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Which Government Spends the Most on Education as % of GDP?

Public Spending on Education (As % of GDP) (%), 2019 or latest
Education | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 116 countries in 2019, Norway ranked the highest in public spending on education as a share of GDP with 7.91% followed by Denmark and Sierra Leone. On the other end of the scale was South Sudan with 0.981%, Bangladesh with 1.33% and Dem. Republic of the Congo with 1.45%.

Data for more countries are available at Public Spending on Education (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Public Spending on Education (As % of GDP) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Belgium % ... ... 6.63% 6.59% 6.45% 6.46% 6.41% ... ...
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... 6.43% 6.61% 6.89% 7.28% 7.51% ...
Bhutan % ... ... ... ... ... 5.72% 6.04% 7.59% 6.99% 7.23% ...
Brazil % ... 5.84% 5.95% 6.24% 6.31% 6.32% ... ...
Costa Rica % ... 6.85% 6.87% 7.08% 7.10% 7.32%
Denmark % 8.49% 7.63% ... ... 7.82% ... ...
East Timor % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.67% 7.52% 8.43% 8.05% 7.06% ...
Finland % 7.12% 7.10% 7.03% 6.85% 6.38% ... ...
Iceland % 7.49% 7.69% 7.51% 7.50% 7.66% ... ...
Lesotho % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.96% ...
Norway % 7.49% 7.70% 7.57% 8.03% 7.91% ... ...
Oman % ... ... ... ... ... 4.97% ... ... 6.11% 6.67% ... ...
Sierra Leone % ... ... 2.38% 2.66% ... 3.06% 4.64%
South Africa % 6.01% 6.05% 5.96% 5.94% 6.11%
Sweden % 7.61% 7.57% 7.44% 7.62% 7.57% ... ...