Which Country Spends the Most for Health Care?

Health Expenditure, Total (USD) (USD mil), 2014
Health Care | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 165 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in health expenditure with USD 2,973,872 mil followed by China and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Comoros with USD 44.1 mil, Gambia with USD 49.9 mil and Guinea Bissau with USD 59.7 mil.

Total health expenditure reached USD 7,686,581 mil in 2014 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.42 % more than in the previous year and 44.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total health expenditure reached an all time high of USD 7,686,581 mil in 2014 and an all time low of USD 2,656,899 mil in 1995. The average annual growth amounted to 5.75 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 38.7 % of health expenditure in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 52.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 75.6 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Health Expenditure, Total (USD) indicator page.