Bulgaria Last in EU by Public Spending on Education in 2011

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Last in EU by Public Spending on Education in 2011 Bulgaria's government expenditure on education amounted to a mere 3.6% of GDP in 2011, with 1.78% of the total spent on secondary education, according to reports of the statistical office of the EU. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria had the lowest ratio of government expenditure on education to GDP among the EU27 in 2011, according to Eurostat data.

Bulgaria's government expenditure on education amounted to a mere 3.6% of GDP in 2011, with 1.78% of the total spent on secondary education, according to reports of the statistical office of the EU.

In 2011, EU-27 total general government expenditure amounted to 49.1 % of GDP, with 5.3% of GDP (EUR 347 B) devoted to expenditure on education.

Of this, the highest shares were dedicated to 'secondary education' at 2.0 % of GDP and 'preprimary and primary education' at 1.7 % of GDP.

As a ratio to GDP, the highest levels of government expenditure on education among the reporting countries were found in Iceland (7.9 % of GDP), Denmark (7.8 % of GDP) and Cyprus (7.2 % of GDP).

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