South Korea: Public spending on education, percent of GDP
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1970 to 2016. The average value for South Korea during that period was 3.45 percent with a minimum of 2.1 percent in 1975 and a maximum of 6.38 percent in 1982.
The latest value from 2016 is 4.59 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 106
countries is 4.55 percent.
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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.