North America 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.
  • North America education spending for 2022 was 11.05%, a 0% increase from 2021.
  • North America education spending for 2021 was 11.05%, a 0.21% decline from 2020.
  • North America education spending for 2020 was 11.27%, a 2.82% decline from 2019.
  • North America education spending for 2019 was 14.08%, a 0.27% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Sub-Saharan Africa 14.40%
Latin America & Caribbean 13.50%
North America 11.05%
South Asia 10.57%
European Union 0.00%
Euro Area 0.00%
World 0.00%
East Asia & Pacific 0.00%
OECD members 0.00%
North America Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 11.05% 0.00%
2021 11.05% -0.21%
2020 11.27% -2.82%
2019 14.08% -0.27%
2018 14.36% -0.06%
2017 14.42% 0.10%
2016 14.32% -0.08%
2015 14.40% -0.10%
2014 14.50% -0.02%
2013 14.51% 0.28%
2012 14.23% 0.12%
2011 14.11% 0.02%
2010 14.09% 0.00%
2009 14.09% -0.27%
2008 14.36% -2.35%
2007 16.71% -0.10%
2006 16.81% 0.11%
2005 16.70% -0.26%
2004 16.96% -0.02%
2003 16.98% -0.33%
2002 17.31% -0.38%
2001 17.69% -0.30%
2000 17.99% 0.43%
1999 17.56% 0.42%
1998 17.13% 0.52%
1997 16.61% 0.51%
1996 16.10% 0.21%
1995 15.89% 0.34%
1994 15.55% 0.28%
1993 15.27% 0.17%
1992 15.10% -0.26%
1991 15.36% 0.15%
1990 15.21% 0.01%
1989 15.20% 0.35%
1988 14.85% 0.41%
1987 14.44% 0.23%
1986 14.22% 0.19%
1985 14.02% -0.04%
1984 14.07% 0.10%
1983 13.97% -0.31%
1982 14.27% -0.62%
1981 14.90% -0.66%
1980 15.55% -0.77%
1979 16.33% -0.21%
1978 16.54% -0.45%
1977 16.99% -0.37%
1976 17.35% -0.04%
1975 17.39% -0.25%
1974 17.64% -0.14%
1973 17.78% 0.29%
1972 17.49% 17.49%
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%