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Table 429. Public and private education expenditures per student, by level of education and country: Selected years, 2000 through 2008
Country Elementary education Secondary education Higher education
2000 2005 2007 2008 2000 2005 2007 2008 2000 2005 2007 2008
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  Current dollars
OECD average1 $4,304   $5,976   $6,624   $7,122   $5,779   $7,418   $8,057   $8,980   $9,509   $11,387   $12,495   $13,214  
Australia 4,967   5,992   6,498   6,723   6,894   8,408   8,840   9,052   12,854   14,579   14,726   15,043  
Austria 6,560   8,259   8,664   9,542   8,578   9,751   10,641   11,741   10,851   14,775   15,039   15,043  
Belgium. 4,310   6,648   7,363   8,528   6,889 2  7,731 2  8,992 2  10,511 2  10,771   11,960   13,482   15,020  
Canada     7,648 3,4    5,947 5  7,774 3,5  8,388     14,983 2  23,329 6,7  20,903 6   
Chile 1,940   2,120   2,088   2,268   2,016   2,077   2,090   2,222   7,483   6,873   6,292   6,626  
                                                 
Czech Republic 1,827   2,812   3,359   3,799   3,239   4,847   5,527   6,174   5,431   6,649   8,209   8,318  
Denmark 7,074   8,513   9,176   10,080   7,726 8  9,407 8  9,675 8  10,720 8  11,981 8  14,959 8  16,466 8  17,634 8 
Estonia.   3,384 6  4,058   5,579     3,918 6  4,869   6,371     3,869   5,653 7  6,022 7 
Finland 4,317   5,557   6,234   7,092   6,094 2  7,324 2  7,829 2  8,659 2  8,244   12,285   13,566   15,402  
France 4,486   5,365   6,044   6,267   7,636   8,927   9,532   10,231   8,373   10,995   12,773   14,079  
                                                 
Germany 4,198   5,014   5,548   5,929   6,826   7,636   7,841   8,606   10,898   12,446   13,823   15,390  
Greece. 3,318 3,6  5,146 3      3,859 6  8,423       3,402 6  6,130      
Hungary6 2,245   4,438   4,656   4,495   2,446   3,806   4,225   4,658   7,024   6,244   6,721   7,327  
Iceland 5,854 6  9,254   9,629   10,599   6,518 6  8,411 8  8,349 2  9,007 2  7,994 6  9,474 8  9,309   10,429  
Ireland 3,385   5,732   6,901   7,795 6  4,638   7,500   9,375   10,868 6  11,083   10,468   12,631   16,284 6 
                                                 
Israel. 4,351   4,699   5,060   5,314   5,518   5,495   5,741   6,429   11,550   10,919   11,435   12,568  
Italy 5,973 6  6,835 6  7,383 6  8,671 6  7,218 6  7,648 6  8,004 6  9,315 6  8,065 6  8,026 6  8,673   9,553  
Japan 5,507   6,744   7,247   7,491   6,266 8  7,908 8  8,760 8  9,092 8  10,914 8  12,326 8  14,201 8  14,890 8 
Korea, Republic of 3,155   4,691   5,437   5,420   4,069   6,645   7,860   7,931   6,118   7,606   8,920   9,081  
Luxembourg6   14,079 '3  13,985 3  13,648     18,845   17,928   19,898          
                                                 
Mexico 1,291   1,913   2,111   2,246   1,615   2,180   2,236   2,333   4,688   6,402   6,971   7,504  
Netherlands 4,325   6,266   6,552   7,208   5,912   7,741   10,248   10,950   11,934   13,883   15,969   17,245  
New Zealand   4,780   4,675   5,582     6,278   5,933   6,994     10,262   9,905   10,526  
Norway 6,550 6  9,001   9,922   11,077   8,476 2,6  10,995 2  11,997 2  13,070 2  13,353 6  15,552   17,140   18,942  
Poland6 2,105   3,312   4,063   4,855     3,055   3,590   4,525   3,222   5,593   5,576   7,063  
                                                 
Portugal 3,672   4,871 6  5,011 6  5,234 6  5,349   6,473 6  6,833 6  7,357 6  4,766   8,787 6  10,398 6  10,373 6 
Slovak Republic 1,308   2,806   3,499   4,137   1,927 2,9  2,716 2,9  3,219 2,9  3,956 2,9  4,949 7,9  5,783 7,9  5,736 7,9  6,560 7,9 
Slovenia.           7,065 2,5  7,267 2,5  8,555 2,5    8,573   8,559   9,263  
Spain 3,941   5,502   6,533   7,184   5,185 2  7,211   8,730   9,792   6,666   10,089   12,548   13,366  
Sweden 6,336   7,533   8,338   9,080   6,339   8,198   9,143   9,940   15,097   15,946   18,361   20,014  
                                                 
Switzerland6 6,631   8,469   9,211   9,063   9,780   12,861   13,982   17,825 2  18,450   21,734   20,883   21,648  
Turkey6                 4,121        
United Kingdom 3,877   6,361   8,222   8,758   5,991 2  7,167 2  8,892 2  9,487 2  9,657   13,506   15,463   15,310  
United States 6,995   9,156   10,229   9,982   8,855   10,390   11,301   12,097   20,358 2  24,370   27,010   29,910  
  Constant 2010 dollars
OECD average1 $5,444   $6,665   $6,959   $7,205   $7,310   $8,274   $8,465   $9,084   $12,028   $12,701   $13,126   $13,369  
Australia 6,283   6,683   6,826   6,802   8,720   9,378   9,287   9,157   16,259   16,261   15,470   15,219  
Austria 8,298   9,211   9,102   9,654   10,850   10,876   11,179   11,878   13,726   16,479   15,799   15,219  
Belgium. 5,452   7,415   7,735   8,628   8,714 2  8,623 2  9,446 2  10,634 2  13,624   13,340   14,163   15,196  
Canada     8,035 3,4    7,522 5  8,671 3,5  8,812     18,952 2  26,020 6,7  21,959 6   
Chile 2,454   2,365   2,193   2,294   2,550   2,317   2,196   2,248   9,465   7,665   6,610   6,704  
                                                 
Czech Republic 2,311   3,136   3,528   3,844   4,097   5,406   5,806   6,246   6,870   7,415   8,624   8,415  
Denmark 8,948   9,495   9,639   10,198   9,773 8  10,493 8  10,164 8  10,845 8  15,155 8  16,684 8  17,298 8  17,840 8 
Estonia.   3,774 6  4,263   5,644     4,370 6  5,115   6,445     4,315   5,939 7  6,092 7 
Finland 5,461   6,198   6,549   7,175   7,708 2  8,168 2  8,224 2  8,760 2  10,428   13,702   14,252   15,582  
France 5,674   5,984   6,350   6,340   9,659   9,956   10,013   10,351   10,591   12,264   13,418   14,243  
                                                 
Germany 5,310   5,592   5,828   5,998   8,634   8,517   8,238   8,707   13,785   13,882   14,521   15,569  
Greece. 4,197 3,6  5,739 '3      4,881 6  9,394       4,303 6  6,838      
Hungary6 2,840   4,950   4,891   4,547   3,094   4,245   4,439   4,712   8,885   6,965   7,060   7,413  
Iceland 7,405 6  10,321   10,116   10,723   8,245 6  9,381 8  8,771 2  9,112 2  10,112 6  10,567 8  9,780   10,551  
Ireland 4,282   6,394   7,249   7,886 6  5,867   8,365   9,849   10,995 6  14,019   11,675   13,269   16,474 6 
                                                 
Israel. 5,504   5,241   5,315   5,376   6,980   6,129   6,031   6,504   14,610   12,179   12,013   12,715  
Italy 7,555 6  7,623 6  7,756 6  8,772 6  9,130 6  8,530 6  8,408 6  9,424 6  10,202 6  8,952 6  9,112   9,665  
Japan 6,966   7,522   7,613   7,578   7,926 8  8,820 8  9,202 8  9,198 8  13,805 8  13,748 8  14,919 8  15,064 8 
Korea, Republic of 3,991   5,232   5,712   5,484   5,147   7,412   8,258   8,023   7,739   8,483   9,371   9,187  
Luxembourg6   15,703 3  14,692 3  13,807     21,019   18,834   20,130          
                                                 
Mexico 1,633   2,133   2,217   2,273   2,043   2,431   2,349   2,360   5,930   7,141   7,324   7,591  
Netherlands 5,471   6,989   6,883   7,292   7,478   8,634   10,766   11,078   15,095   15,484   16,775   17,446  
New Zealand   5,332   4,911   5,647     7,002   6,233   7,076     11,445   10,405   10,649  
Norway 8,285 6  10,039   10,423   11,206   10,721 2,6  12,263 2  12,603 2  13,223 2  16,890 6  17,346   18,006   19,163  
Poland6 2,663   3,694   4,268   4,911     3,408   3,772   4,578   4,076   6,238   5,857   7,146  
                                                 
Portugal 4,645   5,433 6  5,264 6  5,295 6  6,766   7,220 6  7,179 6  7,443 6  6,029   9,801 6  10,923 6  10,494 6 
Slovak Republic 1,655   3,130   3,676   4,185   2,437 2,9  3,029 2,9  3,382 2,9  4,002 2,9  6,260 7,9  6,451 7,9  6,026 7,9  6,637 7,9 
Slovenia.           7,880 2,5  7,634 2,5  8,655 2,5    9,562   8,991   9,371  
Spain 4,985   6,137   6,863   7,268   6,559 2  8,043   9,171   9,906   8,432   11,253   13,182   13,522  
Sweden 8,014   8,402   8,759   9,186   8,018   9,144   9,605   10,056   19,096   17,786   19,289   20,248  
                                                 
Switzerland6 8,388   9,446   9,677   9,169   12,371   14,344   14,688   18,034 2  23,338   24,241   21,938   21,901  
Turkey6                 5,213        
United Kingdom 4,904   7,095   8,638   8,861   7,578 2  7,994 2  9,341 2  9,598 2  12,215   15,064   16,245   15,488  
United States 8,848   10,212   10,746   10,099   11,201   11,588   11,872   12,238   25,751 2  27,181   28,374   30,260  
—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 postsecondary non-higher-education.
3 Includes preprimary education.
4 Includes lower secondary education.
5 Includes elementary education.
6 Public institutions only.
7 Excludes occupation-specific education corresponding to that offered at the associate's degree level in the United States.
8 Postsecondary non-higher-education included in both secondary and higher education.
9 Occupation-specific education corresponding to that offered at the associate's degree level in the United States is included in secondary 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. 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, 2002 through 2011. (This table was prepared June 2011.)

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