Costa Rica Education Spending 1986-2021

General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.
  • Costa Rica education spending for 2018 was 26.09%, a 4.06% decline from 2017.
  • Costa Rica education spending for 2017 was 30.15%, a 6.73% increase from 2016.
  • Costa Rica education spending for 2016 was 23.42%, a 0.05% increase from 2015.
  • Costa Rica education spending for 2015 was 23.37%, a 0.26% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Costa Rica 26.09%
Guatemala 23.75%
Belize 21.37%
Iran 21.15%
Malaysia 19.74%
Mauritius 19.65%
South Africa 18.87%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 18.81%
Jamaica 18.58%
Peru 17.13%
Guyana 16.00%
Colombia 15.98%
St. Lucia 14.36%
Kazakhstan 13.88%
Jordan 9.82%
Serbia 8.80%
Azerbaijan 7.44%
Costa Rica Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 26.09% -4.06%
2017 30.15% 6.73%
2016 23.42% 0.05%
2015 23.37% 0.26%
2014 23.11% 0.28%
2013 22.83% -0.67%
2012 23.50% 0.49%
2011 23.01% 0.13%
2010 22.88% -0.53%
2009 23.41% 2.60%
2008 20.81% -0.21%
2007 21.02% 0.38%
2006 20.64% 0.21%
2004 20.43% 0.28%
2003 20.15% 0.91%
2002 19.24% 0.09%
2001 19.15% 0.33%
2000 18.82% -3.10%
1999 21.92% 2.81%
1996 19.11% 2.37%
1995 16.74% -0.92%
1989 17.66% -0.70%
1988 18.36% -11.96%
1986 30.32% -11.96%