Who Pays the Most for Health Care as of Government Spending?

Public Health Expenditure (As % of Government Expenditures) (%), 2014
Health Care | February 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 169 countries in 2014, Maldives ranked the highest in public health expenditure as a percentage of government expenditures with 26.6% followed by Nicaragua and New Zealand. On the other end of the scale was East Timor with 2.44%, Laos with 3.44% and Myanmar with 3.59%.

Data for more countries are available at Public Health Expenditure (As % of Government Expenditures) indicator page.

Public Health Expenditure (As % of Government Expenditures) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Canada % ... 18.0% 18.1% 18.2% 18.4% 18.5%
Colombia % ... 18.0% 18.3% 18.1% 20.2% 18.5%
Costa Rica % ... 26.1% 30.6% 29.0% 28.1% 27.7%
Germany % ... 18.6% 18.7% 18.5% 19.1% 19.3%
Japan % ... 18.6% 18.6% 19.4% 19.7% 20.0%
Maldives % ... 13.2% 12.7% 9.15% 8.93% 16.0%
Monaco % ... 15.8% 18.5% 18.8% 18.8% 18.8%
Netherlands % ... 18.8% 18.4% 18.8% 19.3% 20.0%
New Zealand % ... 18.4% 19.4% 17.4% 19.0% 20.5%
Nicaragua % ... 18.1% 20.0% 19.8% 19.1% 19.7%
Norway % ... 18.1% 17.7% 17.7% 17.9% 18.2%
Sweden % ... 14.5% 14.7% 14.7% 15.1% 15.0%
Switzerland % ... 20.9% 21.1% 21.0% 21.5% 22.1%
USA % ... 19.0% 18.7% 19.0% 19.5% 20.0%
Uruguay % ... 19.7% 19.3% 19.0% 18.6% 19.3%