South Africa: Education spending, percent of GDP

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 South Africa

Public spending on education, percent of GDP

 Latest value 6.84
 Reference 2020
 Measure percent
 Source UNESCO

For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1987 to 2020. The average value for South Africa during that period was 5.57 percent with a minimum of 4.85 percent in 1989 and a maximum of 6.84 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 6.84 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 35 countries is 4.50 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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