How Much Do We Spend on Pharmaceuticals?

Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals Per Capita (USD) (USD), 2017 or latest
Pharmaceutical | January 1, 2019
$2.99
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Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2017, Switzerland ranked the highest in expenditure on pharmaceuticals per capita with USD 1,377 followed by USA and Canada. On the other end of the scale was Mexico with USD 107, Russia with USD 139 and Poland with USD 168.

Data for more countries are available at Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals Per Capita (USD) indicator page.

Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals Per Capita (USD) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Australia USD 490 432 399 464 458 ...
Austria USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 413 424 395 379 413 ...
Belgium USD ... ... ... 714 692 640 602 661
Canada USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 681 650 599 580 635
France USD 556 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Germany USD 508 526 494 474 513 ...
Iceland USD 650 590 569 622 750
Ireland USD 565 531 486 472 502 ...
Japan USD 557 464 446 445 469 ...
Luxembourg USD 490 462 410 384 397
Norway USD 653 615 548 553 611
South Korea USD 420 450 441 432 478 ...
Sweden USD 584 555 519 499 519
Switzerland USD 795 777 762 771 789
USA USD 1,026 ... ... ... ... ... ...