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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia USD 872 906 858 807 703 ... ...
Austria USD 631 597 622 658 573 ...
Belgium USD ... ... ... ... ... 742 671 696 692 611 ...
Canada USD 972 964 939 889 797
France USD 777 710 720 738 612 ...
Germany USD 696 654 696 749 658 ...
Iceland USD 624 573 576 591 548 ...
Ireland USD 809 776 724 704 590 ...
Japan USD 972 996 828 782 749 ... ...
Luxembourg USD ... ... 632 611 646 654 566 ...
Norway USD 709 694 705 689 588
South Korea USD 395 393 406 440 427
Sweden USD 653 637 664 656 562 ...
Switzerland USD 1,349 1,297 1,339 1,368 1,357 ...
USA USD 992 990 1,012 1,113 1,198 ...