Sao Tome and Principe Education Spending 2002-2022

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.
  • Sao Tome and Principe education spending for 2021 was 16.58%, a 0.46% increase from 2020.
  • Sao Tome and Principe education spending for 2020 was 16.13%, a 1.47% decline from 2019.
  • Sao Tome and Principe education spending for 2019 was 17.59%, a 2.52% decline from 2018.
  • Sao Tome and Principe education spending for 2018 was 20.12%, a 1.72% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Honduras 24.60%
Kiribati 19.27%
El Salvador 18.13%
Republic of Congo 17.88%
Morocco 16.86%
Sao Tome and Principe 16.58%
Bhutan 16.24%
Cabo Verde 15.11%
Cameroon 14.89%
Vietnam 14.82%
Lesotho 13.66%
Sudan 12.48%
Bangladesh 11.69%
Zambia 11.51%
Angola 6.92%
Nigeria 5.14%
Sao Tome and Principe Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2021 16.58% 0.46%
2020 16.13% -1.47%
2019 17.59% -2.52%
2018 20.12% 1.72%
2017 18.40% 2.43%
2016 15.97% 4.67%
2015 11.30% -1.03%
2014 12.32% -6.51%
2013 18.83% 5.11%
2012 13.72% -3.23%
2011 16.95% -2.38%
2010 19.33% -1.23%
2009 20.56% 2.31%
2008 18.25% 1.59%
2007 16.66% 2.57%
2006 14.08% 1.96%
2005 12.13% 6.27%
2004 5.85% -0.84%
2003 6.69% 0.13%
2002 6.56% 0.13%