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People > Health expenditures: Countries Compared

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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Liberia 19.5% of GDP 2011
2 Sierra Leone 18.8% of GDP 2011
3 United States 17.9% of GDP 2011
4 Tuvalu 17.3% of GDP 2011
5 Marshall Islands 16.5% of GDP 2011
6 Niue 14.6% of GDP 2011
7 Federated States of Micronesia 13.4% of GDP 2011
8 Lesotho 12.8% of GDP 2011
9 Netherlands 12% of GDP 2011
10 France 11.6% of GDP 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 11.41% of GDP 2011
11 Moldova 11.4% of GDP 2011
=12 Denmark 11.2% of GDP 2011
=12 Canada 11.2% of GDP 2011
14 Germany 11.1% of GDP 2011
=15 Switzerland 10.9% of GDP 2011
=15 Costa Rica 10.9% of GDP 2011
17 Rwanda 10.8% of GDP 2011
=18 Belgium 10.6% of GDP 2011
=18 Austria 10.6% of GDP 2011
=18 Palau 10.6% of GDP 2011
=21 Serbia 10.4% of GDP 2011
=21 Portugal 10.4% of GDP 2011
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10.2% of GDP 2011
=24 Kiribati 10.1% of GDP 2011
=24 New Zealand 10.1% of GDP 2011
=24 Nicaragua 10.1% of GDP 2009
27 Cuba 10% of GDP 2011
28 Nauru 9.8% of GDP 2011
29 Paraguay 9.7% of GDP 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 9.64% of GDP 2011
=30 Afghanistan 9.6% of GDP 2011
=30 Spain 9.6% of GDP 2010
=32 Uganda 9.5% of GDP 2011
=32 Italy 9.5% of GDP 2011
=34 Sweden 9.4% of GDP 2011
=34 Georgia 9.4% of GDP 2011
=34 Ireland 9.4% of GDP 2011
=37 Japan 9.3% of GDP 2011
=37 United Kingdom 9.3% of GDP 2011
=37 Montenegro 9.3% of GDP 2011
=40 Iceland 9.1% of GDP 2011
=40 Norway 9.1% of GDP 2011
=40 Honduras 9.1% of GDP 2009
=43 Greece 9% of GDP 2011
=43 Australia 9% of GDP 2011
=43 Slovakia 9% of GDP 2010
=43 Slovenia 9% of GDP 2010
=47 Brazil 8.9% of GDP 2011
=47 Finland 8.9% of GDP 2011
49 Solomon Islands 8.8% of GDP 2011
50 Burundi 8.7% of GDP 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 8.7% of GDP 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 8.59% of GDP 2009
=51 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.5% of GDP 2011
=51 South Africa 8.5% of GDP 2011
=51 Maldives 8.5% of GDP 2011
=51 Malta 8.5% of GDP 2010
=55 Jordan 8.4% of GDP 2011
=55 Sudan 8.4% of GDP 2011
=55 Malawi 8.4% of GDP 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 8.37% of GDP 2011
58 Iraq 8.3% of GDP 2011
European Union average (profile) 8.29% of GDP 2009
59 Panama 8.2% of GDP 2011
60 Argentina 8.1% of GDP 2011
Europe average (profile) 8.04% of GDP 2009
=61 Uruguay 8% of GDP 2011
=61 Togo 8% of GDP 2011
=61 Swaziland 8% of GDP 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 7.93% of GDP 2011
=64 Djibouti 7.9% of GDP 2011
=64 Haiti 7.9% of GDP 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 7.82% of GDP 2009
66 Croatia 7.8% of GDP 2010
=67 The Bahamas 7.7% of GDP 2011
=67 Sao Tome and Principe 7.7% of GDP 2011
=67 Hungary 7.7% of GDP 2011
=67 Israel 7.7% of GDP 2011
=67 Luxembourg 7.7% of GDP 2011
=67 Barbados 7.7% of GDP 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 7.7% of GDP 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 7.69% of GDP 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 7.65% of GDP 2009
73 Bulgaria 7.6% of GDP 2010
74 Chile 7.5% of GDP 2011
=75 Cyprus 7.4% of GDP 2011
=75 Czech Republic 7.4% of GDP 2011
=77 Ukraine 7.3% of GDP 2011
=77 Ecuador 7.3% of GDP 2011
=77 Tanzania 7.3% of GDP 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 7.3% of GDP 2009
=80 Saint Lucia 7.2% of GDP 2011
=80 Andorra 7.2% of GDP 2011
=80 South Korea 7.2% of GDP 2011
=80 San Marino 7.2% of GDP 2010
Landlocked countries average (profile) 7.07% of GDP 2009
=84 Samoa 7% of GDP 2011
=84 Lithuania 7% of GDP 2010
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 6.96% of GDP 2009
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 6.93% of GDP 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 6.92% of GDP 2011
=86 Mali 6.8% of GDP 2011
=86 Vietnam 6.8% of GDP 2011
=86 Cote d'Ivoire 6.8% of GDP 2011
=86 El Salvador 6.8% of GDP 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 6.75% of GDP 2011
=90 Poland 6.7% of GDP 2011
=90 Guatemala 6.7% of GDP 2011
=90 Turkey 6.7% of GDP 2011
=90 Latvia 6.7% of GDP 2010
Former British colonies average (profile) 6.61% of GDP 2011
=94 Mozambique 6.6% of GDP 2011
=94 Republic of Macedonia 6.6% of GDP 2011
96 Burkina Faso 6.5% of GDP 2011
97 Mexico 6.4% of GDP 2009
failed states average (profile) 6.4% of GDP 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 6.35% of GDP 2011
=98 Guinea-Bissau 6.3% of GDP 2011
=98 Albania 6.3% of GDP 2011
=98 Lebanon 6.3% of GDP 2011
=101 Tunisia 6.2% of GDP 2011
=101 Grenada 6.2% of GDP 2011
=101 Russia 6.2% of GDP 2011
=101 Kyrgyzstan 6.2% of GDP 2010
Religious countries average (profile) 6.15% of GDP 2011
=105 Zambia 6.1% of GDP 2011
=105 Colombia 6.1% of GDP 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 6.08% of GDP 2011
=107 Iran 6% of GDP 2011
=107 Senegal 6% of GDP 2011
=107 Estonia 6% of GDP 2011
=107 Morocco 6% of GDP 2011
=107 Guinea 6% of GDP 2011
=112 Guyana 5.9% of GDP 2011
=112 Antigua and Barbuda 5.9% of GDP 2011
=112 Mauritius 5.9% of GDP 2011
=112 Dominica 5.9% of GDP 2011
=112 Romania 5.9% of GDP 2010
117 Tajikistan 5.8% of GDP 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 5.79% of GDP 2011
=118 Cambodia 5.7% of GDP 2011
=118 Trinidad and Tobago 5.7% of GDP 2011
=118 Belize 5.7% of GDP 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 5.59% of GDP 2011
=121 Cook Islands 5.5% of GDP 2011
=121 Yemen 5.5% of GDP 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 5.47% of GDP 2011
=123 Mauritania 5.4% of GDP 2011
=123 Nepal 5.4% of GDP 2011
=123 Uzbekistan 5.4% of GDP 2011
=123 Dominican Republic 5.4% of GDP 2011
=127 Comoros 5.3% of GDP 2011
=127 Namibia 5.3% of GDP 2011
=127 Belarus 5.3% of GDP 2011
=127 Niger 5.3% of GDP 2011
=127 Tonga 5.3% of GDP 2011
=127 Mongolia 5.3% of GDP 2011
=127 Suriname 5.3% of GDP 2011
=127 Nigeria 5.3% of GDP 2011
=135 China 5.2% of GDP 2011
=135 Azerbaijan 5.2% of GDP 2011
=135 Venezuela 5.2% of GDP 2011
=135 Cameroon 5.2% of GDP 2011
=135 Jamaica 5.2% of GDP 2010
=140 Botswana 5.1% of GDP 2011
=140 East Timor 5.1% of GDP 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.94% of GDP 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.91% of GDP 2011
=142 Egypt 4.9% of GDP 2011
=142 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4.9% of GDP 2011
=142 Bolivia 4.9% of GDP 2011
=145 Peru 4.8% of GDP 2011
=145 Cape Verde 4.8% of GDP 2011
=145 Ghana 4.8% of GDP 2011
South Asia average (profile) 4.76% of GDP 2011
148 Ethiopia 4.7% of GDP 2011
=149 Singapore 4.6% of GDP 2011
=149 Benin 4.6% of GDP 2011
151 Kenya 4.5% of GDP 2011
=152 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4.4% of GDP 2011
=152 The Gambia 4.4% of GDP 2011
=152 Libya 4.4% of GDP 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 4.38% of GDP 2011
=155 Chad 4.3% of GDP 2011
=155 Armenia 4.3% of GDP 2011
=155 Papua New Guinea 4.3% of GDP 2011
=155 Monaco 4.3% of GDP 2011
=159 Bhutan 4.1% of GDP 2011
=159 Philippines 4.1% of GDP 2011
=159 Thailand 4.1% of GDP 2011
=159 Vanuatu 4.1% of GDP 2011
=159 Madagascar 4.1% of GDP 2011
164 Equatorial Guinea 4% of GDP 2011
=165 Kazakhstan 3.9% of GDP 2011
=165 Algeria 3.9% of GDP 2011
=165 India 3.9% of GDP 2011
=168 Seychelles 3.8% of GDP 2011
=168 Fiji 3.8% of GDP 2011
=168 Central African Republic 3.8% of GDP 2011
=168 Bahrain 3.8% of GDP 2011
=172 Saudi Arabia 3.7% of GDP 2011
=172 Syria 3.7% of GDP 2011
=172 Bangladesh 3.7% of GDP 2011
175 Malaysia 3.6% of GDP 2011
176 Angola 3.5% of GDP 2011
177 Sri Lanka 3.4% of GDP 2011
178 United Arab Emirates 3.3% of GDP 2011
179 Gabon 3.2% of GDP 2011
180 Laos 2.8% of GDP 2011
=181 Kuwait 2.7% of GDP 2011
=181 Indonesia 2.7% of GDP 2011
=181 Turkmenistan 2.7% of GDP 2011
184 Eritrea 2.6% of GDP 2011
=185 Brunei 2.5% of GDP 2011
=185 Pakistan 2.5% of GDP 2011
=185 Congo, Republic of the 2.5% of GDP 2011
188 Oman 2.3% of GDP 2011
=189 Burma 2% of GDP 2011
=189 North Korea 2% of GDP 2009
191 Qatar 1.9% of GDP 2011

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