Colombia Education Spending 1984-2022

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.
  • Colombia education spending for 2020 was 14.75%, a 1.03% increase from 2019.
  • Colombia education spending for 2019 was 13.72%, a 0.88% increase from 2018.
  • Colombia education spending for 2018 was 12.84%, a 2.63% decline from 2017.
  • Colombia education spending for 2017 was 15.47%, a 0.54% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Africa 19.53%
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Algeria 16.55%
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Colombia 14.75%
St. Lucia 14.42%
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Albania 12.07%
Thailand 12.06%
Ecuador 11.51%
Dominica 10.67%
China 10.53%
Maldives 10.51%
Azerbaijan 10.50%
Lebanon 9.90%
Paraguay 9.84%
Armenia 8.83%
Colombia Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 14.75% 1.03%
2019 13.72% 0.88%
2018 12.84% -2.63%
2017 15.47% 0.54%
2016 14.93% 0.63%
2015 14.29% -0.52%
2014 14.81% -1.45%
2013 16.26% 1.24%
2012 15.02% 0.25%
2011 14.77% -1.15%
2010 15.93% 0.48%
2009 15.45% 1.60%
2008 13.85% -0.64%
2007 14.50% 0.73%
2006 13.77% -1.76%
2005 15.53% 0.11%
2004 15.42% -0.12%
2003 15.54% 0.24%
2002 15.30% 1.73%
2001 13.57% 0.27%
2000 13.30% 0.14%
1999 13.15% 0.68%
1998 12.48% -4.75%
1989 17.23% 0.82%
1985 16.41% -1.68%
1984 18.09% -1.68%