Government expenditure per student, primary (% of GDP per capita) - Country Ranking

Definition: Government expenditure per student is the average general government expenditure (current, capital, and transfers) per student in the given level of education, expressed as a percentage of GDP per capita.

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 Serbia 50.95 2011
2 Cuba 49.43 2010
3 Moldova 41.55 2015
4 Cyprus 32.33 2014
5 Bhutan 31.68 2015
6 Korea 29.45 2015
7 Slovenia 28.87 2013
8 Niger 28.71 2014
9 Malta 28.43 2013
10 Ukraine 27.04 2014
11 Poland 26.85 2014
12 Costa Rica 26.80 2015
13 Latvia 26.37 2014
14 Denmark 25.61 2013
15 Switzerland 25.51 2014
16 Timor-Leste 24.88 2014
17 Iceland 24.45 2013
18 Portugal 23.58 2014
19 Bolivia 23.48 2014
20 Austria 23.36 2014
21 Thailand 23.10 2013
22 Djibouti 22.92 2008
23 Barbados 22.54 2008
24 Japan 22.53 2014
25 Kiribati 22.52 2001
26 United Kingdom 22.45 2014
27 Sweden 22.41 2014
28 Bulgaria 22.36 2013
29 Belgium 22.22 2014
30 Zimbabwe 22.11 2013
31 Finland 21.24 2014
32 Italy 21.21 2014
33 Vietnam 20.91 2013
34 Israel 20.82 2014
35 Jamaica 20.66 2015
36 Senegal 20.04 2014
37 Brazil 20.04 2013
38 Norway 19.99 2013
39 Lesotho 19.95 2008
40 United States 19.92 2014
41 Luxembourg 19.77 2014
42 Estonia 19.71 2014
43 Slovak Republic 19.42 2014
44 Morocco 19.37 2013
45 Honduras 19.13 2013
46 Puerto Rico 18.82 2013
47 Swaziland 18.73 2014
48 Lithuania 18.52 2013
49 Australia 18.39 2014
50 Yemen 18.38 2011
51 Saudi Arabia 18.29 2007
52 Syrian Arab Republic 18.27 2012
53 New Zealand 18.10 2015
54 France 18.02 2013
55 Liechtenstein 17.91 2011
56 Germany 17.90 2014
57 Colombia 17.76 2015
58 Namibia 17.67 2010
59 Spain 17.63 2014
60 South Africa 17.62 2014
61 Comoros 17.54 2014
62 Togo 17.40 2015
63 Tunisia 17.29 2008
64 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 17.18 2015
65 Netherlands 17.13 2014
66 San Marino 16.96 2011
67 Ireland 16.80 2013
68 Malaysia 16.13 2015
69 St. Lucia 15.99 2015
70 Mongolia 15.67 2011
71 Burkina Faso 15.56 2015
72 Czech Republic 15.53 2013
73 Oman 15.43 2011
74 Chile 15.37 2015
75 Trinidad and Tobago 15.11 2009
76 Mexico 14.91 2014
77 Hong Kong SAR, China 14.89 2015
78 Hungary 14.66 2014
79 Kuwait 14.65 2014
80 Paraguay 14.42 2012
81 Cabo Verde 14.38 2013
82 Argentina 14.37 2014
83 Dominican Republic 14.31 2015
84 Andorra 13.96 2015
85 Côte d'Ivoire 13.75 2015
86 Dominica 13.60 2012
87 Jordan 13.39 2011
88 Turkey 13.34 2013
89 Indonesia 13.22 2015
90 Vanuatu 13.21 2015
91 Peru 12.98 2015
92 Nepal 12.94 2015
93 Mozambique 12.84 2013
94 Burundi 12.70 2013
95 Mali 12.64 2014
96 Fiji 12.57 2013
97 Mauritius 12.53 2015
98 El Salvador 11.80 2015
99 Romania 11.65 2012
100 Algeria 11.52 2003
101 Armenia 11.37 2015
102 São Tomé and Principe 11.32 2014
103 Bahrain 11.21 2015
104 Congo 11.12 2010
105 Nicaragua 11.11 2010
106 Singapore 10.96 2010
107 Samoa 10.57 2002
108 Kenya 10.53 2015
109 Lao PDR 10.37 2014
110 Botswana 10.32 2009
111 Tanzania 10.15 2014
112 Guatemala 10.12 2015
113 The Gambia 10.10 2013
114 Qatar 9.88 2009
115 Malawi 9.79 2015
116 India 9.77 2013
117 Tonga 9.67 2004
118 Benin 9.42 2015
119 Georgia 9.07 2012
120 Brunei 9.05 2016
121 Philippines 9.00 2008
122 Ecuador 8.88 2015
123 Guinea 8.87 2014
124 Grenada 8.79 2003
125 Seychelles 8.69 2011
126 Mauritania 8.64 2013
127 Uruguay 8.57 2006
128 Afghanistan 8.15 2015
129 Antigua and Barbuda 8.14 2009
130 Dem. Rep. Congo 7.96 2013
131 Iran 7.96 2015
132 Eritrea 7.87 2004
133 Ghana 7.87 2014
134 Guyana 7.83 2012
135 Pakistan 7.67 2015
136 Macao SAR, China 7.46 2003
137 Sri Lanka 7.21 2015
138 Bangladesh 7.09 2016
139 Madagascar 6.55 2012
140 Chad 6.27 2012
141 Panama 6.27 2011
142 St. Kitts and Nevis 6.05 2015
143 Cameroon 6.04 2012
144 China 5.90 1998
145 United Arab Emirates 5.87 1998
146 Ethiopia 5.78 2012
147 Rwanda 5.75 2015
148 Uganda 5.67 2014
149 Sierra Leone 5.53 2013
150 Cambodia 5.32 2014
151 Zambia 4.85 2005
152 Central African Republic 4.48 2010
153 Gabon 4.41 2011
154 Monaco 4.00 2011
155 Guinea-Bissau 2.94 2010
156 Venezuela 0.02 2015
157 Belize 0.00 2014

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: General government expenditure per student in primary education is calculated by dividing total government expenditure on primary education by the number of students at primary level, expressed as a percentage of GDP per capita. Aggregate data are 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. Data on GDP per capita come from the World Bank. 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