Jamaica 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.
  • Jamaica education spending for 2019 was 17.31%, a 1.27% decline from 2018.
  • Jamaica education spending for 2018 was 18.58%, a 0.18% increase from 2017.
  • Jamaica education spending for 2017 was 18.40%, a 0.74% decline from 2016.
  • Jamaica education spending for 2016 was 19.15%, a 0.91% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Namibia 26.39%
Marshall Islands 24.81%
Costa Rica 24.55%
Guatemala 23.76%
Turkmenistan 23.01%
Dominican Republic 22.34%
Belize 22.20%
Iran 21.25%
South Africa 19.60%
Mauritius 18.68%
Peru 17.76%
Malaysia 17.69%
Jamaica 17.31%
Fiji 16.83%
Samoa 15.60%
Botswana 15.35%
Suriname 15.28%
Algeria 14.46%
Gabon 14.16%
Kazakhstan 14.11%
St. Lucia 14.08%
Colombia 13.72%
Thailand 13.66%
Albania 13.43%
Belarus 13.33%
Maldives 12.06%
Paraguay 11.95%
Tonga 11.93%
Ecuador 11.61%
China 11.23%
Armenia 10.01%
Jordan 9.86%
Serbia 8.60%
Dominica 8.30%
Azerbaijan 8.29%
Lebanon 8.14%
Jamaica Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2019 17.31% -1.27%
2018 18.58% 0.18%
2017 18.40% -0.74%
2016 19.15% -0.91%
2015 20.05% -1.75%
2014 21.80% 1.22%
2013 20.57% 1.76%
2012 18.81% 0.23%
2011 18.58% 2.48%
2010 16.10% -1.45%
2009 17.55% -1.57%
2008 19.12% 1.95%
2007 17.17% 2.90%
2005 14.27% 2.54%
2004 11.73% -1.63%
2003 13.36% -5.00%
2002 18.36% -1.63%
2001 19.99% 3.19%
2000 16.80% 1.40%
1997 15.40% -0.14%
1996 15.54% 0.17%
1995 15.36% -3.03%
1994 18.39% 5.59%
1993 12.80% 0.05%
1992 12.75% -3.60%
1991 16.35% -3.60%