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Table F.1.01. Overview of the economic context using basic variables, by country: 2008

Country Total public expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita (in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs) Gross domestic product (GDP) deflator (1995 =100) Gross domestic product (GDP) deflator (2000 =100) Average exchange rates between 2007 and 20091 Purchasing power parity for private consumption (PPP) (US dollars=1, 2009)
OECD countries            
Australia 32.4 39,532 151.37 137.41 1.22 1.55
Austria 48.8 39,849 117.78 114.80 0.71 0.87
Belgium 50.0 36,879 125.04 118.51 0.71 0.92
Canada1 39.6 38,883 134.60 124.06 1.09 1.31
Chile2 - 14,578 184.25 157.44 535.26 372.03
Czech Republic 42.9 25,845 167.45 120.75 18.81 14.95
Denmark 51.9 39,494 134.19 121.71 5.30 8.72
Estonia 39.8 21,802 256.32 159.07 0.71 0.62
Finland 49.3 37,795 120.41 110.63 0.71 1.01
France 52.8 34,233 124.70 118.69 0.71 0.92
Germany 43.8 37,171 110.09 108.98 0.71 0.85
Greece 49.0 29,920 165.21 128.63 0.71 0.78
Hungary 48.8 20,700 304.90 156.84 186.03 145.51
Iceland 57.8 39,029 185.81 156.60 91.88 137.48
Ireland 42.5 42,644 152.22 122.49 0.71 1.02
Israel 43.0 27,690 151.99 110.65 3.88 4.42
Italy 48.8 33,271 141.05 123.26 0.71 0.85
Japan 36.6 33,902 88.31 91.18 104.89 126.04
Korea 30.4 26,877 138.12 120.79 1102.75 903.08
Luxembourg 36.9 89,732 143.88 133.06 0.71 0.98
Mexico 23.9 15,190 380.88 166.18 11.86 8.83
Netherlands 46.0 42,887 137.03 122.04 0.71 0.88
New Zealand 34.6 29,231 138.45 127.25 1.46 1.61
Norway3 56.4 43,659 144.71 126.15 5.93 9.58
Poland 43.2 18,062 209.36 123.44 2.77 2.02
Portugal 43.6 24,962 147.46 125.25 0.71 0.72
Slovak Republic 34.9 23,205 181.98 133.30 0.75 0.59
Slovenia 44.1 29,241 208.22 143.55 0.71 0.68
Spain 41.3 33,173 155.93 135.30 0.71 0.79
Sweden 51.7 39,321 121.80 115.66 7.00 9.24
Switzerland 32.2 45,517 112.73 110.40 1.12 1.69
Turkey - 14,963 5291.78 405.35 1.38 1.12
United Kingdom 48.6 36,817 139.53 124.06 0.56 0.69
United States 39.1 46,901 133.23 122.53 1.00 1.00
Non-OECD member countries            
Argentina - 14,426 - - - -
Brazil 31.3 10,968 279.07 184.28 1.93 -
China - 5,970 - - - -
India - 2,780 - - - -
Indonesia - 3,980 - - - -
Russian Federation - 20,460 1628.96 344.85 27.39 15.42
Saudi Arabia - - - - - -
South Africa - - - - - -
— Not available.
1Year of reference 2007 instead of 2008.
2Year of reference 2009 instead of 2008.
3The GDP Mainland market value is used for Norway.
NOTE: Uses 2008 current prices.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table X2.1. Paris: Author.
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