Photo: trinitronbxb/Reddit

This Map Shows the Average Years of Schooling in Europe and More

Maps + Infographics
by Eben Diskin Nov 19, 2018

If you’re thinking of studying abroad and sticking it out for a few years, you’ll want to go to a place that takes education seriously, so you can make the best out of your experience.

A quick look at the map created by Redditor trinitronbxb will show which countries have the highest number of years of mandated schooling in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. The inhabitants of Nordic countries rank among those most educated, with people attending school in Sweden, Norway, and Iceland for an average of 12-13 years. Finland comes in at number one with an average of 14-15 years, sharing the spot with Germany. Switzerland and Latvia also rank highly, with 13-14 years of schooling.

Turkey, Iran, and Portugal are among the countries with the fewest years of schooling, with an average of 8-9 years, with Morocco bringing up the rear at 4-5 years. Mediterranean nations like Italy and Greece share an educational similarity with Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan — they all have an average schooling level of 10-11 years.

Map of education levels in Europe

Photo: trinitronbxb/Reddit

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