List of countries by total health expenditure per capita

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. See also: Health spending as percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by country.

Health care cost as percent of GDP (total economy of a nation).[1][2]
Life expectancy vs healthcare spending of rich OECD countries. US average of $10,447 in 2018.[3]

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.

Location links below are "Healthcare in LOCATION" links.

OECD countries only. Total health spending per capita in PPP international dollars. Not inflation-adjusted.[1][2][4][5]
Location 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Australia 5,191 5,127 5,692 6,226 6,596
  Austria 5,519 5,625 5,864 6,690 7,275
  Belgium 5,351 5,424 5,509 6,022 6,600
  Canada 5,337 5,223 5,879 6,278 6,319
  Chile 2,281 2,297 2,417 2,665 2,699
  Colombia 1,192 1,240 1,293 1,532 1,640
  Costa Rica 1,530 1,556 1,618 1,671 1,658
  Czech Republic 3,129 3,272 3,804 4,303 4,499
  Denmark 5,307 5,360 5,697 6,372 6,280
  Estonia 2,364 2,453 2,731 3,083 3,091
  Finland 4,330 4,384 4,615 5,252 5,676
  France 5,097 5,163 5,453 6,106 6,517
  Germany 6,290 6,418 6,946 7,518 8,011
  Greece 2,315 2,350 2,486 2,736 3,015
  Hungary 2,107 2,095 2,422 2,749 2,840
  Iceland 4,236 4,318 4,632 5,107 5,314
  Ireland 4,877 4,976 5,378 5,861 6,047
  Israel 2,749 2,710 2,875 3,258 3,444
  Italy 3,496 3,565 3,753 4,043 4,291
  Japan 4,554 4,611 4,620 4,899 5,251
  Latvia 1,861 2,026 2,228 3,122 3,445
  Lithuania 2,397 2,682 2,878 3,336 3,587
  Luxembourg 5,292 5,380 5,628 6,274 6,436
  Mexico 1,122 1,117 1,227 1,262 1,181
  Netherlands 5,482 5,644 6,198 6,785 7,358
  New Zealand 3,913 4,250 4,469 4,921 6,061
  Norway 6,495 6,476 6,582 7,043 7,898
  Poland 2,107 2,232 2,286 2,522 2,973
  Portugal 3,134 3,224 3,355 3,830 4,162
  Slovakia 2,009 2,115 2,126 2,522 2,691
  Slovenia 3,045 3,222 3,474 3,885 4,114
  South Korea 3,067 3,291 3,590 4,189 4,570
  Spain 3,427 3,528 3,716 4,087 4,462
  Sweden 5,419 5,388 5,734 6,228 6,438
  Switzerland 6,602 6,708 7,022 7,582 8,049
  Turkey 1,205 1,232 1,305 1,560 1,827
  United Kingdom 4,188 4,389 4,998 5,467 5,493
  United States 10,447 10,853 11,916 12,197 12,555

OECD 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 than just OECD countries.[1][2]

 
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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.

* (Asterisk) 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 * 71 74 80 81
  Algeria * 258 251 215
  Andorra * 3,188 3,062 3,337
  Angola * 84 69 51
  Antigua and Barbuda 850 802 830
  Argentina * 1,122 959 864
  Armenia * 439 549 552
  Australia * 5,864 5,555 5,901
  Austria * 5,337 5,262 5,585 6,491
  Azerbaijan * 165 192 191
  Bahamas 1,920 1,921 1,851
  Bahrain * 1,049 1,024 1,110
  Bangladesh * 45 48 51
  Barbados * 1,193 1,171 1,200
  Belarus * 342 390 408
  Belgium * 5,142 4,984 5,009
  Belize * 287 304 278
  Benin * 30 27 32
  Bhutan * 102 115 134
  Bolivia * 229 239 241
  Bosnia and Herzegovina * 528 544 591
  Botswana * 420 409 363
  Brazil * 863 850 701
  Brunei * 754 675 650
  Bulgaria * 690 698 857
  Burkina Faso * 39 41 54
  Burundi * 20 17 16
  Cape Verde * 179 174 176
  Cambodia * 94 115 116
  Cameroon * 58 56 58
  Canada * 5,053 5,084 5,619 6,086
  Central African Republic * 49 34 42
  Chad * 32 31 35
  Chile * 1,457 1,369 1,278 1,479
  China * 505 540 583
  Colombia * 517 523 477
  Comoros * 74 78 81
  Congo * 48 59 81
  Cook Islands 567 650 531
  Costa Rica * 902 915 953
  Ivory Coast * 71 74 85
  Croatia * 1,025 1,040 1,095
  Cuba * 973 1,013 1,186
  Cyprus * 2,021 2,044 2,245
  Czech Republic * 1,753 1,803 2,120
  DR Congo * 18 20 21
  Denmark * 6,233 6,059 6,438 7,375
  Djibouti * 64 62 63
  Dominica * 485 443 427
  Dominican Republic * 328 347 354
  Ecuador * 497 487 479
  Egypt * 120 145 151
  El Salvador * 345 364 386
  Equatorial Guinea * 271 223 237
  Eritrea * 24 25 24
  Estonia * 1,553 1,599 1,788 2,036
  Eswatini * 291 259 219
  Ethiopia * 24 26 29
  Fiji * 216 228 186
  Finland * 4,522 4,460 4,726
  France * 4,669 4,508 4,769
  Gabon * 211 208 229
  Gambia 23 23 19
  Georgia * 332 309 320
  Germany * 5,504 5,478 5,930 6,503
  Ghana * 74 74 85
  Greece * 1,603 1,569 1,675
  Grenada * 439 488 491
  Guatemala * 266 279 289
  Guinea * 35 43 47
  Guinea-Bissau * 60 61 61
  Guyana * 299 319 378
  Haiti * 62 49 44
  Honduras * 178 184 213 254
  Hungary * 1,080 1,054 1,163
  Iceland * 6,234 5,865 5,637 6,636
  India * 58 61 57
  Indonesia * 112 121 133
  Iran * 463 451 573
  Iraq * 227 240 202
  Ireland * 5,484 5,431 6,092 6,700
  Israel * 3,220 3,454 3,867
  Italy * 3,003 2,911 3,057 3,351
  Jamaica * 334 343 326
  Japan * 4,288 4,379 4,388
  Jordan * 322 315 299
  Kazakhstan * 273 270 342
  Kenya * 76 86 83
  Kiribati * 192 163 167
  Kuwait * 1,661 1,644 1,533
  Kyrgyzstan * 67 63 64
  Laos * 57 68 68
  Latvia * 1,101 1,183 1,313
  Lebanon * 745 732 994
  Lesotho * 122 121 107
  Liberia * 66 52 57
  Lithuania * 1,249 1,370 1,522 1,840
  Luxembourg * 6,227 6,222 6,757 7,314
  Madagascar * 22 19 18
  Malawi * 37 30 33
  Malaysia * 416 427 419
  Maldives * 805 852 826
  Mali * 32 33 35
  Malta * 2,754 2,944 3,135
  Marshall Islands * 737 782 731
  Mauritania * 59 60 59
  Mauritius * 642 672 560
  Mexico * 531 553 539
  Micronesia * 422 421 425
  Monaco * 3,101 3,055 3,085
  Mongolia * 158 183 200
  Montenegro * 727 732 866
  Morocco * 175 177 187
  Mozambique * 41 40 34
  Myanmar * 60 61 72
  Namibia * 473 432 380
  Nauru * 1,176 1,159 1,144
  Nepal * 50 53 58
  Netherlands * 5,331 5,341 5,846 6,531
  New Zealand * 3,958 4,082 4,202
  Nicaragua * 168 162 161
  Niger * 30 31 35
  Nigeria * 66 70 70
  Niue 1,325 1,157 1,319
  North Macedonia * 387 421 453
  Norway * 8,272 8,007 7,704 9,021
  Oman * 639 728 845
  Pakistan * 41 37 38
  Palau 1,790 2,403 2,640
  Panama * 1,228 1,318 1,215
  Papua New Guinea * 59 60 64
  Paraguay * 421 416 406
  Peru * 363 367 389
  Philippines * 126 142 165 194
  Poland * 979 1,014 1,026 1,183
  Portugal * 2,216 2,222 2,342 2,720
  Qatar * 2,156 2,208 2,188
  South Korea * 2,519 2,595 2,642 3,031
  Moldova * 276 284 307
  Romania * 687 739 810
  Russia * 609 654 774
  Rwanda * 52 51 57
  Saint Kitts and Nevis * 1,103 1,204 1,105
  Saint Lucia * 513 514 608
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines * 348 375 402
  Samoa * 198 239 202
  San Marino * 4,115 3,951 3,938
  São Tomé and Príncipe * 115 105 107
  Saudi Arabia * 1,291
  Senegal * 66 66 77
  Serbia * 617 641 672
  Seychelles * 792 787 727
  Sierra Leone * 43 45 43
  Singapore * 2,642 2,826 3,537
  Slovakia * 1,300 1,342 1,394
  Slovenia * 2,170 2,219 2,417 2,671
  Solomon Islands * 92 104 99
  South Africa * 569 550 490
  South Sudan * 28 24 33
  Spain * 2,741 2,713 2,901
  Sri Lanka * 159 142 151
  Sudan * 36 36 23
  Suriname * 450 593 460
  Sweden * 6,005 5,653 6,028 6,915
  Switzerland * 9,871 9,667 10,310
  Tajikistan * 60 62 70
  Thailand * 276 294 305
  East Timor * 79 79 121
  Togo * 53 49 53
  Tonga * 219 230 248
  Trinidad and Tobago * 1,056 1,072 1,031
  Tunisia * 212 190 222
  Turkey * 388 397 395
  Turkmenistan * 457 489 484
  Tuvalu * 801 1,034 1,071
  Uganda * 33 33 34
  Ukraine * 221 247 270
  United Arab Emirates * 1,915 1,947 2,192
  United Kingdom * 4,228 4,265 4,927 5,634
  Tanzania * 41 40 39
  United States * 10,285 10,661 11,702
  Uruguay * 1,697 1,677 1,430
  Uzbekistan * 82 99 121
  Vanuatu * 102 102 114
  Venezuela * 165 113 142
  Vietnam * 164 174 166
  Zambia * 75 67 54
  Zimbabwe * 115 55 51

See also edit

Notes and references edit

  1. ^ a b c d 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. See the "Financing scheme" menu. For the multi-year table pick "All financing schemes". Set "Function" menu to "Current expenditure on health (all functions)". Set "Provider" menu to "All providers". Set "Measure" menu to "Per capita, current prices, current PPPs". Pick years. Pick countries. Then export to Excel, and open in a spreadsheet such as freeware LibreOffice Calc. Clean up table and copy to visual editor in a sandbox. See Help:Table.
  2. ^ a b c d OECD Data. Health resources - Health spending. doi:10.1787/8643de7e-en. 2 charts: For both: From bottom menus: Countries menu > choose OECD. Check box for "latest data available". Perspectives menu > Check box to "compare variables". Then check the boxes for government/compulsory, voluntary, and total. Some charts will also need "out-of-pocket" checked (part of voluntary spending). Click top tab for chart (bar chart). For GDP chart choose "% of GDP" from bottom menu. For per capita chart choose "US dollars/per capita". Click fullscreen button above chart. Click "print screen" key. Click top tab for table, to see data list. Scroll down for multiple lists. Click download > "selected data only" to get the .csv file to create an article table. Uncheck the "compare variables" box first to get just the totals. Concerning per capita data click "more" in the intro paragraph to see that PPP U.S. dollars are used.
  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.