Latin America & Caribbean Education Spending 1999-2021

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.
  • Latin America & Caribbean education spending for 2017 was 17.04%, a 0.85% decline from 2016.
  • Latin America & Caribbean education spending for 2016 was 17.89%, a 0.22% decline from 2015.
  • Latin America & Caribbean education spending for 2015 was 18.11%, a 0.6% increase from 2014.
  • Latin America & Caribbean education spending for 2014 was 17.51%, a 0.61% 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%
Latin America & Caribbean Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 17.04% -0.85%
2016 17.89% -0.22%
2015 18.11% 0.60%
2014 17.51% 0.61%
2013 16.90% 1.20%
2011 15.70% -0.72%
2010 16.42% -0.17%
2007 16.59% 1.82%
2003 14.77% -0.92%
2002 15.69% 0.11%
2001 15.58% 0.66%
2000 14.91% -0.27%
1999 15.18% -0.27%