Singapore Education Spending 2000-2024

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 2022 was 13.28%, a 0.1% decline from 2021.
  • Singapore education spending for 2021 was 13.38%, a 1.47% increase from 2020.
  • Singapore education spending for 2020 was 11.91%, a 7.56% decline from 2019.
  • Singapore education spending for 2019 was 19.47%, a 1.31% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Puerto Rico 21.24%
Barbados 15.54%
Uruguay 15.37%
British Virgin Islands 14.33%
Macao 13.80%
Bermuda 13.52%
Singapore 13.28%
Cayman Islands 12.53%
Curacao 12.42%
Panama 11.76%
St. Kitts and Nevis 11.49%
Turks and Caicos Islands 10.71%
Seychelles 10.65%
Antigua and Barbuda 10.29%
Bahamas 9.91%
Bahrain 9.30%
Gibraltar 9.22%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.06%
Singapore Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 13.28% -0.10%
2021 13.38% 1.47%
2020 11.91% -7.56%
2019 19.47% -1.31%
2018 20.79% 0.72%
2017 20.06% 1.55%
2016 18.51% -1.18%
2015 19.69% -3.21%
2014 22.90% -5.94%
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%