Who Pays the Most for Private Health Care as of GDP?

Private Health Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2017 or latest
Health Care | February 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 42 countries in 2017, Brazil ranked the highest in private health expenditure as a percentage of GDP with 5.06% followed by South Africa and Switzerland. On the other end of the scale was Turkey with 0.919%, Luxembourg with 1.12% and Czech Republic with 1.26%.

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

Private 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
Australia % 2.89% 3.07% 3.15% 2.96% 2.97%
Austria % 2.55% 2.67% 2.68% 2.70% 2.68%
Brazil % 4.83% 5.00% 5.01% 4.63% 5.06% ... ...
Chile % 3.75% 3.83% 4.07% 3.09% 3.15%
Greece % 3.19% 3.05% 2.99% 3.32% 3.17% ...
India % 2.69% 2.65% 2.69% 2.79% 2.91% ... ...
Israel % 2.86% 2.96% 2.96% 2.65% 2.75%
Latvia % 2.08% 2.17% 2.18% 2.20% 2.45%
Mexico % 2.96% 2.94% 3.01% 2.70% 2.75%
Portugal % 3.47% 3.57% 3.43% 3.06% 3.04%
South Africa % 8.52% 4.61% 4.61% 4.52% 4.70% ... ...
South Korea % 3.30% 3.47% 3.34% 2.81% 2.90%
Spain % 2.51% 2.63% 2.63% 2.67% 2.62%
Switzerland % 3.83% 3.91% 3.90% 4.23% 4.36%
USA % 9.02% 9.04% 9.05% 3.07% 3.04% ...