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Public spending on education, percent of public spending, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 81 countries was 14.03 percent. The highest value was in Namibia: 24.71 percent and the lowest value was in Monaco: 4.8 percent. The indicator is available from 1972 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: UNESCO
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Countries Education spending, percent of government spending, 2022 Global rank Available data
Namibia 24.71 1 1999 - 2022
Morocco 23.87 2 1991 - 2022
Ethiopia 23.01 3 1980 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 22.44 4 2000 - 2022
Senegal 22.17 5 1998 - 2022
Burkina Faso 21.96 6 1988 - 2022
Uzbekistan 21.85 7 2011 - 2022
Puerto Rico 21.24 8 2022 - 2022
Burundi 20.64 9 1991 - 2022
Malaysia 20.15 10 1992 - 2022
South Africa 19.75 11 1996 - 2022
Bhutan 19.65 12 2000 - 2022
Guatemala 19.4 13 2014 - 2022
Kiribati 18.9 14 2011 - 2022
Tajikistan 18.75 15 1998 - 2022
El Salvador 18.48 16 2002 - 2022
DR Congo 18.41 17 2010 - 2022
Mali 18.19 18 2000 - 2022
Belize 17.83 19 1999 - 2022
Benin 17.19 20 1998 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 17.09 21 2002 - 2022
Saint Lucia 16.9 22 1986 - 2022
Uruguay 16.82 23 2000 - 2022
Chad 16.72 24 1997 - 2022
R. of Congo 16.63 25 1994 - 2022
Swaziland 16.62 26 1981 - 2022
Peru 16.51 27 2000 - 2022
Ivory Coast 16.39 28 1997 - 2022
Philippines 15.7 29 1995 - 2022
Vietnam 15.45 30 2008 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 15.23 31 1986 - 2022
Thailand 14.64 32 2013 - 2022
Gambia 14.48 33 2000 - 2022
Togo 14.48 34 1992 - 2022
Tanzania 14.33 35 1996 - 2022
Madagascar 13.85 36 1981 - 2022
Gabon 13.8 37 1992 - 2022
Macao 13.8 38 1996 - 2022
Honduras 13.5 39 1994 - 2022
Singapore 13.28 40 1990 - 2022
Ghana 13.18 41 1980 - 2022
Haiti 13.12 42 2014 - 2022
Algeria 13.1 43 2008 - 2022
Azerbaijan 13 44 2008 - 2022
Cameroon 12.77 45 2000 - 2022
Barbados 12.72 46 1999 - 2022
Rwanda 12.5 47 1999 - 2022
Nepal 12.44 48 2020 - 2022
Lesotho 12.39 49 1983 - 2022
Niger 12.37 50 1996 - 2022
Guinea 11.95 51 1991 - 2022
Panama 11.76 52 1995 - 2022
Bangladesh 11.73 53 1980 - 2022
Liberia 11.73 54 2008 - 2022
Bermuda 11.53 55 2003 - 2022
Bahamas 11.44 56 2000 - 2022
Canada 11.05 57 2008 - 2022
Paraguay 10.94 58 1985 - 2022
Bolivia 10.79 59 2006 - 2022
C.A. Republic 10.74 60 1990 - 2022
Seychelles 10.65 61 1993 - 2022
Comoros 10.48 62 1998 - 2022
Zambia 10.45 63 2000 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 10.3 64 1999 - 2022
Maldives 10.18 65 2002 - 2022
Ecuador 10 66 1998 - 2022
Grenada 9.87 67 2003 - 2022
Tonga 9.77 68 1999 - 2022
Jordan 9.54 69 1986 - 2022
Pakistan 9.4 70 1993 - 2022
Bahrain 9.3 71 2006 - 2022
Gibraltar 9.22 72 2022 - 2022
Laos 9.07 73 2000 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 8.59 74 1989 - 2022
Uganda 8.48 75 2000 - 2022
Angola 6.64 76 1998 - 2022
Andorra 6.61 77 2006 - 2022
Dominica 6.41 78 1998 - 2022
Sri Lanka 5.35 79 1991 - 2022
Mauritania 5.04 80 2004 - 2022
Monaco 4.8 81 1988 - 2022



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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