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Table 418. Public and private education expenditures per student, by level of education and country: Selected years, 2000 through 2005
Country Elementary education Secondary education Higher education
2000 2003 2004 2005 2000 2003 2004 2005 2000 2003 2004 2005
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  Current dollars
Australia $4,967   $5,494   $5,776   $5,992   $6,894   $7,788   $8,160   $8,408   $12,854   $12,406   $14,036   $14,579  
Austria 6,560   7,139   7,669   8,259   8,578   8,943   9,446   9,751   10,851   12,344   13,959   14,775  
Belgium 4,310   6,180   6,636   6,648   6,889 1  7,708 1  7,751 1  7,731 1  10,771   11,824   11,842   11,960  
Canada         5,947 2    7,837 2    14,983        
Czech Republic 1,827   2,273   2,791   2,812   3,239   4,088   4,779   4,847   5,431   6,774   6,752   6,649  
                                                 
Denmark 7,074   7,814   8,081   8,513   7,726   8,183   8,849   9,407 1  11,981   14,014   15,225   14,959  
Finland 4,317   5,321   5,581   5,557   6,094 1  7,402 1  7,441 1  7,324 1  8,244   12,047   12,505   12,285  
France 4,486   4,939   5,082   5,365   7,636   8,653   8,737   8,927   8,373   10,704   10,668   10,995  
Germany 4,198   4,624   4,948   5,014   6,826   7,173   7,576   7,636   10,898   11,594   12,255   12,446  
Greece 3,318 3,4  4,218 4  4,595 4  5,146 4  3,859 3  4,954   5,213   8,423   3,402 3  4,924   5,593   6,130  
                                                 
Hungary3  2,245   3,286   3,841   4,438   2,446   3,948   3,692   3,806   7,024   8,576   7,095   6,244  
Iceland 5,854 3  7,752   8,434   9,254   6,518 3  6,898   7,721   8,411   7,994 3  8,023   8,881   9,474  
Ireland 3,385   4,760   5,422   5,732   4,638   6,374   7,110   7,500   11,083   9,341   10,211   10,468  
Italy3  5,973   7,366   7,390   6,835   7,218   7,938   7,843   7,648   8,065   8,764   7,723   8,026  
Japan 5,507   6,350   6,551   6,744   6,266   7,283   7,615   7,908   10,914   11,556   12,193   12,326  
                                                 
Korea, Republic of 3,155   4,098   4,490   4,691   4,069   6,410   6,761   6,645   6,118   7,089   7,068   7,606  
Luxembourg   11,481 4  13,458 3,4  14,079 3,4    17,078   17,876 3  18,845 3         
Mexico 1,291   1,656   1,694   1,913   1,615   1,918   1,922   2,180   4,688   5,774   5,778   6,402  
Netherlands 4,325   5,836   6,222   6,266   5,912   6,996   7,541   7,741   11,934   13,444   13,846   13,883  
New Zealand   4,841   5,190   4,780     5,693   6,299   6,278     8,832   8,866   10,262  
                                                 
Norway 6,550   7,977   8,533   9,001   8,476 1,3 10,919 1  11,109 1  10,995 1  13,353 3  13,772   14,997   15,552  
Poland 2,105 3  2,859 3  3,130 3  3,312 3    2,951 3  2,889 3  3,055   3,222 3  4,589 3  4,412 3  5,593 3 
Portugal 3,672   4,503 3  4,681 3  4,871 3  5,349   6,094 3  6,168 3  6,473 3  4,766   7,200 3  7,741 3  8,787 3 
Slovak Republic 1,308   2,020   2,073   2,806   1,927   2,401   2,744   2,716   4,949   4,678   6,535   5,783  
Spain 3,941   4,829   4,965   5,502   5,185 1  6,418 1  6,701   7,211   6,666   8,943   9,378   10,089  
                                                 
Sweden 6,336   7,291   7,469   7,532   6,339   7,662   8,039   8,198   15,097   16,073   16,218   15,946  
Switzerland3  6,631   8,131   8,570   8,469   9,780   12,209   12,176   12,861   18,450   25,900   21,966   21,734  
Turkey3    869   1,120       1,428   1,808     4,121        
United Kingdom 3,877   5,851   5,941   6,361   5,991 1  7,290 1  7,090 1  7,167 1  9,657   11,866   11,484   13,506  
United States 6,995   8,305   8,805   9,156   8,855   9,590   9,938   10,390   20,358   24,074   22,476   24,370  
  Constant 2007 dollars
Australia $5,981   $6,192   $6,340   $6,362   $8,301   $8,778   $8,957   $8,927   $15,477   $13,983   $15,408   $15,479  
Austria 7,899   8,046   8,418   8,768   10,329   10,080   10,369   10,353   13,065   13,913   15,323   15,687  
Belgium 5,190   6,966   7,285   7,058   8,295 1  8,688 1  8,508 1  8,208 1  12,969   13,327   12,999   12,698  
Canada         7,161 2    8,603 2    18,041        
Czech Republic 2,200   2,562   3,064   2,985   3,900   4,608   5,246   5,146   6,539   7,635   7,412   7,059  
                                                 
Denmark 8,518   8,807   8,871   9,039   9,303   9,223   9,714   9,988 1  14,426   15,795   16,713   15,882  
Finland 5,198   5,997   6,126   5,900   7,338 1  8,343 1  8,168 1  7,775 1  9,926   13,578   13,727   13,043  
France 5,401   5,567   5,579   5,696   9,194   9,753   9,591   9,477   10,082   12,065   11,711   11,674  
Germany 5,055   5,212   5,432   5,323   8,219   8,085   8,316   8,107   13,122   13,068   13,453   13,214  
Greece 3,995 3,4  4,754 4  5,044 4  5,463 4  4,647 3  5,584   5,722   8,942   4,096 3  5,550   6,140   6,509  
                                                 
Hungary3  2,703   3,704   4,216   4,712   2,945   4,450   4,053   4,041   8,457   9,666   7,788   6,630  
Iceland 7,049 3  8,737   9,258   9,825   7,848 3  7,775   8,476   8,930   9,625 3  9,043   9,749   10,059  
Ireland 4,076   5,365   5,952   6,086   5,585   7,184   7,805   7,963   13,345   10,528   11,209   11,114  
Italy3  7,192   8,302   8,112   7,257   8,691   8,947   8,609   8,120   9,711   9,878   8,478   8,521  
Japan 6,631   7,157   7,191   7,160   7,545   8,209   8,359   8,396   13,141   13,025   13,385   13,087  
                                                 
Korea, Republic of 3,799   4,619   4,929   4,980   4,899   7,225   7,422   7,055   7,367   7,990   7,759   8,075  
Luxembourg   12,940 4  14,773 3,4  14,948 3,4    19,249   19,623 3  20,008 3         
Mexico 1,554   1,867   1,860   2,031   1,945   2,162   2,110   2,314   5,645   6,508   6,343   6,797  
Netherlands 5,208   6,578   6,830   6,653   7,119   7,885   8,278   8,218   14,369   15,153   15,199   14,740  
New Zealand   5,456   5,697   5,075     6,417   6,915   6,666     9,955   9,732   10,895  
                                                 
Norway 7,887   8,991   9,367   9,556   10,206 1,3 12,307 1  12,195 1  11,673 1  16,078 3  15,523   16,463   16,512  
Poland 2,535 3  3,222 3  3,436 3  3,516 3    3,326 3  3,171 3  3,244   3,880 3  5,172 3  4,843 3  5,938 3 
Portugal 4,421   5,075 3  5,138 3  5,172 3  6,441   6,869 3  6,771 3  6,873 3  5,739   8,115 3  8,497 3  9,330 3 
Slovak Republic 1,575   2,277   2,276   2,979   2,320   2,706   3,012   2,883   5,959   5,273   7,174   6,140  
Spain 4,745   5,443   5,450   5,842   6,243 1  7,234 1  7,356   7,656   8,026   10,080   10,294   10,712  
                                                 
Sweden 7,629   8,218   8,199   7,997   7,633   8,636   8,825   8,704   18,178   18,116   17,803   16,930  
Switzerland3  7,984   9,165   9,408   8,991   11,776   13,761   13,366   13,654   22,215   29,192   24,113   23,075  
Turkey3    979   1,229       1,610   1,985     4,962        
United Kingdom 4,668   6,595   6,522   6,753   7,214 1  8,217 1  7,783 1  7,609 1  11,628   13,374   12,606   14,340  
United States 8,423   9,361   9,665   9,721   10,662   10,809   10,909   11,031   24,513   27,134   24,672   25,874  
— Not available.
1 Includes postsecondary non-higher-education.
2 Includes elementary education.
3 Public institutions only.
4 Includes preprimary education.
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: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2002 through 2008. (This table was prepared July 2008.)

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