Canada Education Spending 1981-2024

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.
  • Canada education spending for 2020 was 10.00%, a 1.74% decline from 2019.
  • Canada education spending for 2019 was 11.74%, a 0.35% decline from 2018.
  • Canada education spending for 2018 was 12.08%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Canada education spending for 2017 was 12.17%, a 0.14% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Hong Kong 20.62%
Puerto Rico 19.44%
Saudi Arabia 19.06%
Curacao 16.41%
Uruguay 16.36%
Greenland 16.25%
Israel 15.60%
Iceland 15.28%
New Zealand 14.44%
Australia 14.43%
Faroe Islands 14.36%
Estonia 14.35%
Switzerland 14.24%
Latvia 13.76%
Sweden 13.64%
British Virgin Islands 13.16%
Cyprus 12.99%
Malta 12.79%
United States 12.65%
Macao 12.30%
Bermuda 12.29%
Oman 12.21%
Lithuania 12.03%
Denmark 11.94%
Argentina 11.92%
Kuwait 11.91%
Singapore 11.91%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.77%
UAE 11.71%
Turks and Caicos Islands 11.62%
Barbados 11.49%
Ireland 11.33%
Bahamas 11.24%
Slovenia 11.22%
Belgium 11.19%
St. Kitts and Nevis 11.12%
Netherlands 11.02%
Czech Republic 10.77%
Poland 10.66%
United Kingdom 10.56%
Luxembourg 10.55%
Panama 10.24%
Finland 10.23%
Portugal 10.15%
Norway 10.14%
Slovak Republic 10.07%
Canada 10.00%
Croatia 9.98%
Bahrain 9.37%
Qatar 9.32%
Hungary 9.18%
Germany 9.18%
Seychelles 9.17%
Andorra 8.99%
Antigua and Barbuda 8.94%
Austria 8.89%
Spain 8.89%
Italy 7.47%
Greece 7.46%
Japan 7.31%
San Marino 5.79%
Canada Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 10.00% -1.74%
2019 11.74% -0.35%
2018 12.08% -0.09%
2017 12.17% 0.14%
2016 12.04% -0.32%
2015 12.35% 0.23%
2014 12.12% 0.91%
2013 11.21% -1.66%
2012 12.87% 0.65%
2011 12.22% -0.12%
2010 12.34% -0.15%
2009 12.48% 0.47%
2008 12.01% -0.32%
2007 12.33% 0.15%
2005 12.18% 0.03%
2002 12.15% -0.06%
2001 12.21% -0.77%
2000 12.98% 0.24%
1999 12.74% 0.10%
1998 12.64% -0.22%
1995 12.86% -0.07%
1994 12.93% -1.69%
1993 14.62% 1.51%
1992 13.12% -1.15%
1991 14.26% 1.07%
1990 13.19% -0.38%
1989 13.57% 0.03%
1988 13.54% 0.08%
1987 13.46% 0.77%
1986 12.68% -0.55%
1985 13.24% -0.85%
1984 14.09% -0.68%
1983 14.78% -0.76%
1982 15.53% -0.05%
1981 15.58% -0.05%