Education, Culture and Sports in Lithuania
(edition 2020)

Education finance

 

Photo by Chiara Daneluzzi

With the current tendency in GDP growth, expenditure on education is decreasing

In 2018, general government expenditure on formal and non-formal education exceeded the level of 2009 by EUR 117.5 million and totalled EUR 2.067 billion, however with the rapidly increasing GDP in our country, such expenditure in 2018 represented a smaller share – 4.7 per cent of GDP (in 2009, 7 per cent).

 

General government expenditure on formal and non-formal education

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4GDP per capita,at current prices, EURExpenditure on education,compared to GDP, per cent8,515.88,515.89,025.89,025.810,314.610,314.611,156.011,156.011,828.511,828.512,462.512,462.512,847.812,847.813,560.113,560.114,944.614,944.616,157.516,157.57.07.06.16.15.95.95.65.65.35.35.15.15.15.14.94.94.74.74.74.7GDP per capita, at current prices, EURGeneral government expenditure on education, compared to GDP, per cent200920102011201220132014201520162017201803,0006,0009,00012,00015,00018,0000369121518

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators

 

Funding for educational institutions increased

In 2019, funds received by educational institutions totalled EUR 2.1 billion (by EUR 167 million, or 9 per cent more than in 2018).

Public funds accounted for the major share, i.e. 81 per cent (EUR 1.7 billion) of the total funds received by educational institutions. Over a year, it grew by EUR 121 million (8 per cent). The amount of funds from national natural and legal persons increased by EUR 23 million (9 per cent) and made up 14 per cent (EUR 283 million) of total funds received by educational institutions. Education fees from students, payments for hostels, catering represented a major proportion of these funds, i.e. 76 per cent (EUR 216 million).

In 2019, funds received by educational institutions from foreign institutions, international organisations amounted to EUR 113 million, i.e. by EUR 23 million (26 per cent) more than in 2018. Universities received the major share (EUR 81 million) of these funds.

In 2019, general government funds per person studying in an educational institution totalled, on average, EUR 2,848, the funds of national and foreign natural and legal persons – EUR 677 (in 2018, EUR 2,598 and 589 respectively).

Expenditure on wages, salaries and social insurance contributions for employees accounted for the largest proportion of education expenditure (75 per cent).

 

Funds, income and expenditure of educational institutions
EUR million

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Expenditure per student

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4EUR thous.2.72.73.13.13.23.23.53.53.83.82.22.22.32.32.42.42.62.62.82.82.52.52.52.52.92.93.63.64.74.72.02.01.91.92.12.12.52.52.72.75.45.44.34.34.74.75.65.66.56.5 Total Preschool establishmentGeneral schoolVocational schoolCollegeUniversity2015201620172018201902468

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Teachers’ earnings (in the public sector)
Data of the last quarter of the year

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4EUR810.6810.6780.6780.6752.9752.9769.0769.0791.1791.1825.9825.9892.5892.5968.2968.21,104.31,104.31,540.11,540.1621.0621.0599.1599.1578.8578.8590.6590.6609.0609.0634.3634.3685.9685.9747.0747.0843.5843.5962.2962.2Whole economy¹ – GrossWhole economy¹ – NetTeachers – GrossTeachers – Net2010K42011K42012K42013K42014K42015K42016K42017K42018K42019K402505007501,0001,2501,5001,750

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¹ Individual enterprises excluded.

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators