Which Government Spends the Most on Education from its Budget?

Public Spending on Education (As % of Government Expenditure) (%), 2019 or latest
Education | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 115 countries in 2019, Sierra Leone ranked the highest in public spending on education as a share of government expenditure with 33.9% followed by Costa Rica and Guatemala. On the other end of the scale was South Sudan with 0.875%, Monaco with 6.98% and Bahrain with 7.18%.

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

Public Spending on Education (As % of Government Expenditure) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... 22.2% 22.2% 21.6% 20.6% 21.3% ...
Bhutan % ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.2% 17.8% 26.4% 26.2% 24.0% ...
Burkina Faso % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.2% 19.4% 18.0% ... 21.4% ...
Chile % ... 19.6% 19.9% 19.6% 21.2% 21.3% ... ...
Costa Rica % ... 22.8% 23.1% 23.4% 23.4% 30.2% ...
Guatemala % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20.6% 22.0% 24.1% 23.4% 23.1%
Honduras % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 19.9% 25.7% 24.6% 22.9% 22.0% ...
Hong Kong % ... ... 20.3% 17.6% 18.6% 18.1% 17.8%
Iran % 21.7% 19.7% 18.6% 19.3% 20.0% ...
Senegal % ... 25.7% 24.8% 23.8% 21.3% 21.0% ...
Sierra Leone % ... ... 15.2% 15.1% ... 12.5% 19.9%
Tanzania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.3% ... ... 24.4% ...
Togo % 16.6% 17.4% 16.7% 16.0% 23.1% ...
Turkmenistan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Uzbekistan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 23.3% 23.5% 23.6% 23.9% 23.0% ... ...