Latin America: health spending as share of GDP 2017, by country

In 2017, the country with the highest share of health spending in relation to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was Cuba, with more than 11.7 percent. It was followed by Brazil, with a 9.47 percent of its GDP spent on healthcare.

Healthcare expenditure as percentage of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, by country

Share of GDP
Cuba 11.71%
Brazil 9.47%
Uruguay 9.3%
Argentina 9.12%
Chile 8.98%
Nicaragua 8.65%
Ecuador 8.26%
Haiti 8.04%
Honduras 7.86%
Costa Rica 7.33%
Panama 7.32%
Colombia 7.23%
El Salvador 7.23%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.98%
Barbados 6.78%
Paraguay 6.65%
Suriname 6.23%
Dominican Republic 6.14%
Jamaica 5.99%
Dominica 5.88%
Guatemala 5.81%
Bahamas 5.76%
Belize 5.64%
Mexico 5.52%
Saint Kitts and Nevis 5.04%
Peru 5%
Guyana 4.95%
Grenada 4.76%
Saint Lucia 4.55%
Antigua and Barbuda 4.53%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4.49%
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Release date

January 2020


Central and South America, Mexico

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Special properties

Current health expenditure as % of GDP

Supplementary notes

The values have been rounded.
The source does not provide an exact date of publication. The release date corresponds to the date of access.

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