Portugal Education Spending 1987-2023

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.
  • Portugal education spending for 2020 was 10.15%, a 0.76% decline from 2019.
  • Portugal education spending for 2019 was 10.91%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • Portugal education spending for 2018 was 10.81%, a 0.24% decline from 2017.
  • Portugal education spending for 2017 was 11.06%, a 0.41% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Hong Kong 20.62%
Puerto Rico 19.44%
Saudi Arabia 19.06%
Curacao 16.41%
Uruguay 16.36%
Greenland 16.25%
Israel 15.60%
Iceland 15.28%
New Zealand 14.44%
Australia 14.43%
Faroe Islands 14.36%
Estonia 14.35%
Switzerland 14.24%
Latvia 13.76%
Sweden 13.64%
British Virgin Islands 13.16%
Cyprus 12.99%
Malta 12.79%
United States 12.65%
Macao 12.30%
Bermuda 12.29%
Oman 12.21%
Lithuania 12.03%
Denmark 11.94%
Argentina 11.92%
Kuwait 11.91%
Singapore 11.91%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.77%
UAE 11.71%
Turks and Caicos Islands 11.62%
Barbados 11.49%
Ireland 11.33%
Bahamas 11.24%
Slovenia 11.22%
Belgium 11.19%
St. Kitts and Nevis 11.12%
Netherlands 11.02%
Czech Republic 10.77%
Poland 10.66%
United Kingdom 10.56%
Luxembourg 10.55%
Panama 10.24%
Finland 10.23%
Portugal 10.15%
Norway 10.14%
Slovak Republic 10.07%
Canada 10.00%
Croatia 9.98%
Bahrain 9.37%
Qatar 9.32%
Germany 9.18%
Hungary 9.18%
Seychelles 9.17%
Andorra 8.99%
Antigua and Barbuda 8.94%
Spain 8.89%
Austria 8.89%
Italy 7.47%
Greece 7.46%
Japan 7.31%
San Marino 5.79%
Portugal Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 10.15% -0.76%
2019 10.91% 0.09%
2018 10.81% -0.24%
2017 11.06% 0.41%
2016 10.65% 0.51%
2015 10.14% 0.22%
2014 9.91% -0.65%
2013 10.56% 0.43%
2012 10.12% -0.12%
2011 10.24% -0.19%
2010 10.43% -0.65%
2009 11.08% 0.72%
2008 10.36% -0.69%
2007 11.05% 0.18%
2006 10.87% 0.01%
2005 10.85% -0.11%
2004 10.96% -0.69%
2003 11.65% -0.25%
2002 11.90% -0.19%
2001 12.10% 0.04%
2000 12.05% 0.18%
1999 11.87% -0.73%
1996 12.60% 0.94%
1995 11.66% 0.74%
1994 10.92% 0.39%
1993 10.53% -0.05%
1992 10.59% -0.43%
1991 11.02% 0.75%
1990 10.27% 0.40%
1989 9.87% 0.87%
1988 9.00% 1.79%
1987 7.21% 1.79%