Hong Kong: Education spending, percent of GDP

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 Hong Kong

Public spending on education, percent of GDP

 Latest value 3.73
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2022
 Average 3.16
 Min - Max 1.67 - 4.56
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Hong Kong from 1971 to 2022. The average value for Hong Kong during that period was 3.16 percent with a minimum of 1.67 percent in 1982 and a maximum of 4.56 percent in 2004. The latest value from 2022 is 3.73 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 83 countries is 3.80 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Hong Kong - Education spending, percent of GDP - recent values

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Hong Kong - Education spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1971-2022




Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.


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 Education spending, percent of GDP 3.73 2022 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 12.82 2020 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 13.35 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 90.14 2022 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.04 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.99 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.09 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 93.65 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 103.45 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 102.22 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 104.22 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 95.67 2022 percent
 PISA math scores 540.352 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 499.701 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 520.419 2022 index points
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