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Table C.4.01. Public and private education expenditures per student, by level of education and country: Selected years, 2000 through 2006

  Elementary education   Secondary education   Higher education
 
Country 2000   2004   2005   2006     2000   2004   2005   2006     2000   2004   2005   2006  
  Current dollars
OECD average1 $4,393   $5,832   $6,252   $6,437     $5,934   $7,294   $7,802   $8,015     $9,509   $11,100   $11,512   $12,336  
                                                     
OECD countries                                                    
Australia 4,967   5,776   5,992   6,311     6,894   8,160   8,408   8,700     12,854   14,036   14,579   15,016  
Austria 6,560   7,669   8,259   8,516     8,578   9,446   9,751   10,577     10,851   13,959   14,775   15,148  
Belgium 4,310   6,636   6,648   7,072     6,889 2  7,751 2  7,731 2  8,601 2    10,771   11,842   11,960   13,244  
Canada           5,947 3  7,837 3,4  7,774 3,4      14,983        
Czech Republic 1,827   2,791   2,812   3,217     3,239   4,779   4,847   5,307     5,431   6,752   6,649   7,989  
                                                     
Denmark 7,074   8,081   8,513   8,798     7,726 5  8,849 5  9,407 5  9,662 5    11,981 5  15,225 5  14,959 5  15,391 5 
Finland 4,317   5,581   5,557   5,899     6,094 2  7,441 2  7,324 2  7,533 2    8,244   12,505   12,285   12,845  
France 4,486   5,082   5,365   5,482     7,636   8,737   8,927   9,303     8,373   10,668   10,995   11,568  
Germany 4,198   4,948   5,014   5,362     6,826   7,576   7,636   7,548     10,898   12,255   12,446   13,016  
Greece 3,318 4,6  4,595 4  5,146 4      3,859 6  5,213   8,423       3,402 6  5,593   6,130    
                                                     
Hungary6 2,245   3,841   4,438   4,599     2,446   3,692   3,806   3,978     7,024   7,095   6,244   6,367  
Iceland 5,854 6  8,434   9,254   9,299     6,518 6  7,721 5  8,411 5  8,493 2    7,994 6  8,881 5  9,474 5  8,579  
Ireland 3,385   5,422   5,732   6,337     4,638   7,110   7,500   8,991     11,083   10,211   10,468   11,832  
Italy 5,973 6  7,390 6  6,835 6  7,716 6    7,218 6  7,843 6  7,648 6  8,495 6    8,065 6  7,723 6  8,026 6  8,725  
Japan 5,507   6,551   6,744   6,989     6,266 5  7,615 5  7,908 5  8,305 5    10,914 5  12,193 5  12,326 5  13,418 5 
                                                     
Korea, Republic of 3,155   4,490   4,691   4,935     4,069   6,761   6,645   7,261     6,118   7,068   7,606   8,564  
Luxembourg   13,458 4,6  14,079 4,6  13,676 4,6      17,876 6  18,845 6  18,144 6           
Mexico 1,291   1,694   1,913   2,003     1,615   1,922   2,180   2,165     4,688   5,778   6,402   6,462  
Netherlands 4,325   6,222   6,266   6,425     5,912   7,541   7,741   9,516     11,934   13,846   13,883   15,196  
New Zealand   5,190   4,780   4,952       6,299   6,278   6,043       8,866   10,262   9,288  
                                                     
Norway 6,550   8,533   9,001   9,486     8,476 2,6  11,109 2  10,995 2  11,435 2    13,353 6  14,997   15,552   16,235  
Poland6 2,105   3,130   3,312   3,770       2,889   3,055   3,411     3,222   4,412   5,593   5,224  
Portugal 3,672   4,681 6  4,871 6  5,138 6    5,349   6,168 6  6,473 6  6,846 6    4,766   7,741 6  8,787 6  9,724 6 
Slovak Republic 1,308   2,073   2,806   3,221     1,927 2  2,744 2  2,716 2  2,963 2    4,949   6,535   5,783   6,056  
Spain 3,941   4,965   5,502   5,970     5,185 2  6,701   7,211   7,955     6,666   9,378   10,089   11,087  
                                                     
Sweden 6,336   7,469   7,532   7,699     6,339   8,039   8,198   8,496     15,097   16,218   15,946   16,991  
Switzerland6 6,631   8,570   8,469   8,793     9,780   12,176   12,861   13,268     18,450   21,966   21,734   22,230  
Turkey6   1,120     1,130       1,808     1,834     4,121        
United Kingdom 3,877   5,941   6,361   7,732     5,991 2  7,090 2  7,167 2  8,763 2    9,657   11,484   13,506   15,447  
United States 6,995   8,805   9,156   9,709     8,855   9,938   10,390   10,821     20,358 2  22,476   24,370   25,109  
OECD average1 $5,492   $6,648   $6,892   $6,875     $7,419   $8,315   $8,601   $8,560     $11,889   $12,653   $12,692   $13,175  
                                                     
OECD countries                                                    
Australia 6,210   6,584   6,606   6,740     8,620   9,301   9,270   9,291     16,071   15,999   16,073   16,037  
Austria 8,202   8,742   9,105   9,096     10,725   10,767   10,751   11,296     13,567   15,911   16,289   16,178  
Belgium 5,389   7,564   7,329   7,553     8,613 2  8,835 2  8,523 2  9,186 2    13,467   13,498   13,186   14,144  
Canada           7,436 3  8,933 3,4  8,571 3,4      18,733        
Czech Republic 2,284   3,181   3,100   3,436     4,050   5,447   5,344   5,668     6,790   7,696   7,330   8,532  
                                                     
Denmark 8,845   9,211   9,386   9,396     9,660 5  10,087 5  10,371 5  10,319 5    14,980 5  17,355 5  16,492 5  16,438 5 
Finland 5,398   6,362   6,127   6,300     7,619 2  8,482 2  8,074 2  8,045 2    10,308   14,254   13,544   13,719  
France 5,609   5,793   5,915   5,855     9,547   9,959   9,841   9,936     10,469   12,160   12,122   12,355  
Germany 5,249   5,640   5,528   5,727     8,535   8,636   8,418   8,061     13,626   13,969   13,721   13,901  
Greece 4,149 4,6  5,238 4  5,673 4      4,825 6  5,942   9,286       4,254 6  6,375   6,759    
                                                     
Hungary6 2,807   4,378   4,893   4,912     3,058   4,208   4,196   4,248     8,782   8,087   6,884   6,800  
Iceland 7,319 6  9,614   10,202   9,932     8,149 6  8,801 5  9,273 5  9,070 2    9,995 6  10,123 5  10,445 5  9,162  
Ireland 4,232   6,180   6,320   6,768     5,799   8,104   8,269   9,602     13,857   11,639   11,541   12,636  
Italy 7,468 6  8,424 6  7,535 6  8,241 6    9,025 6  8,940 6  8,432 6  9,073 6    10,084 6  8,803 6  8,848 6  9,318  
Japan 6,885   7,467   7,435   7,465     7,834 5  8,680 5  8,718 5  8,870 5    13,646 5  13,898 5  13,589 5  14,331 5 
                                                     
Korea, Republic of 3,945   5,118   5,171   5,271     5,087   7,707   7,326   7,755     7,649   8,057   8,385   9,147  
Luxembourg   15,340 4,6  15,522 4,6  14,606 4,6      20,376 6  20,776 6  19,378 6           
Mexico 1,614   1,931   2,109   2,139     2,019   2,191   2,403   2,312     5,861   6,586   7,058   6,901  
Netherlands 5,408   7,092   6,909   6,862     7,392   8,596   8,534   10,163     14,921   15,783   15,305   16,229  
New Zealand   5,916   5,270   5,289       7,180   6,922   6,454       10,106   11,313   9,919  
                                                     
Norway 8,189   9,727   9,923   10,131     10,598 2,6  12,663 2  12,121 2  12,213 2    16,695 6  17,095   17,146   17,339  
Poland6 2,632   3,568   3,651   4,026       3,293   3,368   3,643     4,028   5,029   6,166   5,579  
Portugal 4,591   5,336 6  5,370 6  5,488 6    6,688   7,031 6  7,137 6  7,312 6    5,959   8,824 6  9,688 6  10,385 6 
Slovak Republic 1,635   2,363   3,094   3,440     2,409 2  3,128 2  2,994 2  3,164 2    6,188   7,449   6,376   6,468  
Spain 4,927   5,659   6,066   6,376     6,483 2  7,638   7,950   8,496     8,335   10,690   11,123   11,841  
                                                     
Sweden 7,922   8,514   8,304   8,222     7,926   9,163   9,038   9,074     18,876   18,486   17,580   18,146  
Switzerland6 8,291   9,769   9,337   9,391     12,228   13,879   14,179   14,170     23,068   25,038   23,961   23,742  
Turkey6   1,277     1,207       2,061     1,959     5,153        
United Kingdom 4,847   6,772   7,013   8,258     7,491 2  8,082 2  7,901 2  9,359 2    12,074   13,090   14,890   16,498  
United States 8,746   10,037   10,094   10,369     11,071   11,328   11,454   11,557     25,454 2  25,620   26,867   26,816  
— Not available.
1Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting OECD countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally. The average is omitted for years in which less than 75 percent of the countries reported data.
2Includes postsecondary non-higher-education.
3Includes elementary education.
4Includes preprimary education.
5Postsecondary non-higher-education included in both secondary and higher education.
6Public institutions only.
NOTE: 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: Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2010). Digest of Education Statistics 2009 (NCES 2010-013), table 416. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S Department of Education. Washington, DC.
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