Sweden Education Spending 1980-2023

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.
  • Sweden education spending for 2020 was 13.64%, a 2.26% decline from 2019.
  • Sweden education spending for 2019 was 15.90%, a 0.23% increase from 2018.
  • Sweden education spending for 2018 was 15.67%, a 0.02% decline from 2017.
  • Sweden education spending for 2017 was 15.69%, a 0.07% 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%
Austria 8.89%
Spain 8.89%
Italy 7.47%
Greece 7.46%
Japan 7.31%
San Marino 5.79%
Sweden Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 13.64% -2.26%
2019 15.90% 0.23%
2018 15.67% -0.02%
2017 15.69% 0.07%
2016 15.62% 0.24%
2015 15.38% 0.13%
2014 15.25% 0.19%
2013 15.06% -0.08%
2012 15.14% 2.04%
2011 13.10% -0.13%
2010 13.22% 0.04%
2009 13.18% 0.24%
2008 12.94% 0.17%
2007 12.77% 0.03%
2006 12.74% 0.05%
2005 12.69% -0.29%
2004 12.98% 0.13%
2003 12.85% -0.29%
2002 13.14% 0.33%
2001 12.81% -0.10%
2000 12.91% 0.50%
1999 12.41% -0.30%
1998 12.71% 1.39%
1996 11.32% 1.13%
1995 10.19% 2.07%
1993 8.12% 0.14%
1992 7.98% -0.42%
1991 8.40% 0.09%
1990 8.30% -1.85%
1981 10.15% 0.33%
1980 9.82% 0.33%