Thailand Education Spending 1995-2021

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.
  • Thailand education spending for 2013 was 19.13%, a 2.27% decline from 2012.
  • Thailand education spending for 2012 was 21.40%, a 1.23% decline from 2011.
  • Thailand education spending for 2011 was 22.63%, a 6.41% increase from 2010.
  • Thailand education spending for 2010 was 16.22%, a 1.96% decline from 2009.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Costa Rica 22.83%
Belize 22.24%
Iran 21.67%
Guatemala 20.64%
Jamaica 20.57%
Malaysia 19.45%
Thailand 19.13%
Mexico 16.91%
Colombia 16.90%
Brazil 15.59%
Peru 15.22%
Mauritius 14.79%
Fiji 14.30%
Maldives 13.91%
St. Lucia 13.85%
Belarus 12.27%
Albania 12.12%
Ecuador 11.44%
Bulgaria 11.44%
Armenia 11.14%
Russia 10.86%
Romania 8.98%
Gabon 8.74%
Lebanon 8.58%
Azerbaijan 6.46%
Thailand Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2013 19.13% -2.27%
2012 21.40% -1.23%
2011 22.63% 6.41%
2010 16.22% -1.96%
2009 18.18% 0.02%
2008 18.16% -0.32%
2007 18.48% -3.52%
2006 22.00% 1.46%
2005 20.55% -0.91%
2004 21.46% 0.59%
2003 20.87% 4.64%
2002 16.22% -8.02%
2001 24.24% -4.15%
2000 28.39% 9.41%
1999 18.98% -0.50%
1998 19.48% -1.72%
1997 21.20% 1.16%
1996 20.04% 1.14%
1995 18.90% 1.14%