Barbados Education Spending 1999-2022

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.
  • Barbados education spending for 2021 was 16.58%, a 5.09% increase from 2020.
  • Barbados education spending for 2020 was 11.49%, a 0.72% increase from 2019.
  • Barbados education spending for 2019 was 10.78%, a 5.58% decline from 2018.
  • Barbados education spending for 2018 was 16.36%, a 3.48% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Puerto Rico 18.90%
Saudi Arabia 18.79%
Barbados 16.58%
Uruguay 15.39%
Turks and Caicos Islands 13.01%
British Virgin Islands 12.36%
Panama 11.97%
Seychelles 10.48%
Andorra 10.26%
Bahamas 10.13%
Antigua and Barbuda 9.90%
Qatar 8.94%
Trinidad and Tobago 8.93%
Barbados Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2021 16.58% 5.09%
2020 11.49% 0.72%
2019 10.78% -5.58%
2018 16.36% 3.48%
2017 12.88% -0.48%
2016 13.36% -5.16%
2015 18.52% 1.07%
2014 17.45% 2.61%
2013 14.84% -1.86%
2012 16.70% -1.39%
2010 18.10% 2.00%
2009 16.10% 0.39%
2008 15.71% -1.51%
2007 17.22% -1.02%
2005 18.24% -0.38%
2004 18.62% 0.03%
2003 18.58% -6.14%
2002 24.72% -2.16%
2001 26.89% 4.74%
2000 22.15% 0.98%
1999 21.17% 0.98%