Country Comparison > Health expenditures

RankCountryHealth expenditures (% of GDP)
1Malta16.5
2United States16.2
3Mexico13.8
4Niue13.5
5Lesotho13.2
6Burundi13.1
7Sierra Leone13.1
8East Timor12.3
9Kenya12.2
10Nauru12.1
11Moldova11.9
12Belgium11.8
13Cuba11.8
14Finland11.7
15Georgia11.3
16Portugal11.3
17Switzerland11.3
18Palau11.2
19Congo, Democratic Republic of the11.2
20Austria11
21Canada10.9
22Bosnia and Herzegovina10.9
23Netherlands10.8
24Ghana10.6
25Costa Rica10.5
26Botswana10.3
27Gambia, The10.1
28Serbia9.9
29Sweden9.9
30Tuvalu9.9
31Spain9.7
32New Zealand9.7
33Norway9.7
34Iraq9.7
35Fiji9.7
36Argentina9.5
37Israel9.5
38Nicaragua9.5
39Japan9.3
40Mongolia9.3
41United Kingdom9.3
42Slovenia9.1
43Rwanda9
44Brazil9
45Australia8.5
46Slovakia8.5
47South Africa8.5
48Jamaica8.3
49Panama8.3
50Hungary8.2
51Lebanon8.2
52Chile8.2
53Uganda8.2
54Saint Lucia8.1
55Germany8.1
56Latvia8.1
57Guinea-Bissau8.1
58Malaysia8
59Lithuania7.8
60Croatia7.8
61Andorra7.7
62Czech Republic7.6
63Ireland7.6
64Suriname7.6
65Mali7.5
66Greece7.4
67Afghanistan7.4
68Bulgaria7.4
69Uruguay7.4
70Sudan7.3
71Honduras7.3
72Bahamas, The7.2
73Vietnam7.2
74San Marino7.1
75Sao Tome and Principe7.1
76Grenada7.1
77Poland7.1
78Paraguay7.1
79Eritrea7
80Denmark7
81Chad7
82Ukraine7
83Samoa7
84Albania6.9
85Macedonia6.9
86Kuwait6.8
87Barbados6.8
88Turkey6.7
89Libya6.6
90Laos6.5
91Korea, South6.5
92Mauritius6.5
93Djibouti6.4
94Egypt6.4
95Colombia6.4
96Burkina Faso6.4
97Swaziland6.3
98Tunisia6.2
99Tonga6.2
100Madagascar6.2
101Niger6.1
102Dominican Republic6.1
103Guinea6.1
104Guyana6.1
105Haiti6
106Gabon6
107Saint Kitts and Nevis6
108Togo5.9
109Namibia5.9
110Dominica5.9
111Algeria5.8
112Azerbaijan5.8
113Cambodia5.8
114Belarus5.8
115Nigeria5.8
116Nepal5.8
117Mauritania5.7
118Mozambique5.7
119Guatemala5.7
120Senegal5.7
121Trinidad and Tobago5.6
122Yemen5.6
123Saint Vincent and the Grenadines5.6
124Cameroon5.6
125Maldives5.6
126Morocco5.5
127Indonesia5.5
128Bhutan5.5
129Solomon Islands5.4
130Russia5.4
131Romania5.4
132Tajikistan5.3
133Uzbekistan5.2
134Tanzania5.1
135Italy5.1
136Cote d'Ivoire5.1
137Antigua and Barbuda5.1
138Ecuador5
139Saudi Arabia5
140Zambia4.8
141Bolivia4.8
142Malawi4.8
143Monaco4.7
144Armenia4.7
145Angola4.6
146China4.6
147Peru4.6
148Jordan4.5
149Bahrain4.5
150Cook Islands4.4
151Central African Republic4.3
152Estonia4.3
153Kazakhstan4.3
154Thailand4.3
155Iceland4.2
156Benin4.2
157Kyrgyzstan4.1
158Luxembourg4.1
159Vanuatu4
160Sri Lanka4
161Seychelles4
162Singapore3.9
163Cape Verde3.9
164El Salvador3.9
165Micronesia, Federated States of3.9
166Liberia3.9
167Iran3.9
168Philippines3.8
169Ethiopia3.6
170France3.5
171Comoros3.4
172Bangladesh3.4
173Belize3.3
174Kiribati3.3
175Papua New Guinea3.1
176Oman3
177Congo, Republic of the3
178Brunei3
179Syria2.9
180United Arab Emirates2.8
181Pakistan2.6
182Qatar2.5
183Marshall Islands2.5
184India2.4
185Turkmenistan2.3
186Equatorial Guinea2.2
187Burma2
188Korea, North2

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, 2012

See also: Health expenditures map

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