Singapore Education Spending 2000-2021

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.
  • Singapore education spending for 2013 was 28.84%, a 2.53% decline from 2012.
  • Singapore education spending for 2012 was 31.37%, a 2.51% increase from 2011.
  • Singapore education spending for 2011 was 28.86%, a 10.29% increase from 2010.
  • Singapore education spending for 2010 was 18.57%, a 3.28% decline from 2009.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Singapore 28.84%
Aruba 21.87%
Hong Kong 20.30%
Chile 19.65%
Malta 18.78%
Latvia 18.74%
Iceland 17.67%
Norway 17.27%
New Zealand 16.55%
Macao 16.43%
Cyprus 15.36%
Denmark 15.22%
Switzerland 15.21%
Sweden 15.14%
Barbados 14.84%
Israel 14.59%
Argentina 14.46%
Australia 14.04%
Lithuania 13.29%
Ireland 13.21%
Qatar 13.15%
United Kingdom 12.92%
Estonia 12.58%
Finland 12.45%
Netherlands 12.09%
Belgium 11.89%
Poland 11.60%
Oman 11.08%
Germany 11.04%
Austria 10.74%
Portugal 10.57%
Slovenia 10.00%
Slovak Republic 9.86%
Czech Republic 9.60%
Croatia 9.56%
Seychelles 9.55%
Spain 9.50%
Japan 9.31%
Hungary 8.52%
Italy 8.16%
Bahrain 7.22%
Monaco 7.06%
Singapore Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2013 28.84% -2.53%
2012 31.37% 2.51%
2011 28.86% 10.29%
2010 18.57% -3.28%
2009 21.85% -8.25%
2008 30.10% 6.87%
2007 23.23% 0.70%
2006 22.54% 0.26%
2005 22.28% -0.47%
2004 22.74% -2.02%
2003 24.76% 3.34%
2002 21.42% -0.14%
2001 21.56% 1.25%
2000 20.31% 1.25%