How Much Do We Spend on Pharmaceuticals?

Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals Per Capita, PPP (USD) (USD), 2017 or latest
Pharmaceutical | January 1, 2019
$2.99
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Based on a comparison of 34 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in expenditure on pharmaceuticals per capita in PPP prices with USD 1,208 followed by Switzerland and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Costa Rica with USD 171, Mexico with USD 232 and Denmark with USD 335.

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

Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals Per Capita, PPP (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 613 603 635 678 651 ... ...
Austria USD 567 590 608 622 647 ...
Belgium USD ... ... ... ... 629 632 668 685 710 ...
Canada USD 751 751 772 835 852
France USD 637 648 638 660 667 ...
Germany USD 692 738 759 817 855 ...
Greece USD 575 543 559 593 618 ...
Hungary USD ... ... 552 561 564 589 565 ...
Ireland USD 582 555 561 591 610 ...
Italy USD 519 516 552 578 599
Japan USD 812 814 891 798 803 ... ...
South Korea USD 472 478 517 553 573
Spain USD 450 446 462 500 514 ...
Switzerland USD 699 715 757 812 846 ...
USA USD 994 1,099 1,177 1,192 1,203 ...