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Public spending on education, percent of GDP, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 5 countries was 7.52 percent. The highest value was in Kiribati: 15.59 percent and the lowest value was in Tonga: 4.93 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 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 GDP, 2021 Global rank Available data
Kiribati 15.59 1 1970 - 2021
Fiji 5.97 2 1979 - 2021
Australia 5.56 3 1978 - 2021
New Zealand 5.54 4 1973 - 2021
Tonga 4.93 5 1984 - 2022



Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of GDP. 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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