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Public spending on education, percent of GDP, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 6 countries was 3.99 percent. The highest value was in Argentina: 4.65 percent and the lowest value was in Paraguay: 3.41 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
Argentina 4.65 1 -
Uruguay 4.41 2 -
Peru 3.97 3 -
Suriname 3.81 4 -
Ecuador 3.69 5 -
Paraguay 3.41 6 -



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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