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 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.

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.