Government Expenditure on Education

This key economic indicator for the Education sector has been recently updated.

  1. Zimbabwe Government Expenditure on Education was up 4.8points in 2018, compared to a year earlier.
  2. Since 2013 Zimbabwe Government Expenditure on Education increased 4.8points year on year reaching 9.35 Percent of GDP.
  3. In 2018 Norway was number 7 in Government Expenditure on Education.
  4. In 2015 Federated States of Micronesia was number 1 in Government Expenditure on Education close to 12.46 Percent of GDP, jumping from 122 in 2014.

Top Countries in Government Expenditure on Education

# 139 Countries Percent of GDP Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Federated States of Micronesia
12.46 % 2015 NA NA View data
2 #2
Grenada
10.29 % 2016 NA NA View data
3 #3
Zimbabwe
9.35 % 2018 +4.8 % +4.8 % View data
4 #4
Iceland
7.97 % 2018 +0.8 % +0.6 % View data
5 #5
Sweden
7.86 % 2018 +1.0 % +0.4 % View data
6 #6
Denmark
7.78 % 2018 -0.1 % -1.7 % View data
7 #7
Norway
7.78 % 2018 +0.8 % +0.8 % View data
8 #8
Costa Rica
7.51 % 2018 +1.0 % +1.9 % View data
9 #9
Finland
7.36 % 2018 +1.0 % +0.6 % View data
10 #10
Bhutan
7.24 % 2018 +2.6 % +5.3 % View data
11 #11
Belize
7.14 % 2018 +0.7 % +2.8 % View data
12 #12
Eswatini
7.13 % 2014 NA +1.9 % View data
13 #13
Bolivia
7.12 % 2018 +0.4 % +2.6 % View data
14 #14
Kyrgyzstan
7.09 % 2018 -1.6 % +0.9 % View data
15 #15
Oman
6.67 % 2017 +9.2 % NA View data
16 #16
Moldova
6.65 % 2018 -0.6 % NA View data
17 #17
Tunisia
6.60 % 2015 NA +1.1 % View data
18 #18
Belgium
6.55 % 2015 -1.3 % NA View data
19 #19
Senegal
6.51 % 2018 +5.0 % -2.1 % View data
20 #20
Brazil
6.48 % 2018 +1.5 % +2.1 % View data
21 #21
Mozambique
6.48 % 2013 +6.7 % NA View data
22 #22
Cyprus
6.47 % 2018 +0.3 % +0.1 % View data
23 #23
Aruba
6.38 % 2018 +0.9 % -1.3 % View data
24 #24
British Virgin Islands
6.32 % 2015 NA +7.3 % View data
25 #25
New Zealand
6.30 % 2018 -0.2 % -1.2 % View data
26 #26
South Africa
6.13 % 2018 +0.1 % +0.4 % View data
27 #27
Honduras
6.10 % 2018 +2.4 % +0.7 % View data
28 #28
Puerto Rico
6.07 % 2014 -6.3 % NA View data
29 #29
Israel
5.85 % 2018 -0.0 % -0.1 % View data
30 #30
Argentina
5.79 % 2018 +1.3 % +1.3 % View data
31 #31
Malta
5.77 % 2018 -0.9 % -6.0 % View data
32 #32
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
5.75 % 2017 -0.8 % NA View data
33 #33
United Kingdom
5.67 % 2018 +0.6 % +0.2 % View data
34 #34
Vietnam
5.65 % 2013 +2.1 % +3.0 % View data
35 #35
Czech Republic
5.64 % 2018 +2.2 % +6.6 % View data
36 #36
South Korea
5.54 % 2018 +1.5 % +1.1 % View data
37 #37
Netherlands
5.51 % 2018 +0.3 % -0.3 % View data
38 #38
Chile
5.48 % 2018 +2.4 % +3.9 % View data
39 #39
Latvia
5.47 % 2018 -0.0 % -4.8 % View data
40 #40
Austria
5.46 % 2018 -0.0 % -0.3 % View data
41 #41
France
5.44 % 2018 -0.2 % -0.2 % View data
42 #42
Saint Lucia
5.42 % 2018 +1.3 % +4.7 % View data
43 #43
Mexico
5.38 % 2018 +0.9 % +2.8 % View data
44 #44
Australia
5.37 % 2018 +0.5 % +0.5 % View data
45 #45
Jamaica
5.27 % 2018 +0.1 % -3.4 % View data
46 #46
Togo
5.26 % 2018 +1.4 % +2.4 % View data
47 #47
Kenya
5.25 % 2018 +0.1 % -0.7 % View data
48 #48
West Bank and Gaza
5.24 % 2018 -0.2 % -0.2 % View data
49 #49
Tajikistan
5.23 % 2015 NA +5.5 % View data
50 #50
Ecuador
5.22 % 2018 +1.0 % +0.9 % View data
51 #51
Estonia
5.21 % 2018 -0.1 % +1.5 % View data
52 #52
Mauritius
5.16 % 2018 +2.7 % +7.4 % View data
53 #53
Cabo Verde
5.15 % 2018 -1.4 % +0.6 % View data
54 #54
Switzerland
5.14 % 2018 +0.2 % +0.4 % View data
55 #55
Ukraine
5.02 % 2018 -1.7 % -5.5 % View data
56 #56
Nepal
4.98 % 2018 -2.3 % +7.5 % View data
57 #57
Germany
4.94 % 2018 +0.5 % +0.0 % View data
58 #58
Portugal
4.91 % 2018 -0.3 % -1.4 % View data
59 #59
Slovenia
4.89 % 2018 -1.0 % -2.1 % View data
60 #60
United States
4.85 % 2018 -0.7 % -0.4 % View data
61 #61
Poland
4.80 % 2018 -0.3 % -0.6 % View data
62 #62
Belarus
4.80 % 2018 -0.4 % -0.8 % View data
63 #63
Barbados
4.79 % 2018 +2.9 % -1.2 % View data
64 #64
Sao Tome and Principe
4.72 % 2018 -2.8 % -4.5 % View data
65 #65
Malaysia
4.72 % 2018 -0.6 % -3.0 % View data
66 #66
Ghana
4.71 % 2018 +4.4 % -5.0 % View data
67 #67
Vanuatu
4.70 % 2017 NA NA View data
68 #68
Slovakia
4.65 % 2018 +1.0 % +2.6 % View data
69 #69
Brunei
4.59 % 2018 +3.7 % NA View data
70 #70
Croatia
4.59 % 2013 NA +1.4 % View data
71 #71
Ethiopia
4.55 % 2018 -1.0 % +0.2 % View data
72 #72
Ivory Coast
4.54 % 2018 +4.0 % -0.8 % View data
73 #73
Colombia
4.45 % 2018 +1.2 % -1.9 % View data
74 #74
Burundi
4.45 % 2018 +2.5 % -3.8 % View data
75 #75
Hungary
4.45 % 2018 -0.7 % +1.1 % View data
76 #76
Malawi
4.35 % 2018 +8.0 % -4.3 % View data
77 #77
Burkina Faso
4.35 % 2018 +0.4 % -1.1 % View data
78 #78
Comoros
4.34 % 2018 -0.9 % +0.2 % View data
79 #79
Turkey
4.29 % 2015 -1.8 % NA View data
80 #80
Mongolia
4.28 % 2018 +5.3 % -2.8 % View data
81 #81
Spain
4.26 % 2018 -0.2 % -0.3 % View data
82 #82
Sierra Leone
4.25 % 2018 -8.4 % +12.3 % View data
83 #83
Maldives
4.15 % 2018 -0.7 % +1.8 % View data
84 #84
Benin
4.15 % 2018 +0.2 % -1.8 % View data
85 #85
Thailand
4.12 % 2013 -9.1 % +3.3 % View data
86 #86
Samoa
4.08 % 2016 NA NA View data
87 #87
Bulgaria
4.06 % 2013 +16.0 % -0.8 % View data
88 #88
Lithuania
4.04 % 2018 -1.9 % -2.6 % View data
89 #89
Afghanistan
4.00 % 2018 +1.9 % +3.1 % View data
90 #90
Italy
4.00 % 2018 -0.6 % -0.8 % View data
91 #91
Peru
4.00 % 2018 +1.9 % +3.9 % View data
92 #92
Albania
3.95 % 2016 +15.0 % NA View data
93 #93
Luxembourg
3.92 % 2015 -2.0 % NA View data
94 #94
Fiji
3.88 % 2013 NA -1.8 % View data
95 #95
Niger
3.85 % 2018 +8.8 % -4.8 % View data
96 #96
Ireland
3.85 % 2018 -2.5 % -6.2 % View data
97 #97
India
3.84 % 2013 -0.6 % NA View data
98 #98
Georgia
3.83 % 2017 +1.2 % +14.1 % View data
99 #99
El Salvador
3.81 % 2018 +1.7 % +0.1 % View data
100 #100
Serbia
3.81 % 2018 -1.4 % NA View data
101 #101
Indonesia
3.67 % 2018 +1.4 % +1.8 % View data
102 #102
Jordan
3.60 % 2017 -7.6 % NA View data
103 #103
Iran
3.59 % 2018 -5.3 % +3.2 % View data
104 #104
Tanzania
3.48 % 2014 NA -3.0 % View data
105 #105
Japan
3.45 % 2018 -0.5 % -1.2 % View data
106 #106
Dominica
3.39 % 2015 NA NA View data
107 #107
Andorra
3.30 % 2018 +3.2 % +6.2 % View data
108 #108
Hong Kong
3.26 % 2018 -1.6 % -2.8 % View data
109 #109
Mali
3.24 % 2018 -0.7 % -0.2 % View data
110 #110
Gambia
3.24 % 2018 +1.3 % +3.1 % View data
111 #111
Laos
3.23 % 2018 +2.4 % -0.0 % View data
112 #112
Rwanda
3.22 % 2018 +0.4 % -8.2 % View data
113 #113
Romania
3.01 % 2018 -0.8 % NA View data
114 #114
Sri Lanka
3.01 % 2018 +7.3 % +13.2 % View data
115 #115
Cameroon
3.00 % 2018 -2.6 % +1.6 % View data
116 #116
Singapore
2.91 % 2013 -6.4 % +0.9 % View data
117 #117
Azerbaijan
2.89 % 2018 +0.3 % +3.4 % View data
118 #118
Kazakhstan
2.88 % 2017 -3.3 % NA View data
119 #119
Qatar
2.85 % 2017 NA -4.0 % View data
120 #120
Chad
2.85 % 2013 +29.2 % NA View data
121 #121
Guatemala
2.80 % 2018 +0.2 % -0.3 % View data
122 #122
Saint Kitts and Nevis
2.78 % 2015 NA NA View data
123 #123
Pakistan
2.73 % 2018 -1.0 % +1.9 % View data
124 #124
Armenia
2.72 % 2018 -0.1 % +0.5 % View data
125 #125
Gabon
2.66 % 2018 -1.0 % -2.6 % View data
126 #126
Uganda
2.64 % 2018 +0.1 % +3.7 % View data
127 #127
Mauritania
2.63 % 2016 NA -2.9 % View data
128 #128
Madagascar
2.55 % 2018 -0.7 % +4.1 % View data
129 #129
Lebanon
2.48 % 2013 +15.0 % +4.3 % View data
130 #130
Bahrain
2.37 % 2018 +1.5 % -0.9 % View data
131 #131
Guinea
2.35 % 2018 +6.1 % -2.3 % View data
132 #132
Myanmar
2.17 % 2017 NA NA View data
133 #133
Guinea-Bissau
2.13 % 2013 +6.6 % NA View data
134 #134
Cambodia
2.03 % 2018 +1.4 % -0.2 % View data
135 #135
Democratic Republic of the Congo
1.62 % 2018 +10.6 % -4.7 % View data
136 #136
Bangladesh
1.54 % 2016 NA -6.4 % View data
137 #137
Bermuda
1.49 % 2017 NA NA View data
138 #138
Monaco
1.30 % 2018 -0.3 % -0.6 % View data
139 #139
South Sudan
1.15 % 2018 +17.7 % +1.3 % View data

Source: World Bank

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