* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Student teacher ratio, primary school, 2018:

The average for 2018 based on 86 countries was 24.26 students per teacher. The highest value was in Rwanda: 59.51 students per teacher and the lowest value was in San Marino: 6.93 students per teacher. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: students per teacher; Source: UNESCO
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Student teacher ratio, primary school, 2018 Global rank Available data
Rwanda 59.51 1 1971 - 2018
Malawi 58.68 2 1999 - 2018
Mozambique 55.27 3 1971 - 2018
Tanzania 50.63 4 1970 - 2018
Afghanistan 48.79 5 1970 - 2018
Cameroon 44.83 6 1971 - 2018
Pakistan 44.08 7 1971 - 2018
Burundi 42.52 8 1971 - 2018
Ivory Coast 41.82 9 1970 - 2018
Cambodia 41.7 10 1971 - 2018
Togo 40.15 11 1971 - 2018
Madagascar 39.81 12 1971 - 2018
Burkina Faso 39.72 13 1971 - 2018
Benin 39.2 14 1971 - 2018
Eritrea 38.74 15 1989 - 2018
Mali 37.83 16 1971 - 2018
Senegal 36.32 17 1971 - 2018
Gambia 36.14 18 1971 - 2018
Bhutan 34.67 19 1970 - 2018
Mauritania 34.28 20 1971 - 2018
Mongolia 30.38 21 1971 - 2018
Bangladesh 30.05 22 1970 - 2018
Djibouti 29.37 23 1971 - 2018
Comoros 28.06 24 1971 - 2018
Sierra Leone 27.52 25 1971 - 2018
Ghana 27.25 26 1974 - 2019
El Salvador 26.89 27 2003 - 2018
Morocco 26.8 28 1971 - 2018
Solomon Isl. 25.41 29 1970 - 2018
Namibia 25.09 30 1992 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan 24.99 31 1981 - 2018
Jamaica 24.79 32 1971 - 2018
Palestine 24.45 33 1999 - 2018
Burma 24.36 34 1971 - 2018
Algeria 24.32 35 1971 - 2018
Ecuador 24.26 36 1971 - 2018
Egypt 23.68 37 1971 - 2018
Colombia 23.3 38 1970 - 2018
Laos 22.34 39 1971 - 2018
Sri Lanka 21.74 40 1976 - 2018
Uzbekistan 21.51 41 1981 - 2018
Cape Verde 21.07 42 1971 - 2018
North Korea 20.3 43 2009 - 2018
Vietnam 20.28 44 1976 - 2018
Guatemala 20.26 45 1970 - 2018
Belize 19.78 46 1999 - 2018
Kazakhstan 19.64 47 1986 - 2019
Bahamas 19.45 48 1971 - 2018
Belarus 19.23 49 1992 - 2018
Domin. Rep. 18.92 50 1971 - 2018
Jordan 18.54 51 1971 - 2018
Moldova 17.92 52 1981 - 2018
Bolivia 17.8 53 1999 - 2018
Albania 17.57 54 1997 - 2018
Peru 17.39 55 1970 - 2018
Indonesia 17.03 56 1970 - 2018
Bosnia & Herz. 16.93 57 2013 - 2018
Tunisia 16.87 58 1971 - 2018
Thailand 16.64 59 1971 - 2018
China 16.43 60 1970 - 2018
Grenada 16.35 61 1971 - 2018
Mauritius 16.2 62 1970 - 2018
Tuvalu 15.58 63 1994 - 2018
Azerbaijan 15.43 64 1991 - 2018
Armenia 15.42 65 1991 - 2018
Saint Lucia 14.74 66 1972 - 2018
Seychelles 14.49 67 1970 - 2018
St. Vincent & ... 14.39 68 1972 - 2018
Serbia 14.29 69 2007 - 2018
Barbados 13.99 70 1978 - 2018
Saudi Arabia 13.81 71 1979 - 2018
Macao 13.5 72 1971 - 2018
Suriname 13.39 73 1971 - 2018
Hong Kong 13.35 74 1971 - 2018
Ukraine 12.98 75 1991 - 2018
Ant.& Barb. 12.41 76 1972 - 2018
Costa Rica 12.2 77 1970 - 2018
Qatar 12.17 78 1971 - 2018
Bahrain 11.92 79 1973 - 2018
Monaco 11.39 80 1972 - 2019
Andorra 10.5 81 1975 - 2018
Brunei 9.9 82 1970 - 2018
Oman 9.67 83 1971 - 2018
Georgia 8.98 84 1981 - 2018
Kuwait 8.88 85 1971 - 2018
San Marino 6.93 86 1971 - 2018



Definition: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary school.
59.51
58.68
55.27
50.63
48.79
44.83
44.08
42.52
41.82
41.70
40.15
39.81
39.72
39.20
38.74
37.83
36.32
36.14
34.67
34.28
30.38
30.05
29.37
28.06
27.52
27.25
26.89
26.80
25.41
25.09
24.99
24.79
24.45
24.36
24.32
24.26
23.68
23.30
22.34
21.74
21.51
21.07
20.30
20.28
20.26
19.78
19.64
19.45
19.23
18.92
18.54
17.92
17.80
17.57
17.39
17.03
16.93
16.87
16.64
16.43
16.35
16.20
15.58
15.43
15.42
14.74
14.49
14.39
14.29
13.99
13.81
13.50
13.39
13.35
12.98
12.41
12.20
12.17
11.92
11.39
10.50
9.90
9.67
8.98
8.88
6.93
0
14.9
29.8
44.6
59.51
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