Abu Dhabi / WAM
The Education Price Index (EPI) for the academic year 2018/ 2019 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi increased by 3.4% in 2018 compared with 2017.
The Education Price Index in 2018 was 108.0% and 104.4% in 2017, according to the
Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi.
The Education sector in the emirate of Abu Dhabi is one of the most important sectors for the development of a promising and educated generation that contributes their service of the nation and society.
Al Ain region recorded the highest increase in the Education Price Index of 4.3% in 2018 as compared to 2017, followed by Abu Dhabi with 3.2% and Al Dhafra with 0.9%.
The Higher Education group achieved the highest contribution to the rise in 2018 compared with 2017, contributing 76.7% of the total increase, where prices rose by 11.0%.
The Primary and Pre-primary Education group increased by 1.7%, contributing 26.8% of the total increase. The Education not defined by any level group increased by 15.3%, and contributed 4.8% to the overall increase. The Secondary Education group decreased by 2.6% and contributed 13.1% to offsetting the rise.