US Competitiveness: Education

Education by GDP: 

Education Statistics > Education spending (% of GDP) (most recent) by country

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COUNTRIES SPENDING MORE BY  GDP % THAN US:

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Rank  Countries  Amount  
# 1  Cuba:18.7% 

# 2  Vanuatu:11% 

# 3  Lesotho:10.4% 

# 4  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:10% 

# 5  Yemen:9.5% 

# 6  Brunei:9.1% 

# 7  Mongolia:9% 

# 8  Denmark:8.5% 

# 9  Guyana:8.4% 

# 10  Malaysia:8.1% 

# 11  Cape Verde:7.9% 

= 12  Saint Lucia:7.7% 

= 12  Sweden:7.7% 

= 14  Saint Kitts and Nevis:7.6% 

= 14  Barbados:7.6% 

= 14  Norway:7.6% 

# 17  Israel:7.5% 

# 18  Namibia:7.2% 

# 19  Swaziland:7.1% 

# 20  Kenya:7% 

# 21  New Zealand:6.7% 

# 22  Morocco:6.5% 

= 23  Finland:6.4% 

= 23  Tunisia:6.4% 

= 25  Belgium:6.3% 

= 25  Bolivia:6.3% 

= 25  Cyprus:6.3% 

= 28  Slovenia:6.1% 

= 28  Jamaica:6.1% 

= 30  Malawi:6% 

= 30  Belarus:6% 

= 30  Iceland:6% 

# 33  Lithuania:5.9% 

= 34  Switzerland:5.8% 

= 34  Portugal:5.8% 

= 34  Latvia:5.8% 

= 37  Estonia:5.7% 

= 37  United States:5.7% 




  
Countries Spending less on education as % of GDP Than US5.7% 

= 40  Poland:5.6% 

= 40  France:5.6% 

= 40  Fiji:5.6% 

= 43  Ireland:5.5% 

= 43  Hungary:5.5% 

# 45  Ukraine:5.4% 

= 46  South Africa:5.3% 

= 46  United Kingdom:5.3% 

= 46  Mexico:5.3% 

= 49  Thailand:5.2% 

= 49  Bhutan:5.2% 

= 49  Canada:5.2% 

= 49  Belize:5.2% 

= 49  Seychelles:5.2% 

= 49  Colombia:5.2% 

= 55  Costa Rica:5.1% 

= 55  Grenada:5.1% 

= 55  Netherlands:5.1% 

= 58  Australia:4.9% 

= 58  Iran:4.9% 

= 58  Moldova:4.9% 

= 58  Tonga:4.9% 

# 62  Samoa:4.8% 

= 63  Italy:4.7% 

= 63  Mauritius:4.7% 

= 63  Zimbabwe:4.7% 

= 66  Oman:4.6% 

= 66  Germany:4.6% 

= 66  Côte d'Ivoire:4.6% 

= 66  Ethiopia:4.6% 

= 70  Panama:4.5% 

= 70  Spain:4.5% 

= 70  Croatia:4.5% 

= 73  Paraguay:4.4% 

= 73  Czech Republic:4.4% 

= 73  Slovakia:4.4% 

= 73  Hong Kong:4.4% 

# 77  Trinidad and Tobago:4.3% 

= 78  Korea, South:4.2% 

= 78  Chile:4.2% 

= 78  Brazil:4.2% 

= 81  India:4.1% 

= 81  Eritrea:4.1% 

= 83  Greece:4% 

= 83  Argentina:4% 

= 85  Burundi:3.9% 

= 85  Gabon:3.9% 

= 85  Comoros:3.9% 

= 88  Russia:3.8% 

= 88  Antigua and Barbuda:3.8% 

= 88  Cameroon:3.8% 

= 91  Sierra Leone:3.7% 

= 91  Turkey:3.7% 

= 93  Japan:3.6% 

= 93  Senegal:3.6% 

= 95  Romania:3.5% 

= 95  Macedonia, Republic of:3.5% 

= 95  Bulgaria:3.5% 

= 98  Solomon Islands:3.4% 

= 98  Nepal:3.4% 

# 100  Benin:3.3% 

= 101  Congo, Republic of the:3.2% 

= 101  Armenia:3.2% 

= 101  Azerbaijan:3.2% 

= 104  Kyrgyzstan:3.1% 

= 104  Nicaragua:3.1% 

= 104  Philippines:3.1% 

= 107  Kazakhstan:3% 

= 107  Peru:3% 

= 109  El Salvador:2.9% 

= 109  Madagascar:2.9% 

= 111  Laos:2.8% 

= 111  Tajikistan:2.8% 

= 111  Gambia, The:2.8% 

= 111  Angola:2.8% 

= 111  Rwanda:2.8% 

# 116  Lebanon:2.7% 

= 117  Togo:2.6% 

= 117  Uruguay:2.6% 

# 119  Bangladesh:2.4% 

= 120  Papua New Guinea:2.3% 

= 120  Dominican Republic:2.3% 

= 120  Niger:2.3% 

= 123  Botswana:2.2% 

= 123  Georgia:2.2% 

# 125  Zambia:2% 

= 126  Cambodia:1.8% 

= 126  Guinea:1.8% 

= 126  Pakistan:1.8% 

# 129  United Arab Emirates:1.6% 

# 130  Indonesia:1.2% 

# 131  Ecuador:1% 

# 132  Equatorial Guinea:0.6% 



COUNTRIES WITH LOWER POVERTY THAN THE United States




# 153  Taiwan:1.16 %  2010 Time series

# 152  China:2.8 %  2007 Time series

# 151  Lithuania:4 %  2003 Time series

# 150  Malaysia:5.1 %  2007 Time series

# 149  Ireland:5.5 %  2009 Time series

# 148  Austria:6 %  2008 Time series

# 147  France:6.2 %  2004 Time series

# 146  Switzerland:6.9 %  2010 Time series

= 144  Libya:7.4 %  2005 Time series

= 144  Tunisia:7.4 %  2005 Time series

= 142  Andorra:8 %  2008 Time series

= 142  Mauritius:8 %  2006 Time series

# 141  Kazakhstan:8.2 %  2009 Time series

# 140  Serbia and Montenegro:8.8 %  2010 Time series

# 139  Greenland:9.2 %  2007 Time series

# 138  Bahamas, The:9.3 %  2004 Time series

# 137  Canada:9.4 %  2008 Time series

# 136  Thailand:9.6 %  2006 Time series

# 135  Netherlands:10.5 %  2005 Time series

# 134  Vietnam:10.6 %  2010 Time series

# 133  Azerbaijan:11 %  2009 Time series

# 132  Syria:11.9 %  2006 Time series
COUNTRIES WITH HIGHER POVERTY RATES


# 131  United States:12 %  2004 Time series

# 130  Denmark:12.1 %  2007 Time series

# 129  Slovenia:12.3 %  2008 Time series

# 128  Albania:12.5 %  2008 Time series

# 127  Russia:13.1 %  2009 Time series

# 126  Indonesia:13.33 %  2010 Time series

# 125  Hungary:13.9 %  2010 Time series

# 124  United Kingdom:14 %  2006 Time series

# 123  Jordan:14.2 %  2002 Time series

# 122  Jamaica:14.8 %  2003 Time series

= 120  Korea, South:15 %  2006 Time series

= 120  Morocco:15 %  2007 Time series

# 119  Belgium:15.2 %  2007 Time series

# 118  Germany:15.5 %  2010 Time series

# 117  Japan:15.7 %  2007 Time series

= 115  Maldives:16 %  2008 Time series

= 115  Costa Rica:16 %  2006 Time series

= 112  Trinidad and Tobago:17 %  2007 Time series

= 112  Croatia:17 %  2008 Time series

= 112  Poland:17 %  2003 Time series

# 111  Turkey:17.11 %  2008 Time series

= 109  Iran:18 %  2007 Time series

= 109  Portugal:18 %  2006 Time series

= 107  Mexico:18.2 %  2008 Time series

= 107  Chile:18.2 %  2009 Time series

# 106  Bosnia and Herzegovina:18.6 %  2007 Time series

# 105  Bermuda:19 %  2000 Time series

# 104  Paraguay:19.4 %  2009 Time series

# 103  United Arab Emirates:19.5 %  2003 Time series

# 102  Estonia:19.7 %  2008 Time series

# 101  Spain:19.8 %  2005 Time series

= 99  Egypt:20 %  2005 Time series

= 99  Greece:20 %  2009 Time series

# 98  Slovakia:21 %  2002 Time series

# 97  Bulgaria:21.8 %  2008 Time series

= 93  Anguilla:23 %  2002 Time series

= 93  Algeria:23 %  2006 Time series

= 93  Guam:23 %  2001 Time series

= 93  Sri Lanka:23 %  2008 Time series

# 92  Bhutan:23.2 %  2008 Time series

# 91  Israel:23.6 %  2007 Time series

= 89  Tonga:24 %  2007 Time series

= 89  Pakistan:24 %  2005 Time series

# 88  Nepal:24.7 %  2008 Time series

= 85  Romania:25 %  2005 Time series

= 85  India:25 %  2007 Time series

= 85  Iraq:25 %  2008 Time series

# 84  Fiji:25.5 %  2006 Time series

= 81  Brazil:26 %  2008 Time series

= 81  Uzbekistan:26 %  2008 Time series

= 81  Laos:26 %  2010 Time series

# 80  Moldova:26.3 %  2009 Time series

# 79  Armenia:26.5 %  2006 Time series

# 78  Micronesia, Federated States of:26.7 %  2000 Time series

# 77  Belarus:27.1 %  2003 Time series

# 76  Uruguay:27.4 %  2009 Time series

# 75  Lebanon:28 %  1999 Time series

# 74  Ghana:28.5 %  2007 Time series

# 73  Panama:28.6 %  2010 Time series

# 72  Macedonia, Republic of:28.7 %  2008 Time series

# 71  Virgin Islands:28.9 %  2002 Time series

= 67  Argentina:30 %  2010 Time series

= 67  Dominica:30 %  2002 Time series

= 67  Turkmenistan:30 %  2004 Time series

= 67  Cape Verde:30 %  2000 Time series

= 65  Bolivia:30.3 %  2009 Time series

= 65  Botswana:30.3 %  2003 Time series

# 64  El Salvador:30.7 %  2009 Time series

= 62  Georgia:31 %  2006 Time series

= 62  Cambodia:31 %  2007 Time series

= 60  Grenada:32 %  2000 Time series

= 60  Togo:32 %  1989 Time series

# 59  Burma:32.7 %  2007 Time series

# 58  Philippines:32.9 %  2006 Time series

# 57  Ecuador:33.1 %  2010 Time series

# 56  Belize:33.5 %  2010 Time series

# 55  Peru:34.8 %  2009 Time series

= 53  Uganda:35 %  2001 Time series

= 53  Ukraine:35 %  2009 Time series

= 51  Tanzania:36 %  2002 Time series

= 51  Afghanistan:36 %  2009 Time series

= 49  Mongolia:36.1 %  2004 Time series

= 49  Mali:36.1 %  2005 Time series

# 48  Papua New Guinea:37 %  2002 Time series

# 47  Benin:37.4 %  2007 Time series

# 46  Venezuela:37.9 %  2006 Time series

# 45  Ethiopia:38.7 %  2005 Time series

= 41  Mauritania:40 %  2004 Time series

= 41  Bangladesh:40 %  2010 Time series

= 41  Kyrgyzstan:40 %  2004 Time series

= 41  Sudan:40 %  2004 Time series

# 40  Angola:40.5 %  2006 Time series

= 37  Djibouti:42 %  2007 Time series

= 37  East Timor:42 %  2003 Time series

= 37  Côte d'Ivoire:42 %  2006 Time series

# 36  Dominican Republic:42.2 %  2004 Time series

# 35  Yemen:45.2 %  2003 Time series

# 34  Colombia:45.5 %  2009 Time series

# 33  West Bank:46 %  2007 Time series

# 32  Burkina Faso:46.4 %  2004 Time series

# 31  Guinea:47 %  2006 Time series

= 29  Cameroon:48 %  2000 Time series

= 29  Nicaragua:48 %  2005 Time series

# 28  Lesotho:49 %  1999 Time series

= 24  Madagascar:50 %  2004 Time series

= 24  South Africa:50 %  2000 Time series

= 24  Eritrea:50 %  2004 Time series

= 24  Kenya:50 %  2000 Time series

# 23  Tajikistan:53 %  2009 Time series

= 21  São Tomé and Príncipe:54 %  2004 Time series

= 21  Senegal:54 %  2001 Time series

# 20  Malawi:55 %  2004 Time series

# 19  Namibia:55.8 %  2005 Time series

# 18  Guatemala:56.2 %  2004 Time series

= 16  Comoros:60 %  2002 Time series

= 16  Rwanda:60 %  2001 Time series

# 15  Niger:63 %  1993 Time series

# 14  Honduras:65 %  2010 Time series

# 13  Burundi:68 %  2002 Time series

# 12  Swaziland:69 %  2006 Time series

= 9  Mozambique:70 %  2001 Time series

= 9  Nigeria:70 %  2007 Time series

= 9  Suriname:70 %  2002 Time series

# 8  Sierra Leone:70.2 %  2004 Time series

# 7  Congo, Democratic Republic of the:71 %  2006 Time series

= 2  Haiti:80 %  2003 Time series

= 2  Zimbabwe:80 %  2004 Time series

= 2  Chad:80 %  2001 Time series

= 2  Gaza Strip:80 %  2007 Time series

= 2  Liberia:80 %  2000 Time series

# 1  Zambia:86 %  1993 Time series


Weighted average:31.2 %   

Education Statistics > Educational attainment > Tertiary (most recent) by country


Rank  Countries  Amount  
# 1  Canada:42% 

# 2  United States:37% 

# 3  Ireland:36% 

# 4  Japan:34% 

= 5  Finland:32% 

= 5  Sweden:32% 

= 7  Australia:29% 

= 7  New Zealand:29% 

# 9  Norway:28% 

= 10  Belgium:27% 

= 10  Denmark:27% 

# 12  United Kingdom:26% 

# 13  Switzerland:25% 

= 14  Germany:23% 

= 14  France:23% 

# 16  Netherlands:22% 

# 17  Austria:14% 

# 18  Italy:10% 
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