Jamaica 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.
  • Jamaica education spending for 2019 was 17.31%, a 1.27% decline from 2018.
  • Jamaica education spending for 2018 was 18.58%, a 0.18% increase from 2017.
  • Jamaica education spending for 2017 was 18.40%, a 0.74% decline from 2016.
  • Jamaica education spending for 2016 was 19.15%, a 0.91% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Guatemala 24.21%
Turkmenistan 22.84%
South Africa 19.45%
Mauritius 18.68%
Malaysia 17.94%
Peru 17.49%
Jamaica 17.31%
Marshall Islands 15.04%
Jordan 10.04%
Dominica 9.43%
Jamaica Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2019 17.31% -1.27%
2018 18.58% 0.18%
2017 18.40% -0.74%
2016 19.15% -0.91%
2015 20.05% -1.75%
2014 21.80% 1.22%
2013 20.57% 1.76%
2012 18.81% 0.23%
2011 18.58% 2.48%
2010 16.10% -1.45%
2009 17.55% -1.57%
2008 19.12% 1.95%
2007 17.17% 2.90%
2005 14.27% 2.54%
2004 11.73% -1.63%
2003 13.36% -5.00%
2002 18.36% -1.63%
2001 19.99% 3.19%
2000 16.80% 1.40%
1997 15.40% -0.14%
1996 15.54% 0.17%
1995 15.36% -3.03%
1994 18.39% 5.59%
1993 12.80% 0.05%
1992 12.75% -3.60%
1991 16.35% -3.60%