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Country Comparison :: Education expenditures
This entry provides the public expenditure on education as a percent of GDP.
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Rank
country (% of GDP) Date of Information
1 Lesotho
13.00
2008
2 Cuba
12.90
2010
3 Marshall Islands
12.20
2004
4 Kiribati
11.60
2002
5 Palau
10.30
2002
6 Timor-Leste
10.10
2011
7 Denmark
8.70
2009
8 Moldova
8.60
2011
9 Djibouti
8.40
2007
10 Namibia
8.30
2010
11 Swaziland
8.20
2011
12 Ghana
8.20
2011
13 Cyprus
7.90
2009
14 Iceland
7.80
2009
15 Botswana
7.80
2009
16 Bolivia
7.60
2010
17 Comoros
7.60
2008
18 Barbados
7.50
2010
19 Solomon Islands
7.30
2010
20 Sweden
7.30
2009
21 Norway
7.30
2009
22 New Zealand
7.20
2010
23 Maldives
7.20
2011
24 Finland
6.80
2009
25 Kenya
6.70
2010
26 Aruba
6.70
2010
27 Belize
6.60
2010
28 Belgium
6.60
2009
29 Vietnam
6.60
2010
30 Ireland
6.50
2009
31 Jamaica
6.40
2010
32 Costa Rica
6.30
2009
33 Congo, Republic of the
6.20
2010
34 Tanzania
6.20
2009
35 Tunisia
6.20
2010
36 Burundi
6.10
2011
37 Estonia
6.10
2009
38 South Africa
6.00
2010
39 Austria
6.00
2009
40 France
5.90
2009
41 Israel
5.90
2009
42 Netherlands
5.90
2009
43 Montserrat
5.80
2009
44 Argentina
5.80
2010
45 Samoa
5.80
2008
46 Portugal
5.80
2009
47 Kyrgyzstan
5.80
2010
48 Lithuania
5.70
2009
49 Slovenia
5.70
2009
50 Senegal
5.60
2010
51 Saudi Arabia
5.60
2008
52 United Kingdom
5.60
2009
53 Brazil
5.60
2009
54 Cape Verde
5.60
2010
55 Mongolia
5.50
2011
56 Morocco
5.40
2009
57 Malawi
5.40
2011
58 Benin
5.40
2010
59 Malta
5.40
2009
60 United States
5.40
2009
61 Switzerland
5.40
2009
62 Belarus
5.30
2011
63 Mexico
5.30
2009
64 Ukraine
5.30
2007
65 Yemen
5.20
2008
66 Vanuatu
5.20
2009
67 Hungary
5.10
2009
68 Germany
5.10
2009
69 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
5.10
2010
70 Malaysia
5.10
2010
71 Australia
5.10
2009
72 Poland
5.10
2009
73 Syria
5.10
2009
74 Korea, South
5.10
2009
75 Latvia
5.00
2010
76 Mozambique
5.00
2006
77 Spain
5.00
2009
78 Canada
5.00
2009
79 Ecuador
4.90
2010
80 Seychelles
4.80
2006
81 Rwanda
4.80
2011
82 Mali
4.80
2011
83 Bhutan
4.70
2011
84 Serbia
4.70
2010
85 Nicaragua
4.70
2010
86 Nepal
4.70
2010
87 Italy
4.70
2009
88 Iran
4.70
2010
89 Ethiopia
4.70
2010
90 Cote d'Ivoire
4.60
2008
91 Togo
4.60
2011
92 Bulgaria
4.60
2009
93 Colombia
4.50
2011
94 Niger
4.50
2011
95 Czech Republic
4.40
2009
96 Saint Lucia
4.40
2011
97 Croatia
4.40
2009
98 British Virgin Islands
4.30
2010
99 Kosovo
4.30
2008
100 Algeria
4.30
2008
101 Romania
4.30
2009
102 Oman
4.30
2009
103 Saint Kitts and Nevis
4.20
2007
104 Chile
4.20
2010
105 Greece
4.10
2005
106 Fiji
4.10
2011
107 Panama
4.10
2011
108 Paraguay
4.10
2010
109 Slovakia
4.10
2009
110 Russia
4.10
2008
111 Burkina Faso
4.00
2010
112 Gambia, The
3.90
2011
113 Grenada
3.90
2003
114 Mauritania
3.90
2011
115 Tajikistan
3.90
2011
116 Tonga
3.90
2004
117 Egypt
3.80
2008
118 Luxembourg
3.80
2001
119 Thailand
3.80
2010
120 Kuwait
3.80
2006
121 Japan
3.80
2010
122 Mauritius
3.70
2010
123 Guyana
3.60
2011
124 Venezuela
3.60
2007
125 Sierra Leone
3.60
2011
126 Dominica
3.50
2010
127 Angola
3.50
2010
128 Anguilla
3.50
2008
129 Hong Kong
3.40
2011
130 El Salvador
3.40
2011
131 India
3.30
2010
132 Singapore
3.30
2012
133 Brunei
3.30
2012
134 Uganda
3.30
2012
135 Laos
3.30
2010
136 Armenia
3.20
2010
137 Cameroon
3.20
2011
138 Cook Islands
3.20
2011
139 Kazakhstan
3.10
2009
140 Guinea
3.10
2011
141 Indonesia
3.00
2010
142 Bahrain
2.90
2008
143 Andorra
2.90
2010
144 Uruguay
2.90
2006
145 Turkey
2.90
2006
146 Chad
2.90
2011
147 Liberia
2.80
2008
148 Azerbaijan
2.80
2010
149 Guatemala
2.80
2010
150 Madagascar
2.80
2011
151 Philippines
2.70
2009
152 Georgia
2.70
2011
153 Cambodia
2.60
2010
154 Bermuda
2.60
2010
155 Peru
2.60
2011
156 Macau
2.60
2010
157 Qatar
2.50
2008
158 Zimbabwe
2.50
2011
159 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
2.50
2010
160 Antigua and Barbuda
2.50
2009
161 Pakistan
2.40
2010
162 Dominican Republic
2.20
2007
163 Bangladesh
2.20
2009
164 Eritrea
2.10
2006
165 Liechtenstein
2.10
2008
166 Sri Lanka
2.00
2010
167 Lebanon
1.70
2011
168 Zambia
1.40
2008
169 Central African Republic
1.20
2011
170 Monaco
1.20
2009
171 United Arab Emirates
1.10
2004
172 Burma
0.80
2011
173 Equatorial Guinea
0.60
2003
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