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 Botswana 100.00 2009
1 San Marino 100.00 2011
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2006
1 Honduras 100.00 2013
1 Cambodia 100.00 2014
1 Antigua and Barbuda 100.00 2002
1 Dominica 100.00 2012
1 Kuwait 100.00 2014
1 Lesotho 100.00 2008
1 Mauritania 100.00 2012
1 Armenia 100.00 2015
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2011
13 Comoros 100.00 2015
14 Mali 99.95 2014
15 Namibia 99.89 2010
16 Thailand 99.88 2014
17 Malawi 99.88 2015
18 Zimbabwe 99.78 2014
19 Seychelles 99.74 2011
20 Cuba 99.54 2010
21 United Arab Emirates 99.48 2013
22 Pakistan 99.37 2013
23 Mongolia 99.34 2011
24 Central African Republic 99.27 2010
25 Togo 99.25 2015
26 Sierra Leone 99.19 2014
27 Malaysia 99.09 2015
28 Portugal 99.01 2014
29 Brunei 98.77 2016
30 Ecuador 98.73 2015
31 Zambia 98.65 2004
32 Venezuela 98.63 2015
33 Puerto Rico 98.47 2013
34 Swaziland 98.38 2014
35 Guatemala 98.37 2015
36 Serbia 98.13 2011
37 Mexico 98.02 2014
38 Vanuatu 97.94 2009
39 Chile 97.92 2009
40 Andorra 97.85 2015
41 Cyprus 97.82 2014
42 Ukraine 97.77 2014
43 Cabo Verde 97.70 2013
44 Madagascar 97.66 2013
45 Rwanda 97.60 2016
46 Romania 97.52 2014
47 Spain 97.49 2014
48 Jamaica 97.37 2015
49 United Kingdom 97.29 2015
50 Burundi 97.07 2012
51 Slovak Republic 97.01 2014
52 Timor-Leste 96.98 2014
53 Côte d'Ivoire 96.43 2015
54 Nicaragua 96.41 2010
55 Tunisia 96.21 2012
56 Bangladesh 96.19 2016
57 Barbados 96.14 2007
58 South Africa 96.02 2014
59 Burkina Faso 95.78 2015
60 Macao SAR, China 95.76 2002
61 Kenya 95.74 2015
62 Algeria 95.68 2013
63 Uruguay 95.60 2015
64 Italy 95.44 2014
65 Austria 95.37 2014
66 El Salvador 95.34 2015
67 Eritrea 95.33 2005
68 Argentina 95.18 2014
69 Turkey 95.05 2013
70 Belarus 94.96 2006
71 Brazil 94.72 2013
72 Lithuania 94.65 2013
73 Monaco 94.54 2015
74 India 94.53 2005
75 Iran 94.52 2015
76 Poland 94.38 2014
77 Iceland 94.38 2013
78 Sweden 94.29 2014
79 China 94.23 1999
80 Belgium 94.20 2014
81 Guinea 94.10 2014
82 Germany 93.94 2014
83 Bulgaria 93.92 2013
84 Costa Rica 93.80 2015
85 Australia 93.77 2014
86 Colombia 93.69 2015
87 Philippines 93.69 2009
88 Uganda 93.40 2014
89 Ireland 93.31 2013
90 Luxembourg 93.28 2014
91 Hungary 93.28 2014
92 Ghana 93.08 2014
93 Hong Kong SAR, China 92.96 2012
94 Oman 92.94 2011
95 Canada 92.90 2015
96 Jordan 92.89 2010
97 Paraguay 92.77 2012
98 Estonia 92.70 2014
99 Lao PDR 92.43 2014
100 United States 92.29 2014
101 Finland 92.00 2014
102 France 91.65 2013
103 Syrian Arab Republic 91.64 2015
104 Malta 91.47 2013
105 Liechtenstein 91.08 2014
106 Benin 90.98 2015
107 Moldova 90.88 2015
108 Slovenia 90.84 2013
109 Senegal 90.83 2014
110 Chad 90.64 2012
111 Nepal 90.61 2015
112 Morocco 90.45 2009
113 St. Kitts and Nevis 90.42 2015
114 The Gambia 90.39 2013
115 St. Lucia 89.98 2015
116 Sri Lanka 89.89 2016
117 São Tomé and Principe 89.77 2014
118 Yemen 89.74 2013
119 Denmark 89.45 2013
120 Belize 89.32 2001
121 Panama 89.06 2013
122 Mauritius 88.66 2010
123 Cameroon 88.56 2013
124 Czech Republic 88.35 2013
125 Israel 88.06 2014
126 Grenada 87.91 2003
127 Korea 87.89 2015
128 Gabon 87.86 2014
129 Switzerland 87.80 2014
130 Norway 87.75 2013
131 Bolivia 87.69 2014
132 Netherlands 87.66 2014
133 Indonesia 87.58 2015
134 Bhutan 87.40 2015
135 Ethiopia 87.35 2013
136 Singapore 85.65 2013
137 Japan 85.35 2014
138 Afghanistan 84.52 2015
139 Vietnam 82.32 2013
140 Latvia 81.49 2014
141 Peru 80.96 2015
142 Mozambique 80.74 2012
143 Dominican Republic 77.88 2015
144 Niger 77.59 2014
145 Dem. Rep. Congo 73.00 2013
146 Guyana 71.71 2012
147 Djibouti 68.01 2014
148 Angola 66.25 2006
149 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