Who Pays the Most for Health Care from Private Resources?

Private Health Expenditure (As % of Total) (%), 2017 or latest
Health Care | January 2, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 43 countries in 2017, India ranked the highest in private health expenditure as a share of total with 75.2% followed by Indonesia and South Africa. On the other end of the scale was Norway with 15.0%, Germany with 15.0% and Denmark with 15.8%.

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

Private Health Expenditure (As % of Total) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Brazil % 55.3% 56.0% 55.3% 55.6% 56.7% ... ...
Chile % 40.5% 40.0% 40.0% 39.6% 39.2%
China % ... ... ... 48.2% 45.7% 44.1% 42.1% 43.2% ... ...
Greece % 33.6% 37.9% 41.8% 41.7% 38.7% ...
Hungary % 33.5% 34.5% 33.4% 32.9% 33.1%
India % 72.0% 72.9% 77.9% 77.1% 75.2% ... ...
Indonesia % 68.4% 65.2% 62.5% 60.8% 67.7% ... ...
Israel % 37.3% 37.3% 36.3% 36.8% 37.3%
Latvia % 36.5% 39.7% 40.0% 40.3% 43.0%
Mexico % 48.7% 48.4% 47.2% 48.2% 47.8%
Portugal % 32.3% 34.4% 33.1% 33.9% 33.8%
Russia % 37.3% 36.3% 37.6% 38.2% 41.3% ...
South Africa % ... ... ... 57.5% 56.7% 56.8% 57.0% 57.3% ... ...
South Korea % 40.4% 41.1% 41.0% 41.2% 41.1%
Switzerland % 37.7% 36.5% 35.9% 36.8% 36.6%