012
=131 Turks and Caicos Islands 11 years 2012
=131 Tuvalu 11 years 2012
=131 Rwanda 11 years 2012
=131 Uzbekistan 11 years 2012
=131 Anguilla 11 years 2012
=131 Syria 11 years 2012
=131 Sao Tome and Principe 11 years 2012
=131 Guatemala 11 years 2012
=131 Albania 11 years 2012
=131 Kenya 11 years 2012
=131 Uganda 11 years 2012
=131 Egypt 11 years 2012
=131 Nicaragua 11 years 2012
=131 Bhutan 11 years 2012
=131 Honduras 11 years 2012
=131 Comoros 11 years 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 10.75 years 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 10.67 years 2012
=152 Cameroon 10 years 2012
=152 Congo, Republic of the 10 years 2012
=152 Vanuatu 10 years 2012
=152 Morocco 10 years 2012
=152 Cambodia 10 years 2012
=152 Ghana 10 years 2012
=152 India 10 years 2012
=152 Lesotho 10 years 2012
=152 Togo 10 years 2012
=152 Vietnam 10 years 2012
=152 Iraq 10 years 2012
=152 Burundi 10 years 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 9.34 years 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 9.29 years 2012
=164 Tanzania 9 years 2012
=164 Afghanistan 9 years 2012
=164 Nauru 9 years 2012
=164 Malawi 9 years 2012
=164 Guinea 9 years 2012
=164 Nigeria 9 years 2012
=164 Nepal 9 years 2012
=164 Zimbabwe 9 years 2012
=164 The Gambia 9 years 2012
=164 Yemen 9 years 2012
=164 Solomon Islands 9 years 2012
=164 Laos 9 years 2012
=164 Benin 9 years 2012
=164 Angola 9 years 2006
=164 Mozambique 9 years 2012
=164 Guinea-Bissau 9 years 2010
=164 Burma 9 years 2011
South Asia average (profile) 9 years 2012
=181 Ethiopia 8 years 2012
=181 Bangladesh 8 years 2012
=181 Senegal 8 years 2012
=181 Mauritania 8 years 2012
=181 Equatorial Guinea 8 years 2012
=181 Mali 8 years 2012
=181 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8 years 2012
=188 Central African Republic 7 years 2012
=188 Pakistan 7 years 2012
=188 Chad 7 years 2012
=188 Zambia 7 years 2012
=192 Burkina Faso 6 years 2012
=192 Cote d'Ivoire 6 years 2012
=194 Eritrea 5 years 2012
=194 Niger 5 years 2012
=194 Djibouti 5 years 2012
197 Sudan 4 years 2000
198 Somalia 3 years 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > 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/Total

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