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Public spending on education, percent of GDP, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 5 countries was 4.25 percent. The highest value was in Algeria: 6.3 percent and the lowest value was in Bahrain: 2.22 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
Algeria 6.3 1 1979 - 2021
Morocco 5.6 2 1973 - 2022
UA Emirates 3.9 3 2019 - 2021
Jordan 3.22 4 1970 - 2022
Bahrain 2.22 5 2006 - 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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