Country Comparison > Health expenditures > TOP 100

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
18Congo, Democratic Republic of the11.2
19Palau11.2
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
31Iraq9.7
32Fiji9.7
33Norway9.7
34New Zealand9.7
35Spain9.7
36Argentina9.5
37Israel9.5
38Nicaragua9.5
39Japan9.3
40Mongolia9.3
41United Kingdom9.3
42Slovenia9.1
43Brazil9
44Rwanda9
45Australia8.5
46Slovakia8.5
47South Africa8.5
48Jamaica8.3
49Panama8.3
50Hungary8.2
51Lebanon8.2
52Chile8.2
53Uganda8.2
54Germany8.1
55Latvia8.1
56Guinea-Bissau8.1
57Saint Lucia8.1
58Malaysia8
59Lithuania7.8
60Croatia7.8
61Andorra7.7
62Ireland7.6
63Czech Republic7.6
64Suriname7.6
65Mali7.5
66Greece7.4
67Bulgaria7.4
68Afghanistan7.4
69Uruguay7.4
70Honduras7.3
71Sudan7.3
72Bahamas, The7.2
73Vietnam7.2
74Grenada7.1
75Paraguay7.1
76Poland7.1
77San Marino7.1
78Sao Tome and Principe7.1
79Denmark7
80Eritrea7
81Chad7
82Ukraine7
83Samoa7
84Albania6.9
85Macedonia6.9
86Barbados6.8
87Kuwait6.8
88Turkey6.7
89Libya6.6
90Laos6.5
91Korea, South6.5
92Mauritius6.5
93Djibouti6.4
94Colombia6.4
95Egypt6.4
96Burkina Faso6.4
97Swaziland6.3
98Madagascar6.2
99Tonga6.2
100Tunisia6.2

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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