Saudi Arabia 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.
  • Saudi Arabia education spending for 2008 was 19.26%, a 2.35% decline from 2006.
  • Saudi Arabia education spending for 2006 was 21.60%, a 2.31% increase from 2005.
  • Saudi Arabia education spending for 2005 was 19.29%, a 0.9% decline from 2004.
  • Saudi Arabia education spending for 2004 was 20.19%, a 1.27% decline from 2003.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Singapore 30.10%
Hong Kong 22.92%
Saudi Arabia 19.26%
Aruba 19.04%
Cyprus 17.59%
Chile 17.40%
Switzerland 16.01%
Norway 15.86%
Argentina 15.75%
Barbados 15.17%
Qatar 15.06%
Panama 14.89%
Denmark 14.83%
Latvia 14.76%
New Zealand 14.08%
Estonia 13.88%
Israel 13.17%
Malta 13.07%
Lithuania 13.05%
Iceland 13.03%
Sweden 13.03%
Ireland 13.02%
United Kingdom 12.95%
Australia 12.60%
Slovenia 12.55%
Belgium 12.51%
Macao 12.17%
Finland 12.12%
Canada 12.01%
Netherlands 11.88%
Poland 11.38%
Spain 10.94%
Bahrain 10.56%
Austria 10.56%
Portugal 10.37%
Hungary 10.27%
Germany 10.04%
Japan 9.76%
Slovak Republic 9.55%
Croatia 9.43%
Czech Republic 9.21%
Italy 9.21%
Saudi Arabia Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2008 19.26% -2.35%
2006 21.60% 2.31%
2005 19.29% -0.90%
2004 20.19% -1.27%
2003 21.46% 0.16%
2002 21.29% 0.40%
2001 20.90% 3.06%
2000 17.84% -5.49%
1999 23.33% -0.65%
1998 23.98% 11.69%
1997 12.30% -2.96%
1996 15.25% -1.59%
1995 16.84% 0.03%
1994 16.81% 2.24%
1993 14.57% -0.15%
1992 14.72% 0.01%
1991 14.71% 0.01%