Euro Area Education Spending 1987-2021

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.
  • Euro Area education spending for 2017 was 11.85%, a 0.33% decline from 2016.
  • Euro Area education spending for 2016 was 12.18%, a 0.01% increase from 2015.
  • Euro Area education spending for 2015 was 12.17%, a 0.16% increase from 2014.
  • Euro Area education spending for 2014 was 12.01%, a 0.12% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Sub-Saharan Africa 17.12%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.04%
South Asia 15.10%
World 14.34%
OECD members 12.11%
Euro Area 11.85%
European Union 11.44%
Euro Area Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 11.85% -0.33%
2016 12.18% 0.01%
2015 12.17% 0.16%
2014 12.01% 0.12%
2013 11.89% 0.12%
2012 11.78% -0.11%
2011 11.89% 0.22%
2010 11.67% -0.17%
2009 11.84% -0.27%
2008 12.12% 0.16%
2007 11.96% -0.01%
2006 11.97% 0.26%
2005 11.71% -0.62%
2004 12.33% 0.67%
2003 11.66% -0.24%
2002 11.90% -0.20%
2001 12.10% 1.01%
2000 11.08% -0.68%
1999 11.76% 1.01%
1998 10.75% 0.04%
1996 10.71% 0.08%
1995 10.63% 0.23%
1994 10.40% -0.02%
1993 10.43% -0.61%
1991 11.03% 0.42%
1990 10.62% 1.02%
1988 9.59% 0.50%
1987 9.09% 0.50%