Current education expenditure, primary (% of total expenditure in primary public institutions) - Country Ranking

Definition: Current expenditure is expressed as a percentage of direct expenditure in public educational institutions (instructional and non-instructional) of the specified level of education. Financial aid to students and other transfers are excluded from direct expenditure. Current expenditure is consumed within the current year and would have to be renewed if needed in the following year. It includes staff compensation and current expenditure other than for staff compensation (ex. on teaching materials, ancillary services and administration).

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Comoros 100.00 2012
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2006
1 Honduras 100.00 2013
1 Malaysia 100.00 2011
1 Antigua and Barbuda 100.00 2002
1 Dominica 100.00 2012
1 St. Kitts and Nevis 100.00 2013
1 Lesotho 100.00 2008
1 Mauritania 100.00 2012
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2011
1 Botswana 100.00 2009
1 San Marino 100.00 2011
13 Mali 99.95 2014
14 Namibia 99.89 2010
15 Seychelles 99.74 2011
16 Togo 99.59 2014
17 Cuba 99.54 2010
18 United Arab Emirates 99.48 2013
19 Pakistan 99.37 2013
20 Mongolia 99.34 2011
21 Central African Republic 99.27 2010
22 Sierra Leone 99.19 2014
23 Zambia 98.65 2004
24 Portugal 98.65 2011
25 Malawi 98.60 2014
26 Liberia 98.49 2013
27 Puerto Rico 98.47 2013
28 Andorra 98.26 2014
29 Serbia 98.13 2011
30 Vanuatu 97.94 2009
31 Chile 97.92 2009
32 Malta 97.77 2012
33 Austria 97.77 2012
34 Cabo Verde 97.70 2013
35 Madagascar 97.66 2013
36 Jamaica 97.66 2014
37 Bhutan 97.58 2013
38 Guatemala 97.52 2014
39 Ukraine 97.44 2013
40 Venezuela 97.43 2009
41 Mexico 97.40 2011
42 United Kingdom 97.21 2013
43 Burundi 97.07 2012
44 Italy 96.45 2012
45 Nicaragua 96.41 2010
46 Turkey 96.34 2011
47 Tunisia 96.21 2012
48 Romania 96.16 2012
49 Barbados 96.14 2007
50 Argentina 96.14 2013
51 South Africa 96.02 2014
52 Spain 95.91 2012
53 Slovak Republic 95.88 2012
54 Bulgaria 95.81 2012
55 Macao SAR, China 95.76 2002
56 Algeria 95.68 2013
57 Costa Rica 95.59 2014
58 Uruguay 95.50 2011
59 Rwanda 95.49 2013
60 Lithuania 95.40 2011
61 Eritrea 95.33 2005
62 Iran 94.98 2014
63 Belarus 94.96 2006
64 Denmark 94.65 2011
65 Ireland 94.56 2012
66 India 94.53 2005
67 El Salvador 94.42 2008
68 Monaco 94.42 2014
69 Armenia 94.28 2012
70 China 94.23 1999
71 Colombia 94.11 2014
72 Poland 94.06 2011
73 Hungary 94.05 2011
74 Germany 93.72 2012
75 Philippines 93.69 2009
76 Belgium 93.64 2012
77 Ecuador 93.42 2014
78 Sweden 93.41 2012
79 Côte d'Ivoire 93.36 2014
80 Thailand 93.31 2012
81 Jordan 93.24 2011
82 Ghana 93.18 2013
83 Canada 93.11 2012
84 Finland 93.09 2012
85 Slovenia 93.06 2012
86 Hong Kong SAR, China 92.96 2012
87 Oman 92.94 2011
88 Iceland 92.92 2011
89 Senegal 92.86 2010
90 Liechtenstein 92.81 2011
91 Paraguay 92.77 2012
92 Benin 92.76 2014
93 Australia 92.54 2012
94 Kazakhstan 92.37 2014
95 France 91.79 2012
96 Brazil 91.35 2012
97 United States 91.19 2012
98 Morocco 90.45 2009
99 The Gambia 90.39 2013
100 Switzerland 90.28 2012
101 Uganda 90.27 2013
102 Norway 90.26 2012
103 Estonia 90.24 2004
104 Burkina Faso 89.92 2013
105 Czech Republic 89.90 2012
106 São Tomé and Principe 89.77 2014
107 Yemen 89.74 2013
108 Belize 89.32 2001
109 Israel 89.18 2012
110 Panama 89.06 2013
111 Mauritius 88.66 2010
112 Cameroon 88.56 2013
113 Netherlands 88.31 2012
114 Moldova 88.26 2014
115 Grenada 87.91 2003
116 Latvia 87.66 2011
117 Cyprus 87.46 2011
118 Ethiopia 87.35 2013
119 Sri Lanka 87.27 2013
120 Korea 86.98 2013
121 Japan 86.93 2013
122 Indonesia 86.70 2013
123 Bolivia 86.62 2014
124 Singapore 85.65 2013
125 Luxembourg 85.13 2011
126 Timor-Leste 82.74 2011
127 Syrian Arab Republic 82.53 2002
128 Vietnam 81.83 2012
129 Peru 81.70 2014
130 St. Lucia 81.54 2014
131 Kuwait 81.13 2011
132 Mozambique 80.74 2013
133 Guinea 80.73 2013
134 Bangladesh 78.45 2009
135 Niger 77.59 2014
136 Dominican Republic 73.74 2014
137 Chad 73.05 2011
138 Dem. Rep. Congo 73.00 2013
139 Guyana 71.71 2012
140 Djibouti 68.01 2014
141 Angola 66.25 2006
142 Guinea-Bissau 36.26 2013

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Current expenditure, primary is calculated by dividing all current expenditure in public institutions of primary education by total expenditure (current and capital) in public institutions of primary education, and multiplying by 100. Aggregate data are based on World Bank estimates. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Median

Periodicity: Annual