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Countries with the highest per capita spending on healthcare, 2019

Comparing health spending in the United States to other countries is complicated, health expenditure in the U.S. is around $10,586 per person per year, while the average OECD country spends $4,000 per person.

India, Indonesia and, China were worst off. Health expenditure in India is around $209 per person per year, while Indonesia spends $301 per person. China’s per capita health spending was $688.

The table below looks at how per capita spending on healthcare in the United States compares to other countries that are similarly large and wealthy (based on GDP per capita). The analysis looks at 2019 health data from the OECD Health at a Glance 2019 report. These are the countries with the highest per capita spending on healthcare in 2019.

  1. United States: $10,586
  2. Switzerland: $7,317
  3. Norway: $6,187
  4. Germany: $5,986
  5. Sweden: $5,447
  6. Austria: $5,395
  7. Denmark: $5,299
  8. Netherlands: $5,288
  9. Luxembourg 5,070
  10. Australia: $5,005
  11. Canada: $4,974
  12. France: $4,965
  13. Belgium $4,944
  14. Ireland: $4,915
  15. Japan: $4,766
  16. Iceland: $4,349
  17. Finland: $4,228
  18. United Kingdom: $4,070
  19. New Zealand: $3,923
  20. Italy: $3,428
  21. Spain: $3,323
  22. Korea: $3,192
  23. Czech Republic: $3,058
  24. Portugal: $2,861
  25. Slovenia: $2,859
  26. Israel: $2,780
  27. Lithuania: $2,416
  28. Slovak Republic: $2,290
  29. Greece: $2,238
  30. Estonia: $2,231
  31. Chile: $2,182
  32. Poland: $2,056
  33. Hungary: $2,047
  34. Latvia: $1,749
  35. Russia: $1,514
  36. Costa Rica: $1,285
  37. Brazil: $1,282
  38. Turkey: $1,227
  39. Mexico: $1,138
  40. South Africa: $1,072
  41. Colombia: $960
  42. China: $688
  43. Indonesia: $301
  44. India: $209

Top 10 countries with the highest per capita spending on healthcare, 2019:

Top 10 countries with the highest per capita spending on healthcare, 2019

Top 10 countries with the lowest per capita spending on healthcare, 2019

Top 10 countries with the lowest per capita spending on healthcare, 2019


 

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