Domestic general government health expenditure (% of GDP) - Country Ranking

Definition: Public expenditure on health from domestic sources as a share of the economy as measured by GDP.

Source: World Health Organization Global Health Expenditure database (http://apps.who.int/nha/database).

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 United States 13.97 2016
2 Tuvalu 13.06 2016
3 Cuba 10.92 2016
4 France 9.57 2016
5 Germany 9.43 2016
6 Japan 9.13 2016
7 Sweden 9.13 2016
8 Norway 8.94 2016
9 Denmark 8.71 2016
10 Belgium 8.44 2016
11 Netherlands 8.39 2016
12 United Kingdom 7.83 2016
13 Canada 7.74 2016
14 Switzerland 7.69 2016
15 Austria 7.57 2016
16 Finland 7.34 2016
17 Kiribati 7.29 2016
18 New Zealand 7.25 2016
19 Palau 6.99 2016
20 Iceland 6.76 2016
21 Nauru 6.74 2016
22 Italy 6.65 2016
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.53 2016
24 Uruguay 6.50 2016
25 Spain 6.39 2016
26 Australia 6.32 2016
27 Slovenia 6.12 2016
28 Portugal 6.02 2016
29 Malta 5.87 2016
30 Czech Republic 5.85 2016
31 Montenegro 5.73 2016
32 Slovak Republic 5.69 2016
33 Costa Rica 5.65 2016
34 Namibia 5.65 2016
35 Croatia 5.62 2016
36 Argentina 5.62 2016
37 Nicaragua 5.37 2016
38 Eswatini 5.33 2016
39 Ireland 5.32 2016
40 Serbia 5.30 2016
41 Lesotho 5.15 2016
42 San Marino 5.14 2016
43 Greece 5.14 2016
44 Andorra 5.09 2016
45 Estonia 5.04 2016
46 Luxembourg 5.01 2016
47 Chile 4.99 2016
48 Hungary 4.85 2016
49 Panama 4.76 2016
50 Israel 4.57 2016
51 Poland 4.54 2016
52 Bolivia 4.51 2016
53 Algeria 4.50 2016
54 El Salvador 4.49 2016
55 Iran 4.42 2016
56 Moldova 4.38 2016
57 Zimbabwe 4.38 2016
58 Lithuania 4.38 2016
59 South Africa 4.36 2016
60 Korea 4.34 2016
61 Ecuador 4.29 2016
62 Samoa 4.23 2016
63 Suriname 4.21 2016
64 Lebanon 4.18 2016
65 Bulgaria 4.16 2016
66 Paraguay 4.14 2016
67 Belize 4.06 2016
68 North Macedonia 4.03 2016
69 Tunisia 3.94 2016
70 Brazil 3.91 2016
71 Romania 3.89 2016
72 Saudi Arabia 3.89 2016
73 Belarus 3.88 2016
74 Honduras 3.86 2016
75 Libya 3.83 2011
76 Oman 3.83 2016
77 Seychelles 3.78 2016
78 Colombia 3.75 2016
79 Jamaica 3.68 2016
80 Solomon Islands 3.58 2016
81 Tonga 3.47 2016
82 Jordan 3.46 2016
83 Trinidad and Tobago 3.44 2016
84 Latvia 3.41 2016
85 Dominica 3.41 2016
86 Turkey 3.38 2016
87 Peru 3.30 2016
88 Kuwait 3.27 2016
89 Barbados 3.19 2016
90 The Bahamas 3.18 2016
91 Georgia 3.08 2016
92 Botswana 3.06 2016
93 Russia 3.00 2016
94 Bahrain 2.99 2016
95 Cabo Verde 2.97 2016
96 Uzbekistan 2.92 2016
97 Cyprus 2.90 2016
98 Thailand 2.90 2016
99 China 2.89 2016
100 Madagascar 2.86 2016
101 Ukraine 2.85 2016
102 Mexico 2.85 2016
103 Dominican Republic 2.82 2016
104 Albania 2.77 2016
105 Malawi 2.76 2016
106 Morocco 2.74 2016
107 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.73 2016
108 Burkina Faso 2.71 2016
109 Mozambique 2.70 2016
110 Guinea-Bissau 2.69 2016
111 Vietnam 2.68 2016
112 Antigua and Barbuda 2.61 2016
113 Kyrgyz Republic 2.59 2016
114 Bhutan 2.55 2016
115 United Arab Emirates 2.55 2016
116 Mauritius 2.53 2016
117 Qatar 2.51 2016
118 Guyana 2.50 2016
119 St. Kitts and Nevis 2.45 2016
120 Singapore 2.44 2016
121 São Tomé and Principe 2.39 2016
122 Rwanda 2.29 2016
123 Timor-Leste 2.24 2016
124 St. Lucia 2.23 2016
125 Brunei 2.22 2016
126 Fiji 2.21 2016
127 Grenada 2.17 2016
128 Guatemala 2.17 2016
129 Mongolia 2.16 2016
130 Kazakhstan 2.07 2016
131 Gabon 2.01 2016
132 Tajikistan 2.00 2016
133 Vanuatu 1.99 2016
134 Congo 1.96 2016
135 Malaysia 1.92 2016
136 Senegal 1.91 2016
137 Sierra Leone 1.85 2016
138 Burundi 1.80 2016
139 Zambia 1.71 2016
140 Ghana 1.71 2016
141 Tanzania 1.68 2016
142 Sri Lanka 1.68 2016
143 Kenya 1.65 2016
144 Armenia 1.63 2016
145 Syrian Arab Republic 1.61 2012
146 Djibouti 1.60 2016
147 Mauritania 1.55 2016
148 Niger 1.51 2016
149 Indonesia 1.40 2016
150 Monaco 1.39 2016
151 Philippines 1.38 2016
152 Papua New Guinea 1.38 2016
153 Azerbaijan 1.38 2016
154 Liberia 1.37 2016
155 Egypt 1.36 2016
156 Togo 1.33 2016
157 Cambodia 1.33 2016
158 Angola 1.27 2016
159 Turkmenistan 1.23 2016
160 Mali 1.21 2016
161 Nepal 1.17 2016
162 Côte d'Ivoire 1.13 2016
163 Comoros 1.11 2016
164 Sudan 1.10 2016
165 Ethiopia 1.10 2016
166 Myanmar 1.02 2016
167 Uganda 1.02 2016
168 India 0.93 2016
169 Eritrea 0.86 2016
170 Chad 0.86 2016
171 Haiti 0.83 2016
172 The Gambia 0.82 2016
173 Equatorial Guinea 0.79 2016
174 Benin 0.79 2016
175 Venezuela 0.77 2016
176 Pakistan 0.77 2016
177 Lao PDR 0.76 2016
178 Iraq 0.70 2016
179 Guinea 0.67 2016
180 Central African Republic 0.64 2016
181 Cameroon 0.63 2016
182 Yemen 0.57 2015
183 Afghanistan 0.52 2016
184 Nigeria 0.47 2016
185 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.47 2016
186 Bangladesh 0.42 2016

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Development Relevance: Strengthening health financing is one objective of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG target 3.c). The levels and trends of health expenditure data identify key issues such as weaknesses and strengths and areas that need investment, for instance additional health facilities, better health information systems, or better trained human resources. Health financing is also critical for reaching universal health coverage (UHC) defined as all people obtaining the quality health services they need without suffering financial hardship (SDG 3.8). The data on out-of-pocket spending is a key indicator with regard to financial protection and hence of progress towards UHC.

Original Source Notes: The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised health expenditure data using the new international classification for health expenditures in the revised System of Health Accounts (SHA 2011). WHO’s Global Health Expenditure Database in this new version i

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The health expenditure estimates have been prepared by the World Health Organization under the framework of the System of Health Accounts 2011 (SHA 2011). The Health SHA 2011 tracks all health spending in a given country over a defined period of time regardless of the entity or institution that financed and managed that spending. It generates consistent and comprehensive data on health spending in a country, which in turn can contribute to evidence-based policy-making.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual