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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Croatia 101.02 2014
2 Cayman Islands 100.00 2006
2 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2010
2 Dominica 100.00 2012
5 Comoros 100.00 2015
6 Fiji 99.87 2013
7 Morocco 99.82 2018
8 Lebanon 99.82 2012
9 San Marino 99.80 2017
10 Andorra 99.46 2018
11 Cambodia 99.45 2014
12 Cuba 99.10 2010
13 Central African Republic 98.87 2010
14 Vanuatu 98.81 2017
15 Azerbaijan 98.71 2017
16 Zambia 98.21 2004
17 Burundi 98.09 2012
18 Jamaica 98.04 2018
19 North Macedonia 97.92 2002
20 United Kingdom 97.70 2016
21 Niger 97.63 2017
22 Togo 97.58 2016
23 Costa Rica 97.40 2018
24 Venezuela 97.11 2009
25 Chile 97.03 2009
26 Malawi 96.93 2016
27 Madagascar 96.92 2013
28 Uruguay 96.82 2017
29 Brunei 96.77 2016
30 Mexico 96.69 2016
31 Brazil 96.63 2016
32 Lesotho 96.53 2018
33 Oman 96.46 2017
34 Italy 96.44 2016
35 Mali 96.39 2016
36 Bahrain 96.15 2012
37 Timor-Leste 95.96 2014
38 Cyprus 95.88 2015
39 Kazakhstan 95.80 2017
40 Barbados 95.55 2017
41 Eswatini 95.50 2014
42 Iceland 95.47 2016
43 Spain 95.44 2016
44 Djibouti 95.44 2007
45 Puerto Rico 95.38 2014
46 Honduras 95.29 2013
47 Portugal 95.25 2015
48 India 95.19 2005
49 Sweden 95.12 2016
50 Iran 95.12 2018
51 Cabo Verde 95.06 2016
52 South Africa 95.05 2018
53 Senegal 95.01 2016
54 Serbia 94.90 2017
55 Antigua and Barbuda 94.84 2009
56 Poland 94.80 2016
57 Ecuador 94.78 2000
58 Seychelles 94.77 2016
59 Slovak Republic 94.74 2016
60 Côte d'Ivoire 94.62 2018
61 Liechtenstein 94.60 2011
62 Czech Republic 94.56 2016
63 Belgium 94.44 2016
64 Belarus 94.37 2017
65 Thailand 94.33 2014
66 Romania 94.32 2015
67 Russia 94.07 2016
68 St. Lucia 93.84 2018
69 Paraguay 93.82 2016
70 Austria 93.75 2016
71 Denmark 93.64 2014
72 Malaysia 93.36 2018
73 Germany 93.28 2016
74 Lithuania 93.13 2016
75 Estonia 92.94 2016
76 Bulgaria 92.70 2013
77 Macao SAR, China 92.64 2017
78 France 92.62 2016
79 Ireland 92.60 2016
80 Hungary 92.57 2016
81 Kenya 92.54 2015
82 Guatemala 92.39 2018
83 Australia 92.34 2015
84 Ukraine 92.30 2017
85 Kuwait 92.27 2005
86 Canada 92.23 2013
87 El Salvador 91.95 2017
88 Singapore 91.80 2013
89 Philippines 91.78 2009
90 Albania 91.70 2017
91 Benin 91.69 2015
92 Ghana 91.42 2014
93 United States 91.29 2014
94 Finland 91.20 2016
95 Mongolia 91.11 2017
96 Latvia 90.69 2016
97 Israel 90.58 2016
98 Grenada 90.51 2003
99 Botswana 90.24 2009
100 Luxembourg 90.15 2015
101 Tunisia 89.65 2010
102 Jordan 89.60 2018
103 Turkey 89.45 2006
104 Switzerland 89.40 2016
105 Monaco 89.30 2016
106 Netherlands 89.18 2016
107 Argentina 89.09 2017
108 Nepal 89.03 2015
109 Liberia 88.80 2008
110 Nicaragua 88.56 2010
111 China 88.52 1999
112 Indonesia 88.13 2015
113 Moldova 87.69 2017
114 Guinea 87.63 2018
115 Armenia 87.59 2017
116 Norway 87.59 2016
117 Uganda 87.44 2014
118 Colombia 87.36 2018
119 Slovenia 87.25 2016
120 Rwanda 86.96 2016
121 Mauritius 86.48 2010
122 Malta 86.41 2015
123 Cameroon 86.39 2013
124 Japan 86.10 2014
125 Tajikistan 86.02 2015
126 Bhutan 85.99 2015
127 Panama 85.85 2008
128 Bangladesh 85.82 2016
129 Guyana 85.39 2012
130 Kyrgyz Republic 85.09 2017
131 Lao PDR 85.03 2014
132 Bolivia 83.21 2014
133 Peru 83.18 2018
134 Dem. Rep. Congo 83.13 2013
135 Dominican Republic 82.43 2007
136 Korea 82.17 1999
137 Hong Kong SAR, China 81.79 2012
138 Mozambique 80.74 2013
139 Belize 80.68 2003
140 Eritrea 80.41 2006
141 Afghanistan 80.41 2015
142 St. Kitts and Nevis 80.24 2016
143 Myanmar 79.66 2017
144 Sierra Leone 79.09 2018
145 Greece 78.32 2005
146 Vietnam 78.11 2013
147 Chad 78.09 2012
148 Qatar 77.64 2017
149 Angola 75.65 2006
150 Pakistan 75.44 2013
151 Sri Lanka 74.66 2018
152 Yemen 74.25 2008
153 Turkmenistan 66.31 2012
154 Burkina Faso 64.67 2007
155 Ethiopia 64.63 2015
156 The Gambia 57.84 2012
157 Guinea-Bissau 49.23 2013

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Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

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