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Table 476. Gross domestic product per capita and public and private education expenditures per student, by level of education and country: Selected years, 2005 through 2009
Country Gross domestic product
per capita
Elementary and secondary education expenditures per student Higher education expenditures per student
2005 2007 2008 2009 2005 2007 2008 2009 2005 2007 2008 2009
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  Current dollars
OECD average1  $28,772 $33,452 $34,459 $33,576 $6,751   $7,407   $8,176   $8,595   $11,387   $12,495   $13,463   $13,461  
Australia 33,983 37,615 39,532 39,971 7,142   7,590   7,814   9,139   14,579   14,726   15,043   16,074  
Austria 34,107 36,839 39,849 38,834 9,436   9,959   10,994   11,681   14,775   15,039   15,043   14,257  
Belgium 32,077 34,662 36,879 36,698 7,306   8,333   9,706   9,783   11,960   13,482   15,020   15,443  
Canada 38,883 38,522 7,774 2  8,388 2  8,997 2    23,329 3,4  20,903 3  20,932 3   
Chile 12,635 14,106 14,578 2,099   2,089   2,245   2,635   6,873   6,292   6,626   6,071  
                                         
Czech Republic 20,280 23,995 25,845 25,614 4,098   4,712   5,236   5,615   6,649   8,209   8,318   8,237  
Denmark5 33,626 36,326 39,494 38,299 8,997   9,448   10,429   11,094   14,959   16,466   17,634   18,556  
Estonia 16,660 20,620 21,802 19,789 3,736   4,637   6,054   6,149   3,869   5,653 4  6,022 4  6,373  
Finland 30,468 35,322 37,795 35,848 6,610   7,216   8,068   8,314   12,285   13,566   15,402   16,569  
France 29,644 32,495 34,233 33,724 7,456   8,070   8,559   8,861   10,995   12,773   14,079   14,642  
                                         
Germany 30,496 34,683 37,171 36,048 7,039   7,243   7,859   8,534   12,446   13,823   15,390   15,711  
Greece 25,472 27,793 29,920 29,381 5,493 2        6,130        
Hungary3 17,014 18,763 20,700 20,154 4,027   4,371   4,626   4,506   6,244   6,721   7,327   8,518  
Iceland 35,571 36,325 39,029 36,718 8,815   8,949   9,745   9,309   9,474 5  9,309   10,429   9,939  
Ireland 38,061 44,381 42,644 39,750 6,411   7,791   8,915 3  9,615 3  10,468   12,631   16,284 3  16,420 3 
                                         
Israel 21,474 26,444 27,690 27,454 5,041   5,345   5,780   5,464   10,919   11,435   12,568   11,214  
Italy 27,750 31,016 33,271 32,397 7,410 3  7,771 3  9,071 3  8,943 3  8,026 3  8,673   9,553   9,562  
Japan5 30,290 33,635 33,902 32,324 7,343   8,012   8,301   8,502   12,326   14,201   14,890   15,957  
Korea, Republic of 21,342 26,574 26,877 27,171 5,638   6,663   6,723   8,122   7,606   8,920   9,081   9,513  
Luxembourg 69,984 82,456 89,732 82,972 15,930 2,3  15,579 2,3  16,909   18,018          
                                         
Mexico 11,299 14,128 15,190 14,397 2,025   2,165   2,284   2,339   6,402   6,971   7,504   8,020  
Netherlands 34,724 39,594 42,887 41,089 7,045   8,571   9,251   10,030   13,883   15,969   17,245   17,849  
New Zealand 24,882 27,020 29,231 29,204 5,659   5,454   6,496   7,556   10,262   9,905   10,526   10,619  
Norway 47,620 53,672 43,659 54,708 9,975   10,855   12,070   12,971   15,552   17,140   18,942   19,269  
Poland3 13,573 16,312 18,062 18,910 3,165   3,804   4,682   5,167   5,593   5,576   7,063   7,776  
                                         
Portugal3 19,967 22,638 24,962 24,935 5,646   5,898   6,276   7,288   8,787   10,398   10,373   10,481  
Slovak Republic6 15,881 20,270 23,205 22,620 2,740   3,296   4,006   4,781   5,783   5,736   6,560   6,758  
Slovenia 23,043 26,557 29,241 27,150 7,065   7,267   8,555   8,670   8,573   8,559   9,263   9,311  
Spain 27,270 31,469 33,173 32,146 6,411   7,671   8,522   8,818   10,089   12,548   13,366   13,614  
Sweden 32,770 36,785 39,321 37,192 7,861   8,773   9,524   9,709   15,946   18,361   20,014   19,961  
                                         
Switzerland3 35,500 41,800 45,517 44,773 10,721   11,702   13,775   13,411   21,734   20,883   21,648   21,577  
United Kingdom 31,580 34,957 36,817 34,483 6,888   8,622   9,169   9,602   13,506   15,463   15,310   16,338  
United States 41,674 46,434 46,901 45,087 9,769   10,768   10,995   11,831   24,370   27,010   29,910   29,201  
  Constant 2011 dollars
OECD average1  $33,140 $36,291 $36,002 $35,204 $7,775   $8,035   $8,542   $9,012   $13,116   $13,555   $14,066   $14,114  
Australia 39,142 40,807 41,301 41,910 8,226   8,234   8,163   9,582   16,793   15,976   15,716   16,854  
Austria 39,285 39,965 41,632 40,717 10,869   10,804   11,486   12,247   17,018   16,316   15,717   14,949  
Belgium 36,946 37,604 38,530 38,477 8,415   9,040   10,140   10,258   13,776   14,626   15,693   16,192  
Canada 42,183 40,246 8,954 2  9,100 2  9,399 2    26,871 3,4  22,677 3  21,869 3   
Chile 14,553 14,737 15,284 2,417   2,266   2,345   2,763   7,916   6,826   6,923   6,365  
                                         
Czech Republic 23,359 26,031 27,002 26,856 4,720   5,112   5,471   5,888   7,658   8,906   8,690   8,636  
Denmark5 38,731 39,409 41,262 40,156 10,363   10,250   10,896   11,632   17,230   17,863   18,423   19,456  
Estonia 19,189 22,370 22,778 20,748 4,303   5,031   6,325   6,448   4,456   6,133 4  6,292 4  6,682  
Finland 35,094 38,320 39,487 37,586 7,614   7,829   8,429   8,717   14,150   14,717   16,091   17,372  
France 34,144 35,252 35,765 35,359 8,588   8,755   8,942   9,290   12,665   13,857   14,709   15,352  
                                         
Germany 35,125 37,627 38,835 37,796 8,107   7,857   8,210   8,948   14,335   14,996   16,078   16,473  
Greece 29,339 30,152 31,259 30,806 6,327 2        7,061        
Hungary3 19,597 20,356 21,626 21,132 4,638   4,742   4,833   4,725   7,192   7,291   7,655   8,931  
Iceland 40,971 39,408 40,776 38,498 10,153   9,708   10,181   9,760   10,913 5  10,099   10,896   10,420  
Ireland 43,839 48,148 44,552 41,677 7,384   8,453   9,314 3  10,082 3  12,057   13,703   17,013 3  17,216 3 
                                         
Israel 24,734 28,688 28,929 28,786 5,806   5,799   6,039   5,729   12,577   12,406   13,131   11,758  
Italy 31,962 33,648 34,760 33,968 8,534 3  8,430 3  9,477 3  9,377 3  9,244 3  9,409   9,981   10,025  
Japan5 34,889 36,489 35,420 33,892 8,458   8,692   8,672   8,914   14,197   15,407   15,556   16,731  
Korea, Republic of 24,582 28,829 28,080 28,488 6,494   7,228   7,024   8,516   8,761   9,677   9,488   9,974  
Luxembourg 80,608 89,454 93,748 86,995 18,349 2,3  16,901 2,3  17,666   18,891          
                                         
Mexico 13,014 15,327 15,870 15,095 2,333   2,349   2,386   2,452   7,374   7,563   7,840   8,409  
Netherlands 39,996 42,954 44,807 43,082 8,115   9,299   9,665   10,517   15,991   17,324   18,016   18,715  
New Zealand 28,659 29,313 30,539 30,620 6,519   5,917   6,786   7,923   11,820   10,746   10,997   11,134  
Norway 54,850 58,227 45,613 57,360 11,490   11,776   12,611   13,600   17,913   18,594   19,789   20,203  
Poland3 15,633 17,696 18,871 19,827 3,645   4,127   4,891   5,417   6,442   6,049   7,379   8,153  
                                         
Portugal3 22,999 24,560 26,079 26,145 6,503   6,398   6,557   7,641   10,121   11,281   10,837   10,989  
Slovak Republic6 18,292 21,990 24,244 23,717 3,156   3,575   4,186   5,012   6,661   6,223   6,854   7,086  
Slovenia 26,542 28,810 30,549 28,466 8,137   7,883   8,938   9,091   9,875   9,285   9,677   9,763  
Spain 31,410 34,140 34,658 33,705 7,384   8,322   8,903   9,246   11,621   13,613   13,965   14,274  
Sweden 37,745 39,907 41,081 38,995 9,055   9,517   9,951   10,180   18,367   19,920   20,910   20,929  
                                         
Switzerland3 40,889 45,348 47,554 46,944 12,348   12,695   14,392   14,061   25,034   22,656   22,617   22,623  
United Kingdom 36,375 37,924 38,465 36,155 7,934   9,354   9,579   10,068   15,557   16,776   15,995   17,130  
United States 48,001 50,375 49,000 47,274 11,252   11,682   11,488   12,404   28,070   29,302   31,249   30,616  
—Not available.
1 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting OECD countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally. The average includes all current OECD countries for which a given year's data are available, even if they were not members of OECD in that year.
2 Includes preprimary education.
3 Public institutions only.
4 Excludes occupation-specific education corresponding to that offered at the vocational associate's degree level in the United States.
5 Postsecondary non-higher-education included in both secondary and higher education.
6 Occupation-specific education corresponding to that offered at the vocational associate's degree level in the United States is included under elementary and secondary education instead of under higher education.
NOTE: Includes all expenditures by public and private education institutions (such as administration, instruction, ancillary services for students and families, and research and development) unless otherwise noted. Postsecondary non-higher-education is included in elementary and secondary education unless otherwise noted. Data adjusted to U.S. dollars using the purchasing-power-parity (PPP) index. Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2008 through 2012. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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