Japan 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.
  • Japan education spending for 2017 was 8.38%, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • Japan education spending for 2016 was 8.38%, a 0.71% decline from 2014.
  • Japan education spending for 2014 was 9.09%, a 0.22% decline from 2013.
  • Japan education spending for 2013 was 9.31%, a 0.06% decline from 2012.
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%
Japan Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 8.38% 0.00%
2016 8.38% -0.71%
2014 9.09% -0.22%
2013 9.31% -0.06%
2012 9.37% -0.08%
2011 9.45% 0.24%
2010 9.21% -0.55%
2008 9.76% -0.01%
2007 9.77% 0.15%
2006 9.62% -0.07%
2005 9.69% 0.05%
2004 9.64% -0.03%
2003 9.67% 0.05%
2002 9.62% 0.16%
2001 9.46% -0.27%
2000 9.72% 0.98%
1999 8.74% -1.22%
1998 9.97% -0.42%
1995 10.38% -0.73%
1994 11.11% -0.01%
1993 11.12% -6.53%
1989 17.64% -0.15%
1988 17.80% -0.26%
1987 18.05% 3.17%
1983 14.89% -0.79%
1982 15.68% -0.45%
1981 16.13% -0.45%