Iran Education Spending 1991-2022

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.
  • Iran education spending for 2020 was 23.14%, a 1.89% increase from 2019.
  • Iran education spending for 2019 was 21.25%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Iran education spending for 2018 was 21.15%, a 0.84% increase from 2017.
  • Iran education spending for 2017 was 20.31%, a 0.86% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
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%
Iran Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 23.14% 1.89%
2019 21.25% 0.10%
2018 21.15% 0.84%
2017 20.31% 0.86%
2016 19.45% 0.88%
2015 18.57% -1.10%
2014 19.66% -2.01%
2013 21.67% 4.28%
2012 17.40% -2.76%
2011 20.15% 0.89%
2010 19.26% 0.69%
2009 18.56% -3.82%
2008 22.38% 2.35%
2007 20.03% 0.57%
2006 19.46% -2.44%
2005 21.90% 0.38%
2004 21.52% -0.61%
2003 22.14% -4.37%
2002 26.51% 2.08%
2001 24.42% 3.79%
2000 20.63% 0.52%
1999 20.11% 6.55%
1996 13.57% -0.98%
1995 14.55% -9.17%
1993 23.72% 3.08%
1992 20.63% 2.29%
1991 18.35% 2.29%