Costs per pupil in compulsory school have risen 8 percent
Costs per pupil in compulsory school have increased by over SEK 6 200 during the period 2004 –2008 and amounted to SEK 80 900. This is an increase of 8 percent. Costs per student at university and institutes of higher education have increased during the same period by 13 percent, amounting to SEK 76 000. In 2008 costs for a pupil in upper secondary school was SEK 92 400, an increase of 4 percent. Comparisons are based on fixed prices.
Sweden in sixth place among OECD countries
The OECD average for education costs' share of GDP in 2006 was 5.7 percent. Among OECD countries, Iceland had the highest share, or 8.0 percent. The United States was in second place with 7.4 percent. Sweden came in sixth place with 6.3 percent.