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Israel's Average Years of Schooling

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Mean years of schooling (MYS), the average number of completed years of education of a population, is a widely used measure of a country's stock of human capital. The global average is 8.7 years.

Israel has an average of 13 years, placing it 10th of 150 in the global listings.

Israel's data is highlighted in the table below, use the filter and sort order options to allow easy comparison with other countries.

Data source: United Nations, Washington D.C.


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Germany 14.2
United States 13.4
Switzerland 13.4
Canada 13.4
United Kingdom 13.2
Lithuania 13.1
Georgia 13.1
Estonia 13.1
Latvia 13.0
Israel 13.0
Norway 12.9
Japan 12.9
New Zealand 12.8
Finland 12.8
Iceland 12.8
Ireland 12.7
Slovenia 12.7
Slovak Republic 12.7
Australia 12.7
Czech Republic 12.7
Denmark 12.6
Sweden 12.5
Poland 12.5
Austria 12.5
Netherlands 12.4
Luxembourg 12.3
Hong Kong 12.3
Belarus 12.3
Korea, Rep. 12.2
Russia 12.2
Cyprus 12.2
Belgium 12.1
United Arab Emirates 12.1
Hungary 12.0
Kazakhstan 11.9
Uzbekistan 11.8
Moldova 11.7
Singapore 11.6
France 11.5
Croatia 11.4
Ukraine 11.4
Bulgaria 11.4
Bahamas, The 11.4
Malta 11.3
Armenia 11.3
Serbia 11.2
Romania 11.1
Kyrgyzstan 11.1
Trinidad and Tobago 11.0
Argentina 10.9
Tajikistan 10.7
Greece 10.6
Sri Lanka 10.6
Chile 10.6
Azerbaijan 10.6
Jordan 10.5
Malaysia 10.4
Italy 10.4
Mongolia 10.3
Turkmenistan 10.3
Spain 10.3
Panama 10.2
Saudi Arabia 10.2
South Africa 10.2
Albania 10.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.8
North Macedonia 9.8
Qatar 9.7
Peru 9.7
Oman 9.7
Jamaica 9.7
Botswana 9.6
Mauritius 9.5
Bahrain 9.5
Philippines 9.4
Suriname 9.3
Portugal 9.3
Brunei Darussalam 9.1
Bolivia 9.0
Uruguay 8.9
Ecuador 8.9
Mexico 8.8
Gabon 8.7
Lebanon 8.7
Costa Rica 8.7
Zimbabwe 8.5
Paraguay 8.5
Guyana 8.5
Colombia 8.5
Vietnam 8.3
Indonesia 8.2
China 8.1
Dominican Republic 8.1
Turkey 8.1
Algeria 8.0
Brazil 8.0
Thailand 7.9
Libya 7.6
Egypt 7.4
Kuwait 7.3
Ghana 7.3
Tunisia 7.2
Zambia 7.2
Namibia 7.0
Eswatini 6.9
Nicaragua 6.9
El Salvador 6.9
Congo, Dem. Rep 6.8
Nigeria 6.7
Guatemala 6.6
Kenya 6.6
Honduras 6.6
Congo, Rep. 6.5
India 6.5
Lesotho 6.5
Cameroon 6.3
Cabo Verde 6.3
Bangladesh 6.2
Uganda 6.2
Tanzania 6.1
Madagascar 6.1
Morocco 5.6
Haiti 5.6
Cote d'Ivoire 5.3
Laos 5.3
Pakistan 5.2
Angola 5.2
Comoros 5.1
Cambodia 5.0
Myanmar 5.0
Nepal 5.0
Togo 4.9
Liberia 4.8
Malawi 4.7
Mauritania 4.7
Papua New Guinea 4.7
Rwanda 4.4
Central African Republic 4.3
Bhutan 4.1
Gambia 3.9
Afghanistan 3.9
Sudan 3.8
Benin 3.8
Sierra Leone 3.7
Guinea-Bissau 3.6
Mozambique 3.5
Burundi 3.3
Yemen, Rep. 3.2
Senegal 3.2
Ethiopia 2.9
Guinea 2.8
Chad 2.5
Mali 2.4
Niger 2.1
Burkina Faso 1.6


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