In 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization released its World Education Report, an annual ranking of education spending by country.
China and the United States, with more than 70% of the world’s population, received the top two spots.
The United States spent the most per capita on education, at $9,868, followed by India at $7,851 and China at $6,917.
The report also found that China ranked sixth on the list of top spending countries, with a total of $21.8 billion.
The United States ranked seventh, at a total budget of $12.3 billion.
The U.S. was the only country to make the top 10, while the United Kingdom was tied for 11th with $6.9 billion.
Other countries on the World Education list include:Canada, with $1.7 billion; the European Union with $0.9 million; Norway with $700 million; and Switzerland with $650 million.
The World Education report is based on data from UNESCO, the world body’s international education agency.
The U.N. Educational, Social and Cultural Organisation said the ranking was based on research by more than 2,000 experts.