Singapore 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.
  • Singapore education spending for 2022 was 13.28%, a 0.22% increase from 2021.
  • Singapore education spending for 2021 was 13.06%, a 1.85% increase from 2020.
  • Singapore education spending for 2020 was 11.22%, a 5.26% decline from 2019.
  • Singapore education spending for 2019 was 16.48%, a 0.39% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Puerto Rico 21.24%
Uruguay 16.82%
British Virgin Islands 14.33%
Macao 13.80%
Singapore 13.28%
Barbados 12.72%
Cayman Islands 12.53%
Curacao 12.42%
Turks and Caicos Islands 11.86%
Panama 11.76%
Bermuda 11.53%
St. Kitts and Nevis 11.49%
Bahamas 11.44%
Canada 11.05%
Seychelles 10.65%
Antigua and Barbuda 10.30%
Bahrain 9.30%
Gibraltar 9.22%
Trinidad and Tobago 8.59%
Andorra 6.61%
Monaco 4.80%
Finland 0.00%
Hong Kong 0.00%
Japan 0.00%
New Zealand 0.00%
Qatar 0.00%
Aruba 0.00%
Chile 0.00%
Estonia 0.00%
Guam 0.00%
Italy 0.00%
Latvia 0.00%
Norway 0.00%
French Polynesia 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
Belgium 0.00%
Channel Islands 0.00%
Spain 0.00%
Greenland 0.00%
Israel 0.00%
Luxembourg 0.00%
Netherlands 0.00%
Portugal 0.00%
Sweden 0.00%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.00%
Austria 0.00%
Switzerland 0.00%
Denmark 0.00%
Greece 0.00%
Iceland 0.00%
Lithuania 0.00%
New Caledonia 0.00%
Slovenia 0.00%
Australia 0.00%
Germany 0.00%
Ireland 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00%
Poland 0.00%
Slovak Republic 0.00%
United States 0.00%
Brunei 0.00%
Czech Republic 0.00%
United Kingdom 0.00%
Isle of Man 0.00%
Kuwait 0.00%
Malta 0.00%
Palau 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
Argentina 0.00%
Cyprus 0.00%
Faroe Islands 0.00%
Hungary 0.00%
South Korea 0.00%
UAE 0.00%
France 0.00%
Croatia 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Oman 0.00%
Saudi Arabia 0.00%
Singapore Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 13.28% 0.22%
2021 13.06% 1.85%
2020 11.22% -5.26%
2019 16.48% 0.39%
2018 16.09% -1.18%
2017 17.26% -0.39%
2016 17.65% 1.26%
2015 16.39% -3.57%
2014 19.96% -2.00%
2013 21.96% 0.62%
2012 21.33% 0.50%
2011 20.84% -0.18%
2010 21.02% 2.69%
2009 18.33% -0.32%
2008 18.65% -2.17%
2007 20.82% 0.88%
2006 19.94% -1.68%
2005 21.61% 0.01%
2004 21.60% -0.34%
2003 21.93% -1.44%
2002 23.38% 3.93%
2001 19.44% -1.58%
2000 21.03% 1.03%
1999 20.00% 1.80%
1998 18.20% -0.63%
1997 18.82% 3.95%
1996 14.88% -4.01%
1995 18.89% -3.75%
1994 22.64% -2.11%
1993 24.75% 2.47%
1992 22.27% -0.62%
1991 22.89% 3.01%
1990 19.88% 19.88%
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%