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.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Armenia 100.00 2015
1 Costa Rica 100.00 2002
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2010
1 San Marino 100.00 2011
1 Dominica 100.00 2012
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2006
7 Comoros 100.00 2015
8 Fiji 99.87 2013
9 Lebanon 99.82 2012
10 Sierra Leone 99.48 2014
11 Cambodia 99.45 2014
12 Namibia 99.17 2010
13 Cuba 99.10 2010
14 Central African Republic 98.87 2010
15 Malawi 98.75 2015
16 Andorra 98.67 2015
17 Vanuatu 98.31 2009
18 Lesotho 98.27 2008
19 Zambia 98.21 2004
20 Serbia 98.13 2014
21 Burundi 98.09 2012
22 Macedonia 97.92 2002
23 Ukraine 97.78 2014
24 Jamaica 97.66 2015
25 Togo 97.48 2015
26 United Kingdom 97.38 2015
27 Cyprus 97.24 2014
28 Portugal 97.18 2014
29 Mali 97.12 2014
30 Venezuela 97.11 2009
31 Chile 97.03 2009
32 Madagascar 96.92 2013
33 Brunei 96.77 2016
34 Croatia 96.75 2013
35 South Africa 96.67 2014
36 Kazakhstan 96.54 2015
37 Barbados 96.39 2014
38 Guatemala 96.21 2015
39 Bahrain 96.15 2012
40 Azerbaijan 96.11 2014
41 Uruguay 95.97 2015
42 Timor-Leste 95.96 2014
43 Mexico 95.70 2014
44 Swaziland 95.50 2014
45 Djibouti 95.44 2007
46 Puerto Rico 95.41 2013
47 Honduras 95.29 2013
48 Belarus 95.23 2015
49 India 95.19 2005
50 Italy 95.16 2014
51 Belgium 95.15 2014
52 Mongolia 95.07 2002
53 Austria 95.02 2014
54 Romania 95.00 2014
55 Sweden 94.89 2014
56 Antigua and Barbuda 94.84 2009
57 Ecuador 94.78 2000
58 Iceland 94.73 2013
59 Spain 94.71 2014
60 Liechtenstein 94.60 2011
61 Malaysia 94.39 2015
62 Thailand 94.33 2014
63 Ireland 94.17 2013
64 Côte d'Ivoire 94.11 2015
65 Iran 93.83 2015
66 El Salvador 93.78 2015
67 Brazil 93.76 2013
68 Finland 93.69 2014
69 Denmark 93.66 2013
70 Argentina 93.03 2014
71 Germany 92.89 2014
72 Slovak Republic 92.85 2014
73 Cabo Verde 92.74 2010
74 Poland 92.73 2014
75 Bulgaria 92.70 2013
76 Kenya 92.54 2015
77 Moldova 92.46 2015
78 Kuwait 92.27 2005
79 Canada 92.23 2013
80 Monaco 92.18 2015
81 Singapore 91.80 2013
82 Russia 91.79 2013
83 Philippines 91.78 2009
84 Benin 91.69 2015
85 Australia 91.63 2014
86 Paraguay 91.61 2012
87 Ghana 91.42 2014
88 Hungary 91.33 2014
89 France 91.29 2013
90 United States 91.29 2014
91 Israel 90.86 2014
92 Bangladesh 90.77 2016
93 Estonia 90.73 2014
94 Morocco 90.71 1999
95 Grenada 90.51 2003
96 Czech Republic 90.30 2013
97 Botswana 90.24 2009
98 Switzerland 90.04 2014
99 Seychelles 90.00 2011
100 Tunisia 89.65 2010
101 Albania 89.49 2015
102 Turkey 89.24 2013
103 Nepal 89.03 2015
104 Norway 89.01 2013
105 Liberia 88.80 2008
106 Nicaragua 88.56 2010
107 China 88.52 1999
108 Oman 88.32 2013
109 St. Lucia 88.31 2015
110 Luxembourg 88.20 2014
111 Indonesia 88.13 2015
112 Slovenia 87.99 2013
113 Netherlands 87.95 2014
114 Korea 87.89 2015
115 Macao SAR, China 87.80 2014
116 Senegal 87.65 2014
117 Guinea 87.61 2014
118 Lithuania 87.52 2012
119 Uganda 87.44 2014
120 Rwanda 86.96 2016
121 Kyrgyz Republic 86.67 2014
122 Mauritius 86.48 2010
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 Guyana 85.39 2012
129 Malta 85.28 2013
130 Lao PDR 85.03 2014
131 Jordan 84.24 1999
132 Bolivia 83.21 2014
133 Dem. Rep. Congo 83.13 2013
134 Dominican Republic 82.43 2007
135 Latvia 82.05 2014
136 Sri Lanka 81.88 2016
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 Greece 78.32 2005
143 Vietnam 78.11 2013
144 Chad 78.09 2012
145 Peru 77.83 2015
146 Angola 75.65 2006
147 Pakistan 75.44 2013
148 Colombia 74.78 2015
149 Yemen 74.25 2008
150 Niger 74.10 2014
151 Qatar 68.12 2014
152 Turkmenistan 66.31 2012
153 St. Kitts and Nevis 64.67 1998
154 Burkina Faso 64.67 2007
155 Ethiopia 63.90 2013
156 The Gambia 57.84 2012
157 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