Private Expenditure on Education (As % of GDP)

Based on a comparison of 30 countries in 2011, USA ranked the highest in private expenditure on education as a share of GDP with 2.24% followed by Cyprus and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Norway with 0.100%, Romania with 0.110% and Finland with 0.150%.

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Countries Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Austria % ... ... ... ...           0.470 0.590 0.470 0.500 0.500    
Belgium % ... ... ... ...           0.350 0.340 0.340 0.370 0.380    
Bulgaria % ... ... ... ...           0.580 0.620 0.580 0.560 0.660    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ...   ... ... 0.280 0.380 0.350 0.360 0.370    
Cyprus % ... ... ... ...           1.21 1.21 1.27 1.36 1.53    
Czech Republic % ... ... ... ...           0.550 0.530 0.500 0.550 0.570    
Denmark % ... ... ... ...           0.570 0.580 0.530 0.550 0.330    
Estonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.380 0.340 0.310 0.300 0.360    
Finland % ... ... ... ...           0.130 0.150 0.140 0.150 0.160    
France % ... ... ... ...           0.550 0.540 0.540 0.600 0.610    
Germany % ... ... ... ...           0.920 0.710 0.690 0.700 0.800    
Hungary % ... ... ... ...           0.490 0.540 ... ... ... ... ...
Iceland % ... ... ... ...           0.720 0.810 0.770 0.710 0.740    
Ireland % ... ... ... ...           0.290 0.280 0.240 0.340 0.360    
Italy % ... ... ... ...           0.400 0.370 0.390 0.410 0.450    
Japan % ... ... ... ...           1.53 1.66 1.65 1.67 1.60    
Latvia % ... ... ... ...           0.770 0.660 0.560 0.600 0.580    
Lithuania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ...     0.490 0.460 0.450 0.510 0.660    
Malta % ... ... ... ...           0.370 0.370 0.370 0.300 1.32    
Netherlands %                   0.910 0.880 0.900 0.940 1.02    
Norway % ... ... ... ...           ... ... ... 0.090 0.110    
Poland % ... ... ... ... ... ...       0.550 0.540 0.500 0.740 0.770    
Portugal % ... ... ... ...           0.410 0.430 0.440 0.490 0.380    
Romania % ... ... ... ...       ... ... 0.400 ... 0.500 ... 0.110    
Slovakia % ... ... ... ...           0.700 0.620 0.530 0.700 0.720    
Slovenia % ... ... ... ... ...         0.780 0.760 0.720 0.630 0.680    
Spain % ... ... ... ...           0.530 0.520 0.610 0.660 0.720    
Sweden % ... ... ... ...           0.190 0.170 0.160 0.170 0.180    
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...           0.550 0.540 0.530 0.540 0.580    
Turkey % ... ... ... ...           ... ... ... ... ... ...  
USA % ... ... ... ...           2.24 2.27 2.50 2.04 1.97