Education spending, percent of government spending in North America
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Public spending on education, percent of public spending in North America:
The average for 2017 based on 11 countries was 17.74 percent.The highest value was in Costa Rica: 30.15 percent and the lowest value was in Bermuda: 7.77 percent. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
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.