North America 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.
  • North America education spending for 2011 was 12.22%, a 0.12% decline from 2010.
  • North America education spending for 2010 was 12.34%, a 0.15% decline from 2009.
  • North America education spending for 2009 was 12.48%, a 0.47% increase from 2008.
  • North America education spending for 2008 was 12.01%, a 0.32% decline from 2007.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Latin America & Caribbean 15.70%
Sub-Saharan Africa 15.11%
South Asia 14.81%
East Asia & Pacific 14.63%
World 13.65%
OECD members 12.28%
North America 12.22%
Euro Area 11.89%
European Union 11.10%
North America Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2011 12.22% -0.12%
2010 12.34% -0.15%
2009 12.48% 0.47%
2008 12.01% -0.32%
2007 12.33% 0.15%
2005 12.18% 0.03%
2002 12.15% -0.06%
2001 12.21% -0.77%
2000 12.98% 0.24%
1999 12.74% 0.10%
1998 12.64% -0.22%
1995 12.86% -0.07%
1994 12.93% -1.69%
1993 14.62% 1.51%
1992 13.12% -1.15%
1991 14.26% 1.07%
1990 13.19% -0.38%
1989 13.57% 0.03%
1988 13.54% 0.08%
1987 13.46% 0.77%
1986 12.68% -0.55%
1985 13.24% -0.85%
1984 14.09% -0.68%
1983 14.78% -0.76%
1982 15.53% -0.05%
1981 15.58% -0.05%