Malaysia Education Spending 1960-2024

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.
  • Malaysia education spending for 2022 was 20.15%, a 0.31% decline from 2021.
  • Malaysia education spending for 2021 was 20.46%, a 1.12% decline from 2020.
  • Malaysia education spending for 2020 was 21.58%, a 2.44% increase from 2019.
  • Malaysia education spending for 2019 was 19.14%, a 1.56% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Namibia 24.71%
Dominican Republic 22.44%
Malaysia 20.15%
South Africa 19.75%
Guatemala 19.40%
Belize 17.83%
St. Lucia 16.90%
Peru 16.51%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 15.23%
Thailand 14.64%
Gabon 13.80%
Algeria 13.10%
Azerbaijan 13.00%
Marshall Islands 11.15%
Paraguay 10.94%
Maldives 10.18%
Ecuador 10.00%
Grenada 9.87%
Tonga 9.77%
Jordan 9.54%
Nauru 6.98%
Dominica 6.41%
American Samoa 0.00%
China 0.00%
Fiji 0.00%
Jamaica 0.00%
Turkey 0.00%
Armenia 0.00%
Botswana 0.00%
Iraq 0.00%
Mexico 0.00%
Albania 0.00%
Brazil 0.00%
Iran 0.00%
Turkmenistan 0.00%
Guyana 0.00%
Belarus 0.00%
Libya 0.00%
Suriname 0.00%
Samoa 0.00%
Bosnia 0.00%
Cuba 0.00%
Lebanon 0.00%
Mauritius 0.00%
Serbia 0.00%
Venezuela 0.00%
Bulgaria 0.00%
Costa Rica 0.00%
Equatorial Guinea 0.00%
Kazakhstan 0.00%
Montenegro 0.00%
Russia 0.00%
Colombia 0.00%
North Macedonia 0.00%
Romania 0.00%
Tuvalu 0.00%
Malaysia Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 20.15% -0.31%
2021 20.46% -1.12%
2020 21.58% 2.44%
2019 19.14% -1.56%
2018 20.70% -0.95%
2017 21.65% 0.30%
2016 21.35% 0.04%
2015 21.30% -0.09%
2014 21.39% 1.94%
2013 19.45% -0.40%
2012 19.85% -1.13%
2011 20.98% 2.57%
2010 18.41% -0.06%
2009 18.46% 4.43%
2008 14.04% -2.09%
2007 16.12% -0.62%
2006 16.75% 16.75%
2005 0.00% -21.01%
2004 21.01% -3.53%
2003 24.54% -1.36%
2002 25.90% 1.56%
2001 24.35% 2.96%
2000 21.39% 0.20%
1999 21.19% 21.19%
1998 0.00% -20.05%
1997 20.05% -2.72%
1996 22.77% 3.27%
1995 19.50% -0.42%
1994 19.92% 2.61%
1993 17.31% -1.79%
1992 19.11% 19.11%
1991 0.00% 0.00%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%