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: 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 Niger 72.19 2014
2 Cuba 52.24 2010
3 Lesotho 44.81 2008
4 Mozambique 44.02 2013
5 Moldova 39.20 2015
6 Cyprus 39.12 2014
7 Malta 38.44 2013
8 Botswana 36.84 2009
9 Morocco 36.13 2012
10 Zimbabwe 35.13 2013
11 Finland 34.70 2011
12 Rwanda 32.36 2015
13 Swaziland 32.13 2014
14 Bhutan 31.60 2015
15 Mauritius 30.70 2015
16 Burundi 30.56 2013
17 Denmark 28.23 2013
18 Korea 28.08 2015
19 Senegal 27.73 2011
20 Austria 27.15 2014
21 Jamaica 26.94 2015
22 France 26.81 2013
23 Switzerland 26.01 2011
24 Ghana 26.00 2014
25 Ukraine 25.91 2014
26 Ireland 25.83 2012
27 Norway 25.79 2011
28 Belgium 25.68 2014
29 Slovenia 25.54 2013
30 St. Lucia 25.46 2015
31 Costa Rica 25.21 2015
32 Malawi 25.08 2015
33 Sweden 24.76 2014
34 Tunisia 24.36 2008
35 Latvia 24.17 2014
36 Brunei 24.12 2016
37 Côte d'Ivoire 24.09 2015
38 Japan 23.92 2014
39 Netherlands 23.86 2014
40 Timor-Leste 23.63 2014
41 Czech Republic 23.55 2013
42 Belize 23.45 2014
43 Germany 23.34 2014
44 United Kingdom 23.07 2014
45 Hungary 22.92 2014
46 Italy 22.88 2014
47 Mali 22.67 2014
48 United States 22.52 2014
49 Spain 22.47 2013
50 Poland 21.80 2014
51 New Zealand 21.77 2015
52 Bulgaria 21.74 2013
53 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.67 2015
54 Brazil 21.63 2013
55 Argentina 21.31 2014
56 Oman 21.27 2013
57 Kenya 20.91 2006
58 South Africa 20.89 2012
59 Vanuatu 20.52 2015
60 Luxembourg 20.45 2014
61 Hong Kong SAR, China 20.35 2015
62 Barbados 20.26 2014
63 Puerto Rico 20.06 2013
64 Estonia 19.88 2014
65 Cameroon 19.70 2012
66 Greece 19.65 2005
67 Kazakhstan 19.16 2015
68 Slovak Republic 19.10 2014
69 Macao SAR, China 18.90 2013
70 Malaysia 18.38 2015
71 Iceland 18.35 2013
72 Canada 18.33 2011
73 Saudi Arabia 18.23 2007
74 Honduras 18.15 2013
75 Bolivia 18.10 2014
76 Ethiopia 18.06 2012
77 Algeria 17.93 2003
78 Israel 17.85 2014
79 Thailand 17.83 2013
80 Kuwait 17.62 2014
81 Bahrain 17.58 2015
82 Chile 16.83 2015
83 Burkina Faso 16.83 2015
84 India 16.81 2013
85 Singapore 16.68 2010
86 Australia 16.68 2014
87 Jordan 16.47 2011
88 Mexico 16.41 2014
89 Lithuania 16.41 2013
90 Cabo Verde 16.40 2013
91 Paraguay 16.36 2012
92 Congo 16.24 2002
93 Central African Republic 16.11 2009
94 Colombia 16.00 2015
95 Namibia 15.95 2008
96 Romania 15.81 2014
97 Togo 15.64 2011
98 Mauritania 15.50 2013
99 Syrian Arab Republic 15.41 2012
100 Mongolia 15.37 2010
101 Dominica 15.25 2010
102 Comoros 15.24 2014
103 Pakistan 15.18 2015
104 Iran 15.12 2015
105 Armenia 15.05 2014
106 Andorra 14.93 2015
107 Turkey 14.77 2013
108 St. Kitts and Nevis 14.42 2015
109 Peru 14.34 2015
110 Lao PDR 14.27 2014
111 Georgia 14.24 2008
112 Eritrea 13.91 2004
113 Dominican Republic 13.53 2015
114 Liechtenstein 13.43 2011
115 The Gambia 13.23 2010
116 Serbia 13.06 2011
117 Chad 12.69 2012
118 Tanzania 12.31 2010
119 Guinea 12.03 2014
120 San Marino 12.01 2011
121 Yemen 11.98 2011
122 China 11.43 1999
123 El Salvador 11.37 2015
124 Benin 11.15 2015
125 Nepal 10.95 2015
126 Qatar 10.50 2009
127 Indonesia 10.48 2015
128 Uruguay 10.17 2006
129 Monaco 9.95 2011
130 Antigua and Barbuda 9.79 2011
131 Grenada 9.65 2003
132 Guyana 9.37 2012
133 Panama 9.21 2011
134 Samoa 9.19 2001
135 Philippines 9.03 2008
136 Madagascar 8.39 2012
137 Afghanistan 8.22 2015
138 São Tomé and Principe 8.16 2014
139 United Arab Emirates 7.92 1998
140 Sierra Leone 7.81 2013
141 Bangladesh 7.56 2016
142 Tonga 7.45 2004
143 Nicaragua 7.33 2010
144 Seychelles 7.17 2011
145 Sri Lanka 6.28 2013
146 Cambodia 6.08 2001
147 Lebanon 6.04 2013
148 Albania 5.87 2013
149 Dem. Rep. Congo 5.85 2013
150 Fiji 5.72 2011
151 Guatemala 5.10 2015
152 Ecuador 4.99 2015
153 Djibouti 0.95 2015
154 Venezuela 0.02 2015
155 Portugal 0.00 2014

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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