Current education expenditure, total (% of total expenditure in 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 San Marino 100.00 2011
1 Dominica 100.00 2012
1 Costa Rica 100.00 2002
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2010
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2006
6 Fiji 99.87 2013
7 Lebanon 99.82 2012
8 Sierra Leone 99.48 2014
9 Namibia 99.17 2010
10 Cuba 99.10 2010
11 Andorra 98.91 2014
12 Central African Republic 98.87 2010
13 Vanuatu 98.31 2009
14 Lesotho 98.27 2008
15 Zambia 98.21 2004
16 Burundi 98.09 2012
17 Jamaica 98.01 2014
18 Macedonia 97.92 2002
19 Togo 97.70 2014
20 Ukraine 97.51 2013
21 United Kingdom 97.32 2013
22 Portugal 97.24 2011
23 Mali 97.12 2014
24 Venezuela 97.11 2009
25 Malawi 97.10 2014
26 Chile 97.03 2009
27 Madagascar 96.92 2013
28 South Africa 96.67 2014
29 Barbados 96.39 2014
30 Belgium 96.38 2011
31 Denmark 96.33 2011
32 Croatia 96.29 2011
33 Bahrain 96.15 2012
34 Mexico 96.10 2011
35 Austria 96.04 2012
36 Serbia 95.78 2013
37 Azerbaijan 95.64 2013
38 Ghana 95.54 2013
39 Djibouti 95.44 2007
40 Puerto Rico 95.41 2013
41 Uruguay 95.37 2011
42 Honduras 95.29 2013
43 Italy 95.26 2011
44 India 95.19 2005
45 Thailand 95.09 2012
46 Mongolia 95.07 2002
47 Ireland 94.95 2012
48 Antigua and Barbuda 94.84 2009
49 Kazakhstan 94.63 2014
50 Liechtenstein 94.60 2011
51 Iceland 94.54 2011
52 Malaysia 94.35 2011
53 Sweden 94.35 2012
54 Argentina 94.15 2013
55 Bulgaria 94.14 2012
56 Comoros 93.99 1998
57 Finland 93.99 2012
58 Iran 93.43 2014
59 Benin 93.41 2014
60 Australia 92.99 2000
61 Cabo Verde 92.74 2010
62 Ecuador 92.57 2012
63 Germany 92.43 2012
64 Slovak Republic 92.38 2012
65 Côte d'Ivoire 92.30 2014
66 Kuwait 92.27 2005
67 Spain 92.16 2012
68 Romania 92.11 2012
69 Brazil 92.01 2012
70 Singapore 91.80 2013
71 Philippines 91.78 2009
72 Senegal 91.65 2010
73 Israel 91.62 2011
74 Paraguay 91.61 2012
75 Monaco 91.61 2014
76 France 91.48 2012
77 Slovenia 91.46 2012
78 Albania 91.41 2013
79 Switzerland 91.34 2012
80 Belarus 91.28 2014
81 St. Lucia 91.27 2013
82 Poland 91.11 2011
83 Hungary 90.91 2011
84 Russia 90.87 2012
85 Czech Republic 90.74 2012
86 Norway 90.71 2012
87 Morocco 90.71 1999
88 Grenada 90.51 2003
89 Estonia 90.50 2004
90 United States 90.44 2011
91 Botswana 90.24 2009
92 Rwanda 90.13 2013
93 Kyrgyz Republic 90.09 2013
94 Tajikistan 90.03 1999
95 Seychelles 90.00 2011
96 El Salvador 89.75 2011
97 Cyprus 89.72 2011
98 Tunisia 89.65 2010
99 Canada 89.55 2011
100 Moldova 89.38 2014
101 Turkey 89.04 2011
102 Liberia 88.80 2008
103 Nicaragua 88.56 2010
104 China 88.52 1999
105 Lithuania 88.34 2011
106 Oman 88.32 2013
107 Japan 88.10 2013
108 Uganda 87.88 2013
109 Indonesia 87.86 2013
110 Netherlands 87.74 2012
111 Latvia 87.71 2011
112 Malta 87.22 2012
113 Mauritius 86.48 2010
114 Cameroon 86.39 2013
115 Timor-Leste 86.27 2011
116 Korea 86.13 2012
117 Panama 85.85 2008
118 Guyana 85.39 2012
119 Jordan 84.24 1999
120 Guatemala 83.92 2014
121 Dem. Rep. Congo 83.13 2013
122 Luxembourg 82.48 2001
123 Vietnam 81.83 2012
124 Hong Kong SAR, China 81.79 2012
125 Bolivia 81.75 2014
126 Sri Lanka 81.41 2012
127 Bangladesh 80.98 2009
128 Mozambique 80.74 2013
129 Belize 80.68 2003
130 Eritrea 80.41 2006
131 Pakistan 79.87 2014
132 Peru 79.52 2014
133 Chad 79.20 2011
134 Greece 78.32 2005
135 Guinea 77.39 2013
136 Angola 75.65 2006
137 Yemen 74.25 2008
138 Niger 74.10 2014
139 Colombia 74.05 2014
140 Armenia 73.97 2014
141 Macao SAR, China 73.30 2013
142 Qatar 68.12 2014
143 Turkmenistan 66.31 2012
144 St. Kitts and Nevis 64.67 1998
145 Burkina Faso 64.67 2007
146 Dominican Republic 64.23 2013
147 Ethiopia 63.90 2013
148 The Gambia 57.84 2012
149 Guinea-Bissau 49.23 2013

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Current expenditure, total is calculated by dividing all current expenditure in public institutions of all levels of education by total expenditure (current and capital) in public institutions of all levels of 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