Who Pays the Most for Health Care from Public Coffers?

Public Health Expenditure (As % of Total) (%), 2017 or latest
Health Care | February 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 43 countries in 2017, Norway ranked the highest in public health expenditure as a share of total with 85.0% followed by Germany and Denmark. On the other end of the scale was India with 24.8%, Indonesia with 32.3% and South Africa with 42.7%.

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

Public 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
Belgium % 77.9% 78.3% 78.0% 78.2% 78.4%
Czech Republic % 83.9% 83.7% 83.6% 82.7% 83.5%
Denmark % 83.6% 84.0% 84.3% 84.2% 84.2%
France % 76.0% 76.1% 76.2% 76.5% 76.6%
Germany % 83.3% 83.1% 83.9% 84.4% 84.3%
Iceland % 80.1% 79.9% 80.2% 80.5% 80.8%
Japan % 83.7% 83.9% 84.3% 84.1% 84.1%
Luxembourg % 83.2% 82.9% 82.5% 82.3% 81.8%
Netherlands % 82.2% 82.0% 81.1% 80.7% 81.0%
New Zealand % 80.9% 80.5% 80.1% 79.6% 79.0%
Norway % 84.4% 84.8% 85.0% 85.3% 85.5%
Slovakia % 73.8% 72.2% 74.2% 80.2% 79.7%
Sweden % 84.0% 83.6% 83.4% 83.4% 83.3%
USA % 48.4% 48.3% 48.8% 81.4% 81.9% ...
United Kingdom % 82.6% 82.8% 79.6% 79.6% 79.6%