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

Public Health Expenditure (As % of GDP) (%), 2014
Health Care | February 22, 2018
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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 GDP with 10.8% followed by Cuba and Sweden. On the other end of the scale was Bangladesh with 0.787%, Pakistan with 0.919% and Nigeria with 0.923%.

Average public health expenditure as a percentage of GDP reached 5.99% in 2014 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 1.16 % more than in the previous year and 3.85 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average public health expenditure as a percentage of GDP reached an all time high of 6.32% in 2009 and an all time low of 5.20% in 1997. The average annual growth amounted to 0.656 % since 1960.

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