Costa Rica Education Spending 1986-2022

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.
  • Costa Rica education spending for 2020 was 21.54%, a 3.01% decline from 2019.
  • Costa Rica education spending for 2019 was 24.55%, a 1.54% decline from 2018.
  • Costa Rica education spending for 2018 was 26.09%, a 4.06% decline from 2017.
  • Costa Rica education spending for 2017 was 30.15%, a 6.73% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Turkmenistan 28.00%
Namibia 24.94%
Iran 23.14%
Costa Rica 21.54%
Belize 21.52%
Guatemala 21.14%
South Africa 19.53%
Dominican Republic 19.32%
Algeria 16.55%
Fiji 16.39%
Samoa 16.22%
Marshall Islands 16.17%
Mauritius 16.12%
Peru 15.93%
Tonga 15.53%
Malaysia 15.44%
Gabon 15.03%
Colombia 14.75%
St. Lucia 14.42%
Suriname 13.94%
Belarus 12.78%
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%
Costa Rica Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 21.54% -3.01%
2019 24.55% -1.54%
2018 26.09% -4.06%
2017 30.15% 6.73%
2016 23.42% 0.05%
2015 23.37% 0.26%
2014 23.11% 0.28%
2013 22.83% -0.67%
2012 23.50% 0.49%
2011 23.01% 0.13%
2010 22.88% -0.53%
2009 23.41% 2.60%
2008 20.81% -0.21%
2007 21.02% 0.38%
2006 20.64% 0.21%
2004 20.43% 0.28%
2003 20.15% 0.91%
2002 19.24% 0.09%
2001 19.15% 0.33%
2000 18.82% -3.10%
1999 21.92% 2.81%
1996 19.11% 2.37%
1995 16.74% -0.92%
1989 17.66% -0.70%
1988 18.36% -11.96%
1986 30.32% -11.96%