Malaysia: Education spending, percent of GDP

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Public spending on education, percent of GDP

 Latest value 3.51
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2022
 Average 5.33
 Min - Max 3.51 - 7.66
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1971 to 2022. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 5.33 percent with a minimum of 3.51 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 7.66 percent in 2002. The latest value from 2022 is 3.51 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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Malaysia - 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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 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.01 2020 percent
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 Primary school enrollment 97.76 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 84.54 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 40.27 2022 percent
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