Iran Education Spending 1991-2021

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.
  • Iran education spending for 2018 was 21.15%, a 1.1% increase from 2017.
  • Iran education spending for 2017 was 20.04%, a 0.74% increase from 2016.
  • Iran education spending for 2016 was 19.30%, a 0.73% increase from 2015.
  • Iran education spending for 2015 was 18.57%, a 1.1% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Iran Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 21.15% 1.10%
2017 20.04% 0.74%
2016 19.30% 0.73%
2015 18.57% -1.10%
2014 19.66% -2.01%
2013 21.67% 4.28%
2012 17.40% -1.73%
2011 19.13% 0.32%
2010 18.80% 0.78%
2009 18.02% -2.56%
2008 20.58% 0.70%
2007 19.87% -0.34%
2006 20.22% -2.10%
2005 22.32% 0.85%
2004 21.47% -0.18%
2003 21.65% -4.68%
2002 26.33% 1.91%
2001 24.42% 3.79%
2000 20.63% 0.52%
1999 20.11% 6.55%
1996 13.57% -0.98%
1995 14.55% -9.17%
1993 23.72% 3.08%
1992 20.63% 2.29%
1991 18.35% 2.29%