South Korea: Education spending, percent of government spending

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 South Korea

Public spending on education, percent of public spending

 Latest value 12.83
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2015 - 2020
 Average 14.04
 Min - Max 12.83 - 14.65
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 2015 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 14.04 percent with a minimum of 12.83 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 14.65 percent in 2015. The latest value from 2020 is 12.83 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 150 countries is 13.87 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 total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). 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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