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: 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 Malawi 1,160.46 2011
2 Lesotho 1,009.35 2006
3 Eritrea 885.30 2004
4 Tanzania 659.98 2010
5 Niger 568.32 2012
6 Seychelles 542.52 2011
7 Burundi 305.95 2013
8 Ethiopia 299.58 2012
9 Kenya 271.57 2004
10 Vanuatu 262.67 2001
11 Zimbabwe 254.92 2013
12 Botswana 252.78 2009
13 Senegal 221.82 2014
14 Burkina Faso 221.73 2013
15 Djibouti 190.86 2010
16 Samoa 187.77 2001
17 Chad 185.71 2011
18 Swaziland 145.90 2014
19 Mozambique 145.11 2013
20 Guinea 130.82 2014
21 Côte d'Ivoire 126.77 2015
22 Tonga 126.55 2004
23 Namibia 118.22 2006
24 Mali 117.23 2012
25 Central African Republic 113.44 2011
26 Kuwait 109.47 2004
27 Madagascar 102.60 2012
28 Uganda 99.80 2013
29 Saudi Arabia 96.59 1998
30 Angola 94.75 2006
31 Togo 92.90 2015
32 The Gambia 92.22 2012
33 China 89.12 1999
34 Congo 83.70 2013
35 Morocco 81.61 2009
36 Liberia 80.91 2012
37 Dem. Rep. Congo 80.71 2013
38 Ghana 74.33 2014
39 Jordan 72.54 1997
40 Mauritania 68.46 2013
41 Benin 67.88 2013
42 Palau 63.11 2001
43 Fiji 62.71 2004
44 Pakistan 59.71 2015
45 Timor-Leste 57.13 2010
46 Tunisia 54.56 2015
47 Bhutan 53.86 2014
48 Malta 50.87 2013
49 Malaysia 50.35 2015
50 India 49.15 2013
51 Syrian Arab Republic 47.92 2009
52 Denmark 44.66 2013
53 Comoros 44.62 2014
54 Sweden 43.83 2014
55 Ecuador 43.13 2013
56 Canada 42.97 1998
57 Mexico 41.65 2014
58 Oman 41.07 2009
59 Afghanistan 40.93 2014
60 Barbados 40.20 2010
61 Serbia 40.06 2012
62 São Tomé and Principe 39.98 2014
63 Moldova 39.24 2014
64 Cuba 38.89 2007
65 United Kingdom 38.03 2014
66 Switzerland 38.03 2014
67 Norway 38.02 2013
68 South Africa 37.75 2014
69 Ukraine 37.10 2014
70 Honduras 37.01 2015
71 Germany 36.56 2014
72 Austria 36.22 2014
73 Puerto Rico 36.04 2013
74 Bolivia 35.95 2003
75 Finland 35.64 2014
76 Costa Rica 35.19 2015
77 France 35.06 2013
78 Jamaica 34.07 2015
79 Vietnam 33.84 2013
80 Belize 33.54 2013
81 Netherlands 33.28 2012
82 Belgium 32.83 2014
83 Brunei 32.57 2016
84 Cabo Verde 30.71 2013
85 Estonia 30.68 2014
86 Brazil 29.50 2013
87 Andorra 28.78 2015
88 Indonesia 28.51 2015
89 United States 28.14 2014
90 Cyprus 27.29 2014
91 New Zealand 27.16 2015
92 Sri Lanka 26.87 2015
93 Italy 26.19 2014
94 Portugal 25.95 2014
95 Croatia 25.92 2013
96 Iceland 25.64 2013
97 Poland 25.51 2014
98 Nepal 25.30 2015
99 Ireland 25.25 2013
100 Japan 24.58 2014
101 Turkey 24.30 2013
102 Bangladesh 24.14 2012
103 Hong Kong SAR, China 23.38 2015
104 Romania 23.21 2014
105 Lao PDR 23.17 2014
106 Hungary 22.95 2014
107 Spain 22.50 2014
108 Macedonia 22.48 2002
109 Singapore 22.41 2013
110 Australia 22.32 2014
111 Latvia 21.67 2014
112 Czech Republic 21.61 2013
113 Slovak Republic 21.52 2014
114 Cameroon 21.31 2013
115 Slovenia 21.15 2013
116 Libya 20.30 1999
117 Colombia 20.20 2015
118 Venezuela 19.90 2009
119 Tajikistan 19.64 2015
120 Paraguay 19.26 2010
121 Israel 19.06 2014
122 Panama 18.83 2012
123 Lithuania 18.64 2013
124 Chile 18.63 2015
125 Greece 18.57 2005
126 Uruguay 18.47 2006
127 Lebanon 18.40 2013
128 Guatemala 18.15 2015
129 Azerbaijan 18.05 2011
130 Thailand 18.01 2013
131 Macao SAR, China 16.94 2014
132 Belarus 16.53 2015
133 Argentina 16.27 2014
134 Bulgaria 16.08 2013
135 Korea 15.98 2015
136 Antigua and Barbuda 15.63 2009
137 Russia 14.64 2012
138 Georgia 14.63 2012
139 St. Lucia 14.57 2011
140 Iran 13.97 2015
141 Guyana 13.85 2012
142 Albania 12.99 2013
143 Kazakhstan 11.34 2015
144 Mauritius 11.12 2015
145 Philippines 10.48 2009
146 Peru 10.12 2010
147 Armenia 10.00 2015
148 El Salvador 9.53 2015
149 San Marino 9.20 2011
150 Liechtenstein 9.20 2007
151 Rwanda 8.61 2016
152 St. Kitts and Nevis 6.77 2015
153 Kyrgyz Republic 5.59 2014
154 Cambodia 5.27 2011
155 Mongolia 2.84 2011
156 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00 1991
156 Dominica 0.00 1998
156 United Arab Emirates 0.00 1997
156 Kiribati 0.00 1971
156 Luxembourg 0.00 2012
156 Tuvalu 0.00 1990
156 Bahrain 0.00 2013
156 Gabon 0.00 1992
156 Monaco 0.00 2000

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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