Singapore Education Spending 2000-2022

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.
  • Singapore education spending for 2020 was 11.91%, a 7.56% decline from 2019.
  • Singapore education spending for 2019 was 19.47%, a 1.31% decline from 2018.
  • Singapore education spending for 2018 was 20.79%, a 0.72% increase from 2017.
  • Singapore education spending for 2017 was 20.06%, a 1.55% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Hong Kong 20.62%
Puerto Rico 19.44%
Saudi Arabia 19.06%
Uruguay 16.36%
British Virgin Islands 13.16%
Macao 12.30%
Oman 12.21%
Kuwait 11.91%
Singapore 11.91%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.77%
UAE 11.71%
Turks and Caicos Islands 11.62%
Barbados 11.49%
Bahamas 11.24%
St. Kitts and Nevis 11.12%
Panama 10.24%
Qatar 9.32%
Seychelles 9.17%
Antigua and Barbuda 8.94%
Singapore Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 11.91% -7.56%
2019 19.47% -1.31%
2018 20.79% 0.72%
2017 20.06% 1.55%
2016 18.51% -1.18%
2015 19.69% -3.21%
2014 22.90% -5.94%
2013 28.84% -2.53%
2012 31.37% 2.51%
2011 28.86% 10.29%
2010 18.57% -3.28%
2009 21.85% -8.25%
2008 30.10% 6.87%
2007 23.23% 0.70%
2006 22.54% 0.26%
2005 22.28% -0.47%
2004 22.74% -2.02%
2003 24.76% 3.34%
2002 21.42% -0.14%
2001 21.56% 1.25%
2000 20.31% 1.25%