Hong Kong Education Spending 1982-2024

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.
  • Hong Kong education spending for 2021 was 13.12%, a 7.5% decline from 2020.
  • Hong Kong education spending for 2020 was 20.62%, a 0.31% increase from 2019.
  • Hong Kong education spending for 2019 was 20.31%, a 1.53% increase from 2018.
  • Hong Kong education spending for 2018 was 18.79%, a 0.95% 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%
Curacao 14.65%
Macao 13.76%
Singapore 13.38%
Bermuda 13.25%
Hong Kong 13.12%
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%
Bahrain 9.08%
Qatar 8.94%
Trinidad and Tobago 8.93%
Gibraltar 8.59%
St. Kitts and Nevis 7.16%
Monaco 5.73%
Hong Kong Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2021 13.12% -7.50%
2020 20.62% 0.31%
2019 20.31% 1.53%
2018 18.79% 0.95%
2017 17.84% -0.29%
2016 18.13% -0.48%
2015 18.61% 0.99%
2014 17.62% -2.68%
2013 20.30% 1.65%
2012 18.65% -1.50%
2011 20.15% 0.24%
2010 19.91% -3.89%
2009 23.80% 0.88%
2008 22.92% 0.28%
2007 22.64% -0.64%
2006 23.28% 0.80%
2005 22.48% -0.67%
2004 23.15% -0.09%
2003 23.24% 1.04%
2002 22.21% -0.21%
2001 22.42% 5.75%
1996 16.67% -4.54%
1992 21.21% 2.67%
1990 18.54% -0.04%
1985 18.58% 2.71%
1984 15.87% 0.58%
1983 15.29% 5.88%
1982 9.41% 5.88%