Thailand Education Spending 1995-2022

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.
  • Thailand education spending for 2020 was 12.06%, a 1.59% decline from 2019.
  • Thailand education spending for 2019 was 13.66%, a 0.83% decline from 2018.
  • Thailand education spending for 2018 was 14.49%, a 1.35% decline from 2017.
  • Thailand education spending for 2017 was 15.84%, a 1.49% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Turkmenistan 28.00%
Namibia 24.94%
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Costa Rica 21.54%
Belize 21.52%
Guatemala 21.14%
South Africa 19.53%
Dominican Republic 19.32%
Algeria 16.55%
Fiji 16.39%
Samoa 16.22%
Marshall Islands 16.17%
Mauritius 16.12%
Peru 15.93%
Tonga 15.53%
Malaysia 15.44%
Gabon 15.03%
Colombia 14.75%
St. Lucia 14.42%
Suriname 13.94%
Belarus 12.78%
Albania 12.07%
Thailand 12.06%
Ecuador 11.51%
Dominica 10.67%
China 10.53%
Maldives 10.51%
Azerbaijan 10.50%
Lebanon 9.90%
Paraguay 9.84%
Armenia 8.83%
Thailand Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 12.06% -1.59%
2019 13.66% -0.83%
2018 14.49% -1.35%
2017 15.84% -1.49%
2016 17.33% 0.19%
2015 17.14% 0.23%
2014 16.91% -2.22%
2013 19.13% -2.27%
2012 21.40% -1.23%
2011 22.63% 6.41%
2010 16.22% -1.96%
2009 18.18% 0.02%
2008 18.16% -0.32%
2007 18.48% -3.52%
2006 22.00% 1.46%
2005 20.55% -0.91%
2004 21.46% 0.59%
2003 20.87% 4.64%
2002 16.22% -8.02%
2001 24.24% -4.15%
2000 28.39% 9.41%
1999 18.98% -0.50%
1998 19.48% -1.72%
1997 21.20% 1.16%
1996 20.04% 1.14%
1995 18.90% 1.14%