Trinidad and Tobago Education Spending 1989-2022

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.
  • Trinidad and Tobago education spending for 2021 was 8.93%, a 2.84% decline from 2020.
  • Trinidad and Tobago education spending for 2020 was 11.77%, a 1.15% increase from 2019.
  • Trinidad and Tobago education spending for 2019 was 10.62%, a 0.85% increase from 2018.
  • Trinidad and Tobago education spending for 2018 was 9.77%, a 0.12% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Trinidad and Tobago Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2021 8.93% -2.84%
2020 11.77% 1.15%
2019 10.62% 0.85%
2018 9.77% -0.12%
2017 9.89% -0.55%
2016 10.43% 1.73%
2015 8.70% -4.68%
2014 13.39% -0.80%
2013 14.19% 0.95%
2012 13.24% 0.39%
2011 12.85% -1.07%
2003 13.91% -0.38%
2002 14.29% 2.12%
2001 12.17% 0.43%
2000 11.73% 0.50%
1999 11.23% 2.30%
1998 8.93% -3.11%
1997 12.03% -1.25%
1996 13.28% -1.61%
1995 14.90% -0.11%
1994 15.01% 1.16%
1990 13.85% 0.95%
1989 12.91% 0.95%