Country Comparison > Health expenditures

RankCountryHealth expenditures (% of GDP)
1Liberia19.5
2Sierra Leone18.8
3United States17.9
4Tuvalu17.3
5Marshall Islands16.5
6Niue14.6
7Micronesia, Federated States of13.4
8Lesotho12.8
9Netherlands12
10France11.6
11Moldova11.4
12Denmark11.2
13Canada11.2
14Germany11.1
15Costa Rica10.9
16Switzerland10.9
17Rwanda10.8
18Austria10.6
19Belgium10.6
20Palau10.6
21Portugal10.4
22Serbia10.4
23Bosnia and Herzegovina10.2
24Nicaragua10.1
25New Zealand10.1
26Kiribati10.1
27Cuba10
28Nauru9.8
29Paraguay9.7
30Afghanistan9.6
31Spain9.6
32Uganda9.5
33Italy9.5
34Georgia9.4
35Ireland9.4
36Sweden9.4
37United Kingdom9.3
38Japan9.3
39Montenegro9.3
40Norway9.1
41Honduras9.1
42Iceland9.1
43Greece9
44Slovakia9
45Australia9
46Slovenia9
47Brazil8.9
48Finland8.9
49Solomon Islands8.8
50Burundi8.7
51Congo, Democratic Republic of the8.5
52Maldives8.5
53Malta8.5
54South Africa8.5
55Sudan8.4
56Malawi8.4
57Jordan8.4
58Iraq8.3
59Panama8.2
60Argentina8.1
61Togo8
62Uruguay8
63Swaziland8
64Djibouti7.9
65Haiti7.9
66Croatia7.8
67Hungary7.7
68Israel7.7
69Luxembourg7.7
70Bahamas, The7.7
71Barbados7.7
72Sao Tome and Principe7.7
73Bulgaria7.6
74Chile7.5
75Czech Republic7.4
76Ecuador7.3
77Tanzania7.3
78Ukraine7.3
79Saint Lucia7.2
80San Marino7.2
81Andorra7.2
82Korea, South7.2
83Lithuania7
84Samoa7
85Vietnam6.8
86Mali6.8
87Cote d'Ivoire6.8
88El Salvador6.8
89Guatemala6.7
90Latvia6.7
91Poland6.7
92Turkey6.7
93Mozambique6.6
94Macedonia6.6
95Burkina Faso6.5
96Mexico6.4
97Guinea-Bissau6.3
98Lebanon6.3
99Albania6.3
100Grenada6.2
101Kyrgyzstan6.2
102Tunisia6.2
103Russia6.2
104Zambia6.1
105Colombia6.1
106Estonia6
107Guinea6
108Iran6
109Morocco6
110Senegal6
111Romania5.9
112Mauritius5.9
113Guyana5.9
114Dominica5.9
115Antigua and Barbuda5.9
116Tajikistan5.8
117Trinidad and Tobago5.7
118Cambodia5.7
119Belize5.7
120Cook Islands5.5
121Yemen5.5
122Uzbekistan5.4
123Dominican Republic5.4
124Mauritania5.4
125Nepal5.4
126Nigeria5.3
127Suriname5.3
128Niger5.3
129Mongolia5.3
130Comoros5.3
131Belarus5.3
132Namibia5.3
133Tonga5.3
134Venezuela5.2
135China5.2
136Azerbaijan5.2
137Cameroon5.2
138Jamaica5.2
139Botswana5.1
140East Timor5.1
141Saint Vincent and the Grenadines4.9
142Bolivia4.9
143Egypt4.9
144Cape Verde4.8
145Ghana4.8
146Peru4.8
147Ethiopia4.7
148Benin4.6
149Singapore4.6
150Kenya4.5
151Libya4.4
152Gambia, The4.4
153Saint Kitts and Nevis4.4
154Chad4.3
155Armenia4.3
156Papua New Guinea4.3
157Monaco4.3
158Vanuatu4.1
159Madagascar4.1
160Bhutan4.1
161Philippines4.1
162Thailand4.1
163Equatorial Guinea4
164Algeria3.9
165Kazakhstan3.9
166India3.9
167Bahrain3.8
168Fiji3.8
169Central African Republic3.8
170Seychelles3.8
171Saudi Arabia3.7
172Syria3.7
173Bangladesh3.7
174Malaysia3.6
175Angola3.5
176Sri Lanka3.4
177United Arab Emirates3.3
178Gabon3.2
179Laos2.8
180Kuwait2.7
181Indonesia2.7
182Turkmenistan2.7
183Eritrea2.6
184Congo, Republic of the2.5
185Brunei2.5
186Pakistan2.5
187Oman2.3
188Burma2
189Qatar1.9

Definition: This entry provides the total expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP. Health expenditures are broadly defined as activities performed either by institutions or individuals through the application of medical, paramedical, and/or nursing knowledge and technology, the primary purpose of which is to promote, restore, or maintain health.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Health expenditures map

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