Public and private per capita health expenditure in selected countries 2016

Public and private per capita health expenditure in selected countries in 2016 (in U.S. dollars)

by Matej Mikulic, last edited May 28, 2019
Public and private per capita health expenditure in selected countries 2016 The public and private per capita health expenditure differs significantly by country. As of 2016, the United States had the highest private per capita spending worldwide while the public health expenditures were relatively in range with other developed countries. In the same year, Luxembourg had the highest public expenditures on health globally.
Health expenditures globally

Health expenditures include the consumption of health goods, services and public health programs as well as insurance and government spending. Globally, health expenditures are on the rise. Among all countries the average per capita health expenditure is projected to double from the 2015 totals by the year 2040. Despite the growing expenditures, there are still countries with relatively low health expenditures. The countries with the lowest governmental health expenditure include Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea and South Sudan.

Health expenditures spotlight: the U.S.

In 2017 the U.S. national health expenditure was at an all-time high. However, the projections indicate that total health expenditures will increase even more. The per capita health expenditures for the U.S. looked equally as grim with 2019 projected to be the most expensive year for health care on record. Despite having seen a significant increase in the total cost of health care in the U.S., trends indicate that the annual percentage change in health expenditures is decreasing over time.
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Public and private per capita health expenditure in selected countries in 2016 (in U.S. dollars)

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PublicPrivate
United States 4,8605,032
Switzerland 5,0382,881
Luxembourg 6,1941,269
Norway 5,664983
Germany 4,695856
Ireland 3,8791,650
Sweden 4,603884
Netherlands 4,3541,032
Austria 3,9571,270
Denmark 4,374831
Belgium 3,7401,100
Canada 3,3411,412
Australia*3,1901,518
France 3,626974
Japan 3,801718
Iceland*3,593784
United Kingdom 3,320872
Finland 3,0171,017
OECD-352,9371,066
New Zealand 2,879711
Italy 2,545847
Spain 2,293955
Slovenia 2,036799
Israel**1,7021,120
Portugal 1,811923
Korea 1,5381,191
Czech Republic 2,097447
Greece 1,296927
Slovak Republic 1,715435
Hungary 1,434667
Estonia 1,513476
Chile 1,200777
Lithuania 1,319652
Poland 1,240558
Latvia 828639
Costa Rica**1,010380
Russian Federation 825526
South Africa 554595
Turkey 863224
Mexico 558522
Brazil**549445
Colombia**724240
China**409324
Indonesia**114188
India**81188
PublicPrivate
United States 4,8605,032
Switzerland 5,0382,881
Luxembourg 6,1941,269
Norway 5,664983
Germany 4,695856
Ireland 3,8791,650
Sweden 4,603884
Netherlands 4,3541,032
Austria 3,9571,270
Denmark 4,374831
Belgium 3,7401,100
Canada 3,3411,412
Australia*3,1901,518
France 3,626974
Japan 3,801718
Iceland*3,593784
United Kingdom 3,320872
Finland 3,0171,017
OECD-352,9371,066
New Zealand 2,879711
Italy 2,545847
Spain 2,293955
Slovenia 2,036799
Israel**1,7021,120
Portugal 1,811923
Korea 1,5381,191
Czech Republic 2,097447
Greece 1,296927
Slovak Republic 1,715435
Hungary 1,434667
Estonia 1,513476
Chile 1,200777
Lithuania 1,319652
Poland 1,240558
Latvia 828639
Costa Rica**1,010380
Russian Federation 825526
South Africa 554595
Turkey 863224
Mexico 558522
Brazil**549445
Colombia**724240
China**409324
Indonesia**114188
India**81188
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by Matej Mikulic, last edited May 28, 2019
The public and private per capita health expenditure differs significantly by country. As of 2016, the United States had the highest private per capita spending worldwide while the public health expenditures were relatively in range with other developed countries. In the same year, Luxembourg had the highest public expenditures on health globally.
Health expenditures globally

Health expenditures include the consumption of health goods, services and public health programs as well as insurance and government spending. Globally, health expenditures are on the rise. Among all countries the average per capita health expenditure is projected to double from the 2015 totals by the year 2040. Despite the growing expenditures, there are still countries with relatively low health expenditures. The countries with the lowest governmental health expenditure include Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea and South Sudan.

Health expenditures spotlight: the U.S.

In 2017 the U.S. national health expenditure was at an all-time high. However, the projections indicate that total health expenditures will increase even more. The per capita health expenditures for the U.S. looked equally as grim with 2019 projected to be the most expensive year for health care on record. Despite having seen a significant increase in the total cost of health care in the U.S., trends indicate that the annual percentage change in health expenditures is decreasing over time.
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