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

Public Spending on Education (As % of GDP) (%), 2018 or latest
Education | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 73 countries in 2018, Costa Rica ranked the highest in public spending on education as a share of GDP with 7.43% followed by Kyrgyzstan and Belize. On the other end of the scale was South Sudan with 0.981%, Monaco with 1.37% and Dem. Republic of the Congo with 1.47%.

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

Public Spending on Education (As % of GDP) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina % 5.35% 5.44% 5.36% 5.78% 5.57% ... ...
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... 6.22% 6.48% 6.72% 7.06% ...
Bhutan % ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.34% 5.59% 5.90% 7.39% 6.81% ...
Costa Rica % ... ... 6.69% 6.85% 6.87% 7.08% 7.12% ...
Guyana % ... ... 3.18% 3.39% 5.85% 5.27% 6.06% ...
Honduras % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5.87% 7.09% 6.41% 6.30% ...
Kyrgyzstan % 7.38% 6.78% 5.53% 5.99% 6.59% ...
Lesotho % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Moldova % ... 8.35% 8.45% 7.46% ... 6.66% ...
New Zealand % ... ... 7.15% 6.70% 6.35% 6.34% 6.30% ... ...
Oman % ... ... ... ... ... 4.96% ... ... 6.11% ...
Senegal % ... 5.93% 7.24% 7.40% 7.11% 6.63% ...
South Africa % ... 6.37% 6.01% 6.05% 5.96% 5.94% ...
United Kingdom % 5.85% 5.62% 5.69% 5.63% 5.54% ... ...
Uzbekistan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.28% 7.32% 7.08% 6.91% ...