Finland Education Spending 1981-2021

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.
  • Finland education spending for 2017 was 11.87%, a 0.47% decline from 2016.
  • Finland education spending for 2016 was 12.34%, a 0.08% decline from 2015.
  • Finland education spending for 2015 was 12.41%, a 0.11% increase from 2014.
  • Finland education spending for 2014 was 12.31%, a 0.14% decline from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Chile 21.31%
Andorra 18.96%
Hong Kong 17.84%
Iceland 17.69%
New Zealand 16.66%
Norway 16.01%
Cyprus 15.87%
Sweden 15.80%
Israel 15.72%
Switzerland 15.58%
Denmark 15.26%
Uruguay 14.94%
United Kingdom 14.19%
Australia 13.61%
Macao 13.48%
Ireland 13.47%
Malta 13.47%
Argentina 13.26%
San Marino 13.10%
Barbados 12.88%
Estonia 12.75%
Belgium 12.49%
Netherlands 12.19%
Slovenia 12.02%
Latvia 11.97%
Finland 11.87%
Lithuania 11.82%
Poland 11.06%
Portugal 11.06%
Germany 11.04%
Austria 10.95%
Spain 10.23%
Hungary 10.07%
Czech Republic 9.90%
Slovak Republic 9.76%
France 9.68%
Croatia 8.66%
Qatar 8.56%
Luxembourg 8.53%
Japan 8.38%
Italy 8.31%
Bermuda 7.77%
Bahrain 7.18%
Monaco 6.98%
Finland Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 11.87% -0.47%
2016 12.34% -0.08%
2015 12.41% 0.11%
2014 12.31% -0.14%
2013 12.45% -0.35%
2012 12.80% 0.88%
2011 11.92% -0.03%
2010 11.95% 0.10%
2009 11.84% -0.27%
2008 12.12% -0.03%
2007 12.15% -0.13%
2006 12.28% 0.03%
2005 12.25% -0.53%
2004 12.78% 0.00%
2003 12.78% 0.09%
2002 12.68% 0.05%
2001 12.63% 0.46%
2000 12.17% 0.41%
1999 11.76% -0.09%
1996 11.85% -0.05%
1995 11.90% 0.48%
1994 11.42% -1.03%
1993 12.45% 1.04%
1992 11.41% -1.45%
1991 12.86% 0.78%
1990 12.08% 0.62%
1989 11.46% 0.20%
1988 11.26% 0.04%
1987 11.22% 0.11%
1986 11.11% -0.45%
1985 11.56% 0.65%
1984 10.91% -0.75%
1983 11.66% -0.40%
1982 12.06% -0.40%
1981 12.45% -0.40%