South Africa Education Spending 2001-2021

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.
  • South Africa education spending for 2019 was 19.45%, a 0.58% increase from 2018.
  • South Africa education spending for 2018 was 18.87%, a 0.16% increase from 2017.
  • South Africa education spending for 2017 was 18.72%, a 0.67% increase from 2016.
  • South Africa education spending for 2016 was 18.05%, a 0.65% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Guatemala 24.21%
Turkmenistan 22.84%
South Africa 19.45%
Mauritius 18.68%
Malaysia 17.94%
Peru 17.49%
Jamaica 17.31%
Marshall Islands 15.04%
Jordan 10.04%
Dominica 9.43%
South Africa Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2019 19.45% 0.58%
2018 18.87% 0.16%
2017 18.72% 0.67%
2016 18.05% -0.65%
2015 18.70% 0.66%
2010 18.04% -0.26%
2009 18.31% 0.40%
2008 17.91% -0.12%
2007 18.03% 0.02%
2006 18.01% -1.92%
2005 19.93% -0.01%
2004 19.93% 0.34%
2003 19.59% -0.50%
2002 20.10% -0.38%
2001 20.47% -0.38%