Ireland Education Spending 1981-2022

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.
  • Ireland education spending for 2018 was 13.32%, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Ireland education spending for 2017 was 13.33%, a 0.01% decline from 2016.
  • Ireland education spending for 2016 was 13.33%, a 0.39% increase from 2015.
  • Ireland education spending for 2015 was 12.94%, a 0.05% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Chile 21.37%
Singapore 20.79%
Saudi Arabia 19.36%
Hong Kong 18.79%
Greenland 17.56%
Faroe Islands 17.36%
Iceland 17.25%
Barbados 16.36%
New Zealand 16.08%
Palau 15.93%
Norway 15.92%
Sweden 15.67%
Switzerland 15.53%
Israel 15.52%
Uruguay 15.19%
Macao 15.16%
San Marino 14.49%
British Virgin Islands 14.00%
St. Kitts and Nevis 13.53%
Australia 13.48%
Andorra 13.46%
Denmark 13.44%
Estonia 13.35%
United Kingdom 13.34%
Ireland 13.32%
Puerto Rico 13.21%
United States 13.15%
Netherlands 12.91%
Oman 12.70%
Argentina 12.52%
Belgium 12.22%
Turks and Caicos Islands 11.94%
Seychelles 11.83%
Kuwait 11.75%
Finland 11.75%
Lithuania 11.74%
Bahamas 11.44%
Slovenia 11.34%
Germany 11.23%
Latvia 11.15%
Poland 11.11%
Portugal 10.81%
Austria 10.72%
Czech Republic 10.51%
Hungary 10.08%
Spain 10.03%
Bahrain 9.89%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.77%
France 9.72%
Slovak Republic 9.53%
Italy 8.80%
Panama 8.68%
Luxembourg 8.66%
Croatia 8.60%
Greece 7.42%
Antigua and Barbuda 7.23%
Ireland Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 13.32% 0.00%
2017 13.33% -0.01%
2016 13.33% 0.39%
2015 12.94% -0.05%
2014 12.98% -0.18%
2013 13.16% -0.37%
2012 13.53% 1.20%
2011 12.33% 3.01%
2010 9.32% -3.81%
2009 13.13% 0.00%
2008 13.13% -0.10%
2007 13.23% -0.32%
2006 13.55% -0.14%
2005 13.68% 0.03%
2004 13.66% 0.79%
2003 12.87% 0.39%
2002 12.48% -0.22%
2001 12.70% -0.81%
2000 13.52% 0.80%
1999 12.72% 0.17%
1998 12.55% -0.40%
1996 12.94% 0.20%
1995 12.74% -0.07%
1994 12.81% 0.76%
1993 12.04% 0.24%
1992 11.80% 0.38%
1991 11.42% -0.28%
1990 11.70% 0.77%
1989 10.93% 0.39%
1988 10.54% -0.06%
1987 10.60% 0.77%
1986 9.82% -1.41%
1985 11.23% -0.06%
1984 11.29% -0.33%
1983 11.61% -1.45%
1982 13.06% -1.71%
1981 14.78% -1.71%