Japan: Education spending, percent of GDP

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 Japan

Public spending on education, percent of GDP

 Latest value 3.32
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2021
 Average 3.91
 Min - Max 3.08 - 5.60
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from 1971 to 2021. The average value for Japan during that period was 3.91 percent with a minimum of 3.08 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 5.6 percent in 1987. The latest value from 2021 is 3.32 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 141 countries is 4.42 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Japan - Education spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Japan - Education spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1971-2021




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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