Government expenditure per student, secondary (% 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 Tunisia 52.84 2015
2 Cuba 52.35 2010
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina 45.20 2016
4 Mozambique 43.97 2013
5 Cyprus 39.39 2015
6 Macao SAR, China 38.62 2017
7 Morocco 36.46 2012
8 Botswana 36.44 2009
9 Moldova 36.30 2017
10 Belarus 35.85 2017
11 Oman 35.80 2017
12 Eswatini 33.02 2014
13 Bhutan 32.07 2015
14 Lesotho 32.03 2018
15 Mauritius 31.31 2018
16 Denmark 31.14 2014
17 Burundi 31.04 2013
18 Ukraine 30.27 2017
19 Malta 29.94 2015
20 France 29.29 2004
21 Jamaica 29.25 2018
22 Korea 28.18 2016
23 Barbados 27.93 2016
24 Austria 27.72 2016
25 Portugal 27.69 2015
26 Belize 27.21 2017
27 Norway 26.79 2016
28 Latvia 26.00 2016
29 Malawi 25.22 2016
30 Zimbabwe 25.08 2013
31 Finland 24.75 2016
32 Costa Rica 24.62 2017
33 Switzerland 24.46 2015
34 Brunei 23.79 2016
35 Sweden 23.76 2016
36 Cayman Islands 23.63 2006
37 Netherlands 23.10 2016
38 Hungary 23.06 2016
39 Malaysia 22.97 2017
40 Germany 22.96 2016
41 Slovenia 22.91 2016
42 Italy 22.90 2015
43 Greece 22.45 2016
44 Poland 22.39 2016
45 Czech Republic 22.30 2016
46 Singapore 22.22 2017
47 United States 22.13 2016
48 Rwanda 22.09 2018
49 Hong Kong SAR, China 22.04 2018
50 Bulgaria 21.82 2013
51 Brazil 21.68 2015
52 Kenya 21.32 2006
53 South Africa 21.28 2018
54 Kazakhstan 21.21 2016
55 United Kingdom 21.19 2016
56 New Zealand 21.07 2016
57 Argentina 20.90 2017
58 St. Lucia 20.57 2018
59 Vanuatu 20.51 2015
60 Mali 20.32 2016
61 Côte d'Ivoire 20.20 2017
62 Puerto Rico 20.18 2014
63 Honduras 20.02 2013
64 Cabo Verde 19.99 2017
65 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.98 2017
66 Slovak Republic 19.95 2016
67 Japan 19.43 1998
68 Luxembourg 19.41 2015
69 Iceland 19.40 2016
70 Dominica 19.22 2015
71 Estonia 19.14 2016
72 Dominican Republic 19.09 2017
73 Ghana 19.08 2014
74 Spain 18.88 2016
75 Israel 18.66 2016
76 St. Kitts and Nevis 18.64 2016
77 Burkina Faso 18.52 2016
78 Canada 18.33 2011
79 Chile 18.31 2017
80 Bolivia 18.10 2014
81 Thailand 18.00 2013
82 Algeria 17.93 2003
83 Liberia 17.86 2015
84 Lithuania 17.69 2016
85 Iran 17.69 2017
86 Saudi Arabia 17.65 2007
87 Kuwait 17.65 2014
88 Chad 17.62 2013
89 Bahrain 17.51 2015
90 Cameroon 17.44 2012
91 Colombia 17.18 2017
92 Congo 16.99 2002
93 Jordan 16.96 2017
94 India 16.82 2013
95 Ethiopia 16.64 2015
96 Uruguay 16.35 2017
97 Central African Republic 16.27 2009
98 Romania 16.19 2015
99 Niger 15.97 2017
100 Ireland 15.74 2016
101 Tanzania 15.61 2014
102 Togo 15.46 2011
103 Mongolia 15.37 2010
104 Seychelles 15.30 2016
105 Peru 15.28 2017
106 Pakistan 15.22 2015
107 El Salvador 15.11 2017
108 Australia 15.01 2016
109 Mexico 14.88 2016
110 Venezuela 14.79 2015
111 Mauritania 14.64 2016
112 Armenia 14.55 2014
113 Sierra Leone 14.40 2017
114 Syrian Arab Republic 14.25 2012
115 Egypt 13.98 2017
116 Georgia 13.60 2008
117 Andorra 13.56 2017
118 Liechtenstein 13.33 2011
119 The Gambia 13.23 2010
120 Eritrea 13.20 2004
121 Samoa 13.03 2016
122 Lao PDR 12.41 2014
123 Yemen 11.99 2011
124 Serbia 11.86 2015
125 Senegal 11.78 2016
126 Paraguay 11.78 2016
127 China 11.43 1999
128 San Marino 11.34 2011
129 Myanmar 11.29 2017
130 Afghanistan 11.04 2017
131 Nepal 11.00 2015
132 Benin 10.84 2015
133 Grenada 10.59 2017
134 Antigua and Barbuda 10.52 2011
135 Indonesia 10.51 2015
136 Qatar 10.50 2009
137 Sri Lanka 10.34 2017
138 Bangladesh 10.20 2016
139 Albania 9.80 2016
140 Guyana 9.27 2012
141 Panama 9.19 2011
142 Philippines 9.08 2008
143 Guinea 8.73 2014
144 Comoros 8.48 2014
145 Madagascar 8.41 2012
146 São Tomé and Principe 8.36 2014
147 United Arab Emirates 8.22 1998
148 Timor-Leste 8.18 2014
149 Tonga 7.47 2004
150 Nicaragua 7.32 2010
151 Cambodia 6.05 2001
152 Lebanon 5.75 2013
153 Fiji 5.72 2011
154 Dem. Rep. Congo 5.29 2013
155 Ecuador 5.25 2016
156 Guatemala 5.09 2017
157 Monaco 5.00 2016
158 Djibouti 0.74 2016

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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 secondary education is calculated by dividing total government expenditure on secondary education by the number of students at secondary 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