Which Country Pays the Most for Health Care as of GDP?

Total Health Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2017 or latest
Health Care | February 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 49 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in health expenditure as a percentage of GDP with 17.2% followed by Switzerland and France. On the other end of the scale was Indonesia with 3.43%, India with 3.86% and Turkey with 4.23%.

Data for more countries are available at Total Health Expenditure (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Total Health Expenditure (As % of GDP) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 10.0% 10.2% 10.3% 10.4% 10.3%
Belgium % 10.0% 10.1% 10.3% 10.3% 10.1%
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 9.71% 9.94% 9.42% 9.46% 9.34% ... ...
Canada % 10.2% 10.2% 10.1% 9.97% 10.4%
Denmark % 10.2% 10.2% 10.2% 10.2% 10.3%
Finland % 8.95% 9.29% 9.49% 9.48% 9.74%
France % 11.2% 11.3% 11.4% 11.6% 11.5%
Germany % 10.7% 10.8% 10.9% 11.0% 11.1%
Japan % 10.6% 10.8% 10.8% 10.8% 10.9%
Netherlands % 10.5% 10.9% 10.9% 10.9% 10.4%
Norway % 8.78% 8.77% 8.92% 9.33% 10.1%
Sweden % 10.7% 10.9% 11.1% 11.1% 11.0%
Switzerland % 10.8% 11.1% 11.3% 11.5% 11.9%
USA % 16.4% 16.4% 16.3% 16.5% 16.8%
United Kingdom % 8.42% 8.34% 9.77% 9.72% 9.79%