Sweden Education Spending 1980-2021

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.
  • Sweden education spending for 2017 was 15.80%, a 0.07% increase from 2016.
  • Sweden education spending for 2016 was 15.73%, a 0.23% increase from 2015.
  • Sweden education spending for 2015 was 15.50%, a 0.17% increase from 2014.
  • Sweden education spending for 2014 was 15.33%, a 0.19% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Chile 21.31%
Andorra 18.96%
Hong Kong 17.84%
Iceland 17.69%
New Zealand 16.66%
Norway 16.01%
Cyprus 15.87%
Sweden 15.80%
Israel 15.72%
Switzerland 15.58%
Denmark 15.26%
Uruguay 14.94%
United Kingdom 14.19%
Australia 13.61%
Macao 13.48%
Ireland 13.47%
Malta 13.47%
Argentina 13.26%
San Marino 13.10%
Barbados 12.88%
Estonia 12.75%
Belgium 12.49%
Netherlands 12.19%
Slovenia 12.02%
Latvia 11.97%
Finland 11.87%
Lithuania 11.82%
Poland 11.06%
Portugal 11.06%
Germany 11.04%
Austria 10.95%
Spain 10.23%
Hungary 10.07%
Czech Republic 9.90%
Slovak Republic 9.76%
France 9.68%
Croatia 8.66%
Qatar 8.56%
Luxembourg 8.53%
Japan 8.38%
Italy 8.31%
Bermuda 7.77%
Bahrain 7.18%
Monaco 6.98%
Sweden Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 15.80% 0.07%
2016 15.73% 0.23%
2015 15.50% 0.17%
2014 15.33% 0.19%
2013 15.14% -0.09%
2012 15.23% 2.05%
2011 13.18% -0.13%
2010 13.31% 0.04%
2009 13.26% 0.24%
2008 13.03% 0.18%
2007 12.85% 0.04%
2006 12.81% 0.04%
2005 12.76% -0.30%
2004 13.06% 0.14%
2003 12.92% -0.29%
2002 13.21% 0.33%
2001 12.88% -0.11%
2000 12.99% 0.50%
1999 12.49% -0.27%
1998 12.76% 1.39%
1996 11.36% 1.13%
1995 10.23% 2.08%
1993 8.15% 0.14%
1992 8.01% -0.42%
1991 8.43% 0.09%
1990 8.34% -1.85%
1981 10.19% 0.34%
1980 9.86% 0.34%