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Public spending on education, percent of public spending in the European union:

The average for 2017 based on 25 countries was 11.41 percent.The highest value was in Cyprus: 15.87 percent and the lowest value was in Italy: 8.31 percent. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: UNESCO
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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.
Education spending, percent of government spending around the world
Education spending, percent of government spending in Europe
Education spending, percent of government spending in Asia
Education spending, percent of government spending in Africa
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