Government expenditure per student, tertiary (% 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 Malawi 1,191.67 2011
2 Eritrea 840.37 2004
3 Tanzania 654.94 2010
4 Burkina Faso 351.31 2016
5 Burundi 310.74 2013
6 Ethiopia 264.84 2014
7 Vanuatu 262.68 2001
8 Niger 258.65 2017
9 Botswana 250.01 2009
10 Djibouti 195.53 2010
11 Samoa 187.77 2001
12 Chad 185.56 2011
13 Zimbabwe 182.02 2013
14 Mali 165.03 2015
15 Eswatini 149.97 2014
16 Côte d'Ivoire 149.29 2017
17 Senegal 147.54 2016
18 Mozambique 144.93 2013
19 Tonga 126.78 2004
20 Kuwait 113.29 2004
21 Central African Republic 112.94 2011
22 Rwanda 99.51 2018
23 Mauritania 98.94 2016
24 Uganda 95.86 2012
25 Guinea 94.94 2014
26 Saudi Arabia 93.94 1998
27 The Gambia 92.23 2012
28 Congo 90.50 2013
29 China 89.12 1999
30 Angola 82.61 2006
31 Togo 78.30 2017
32 Kenya 75.32 2015
33 Oman 75.16 2017
34 Benin 72.98 2015
35 Dem. Rep. Congo 72.89 2013
36 Seychelles 70.71 2016
37 Palau 64.97 2001
38 Pakistan 63.80 2017
39 Fiji 62.71 2004
40 Tunisia 55.20 2015
41 Bhutan 54.60 2014
42 Ghana 54.56 2014
43 Ecuador 52.46 2015
44 Liberia 52.03 2012
45 Syrian Arab Republic 49.41 2009
46 India 49.17 2013
47 South Africa 47.76 2018
48 Lesotho 47.73 2018
49 Malta 45.02 2015
50 Sweden 43.25 2016
51 Denmark 43.13 2014
52 Luxembourg 42.76 2015
53 Afghanistan 41.47 2014
54 Barbados 41.28 2010
55 São Tomé and Principe 40.98 2014
56 Honduras 40.25 2015
57 Norway 39.82 2016
58 Cuba 38.96 2007
59 Cabo Verde 38.95 2017
60 Costa Rica 38.55 2017
61 United Kingdom 37.99 2016
62 Madagascar 37.93 2016
63 Switzerland 37.41 2016
64 Moldova 36.43 2017
65 Austria 36.24 2016
66 Estonia 35.92 2016
67 Jamaica 35.84 2015
68 Netherlands 35.78 2016
69 France 35.16 2007
70 Vietnam 34.50 2013
71 Ukraine 34.48 2017
72 Finland 33.93 2016
73 Germany 33.58 2016
74 Brazil 33.28 2015
75 Puerto Rico 33.28 2014
76 Belgium 32.13 2016
77 Brunei 32.13 2016
78 Serbia 31.72 2017
79 Canada 31.55 2016
80 Bangladesh 30.85 2016
81 Mexico 30.65 2016
82 Cyprus 29.27 2015
83 Iceland 27.31 2016
84 Belize 27.21 2017
85 Portugal 26.48 2015
86 Sri Lanka 26.39 2017
87 Slovak Republic 25.88 2016
88 Turkey 25.75 2006
89 Croatia 25.75 2013
90 Uruguay 25.69 2017
91 Nepal 25.43 2015
92 Hungary 25.41 2016
93 Malaysia 25.20 2017
94 New Zealand 25.20 2016
95 Poland 24.97 2016
96 Comoros 24.83 2014
97 Bosnia and Herzegovina 24.65 2016
98 Italy 24.33 2016
99 Hong Kong SAR, China 24.22 2018
100 Singapore 24.17 2017
101 Slovenia 24.14 2016
102 Romania 23.96 2015
103 Andorra 23.66 2017
104 Jordan 22.80 2017
105 North Macedonia 22.70 2002
106 Spain 21.82 2016
107 Bahrain 21.44 2013
108 Indonesia 20.75 2015
109 Libya 20.41 1999
110 Czech Republic 20.34 2016
111 Colombia 20.29 2017
112 Lao PDR 20.15 2014
113 Venezuela 19.92 2009
114 Chile 19.85 2017
115 Russia 19.82 2016
116 Tajikistan 19.79 2015
117 Azerbaijan 19.45 2017
118 Macao SAR, China 19.13 2017
119 Cameroon 18.99 2013
120 Panama 18.75 2012
121 Iran 18.32 2016
122 Israel 18.18 2016
123 Thailand 18.17 2013
124 Guatemala 18.06 2015
125 Belarus 18.02 2017
126 Australia 17.86 2016
127 Lebanon 17.52 2013
128 Argentina 17.14 2017
129 Lithuania 16.76 2016
130 Myanmar 16.74 2017
131 Antigua and Barbuda 16.70 2009
132 Latvia 16.46 2016
133 Bulgaria 16.14 2013
134 Ireland 15.40 2016
135 Korea 15.02 2016
136 Albania 14.62 2016
137 Paraguay 14.17 2010
138 Timor-Leste 14.02 2010
139 Guyana 13.70 2012
140 Japan 12.85 1998
141 El Salvador 12.05 2017
142 Peru 11.01 2017
143 Philippines 10.54 2009
144 Georgia 10.02 2017
145 Armenia 9.83 2017
146 Mauritius 9.58 2017
147 Liechtenstein 9.17 2007
148 Greece 9.15 2015
149 San Marino 8.68 2011
150 Kazakhstan 8.57 2017
151 St. Kitts and Nevis 6.19 2015
152 Cambodia 5.25 2011
153 Grenada 5.06 2017
154 Kyrgyz Republic 4.99 2017
155 Mongolia 3.14 2017
156 Kiribati 0.00 1971
156 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00 1991
156 Gabon 0.00 1992
156 Tuvalu 0.00 1990
156 United Arab Emirates 0.00 1997
156 St. Lucia 0.00 2018
156 Morocco 0.00 2018
156 Monaco 0.00 2000
156 Dominica 0.00 1998

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