List of countries by total health expenditure per capita

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Health care cost as percent of GDP (total economy of a nation).[1][2]
Life expectancy vs healthcare spending of rich OECD countries.[3]

This article includes 2 lists of countries of the world and their total expenditure on health per capita. Total expenditure includes both public and private expenditures.

The first table and bar chart lists member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It shows each country's total spending (public and private) on health per capita in PPP international dollars.

The next table lists nearly all countries. It uses data from the World Health Organization (WHO). It also shows each country's total spending (public and private) on health per capita in PPP international dollars.

The top chart to the right measures the total cost of health care (public and private expenditures) as a percent of GDP (gross domestic product) for a few nations. GDP is a measure of the total economy of a nation. The chart below it shows that high life expectancy can be had across the range of health expenditures by country. See: List of countries by life expectancy.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development[edit]

Table[edit]

Row numbers are static. Other columns are sortable. This allows ranking of any column.

* indicates "Healthcare in LOCATION" or "Health in LOCATION" links.

OECD countries only. Total health spending per capita in PPP international dollars. Not inflation-adjusted. Costa Rica joined OECD in 2021.[1][2][4][5]
Location 2018 2019 2020 2021
 Australia * 5,194 5,130 5,627
 Austria * 5,519 5,624 5,883 6,693
 Belgium * 5,315 5,353 5,407
 Canada * 5,308 5,190 5,828 5,905
 Chile * 2,281 2,297 2,413 2,608
 Colombia * 1,192 1,293 1,336
 Costa Rica * 1,530 1,556 1,618
 Czech Republic * 3,129 3,272 3,805
 Denmark * 5,307 5,360 5,694 6,384
 Estonia * 2,364 2,452 2,729 2,989
 Finland * 4,330 4,384 4,605
 France * 5,099 5,168 5,468 6,115
 Germany * 6,282 6,408 6,939 7,383
 Greece * 2,315 2,350 2,486
 Hungary * 2,106 2,094 2,402
 Iceland * 4,236 4,318 4,620 5,096
 Ireland * 4,871 4,947 5,373 5,836
 Israel * 2,749 2,791 3,057
 Italy * 3,496 3,565 3,747 4,038
 Japan * 4,554 4,611 4,666
 Latvia * 3,079 3,277 3,582 3,914
 Lithuania * 1,861 2,026 2,228
 Luxembourg * 2,397 2,682 2,882 3,309
 Mexico * 5,292 5,380 5,629
 Netherlands * 1,122 1,117 1,227
 New Zealand * 5,482 5,644 6,180 6,753
 Norway * 3,913 4,250 4,469
 Poland * 6,495 6,476 6,582 7,065
 Portugal * 2,107 2,232 2,286 2,568
 Slovakia * 3,134 3,224 3,348 3,816
 Slovenia * 2,009 2,116 2,126
 South Korea * 3,045 3,222 3,474 3,737
 Spain * 3,427 3,523 3,718
 Sweden * 5,419 5,388 5,757 6,262
 Switzerland * 6,931 6,942 7,179
 Turkey * 1,205 1,232 1,305
 United Kingdom * 4,190 4,386 5,019 5,387
 United States * 10,451 10,856 11,859 12,318

Bar charts[edit]

Health spending by country. US dollars per capita (using economy-wide PPPs). From OECD Data. "Government/compulsory": Government spending and compulsory health insurance. "Voluntary": Voluntary health insurance and private funds such as households’ out-of-pocket payments, NGOs and private corporations. In the first chart below they are represented by columns starting at zero. They are not stacked. The 2 are combined to get the total. OECD countries only in the first chart.[1][2]

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The chart below is older and breaks down the voluntary spending further by separating out-of-pocket payments. In this chart the items are stacked by color. There are a few other countries other than just OECD countries.

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World Health Organization[edit]

A country list from World Health Organization's Global Health Expenditure Database.[6]

Table 2[edit]

Row numbers are static. Other columns are sortable. This allows ranking of any column.

* indicates "Healthcare in LOCATION" or "Health in LOCATION" links.

Total health spending per capita in PPP international dollars. Not inflation-adjusted.[6][4][5]
Location 2018 2019 2020 2021
 Afghanistan * 300 322 323
 Albania * 896
 Algeria * 741 754 736
 Andorra * 4,075 4,146 4,720
 Angola * 181 172 184
 Antigua and Barbuda 1,097 1,051 1,082
 Argentina * 2,217 2,188 2,090
 Armenia * 1,356 1,698 1,721
 Australia * 5,338 5,390 5,930
 Austria * 5,905 6,098 6,401
 Azerbaijan * 507 601 656
 Bahamas 2,158 2,158 2,391
 Bahrain * 2,038 1,998 2,098
 Bangladesh * 122 128 133
 Barbados * 1,080 1,052 1,042
 Belarus * 1,045 1,147 1,286
 Belgium * 5,682 5,805 5,883
 Belize * 426 452 436
 Benin * 77 76 87
 Bhutan * 364 429 496
 Bolivia * 573 612 637
 Bosnia and Herzegovina * 1,297 1,396 1,517
 Botswana * 929 967 875
 Brazil * 1,417 1,471 1,529
 Brunei * 1,474 1,405 1,555
 Bulgaria * 1,681 1,731 2,088
 Burkina Faso * 105 117 144
 Burundi * 56 50 46
 Cambodia * 265 321 332
 Cameroon * 138 143 146
 Canada * 5,427 5,410 6,050 5,931
 Cape Verde * 347 361 366
 Central African Republic * 99 72 84
 Chad * 72 71 85
 Chile * 2,359 2,359 2,426 2,579
 China * 790 886 962
 Colombia * 1,156 1,276 1,336
 Comoros * 164 177 179
 Congo * 74 99 159
 Cook Islands 715 838 651
 Costa Rica * 1,541 1,622 1,737
 Croatia * 1,923 2,075 2,229
 Cuba * 2,484 2,552 2,595
 Cyprus * 2,795 2,963 3,219
 Czech Republic * 3,079 3,265 3,846
 DR Congo * 35 39 45
 Denmark * 5,817 5,950 6,351 7,140
 Djibouti * 110 105 105
 Dominica * 744 670 661
 Dominican Republic * 739 803 874
 Ecuador * 935 928 931
 Egypt * 551 564 524
 El Salvador * 751 799 855
 Equatorial Guinea * 565 510 594
 Eritrea * 73 82 74
 Estonia * 2,442 2,586 2,919
 Eswatini * 618 597 567
 Ethiopia * 70 74 83
 Fiji * 484 527 445
 Finland * 4,485 4,615 4,897
 France * 5,228 5,452 5,740
 Gabon * 401 418 503
 Gambia 69 69 55
 Georgia * 1,026 1,026 1,108
 Germany * 6,337 6,515 7,032
 Ghana * 178 189 221
 Greece * 2,403 2,489 2,653
 Grenada * 723 792 810
 Guatemala * 514 542 556
 Guinea * 95 108 111
 Guinea-Bissau * 145 165 165
 Guyana * 622 659 1,071
 Haiti * 137 139 103
 Honduras * 412 427 479 557
 Hungary * 2,098 2,110 2,408
 Iceland * 4,789 4,959 5,100 5,615
 India * 189 201 191
 Indonesia * 335 359 415
 Iran * 1,115 830 769
 Iraq * 414 457 464
 Ireland * 5,862 5,867 6,658 7,305
 Israel * 3,055 3,144 3,457
 Italy * 3,733 3,836 4,032
 Ivory Coast * 158 176 179
 Jamaica * 621 651 645
 Japan * 4,546 4,588 4,628
 Jordan * 767 750 722
 Kazakhstan * 727 756 1,002
 Kenya * 187 209 203
 Kiribati * 260 248 240
 Kuwait * 2,570 2,638 2,922
 Kyrgyzstan * 268 251 269
 Laos * 174 212 214
 Latvia * 1,904 2,104 2,331
 Lebanon * 1,485 1,422 1,060
 Lesotho * 274 292 299
 Liberia * 146 119 132
 Lithuania * 2,369 2,697 2,932
 Luxembourg * 6,212 6,448 6,844 7,367
 Madagascar * 68 62 59
 Malawi * 104 81 82
 Malaysia * 1,033 1,108 1,123
 Maldives * 1,507 1,640 1,603
 Mali * 84 90 97
 Malta * 3,976 4,475 4,695
 Marshall Islands * 655 711 635
 Mauritania * 188 192 187
 Mauritius * 1,303 1,443 1,334
 Mexico * 1,101 1,103 1,193
 Micronesia * 370 366 371
 Moldova * 827 859 877
 Monaco * 3,116 3,238 3,164
 Mongolia * 469 540 609
 Montenegro * 1,769 1,897 2,255
 Morocco * 414 431 452
 Mozambique * 107 107 99
 Myanmar * 229 236 195
 Namibia * 874 882 844
 Nauru * 1,466 1,524 1,510
 Nepal * 172 182 206
 Netherlands * 5,811 6,005 6,613
 New Zealand * 3,891 4,317 4,511
 Nicaragua * 491 478 471
 Niger * 65 72 79
 Nigeria * 161 158 173
 Niue 1,196 1,097 1,251
 North Macedonia * 1,065 1,218 1,295
 Norway * 7,019 7,064 7,168 6,922
 Oman * 1,126 1,342 1,815
 Pakistan * 150 155 149
 Palau 2,035 2,833 3,025
 Panama * 2,511 2,738 2,600
 Papua New Guinea * 91 96 99
 Paraguay * 957 1,016 1,060
 Peru * 684 699 753
 Philippines * 339 379 419
 Poland * 2,022 2,178 2,235
 Portugal * 3,285 3,445 3,606
 Qatar * 3,047 3,324 3,928
 Romania * 1,627 1,825 2,012
 Russia * 1,556 1,705 2,278
 Rwanda * 141 145 160
 Saint Kitts and Nevis * 1,510 1,629 1,537
 Saint Lucia * 707 703 877
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines * 603 654 701
 Samoa * 311 387 333
 San Marino * 5,119 5,239 5,167
 São Tomé and Príncipe * 237 217 208
 Saudi Arabia * 2,696
 Senegal * 153 161 183
 Serbia * 1,508 1,627 1,655
 Seychelles * 1,395 1,396 1,742
 Sierra Leone * 137 153 147
 Singapore * 3,985 4,416 5,828
 Slovakia * 2,093 2,222 2,268
 Slovenia * 3,237 3,479 3,767
 Solomon Islands * 106 123 115
 South Africa * 1,155 1,187 1,157
 South Korea * 3,241 3,498 3,782 4,289
 South Sudan * 68 51 54
 Spain * 3,674 3,827 4,048
 Sri Lanka * 517 502 543
 Sudan * 206 207 157
 Suriname * 1,263 1,620 1,095
 Sweden * 5,888 5,942 6,347
 Switzerland * 8,188 8,160 8,493
 Tajikistan * 245 259 313
 Thailand * 700 725 774
 East Timor * 200 189 347
 Togo * 124 122 130
 Tonga * 310 314 357
 Trinidad and Tobago * 1,666 1,734 1,672
 Tunisia * 673 632 681
 Turkey * 1,146 1,171 1,261
 Turkmenistan * 997 937 907
 Tuvalu * 874 1,136 1,203
 Uganda * 95 94 95
 Ukraine * 904 900 945
 United Arab Emirates * 2,995 3,244 3,904
 United Kingdom * 4,608 4,856 5,577
 Tanzania * 104 101 102
 United States * 10,285 10,661 11,702
 Uruguay * 2,140 2,276 2,111
 Uzbekistan * 374 424 533
 Vanuatu * 103 107 120
 Venezuela * 639 469 590
 Vietnam * 497 536 516
 Zambia * 177 187 189
 Zimbabwe * 180 132 118

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Health expenditure and financing. OECD data. Also includes some non-OECD countries at the end of the list. OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Choose options from dropdown menus. "Financing scheme" menu breaks down the expenditures into several parts. Can set "Function" menu to "Current expenditure on health (all functions)". Can set "Provider" menu to "All providers". Can set "Measure" menu to "Per capita, current prices, current PPPs".
  2. ^ a b c OECD Data. Health resources - Health spending. doi:10.1787/8643de7e-en. Click "more" in the intro paragraph to see that PPP U.S. dollars are used. Click tabs for chart or table. Choose options from menus at the bottom of the chart/table. Choose year(s) or "latest data available". Under the "countries" menu choose OECD. Then under the "perspectives" menu check the box to "compare variables". That will allow you to check the boxes for government/compulsory, voluntary, and total. This will produce the data for the bar chart. You can run your cursor over the columns to get the year and the total for that country. Click the table tab to get 3 lists (one after another) of spending by country: "Total", "Government/compulsory", and "Voluntary".
  3. ^ Link between health spending and life expectancy: US is an outlier. May 26, 2017. By Max Roser at Our World in Data. Click the sources tab under the chart for info on the countries, healthcare expenditures, and data sources. See the later version of the chart here.
  4. ^ a b What is the difference between current and constant data? From: World Bank Data Help Desk.
  5. ^ a b What is an “international dollar”? From: World Bank Data Help Desk.
  6. ^ a b Global Health Expenditure Database. Data Explorer. World Health Organization. Set up a table by selecting options in the left sidebar. Then click "view data and build report" to get a table with year columns, and country rows. Print it out, or download in various formats.