Saudi Arabia 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.
  • Saudi Arabia education spending for 2021 was 18.79%, a 0.27% decline from 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia education spending for 2020 was 19.06%, a 0.01% decline from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia education spending for 2019 was 19.07%, a 0.29% decline from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia education spending for 2018 was 19.36%, a 2.9% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Puerto Rico 18.90%
Saudi Arabia 18.79%
Barbados 16.58%
Uruguay 15.39%
Turks and Caicos Islands 13.01%
British Virgin Islands 12.36%
Panama 11.97%
Seychelles 10.48%
Andorra 10.26%
Bahamas 10.13%
Antigua and Barbuda 9.90%
Qatar 8.94%
Trinidad and Tobago 8.93%
Saudi Arabia Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2021 18.79% -0.27%
2020 19.06% -0.01%
2019 19.07% -0.29%
2018 19.36% -2.90%
2017 22.26% -2.69%
2016 24.95% 5.69%
2008 19.26% -2.35%
2006 21.60% 2.31%
2005 19.29% -0.90%
2004 20.19% -1.27%
2003 21.46% 0.16%
2002 21.29% 0.40%
2001 20.90% 3.06%
2000 17.84% -5.49%
1999 23.33% -0.65%
1998 23.98% 11.69%
1997 12.30% -2.96%
1996 15.25% -1.59%
1995 16.84% 0.03%
1994 16.81% 2.24%
1993 14.57% -0.15%
1992 14.72% 0.01%
1991 14.71% 0.01%