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]

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). With each country's total expenditure on health per capita in PPP U.S. dollars.

The next table use data from the World Health Organization (WHO). The table uses 2018 PPP international US dollars (inflation-adjusted to 2018 dollars).

The 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.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development[edit]

Table[edit]

Note: Click header for any year to sort by total health expenditure per capita for that year. The table can be sorted in ascending or descending order. The row number column on the left stays static, and does not sort. Click the country header to return to alphabetical order.


Total health expenditure per capita in PPP international U.S. dollars. Not inflation-adjusted.[1][3][4]
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Country 2017 2018 2019
 Australia 4,711 4,965 5,187
 Austria 5,360 5,538 5,851
 Belgium 5,014 5,103 5,428
 Canada 5,155 5,287 5,418
 Chile 2,030 2,126 2,159
 Colombia 1,156 1,201 1,213
 Czech Republic 2,891 3,171 3,428
 Denmark 5,107 5,295 5,568
 Estonia 2,217 2,368 2,579
 Finland 4,222 4,331 4,578
 France 5,057 5,154 5,376
 Germany 6,011 6,224 6,646
 Greece 2,239 2,266 2,384
 Hungary 2,029 2,150 2,222
 Iceland 4,167 4,420 4,811
 Ireland 4,743 4,912 5,276
 Israel 2,715 2,826 2,932
 Italy 3,399 3,485 3,649
 Japan 4,393 4,504 4,823
 Korea 2,809 3,085 3,384
 Latvia 1,680 1,856 1,973
 Lithuania 2,236 2,385 2,638
 Luxembourg 5,013 5,216 5,558
 Mexico 1,119 1,145 1,154
 Netherlands 5,264 5,436 5,765
 New Zealand 3,820 4,025 4,204
 Norway 6,075 6,283 6,647
 Poland 2,076 2,114 2,230
 Portugal 2,922 3,097 3,379
 Slovak Republic 2,048 2,142 2,354
 Slovenia 2,853 3,042 3,224
 Spain 3,322 3,430 3,616
 Sweden 5,318 5,434 5,782
 Switzerland 7,037 7,280 7,732
 Turkey 1,188 1,224 1,337
 United Kingdom 4,126 4,290 4,653
 United States 10,213 10,637 11,072

Bar chart[edit]

Total health expenditure per capita in US dollars (PPP). This chart breaks it down further by public and private expenditures.[2]

Click to enlarge.

World Health Organization[edit]

A country list from World Health Organization's Global Health Expenditure Database.[5]

Inflation-adjusted to 2018 PPP U.S. dollars[edit]

Note: Click header for any year to sort by total health expenditure per capita for that year. The table can be sorted in ascending or descending order. The row number column on the left stays static, and does not sort. Click the country header to return to alphabetical order.


Total health expenditure per capita in 2018 PPP international U.S. dollars. Inflation-adjusted to 2018 dollars. Please note - the figures for Liberia are taken from WHO figures that appear to be self-evidentially a typographical error. [5][3][4]
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Countries 2002 2010 2018
 Afghanistan 78 138 186
 Albania 314 452 697
 Algeria 335 648 963
 Andorra 2,196 2,771 3,607
 Angola 119 168 165
 Antigua and Barbuda 846 1,083 1,406
 Argentina 852 1,745 1,990
 Armenia 231 606 1,037
 Australia 2,438 3,587 5,005
 Austria 2,936 4,303 5,879
 Azerbaijan 122 396 634
 Bahamas 1,060 1,530 2,005
 Bahrain 1,370 1,527 1,955
 Bangladesh 33 66 110
 Barbados 742 1,095 1,204
 Belarus 410 885 1,132
 Belgium 2,525 4,101 5,405
 Belize 274 429 506
 Benin 59 73 83
 Bhutan 135 214 322
 Bolivia 177 272 496
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 369 842 1,301
 Botswana 583 803 1,089
 Brazil 833 1,138 1,531
 Brunei Darussalam 1,952 1,798 1,953
 Bulgaria 549 1,057 1,634
 Burkina Faso 31 82 112
 Burundi 39 81 66
 Cape Verde 174 261 400
 Cambodia 91 171 261
 Cameroon 94 106 134
 Canada 2,758 4,257 5,200
 Central African Republic 30 35 97
 Chad 76 76 79
 Chile 751 1,230 2,306
 China 152 381 935
 Colombia 382 760 1,155
 Comoros 128 121 134
 Congo 73 106 125
 Cook Islands 460 558 752
 Costa Rica 576 1,026 1,337
 Côte d'Ivoire 102 160 176
 Croatia 784 1,599 1,876
 Cuba 711 2,042 2,519
 Cyprus 1,331 2,206 2,625
 Czech Republic 1,127 1,919 3,041
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12 24 31
 Denmark 2,670 4,457 5,794
 Djibouti 90 109 135
 Dominica 307 519 710
 Dominican Republic 355 621 1,018
 Ecuador 283 649 955
 Egypt 367 429 614
 El Salvador 412 507 592
 Equatorial Guinea 435 606 697
 Eritrea 93 65 74
 Estonia 547 1,365 2,428
 Eswatini 293 694 696
 Ethiopia 25 58 67
 Fiji 187 267 372
 Finland 2,177 3,562 4,457
 France 2,876 4,061 5,250
 Gabon 476 376 491
 Gambia 187 102 81
 Georgia 259 599 796
 Germany 2,973 4,321 6,098
 Ghana 131 186 168
 Greece 1,864 2,679 2,340
 Grenada 489 585 694
 Guatemala 323 404 483
 Guinea 96 56 109
 Guinea-Bissau 68 91 123
 Guyana 266 333 513
 Haiti 81 120 144
 Honduras 172 334 362
 Hungary 1,033 1,618 2,115
 Iceland 3,110 3,353 5,113
 India 102 145 275
 Indonesia 112 245 375
 Iran 554 1,189 1,691
 Iraq 416 716
 Ireland 2,370 4,561 5,897
 Israel 1,920 2,102 3,207
 Italy 2,264 3,139 3,624
 Jamaica 317 416 559
 Japan 2,097 3,192 4,504
 Jordan 617 770 738
 Kazakhstan 368 541 784
 Kenya 95 146 179
 Kiribati 194 158 278
 Kuwait 2,054 2,035 3,669
 Kyrgyzstan 81 191 260
 Laos 92 127 167
 Latvia 578 1,069 1,896
 Lebanon 790 1,050 1,086
 Lesotho 83 188 309
 Liberia 1,885 6,839 12,643
 Libya 834 955
 Lithuania 642 1,350 2,313
 Luxembourg 3,979 6,079 6,048
 Madagascar 70 74 79
 Malawi 25 76 120
 Malaysia 400 666 1,194
 Maldives 643 995 1,443
 Mali 68 86 90
 Malta 1,516 2,287 3,897
 Marshall Islands 396 508 677
 Mauritania 122 115 190
 Mauritius 326 716 1,381
 Mexico 567 912 1,066
 Micronesia (Federated States of) 210 428 414
 Monaco 1,843 2,912 2,983
 Mongolia 211 282 519
 Montenegro 1,711
 Morocco 180 376 467
 Mozambique 21 54 118
 Myanmar 31 66 292
 Namibia 563 827 883
 Nauru 742 710 1,174
 Nepal 58 97 180
 Netherlands 2,987 4,585 5,635
 New Zealand 1,834 2,983 4,024
 Nicaragua 163 300 474
 Niger 45 55 78
 Nigeria 72 167 233
 Niue 760 1,363 1,405
 North Macedonia 566 757 1,073
 Norway 3,429 5,194 6,818
 Oman 1,159 1,219 1,730
 Pakistan 86 104 178
 Palau 882 1,553 2,012
 Panama 614 1,085 1,857
 Papua New Guinea 84 64 101
 Paraguay 264 441 935
 Peru 283 470 767
 Philippines 97 236 394
 Poland 716 1,353 2,015
 Portugal 1,747 2,683 3,242
 Qatar 2,262 2,103 3,166
 South Korea 885 1,879 3,214
 Republic of Moldova 197 470 480
 Romania 326 976 1,576
 Russian Federation 476 1,087 1,488
 Rwanda 28 117 170
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 837 1,284 1,556
 Saint Lucia 506 612 611
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 290 446 550
 Samoa 181 284 355
 San Marino 2,798 3,763 4,340
 Sao Tome and Principe 175 172 214
 Saudi Arabia 1,382 1,623 3,520
 Senegal 82 109 146
 Serbia 548 1,217 1,485
 Seychelles 663 947 1,549
 Sierra Leone 94 129 257
 Singapore 1,465 2,268 4,439
 Slovakia 733 1,949 2,180
 Slovenia 1,624 2,385 3,158
 Solomon Islands 130 189 108
 South Africa 572 870 1,129
 South Sudan 114
 Spain 1,673 2,894 3,576
 Sri Lanka 228 322 517
 Sudan 90 209 293
 Suriname 608 696 1,180
 Sweden 2,543 3,530 5,828
 Switzerland 3,839 5,481 8,114
 Syria 172 167
 Tajikistan 51 120 250
 Thailand 273 448 723
 Timor-Leste 126 353
 Togo 33 72 109
 Tonga 150 242 355
 Trinidad and Tobago 810 1,581 2,100
 Tunisia 347 602 912
 Turkey 476 881 1,171
 Turkmenistan 317 487 1,275
 Tuvalu 367 484 758
 Uganda 89 175 139
 Ukraine 280 523 683
 United Arab Emirates 2,170 2,103 3,173
 United Kingdom 2,338 3,645 4,620
 United Republic of Tanzania 59 110 112
 United States of America 5,332 7,930 10,624
 Uruguay 991 1,445 2,169
 Uzbekistan 175 268 459
 Vanuatu 80 97 109
 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 842 1,130 384
 Viet Nam 108 259 440
 Yemen 163 231
 Zambia 125 122 208
 Zimbabwe 198 198

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Health expenditure and financing. OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Choose options from dropdown menus.
  2. ^ a b 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 a year. 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 chart.
  3. ^ a b What is the difference between current and constant data? From: World Bank Data Help Desk.
  4. ^ a b What is an “international dollar”? From: World Bank Data Help Desk.
  5. ^ 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.