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 Cayman Islands 100.00 2006
1 Dominica 100.00 2012
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2019
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2010
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2020
6 Comoros 100.00 2015
7 Fiji 99.87 2013
8 Lebanon 99.82 2012
9 Sierra Leone 99.48 2014
10 San Marino 99.46 2019
11 Cambodia 99.45 2014
12 Vanuatu 99.41 2020
13 Andorra 99.24 2019
14 Niger 99.17 2018
15 Cuba 99.10 2010
16 Central African Republic 98.87 2010
17 Guinea 98.62 2020
18 Costa Rica 98.57 2020
19 Jamaica 98.36 2019
20 Argentina 98.23 2019
21 Azerbaijan 98.14 2019
22 Burundi 98.09 2012
23 North Macedonia 97.92 2002
24 Mexico 97.87 2018
25 Barbados 97.75 2020
26 United Kingdom 97.69 2018
27 Togo 97.58 2016
28 Ecuador 97.57 2020
29 Italy 97.22 2018
30 Venezuela 97.11 2009
31 Mali 97.02 2017
32 Brazil 96.93 2018
33 Malawi 96.93 2016
34 Madagascar 96.92 2013
35 Brunei 96.77 2016
36 Serbia 96.77 2019
37 Lesotho 96.53 2018
38 Bahrain 96.15 2012
39 South Africa 96.02 2020
40 Timor-Leste 95.96 2014
41 Portugal 95.92 2018
42 Croatia 95.81 2017
43 Bulgaria 95.51 2017
44 Eswatini 95.50 2014
45 Djibouti 95.44 2007
46 Puerto Rico 95.38 2014
47 Honduras 95.29 2013
48 Guatemala 95.23 2020
49 India 95.19 2005
50 Cabo Verde 95.06 2016
51 Senegal 95.01 2016
52 Spain 94.90 2018
53 Antigua and Barbuda 94.84 2009
54 Sweden 94.82 2018
55 Ireland 94.79 2018
56 Romania 94.79 2018
57 Seychelles 94.77 2016
58 Côte d'Ivoire 94.62 2018
59 Liechtenstein 94.60 2011
60 Belgium 94.55 2018
61 Denmark 94.37 2017
62 Thailand 94.33 2014
63 Paraguay 94.20 2020
64 Iran 94.14 2019
65 El Salvador 94.09 2019
66 Slovak Republic 94.02 2018
67 Iceland 93.89 2018
68 St. Lucia 93.84 2018
69 Lithuania 93.60 2018
70 Ukraine 93.50 2019
71 Uruguay 92.97 2019
72 Austria 92.89 2018
73 Namibia 92.58 2014
74 Kenya 92.54 2015
75 Germany 92.48 2018
76 Russia 92.45 2018
77 Malaysia 92.38 2019
78 Australia 92.34 2015
79 Cyprus 92.29 2017
80 Kuwait 92.27 2005
81 Canada 92.23 2013
82 France 92.15 2018
83 Zambia 92.15 2016
84 Singapore 91.80 2013
85 Philippines 91.78 2009
86 Benin 91.69 2015
87 Slovenia 91.67 2018
88 Belarus 91.60 2020
89 Finland 91.47 2018
90 Ghana 91.42 2014
91 Poland 91.42 2018
92 Mongolia 91.11 2017
93 Moldova 91.09 2019
94 Armenia 90.80 2020
95 Morocco 90.71 1999
96 Luxembourg 90.63 2018
97 Grenada 90.51 2003
98 Botswana 90.24 2009
99 Oman 90.17 2020
100 Malta 90.01 2017
101 Kyrgyz Republic 89.87 2019
102 Japan 89.74 2018
103 Tunisia 89.65 2010
104 Turkey 89.45 2006
105 Switzerland 89.40 2016
106 Netherlands 89.38 2018
107 Nepal 89.03 2015
108 Liberia 88.80 2008
109 Israel 88.79 2018
110 Nicaragua 88.56 2010
111 China 88.52 1999
112 Greece 88.18 2018
113 Chile 88.16 2018
114 Indonesia 88.13 2015
115 Estonia 87.86 2018
116 Uganda 87.44 2014
117 Czech Republic 87.39 2018
118 Norway 87.22 2018
119 Rwanda 86.96 2016
120 Albania 86.84 2019
121 Peru 86.56 2020
122 Hungary 86.49 2018
123 Mauritius 86.48 2010
124 Cameroon 86.39 2013
125 Tajikistan 86.02 2015
126 Bhutan 85.99 2015
127 Panama 85.85 2008
128 Jordan 85.68 2019
129 Guyana 85.39 2012
130 Qatar 85.15 2019
131 Lao PDR 85.03 2014
132 Colombia 84.95 2019
133 Korea 84.75 2018
134 Latvia 84.54 2018
135 Dem. Rep. Congo 83.13 2013
136 Dominican Republic 82.43 2007
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 Macao SAR, China 79.43 2019
144 Vietnam 78.11 2013
145 Chad 78.09 2012
146 Angola 75.65 2006
147 Pakistan 75.44 2013
148 Sri Lanka 74.66 2018
149 Myanmar 74.56 2019
150 Yemen 74.25 2008
151 United Arab Emirates 73.77 2019
152 Monaco 73.29 2019
153 Bangladesh 71.04 2019
154 Turkmenistan 66.31 2012
155 Burkina Faso 64.67 2007
156 Ethiopia 64.63 2015
157 The Gambia 57.84 2012
158 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