Government Expenditure on Education

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

  1. Belize grew 1.2points of Government Expenditure on Education in 2019, compared to a year earlier.
  2. Since 2014 Belize Government Expenditure on Education grew 2.8points year on year totalising 7.47 Percent of GDP.
  3. In 2019 Norway was ranked number 2 in Government Expenditure on Education.
  4. In 2015 Federated States of Micronesia was ranked number 1 in Government Expenditure on Education at 12.46 Percent of GDP, jumping from 120 in 2014.

Top Countries in Government Expenditure on Education

# 140 Countries Percent of GDP Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Federated States of Micronesia
12.46 % 2015 NA NA View data
2 #2
Norway
8.13 % 2019 +1.0 % +1.1 % View data
3 #3
Sweden
7.90 % 2019 +0.9 % +0.6 % View data
4 #4
Iceland
7.65 % 2019 +0.6 % -0.1 % View data
5 #5
Denmark
7.63 % 2014 -10.1 % -2.0 % View data
6 #6
Belize
7.47 % 2019 +1.2 % +2.8 % View data
7 #7
Bolivia
7.29 % 2014 +16.4 % -2.0 % View data
8 #8
Costa Rica
7.24 % 2019 +3.0 % +1.1 % View data
9 #9
Finland
7.14 % 2019 +0.7 % -0.0 % View data
10 #10
Swaziland
7.13 % 2014 NA +1.9 % View data
11 #11
Bhutan
6.94 % 2019 +4.5 % +3.3 % View data
12 #12
Oman
6.85 % 2017 NA NA View data
13 #13
Belgium
6.60 % 2019 +0.2 % -0.1 % View data
14 #14
Tunisia
6.60 % 2015 NA +1.1 % View data
15 #15
Sierra Leone
6.59 % 2019 -7.6 % +19.9 % View data
16 #16
Brazil
6.58 % 2019 +1.5 % +2.0 % View data
17 #17
Lesotho
6.51 % 2018 -12.3 % NA View data
18 #18
Aruba
6.47 % 2019 +0.8 % +1.0 % View data
19 #19
New Zealand
6.42 % 2019 -0.0 % +0.2 % View data
20 #20
Cyprus
6.36 % 2019 +0.2 % -0.1 % View data
21 #21
Burkina Faso
6.26 % 2019 +3.6 % +6.5 % View data
22 #22
Kyrgyzstan
6.20 % 2019 +0.3 % +2.3 % View data
23 #23
South Africa
6.19 % 2019 +0.5 % +0.5 % View data
24 #24
Honduras
6.08 % 2018 NA +0.7 % View data
25 #25
Puerto Rico
6.07 % 2014 -6.3 % NA View data
26 #26
Guyana
6.04 % 2019 +2.6 % +0.7 % View data
27 #27
Czech Republic
5.94 % 2019 +2.3 % +8.2 % View data
28 #28
Israel
5.84 % 2019 -0.0 % +0.2 % View data
29 #29
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
5.68 % 2018 -1.8 % NA View data
30 #30
Malta
5.65 % 2019 -1.0 % -4.8 % View data
31 #31
United Kingdom
5.65 % 2019 +0.6 % -0.1 % View data
32 #32
Argentina
5.65 % 2019 +1.0 % +1.0 % View data
33 #33
Chile
5.64 % 2019 +2.3 % +3.6 % View data
34 #34
Netherlands
5.53 % 2019 +0.4 % +0.3 % View data
35 #35
Austria
5.49 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.2 % View data
36 #36
Togo
5.45 % 2019 +0.3 % +2.6 % View data
37 #37
France
5.43 % 2019 -0.1 % -0.3 % View data
38 #38
Moldova
5.41 % 2019 -1.8 % -2.9 % View data
39 #39
Australia
5.36 % 2019 +0.5 % +0.7 % View data
40 #40
Nepal
5.35 % 2019 +3.5 % +6.0 % View data
41 #41
Jamaica
5.34 % 2019 -1.3 % -2.4 % View data
42 #42
Kenya
5.32 % 2019 -0.0 % +0.1 % View data
43 #43
Ecuador
5.27 % 2019 +0.9 % +0.1 % View data
44 #44
Tajikistan
5.23 % 2015 NA +5.5 % View data
45 #45
Ukraine
5.19 % 2019 -1.2 % -2.5 % View data
46 #46
Palestine
5.17 % 2019 -1.3 % NA View data
47 #47
Switzerland
5.14 % 2019 +0.2 % +0.3 % View data
48 #48
Estonia
5.13 % 2019 -0.2 % -1.0 % View data
49 #49
Mexico
5.09 % 2019 +0.5 % -0.7 % View data
50 #50
Uzbekistan
5.06 % 2019 -2.9 % -3.4 % View data
51 #51
Sao Tome and Principe
5.06 % 2019 -1.8 % +6.2 % View data
52 #52
Cape Verde
5.03 % 2019 -1.3 % +0.3 % View data
53 #53
Mauritius
5.02 % 2019 +3.8 % +0.4 % View data
54 #54
United States
4.96 % 2014 +0.6 % NA View data
55 #55
Portugal
4.90 % 2019 -0.3 % -0.9 % View data
56 #56
Germany
4.88 % 2019 +0.4 % -0.2 % View data
57 #57
Burundi
4.87 % 2019 -2.9 % -6.4 % View data
58 #58
Uruguay
4.84 % 2017 +1.7 % NA View data
59 #59
Latvia
4.78 % 2019 -1.1 % -2.0 % View data
60 #60
Brunei
4.76 % 2019 +3.5 % +7.2 % View data
61 #61
Belarus
4.76 % 2019 -0.6 % -0.3 % View data
62 #62
Barbados
4.74 % 2019 -1.1 % -5.3 % View data
63 #63
Senegal
4.73 % 2019 +1.7 % -3.7 % View data
64 #64
Vanuatu
4.70 % 2017 NA NA View data
65 #65
Slovenia
4.67 % 2019 -1.3 % -2.5 % View data
66 #66
Malawi
4.64 % 2019 -1.6 % -0.8 % View data
67 #67
Ivory Coast
4.63 % 2019 +6.0 % +0.2 % View data
68 #68
Niger
4.63 % 2019 -5.9 % -7.2 % View data
69 #69
Poland
4.62 % 2019 -0.5 % -1.2 % View data
70 #70
Zimbabwe
4.60 % 2018 -18.1 % -5.1 % View data
71 #71
Hungary
4.60 % 2019 -0.3 % -0.1 % View data
72 #72
East Timor
4.58 % 2019 +11.0 % +11.2 % View data
73 #73
Seychelles
4.58 % 2019 +1.6 % +2.3 % View data
74 #74
Colombia
4.53 % 2019 +0.5 % -0.5 % View data
75 #75
Malaysia
4.52 % 2019 -0.3 % -2.8 % View data
76 #76
Ethiopia
4.50 % 2019 -1.0 % -0.4 % View data
77 #77
Nicaragua
4.34 % 2017 +6.3 % NA View data
78 #78
Mongolia
4.25 % 2019 -1.0 % -2.0 % View data
79 #79
Benin
4.25 % 2019 +5.2 % -0.3 % View data
80 #80
Republic of the Congo
4.21 % 2019 +15.9 % +1.0 % View data
81 #81
Spain
4.19 % 2019 -0.3 % -0.5 % View data
82 #82
Vietnam
4.17 % 2018 NA -5.9 % View data
83 #83
Afghanistan
4.17 % 2019 +1.4 % +2.4 % View data
84 #84
Slovakia
4.10 % 2019 -0.0 % -0.7 % View data
85 #85
Samoa
4.08 % 2016 NA NA View data
86 #86
Saint Lucia
4.00 % 2019 +8.7 % -1.7 % View data
87 #87
Luxembourg
3.96 % 2015 -1.3 % NA View data
88 #88
Maldives
3.92 % 2019 -1.1 % +2.5 % View data
89 #89
Iran
3.87 % 2019 -2.0 % +6.7 % View data
90 #90
Peru
3.86 % 2019 +3.7 % +0.9 % View data
91 #91
Georgia
3.85 % 2017 +1.7 % +14.2 % View data
92 #92
Lithuania
3.78 % 2019 -2.4 % -3.4 % View data
93 #93
Italy
3.78 % 2019 -1.0 % -1.5 % View data
94 #94
Russia
3.77 % 2019 -0.1 % -1.2 % View data
95 #95
Indonesia
3.71 % 2019 +1.3 % +2.5 % View data
96 #96
Tanzania
3.70 % 2018 -16.6 % NA View data
97 #97
Ghana
3.68 % 2019 -7.8 % -3.9 % View data
98 #98
Mali
3.66 % 2019 +0.4 % +0.1 % View data
99 #99
El Salvador
3.65 % 2019 +1.5 % -0.9 % View data
100 #100
Serbia
3.61 % 2019 -1.1 % -1.7 % View data
101 #101
Jordan
3.59 % 2018 +1.3 % NA View data
102 #102
Ireland
3.44 % 2019 -3.4 % -6.8 % View data
103 #103
Paraguay
3.44 % 2016 NA -1.4 % View data
104 #104
Dominica
3.39 % 2015 NA NA View data
105 #105
Andorra
3.31 % 2019 +2.4 % +2.0 % View data
106 #106
Madagascar
3.26 % 2019 +0.9 % +3.2 % View data
107 #107
Japan
3.19 % 2016 NA -4.6 % View data
108 #108
Grenada
3.17 % 2017 NA NA View data
109 #109
Cameroon
3.16 % 2019 +0.4 % +3.3 % View data
110 #110
San Marino
3.15 % 2017 NA NA View data
111 #111
Rwanda
3.04 % 2019 -2.4 % -6.7 % View data
112 #112
Pakistan
3.02 % 2019 +1.8 % +4.1 % View data
113 #113
Laos
2.94 % 2014 -9.2 % +12.2 % View data
114 #114
Turks and Caicos Islands
2.91 % 2018 NA NA View data
115 #115
Romania
2.90 % 2019 -1.1 % -1.5 % View data
116 #116
Guatemala
2.88 % 2019 -1.4 % -0.4 % View data
117 #117
Qatar
2.86 % 2017 NA -4.0 % View data
118 #118
Albania
2.76 % 2019 +11.8 % NA View data
119 #119
Kazakhstan
2.75 % 2018 -2.3 % NA View data
120 #120
Haiti
2.71 % 2019 -2.4 % -2.1 % View data
121 #121
Armenia
2.70 % 2019 -0.1 % +3.8 % View data
122 #122
Gabon
2.67 % 2014 -12.0 % NA View data
123 #123
Mauritania
2.63 % 2016 NA -2.9 % View data
124 #124
Saint Kitts and Nevis
2.61 % 2015 NA NA View data
125 #125
Guinea
2.60 % 2019 +0.9 % +1.4 % View data
126 #126
Uganda
2.59 % 2019 +2.6 % +2.8 % View data
127 #127
Liberia
2.58 % 2018 -6.4 % +8.3 % View data
128 #128
Azerbaijan
2.55 % 2019 -0.9 % -0.6 % View data
129 #129
Comoros
2.44 % 2019 -0.9 % -2.3 % View data
130 #130
Sri Lanka
2.40 % 2019 +13.4 % +4.4 % View data
131 #131
British Virgin Islands
2.36 % 2017 NA NA View data
132 #132
Gambia
2.35 % 2019 -3.3 % +1.6 % View data
133 #133
Bahrain
2.34 % 2019 -0.9 % -1.0 % View data
134 #134
Cambodia
2.16 % 2018 NA +1.1 % View data
135 #135
Bangladesh
1.99 % 2018 -19.7 % +0.2 % View data
136 #136
Myanmar
1.97 % 2018 -8.9 % NA View data
137 #137
Democratic Republic of the Congo
1.57 % 2019 -2.6 % -4.2 % View data
138 #138
Bermuda
1.50 % 2017 NA NA View data
139 #139
Monaco
1.43 % 2019 +0.4 % +6.9 % View data
140 #140
South Sudan
1.18 % 2019 +0.7 % -7.2 % View data

Source: World Bank

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