Norway spent 213 billion kroner on education in 2018

StudentStudent.Photo: Thomas Brun / NTB

Expenditure on education amounted to NOK 213 billion in 2018. This is 7.3% of gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland Norway, the same share as in 2017.

Thus, education costs just over NOK 40,000 per inhabitant, figures from Statistics Norway show.

About 90% of the money came from the state and local government.

A total of 40% was spent on primary school, 24% on higher education, and 18% on upper secondary education.

The last 18% went to adult education and other informal education such as language and music school.

On average, NOK 188,000 was spent on each upper secondary student, NOK 181,000 on each student in higher education, and NOK 133,000 on each primary school student.

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