New Zealand Education Spending 1985-2022

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.
  • New Zealand education spending for 2018 was 16.08%, a 0.56% decline from 2017.
  • New Zealand education spending for 2017 was 16.64%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • New Zealand education spending for 2016 was 16.83%, a 0.46% increase from 2015.
  • New Zealand education spending for 2015 was 16.37%, a 0.11% increase 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%
New Zealand Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 16.08% -0.56%
2017 16.64% -0.19%
2016 16.83% 0.46%
2015 16.37% 0.11%
2014 16.27% -0.28%
2013 16.54% -1.21%
2012 17.75% 1.99%
2011 15.76% 0.08%
2010 15.68% 0.34%
2009 15.34% 1.27%
2008 14.08% -0.91%
2007 14.98% -0.18%
2006 15.16% -1.09%
2005 16.26% -0.75%
2004 17.00% 0.25%
2003 16.76% -0.01%
2002 16.77% 0.06%
2001 16.71% 0.48%
1999 16.23% 0.44%
1997 15.79% -0.31%
1996 16.10% 2.10%
1995 14.00% -0.08%
1994 14.08% 3.94%
1989 10.14% 0.44%
1988 9.70% 0.82%
1987 8.88% 0.78%
1986 8.09% -0.10%
1985 8.19% -0.10%