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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Cuba 49.54 2010
2 Serbia 46.55 2015
3 Moldova 38.42 2017
4 Djibouti 37.85 2016
5 Cyprus 32.19 2015
6 Oman 31.39 2016
7 Ukraine 30.33 2017
8 Albania 29.85 2015
9 Korea 27.85 2016
10 Denmark 25.05 2014
11 Switzerland 24.79 2016
12 Latvia 24.34 2016
13 United Kingdom 24.17 2016
14 Bolivia 23.48 2014
15 Slovenia 23.48 2016
16 Austria 23.48 2016
17 Thailand 23.32 2013
18 Malta 23.12 2015
19 Poland 22.98 2016
20 Kiribati 22.52 2001
21 Portugal 22.51 2015
22 Bulgaria 22.44 2013
23 Costa Rica 22.23 2017
24 Lesotho 22.12 2018
25 Iceland 22.10 2016
26 Belgium 21.87 2016
27 Sweden 21.74 2016
28 Norway 21.70 2016
29 Israel 21.53 2016
30 Finland 21.51 2016
31 Vietnam 21.32 2013
32 Jamaica 21.31 2018
33 Honduras 21.10 2013
34 Liberia 20.96 2017
35 Slovak Republic 20.70 2016
36 Barbados 20.67 2016
37 New Zealand 20.27 2016
38 Brazil 20.20 2015
39 United States 19.86 2016
40 Greece 19.85 2016
41 Luxembourg 19.69 2015
42 Morocco 19.56 2013
43 Italy 19.52 2016
44 Japan 19.41 1998
45 Australia 19.33 2016
46 Lithuania 19.31 2016
47 Eswatini 19.26 2014
48 Estonia 19.10 2016
49 Hungary 19.06 2016
50 Puerto Rico 18.54 2014
51 Yemen 18.40 2011
52 Chile 18.02 2017
53 Singapore 17.99 2017
54 France 17.95 2004
55 Venezuela 17.91 2015
56 South Africa 17.86 2018
57 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 17.86 2017
58 Liechtenstein 17.77 2011
59 Colombia 17.76 2017
60 Saudi Arabia 17.71 2007
61 Canada 17.62 2015
62 Germany 17.44 2016
63 Tunisia 17.42 2008
64 Spain 17.12 2016
65 Cabo Verde 16.94 2017
66 Syrian Arab Republic 16.89 2012
67 Cayman Islands 16.84 2006
68 Netherlands 16.65 2016
69 Belize 16.49 2017
70 Malaysia 16.41 2017
71 Togo 16.21 2016
72 San Marino 16.00 2011
73 Burkina Faso 15.97 2015
74 Zimbabwe 15.79 2013
75 El Salvador 15.67 2017
76 Mauritius 15.56 2018
77 Argentina 15.18 2017
78 St. Lucia 15.15 2018
79 Trinidad and Tobago 15.11 2009
80 Dominica 14.99 2015
81 Dominican Republic 14.91 2017
82 Hong Kong SAR, China 14.84 2018
83 Kuwait 14.67 2014
84 Mexico 14.24 2016
85 Seychelles 14.20 2016
86 Czech Republic 13.87 2016
87 Bhutan 13.84 2014
88 Jordan 13.28 2017
89 Indonesia 13.27 2015
90 Vanuatu 13.20 2015
91 Niger 13.09 2017
92 Côte d'Ivoire 13.06 2017
93 Nepal 13.01 2015
94 Mongolia 12.93 2017
95 Burundi 12.90 2013
96 Mozambique 12.82 2013
97 Uruguay 12.79 2017
98 Andorra 12.72 2017
99 Fiji 12.55 2013
100 Senegal 12.17 2016
101 Congo 12.00 2010
102 Peru 11.84 2017
103 Ireland 11.78 2016
104 São Tomé and Principe 11.60 2014
105 Algeria 11.52 2003
106 Paraguay 11.48 2016
107 Guatemala 11.37 2017
108 Iran 11.22 2017
109 Bahrain 11.16 2015
110 Nicaragua 11.09 2010
111 Kenya 10.79 2015
112 Mauritania 10.52 2016
113 Botswana 10.21 2009
114 Armenia 10.10 2017
115 Sri Lanka 10.10 2017
116 Afghanistan 10.02 2017
117 Egypt 9.97 2017
118 Tanzania 9.95 2014
119 Qatar 9.88 2009
120 India 9.77 2013
121 Comoros 9.76 2014
122 Tonga 9.69 2004
123 Ecuador 9.45 2016
124 Mali 9.30 2016
125 Benin 9.16 2015
126 Philippines 9.04 2008
127 Lao PDR 9.02 2014
128 Samoa 8.97 2016
129 Brunei 8.93 2016
130 Georgia 8.84 2012
131 Antigua and Barbuda 8.69 2009
132 Romania 8.65 2015
133 Timor-Leste 8.61 2014
134 Malawi 8.56 2016
135 The Gambia 7.97 2014
136 Grenada 7.95 2017
137 Ethiopia 7.82 2015
138 Guyana 7.75 2012
139 Pakistan 7.69 2015
140 Bangladesh 7.69 2009
141 Macao SAR, China 7.62 2003
142 Myanmar 7.60 2017
143 Eritrea 7.47 2004
144 Dem. Rep. Congo 7.19 2013
145 Guinea 7.12 2016
146 Madagascar 6.57 2012
147 Chad 6.26 2012
148 Panama 6.25 2011
149 United Arab Emirates 6.10 1998
150 Uganda 5.91 2014
151 China 5.90 1998
152 Ghana 5.78 2014
153 St. Kitts and Nevis 5.53 2015
154 Cameroon 5.35 2012
155 Cambodia 5.32 2014
156 Zambia 4.86 2005
157 Sierra Leone 4.80 2017
158 Gabon 4.75 2011
159 Central African Republic 4.48 2010
160 Rwanda 4.34 2018
161 Monaco 3.35 2016
162 Guinea-Bissau 2.79 2010
163 Kazakhstan 0.26 2017

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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: 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