Sao Tome and Principe Education Spending 2002-2021

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.
  • Sao Tome and Principe education spending for 2018 was 20.12%, a 1.72% increase from 2017.
  • Sao Tome and Principe education spending for 2017 was 18.40%, a 2.43% increase from 2016.
  • Sao Tome and Principe education spending for 2016 was 15.97%, a 4.67% increase from 2015.
  • Sao Tome and Principe education spending for 2015 was 11.30%, a 1.03% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Honduras 22.95%
Bhutan 22.77%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.12%
Kenya 19.10%
Ghana 18.60%
Moldova 17.46%
Zambia 17.05%
Cameroon 16.88%
Congo, Rep. 15.57%
El Salvador 14.95%
Vietnam 14.47%
Djibouti 13.99%
Lesotho 13.89%
Georgia 12.95%
Sri Lanka 11.33%
Myanmar 10.35%
Cambodia 8.84%
Papua New Guinea 8.73%
Timor-Leste 7.93%
Sao Tome and Principe Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 20.12% 1.72%
2017 18.40% 2.43%
2016 15.97% 4.67%
2015 11.30% -1.03%
2014 12.32% -6.51%
2013 18.83% 5.11%
2012 13.72% -5.61%
2010 19.33% -1.23%
2009 20.56% 2.31%
2008 18.25% 1.59%
2007 16.66% 2.57%
2006 14.08% 1.96%
2005 12.13% 6.27%
2004 5.85% -0.84%
2003 6.69% 0.27%
2002 6.42% 0.27%