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.

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

TableEdit

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 chartsEdit

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 OrganizationEdit

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

Table 2Edit

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

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  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.