The United States spends the most on healthcare per person - USD9,237. Data spanning across 184 countries was collected and analysed by the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network, a network of investigators from around the world with expertise in various aspects of healthcare.

Here we take a look at some of the countries that stood out in terms of their healthcare spending:



Asia & Pacific


Afghanistan
Average life expectancy (2014): 54.9
Per capita health spending (2014):USD159

Papua New Guinea
Average life expectancy (2014): 60.5
Per capita health spending (2014):USD108

India
Average life expectancy (2014): 66.9
Per capita health spending (2014):USD253

Myanmar
Average life expectancy (2014): 67.6
Per capita health spending (2014):USD121

Cambodia
Average life expectancy (2014): 69.1
Per capita health spending (2014):USD209

Philippines
Average life expectancy (2014): 70.7
Per capita health spending (2014):USD330

Indonesia
Average life expectancy (2014): 70.8
Per capita health spending (2014):USD265

East Timor
Average life expectancy (2014): 72.3
Per capita health spending (2014): USD105

Bhutan
Average life expectancy (2014): 72.4
Per capita health spending (2014): USD279

Thailand
Average life expectancy (2014): 74.6
Per capita health spending (2014):USD633

Malaysia
Average life expectancy (2014): 75.1
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,047

Vietnam
Average life expectancy (2014): 75.2
Per capita health spending (2014): USD398

China
Average life expectancy (2014): 75.9
Per capita health spending (2014):USD697

Sri Lanka
Average life expectancy (2014): 77.4
Per capita health spending (2014):USD402

South Korea
Average life expectancy (2014): 80.9
Per capita health spending (2014): USD2,507

New Zealand
Average life expectancy (2014): 81.4
Per capita health spending (2014):USD4,050

Singapore
Average life expectancy (2014): 81.9
Per capita health spending (2014):USD3,981

Australia
Average life expectancy (2014): 82.3
Per capita health spending (2014):USD4,032

Japan
Average life expectancy (2014): 83.1
Per capita health spending (2014): USD3,816

Middle East & Africa


Lesotho
Average life expectancy (2014): 45.4
Per capita health spending (2014):USD319

Somalia
Average life expectancy (2014): 54.3
Per capita health spending (2014):USD33

Chad
Average life expectancy (2014): 56.8
Per capita health spending (2014):USD89

Uganda
Average life expectancy (2014): 60.7
Per capita health spending (2014):USD347

South Africa

Average life expectancy (2014): 61.2
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,172

Liberia
Average life expectancy (2014): 61.8
Per capita health spending (2014):USD345

Nigeria
Average life expectancy (2014): 63.7
Per capita health spending (2014):USD225

Kenya
Average life expectancy (2014): 65
Per capita health spending (2014):USD197

Sudan
Average life expectancy (2014): 67.2
Per capita health spending (2014):USD334

Syria
Average life expectancy (2014): 67.2
Per capita health spending (2014):USD562

Russia
Average life expectancy (2014): 70.9
Per capita health spending (2014): USD1,877

Egypt
Average life expectancy (2014): 71.3
Per capita health spending (2014):USD581

Iran
Average life expectancy (2014): 74.6
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,073

United Arab Emirates
Average life expectancy (2014): 75.4
Per capita health spending (2014):USD2,561

Turkey
Average life expectancy (2014): 79.1
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,040

Saudi Arabia

Average life expectancy (2014): 79.4
Per capita health spending (2014):USD2,320

Qatar
Average life expectancy (2014): 79.8
Per capita health spending (2014):USD2,663

Kuwait
Average life expectancy (2014): 80.2
Per capita health spending (2014):USD2,075

Israel
Average life expectancy (2014): 81.3
Per capita health spending (2014):USD2,722

Europe


Poland
Average life expectancy (2014): 77.4
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,629

Denmark
Average life expectancy (2014): 80.3
Per capita health spending (2014):USD5,075

Belgium
Average life expectancy (2014): 80.5
Per capita health spending (2014):USD4,751

Portugal
Average life expectancy (2014): 80.7
Per capita health spending (2014):USD2,697

Germany
Average life expectancy (2014): 80.7
Per capita health spending (2014): USD5,356

United Kingdom
Average life expectancy (2014): 80.9
Per capita health spending (2014): USD3,749

Finland
Average life expectancy (2014): 80.9
Per capita health spending (2014):USD3,935

Greece
Average life expectancy (2014): 81
Per capita health spending (2014):USD2,170

Austria
Average life expectancy (2014): 81.2
Per capita health spending (2014):USD5,471

Netherlands
Average life expectancy (2014): 81.3
Per capita health spending (2014):USD5,234

France
Average life expectancy (2014): 81.7
Per capita health spending (2014):USD4,589

Norway
Average life expectancy (2014): 82
Per capita health spending (2014):USD6,537

Italy
Average life expectancy (2014): 82.1
Per capita health spending (2014):USD3,311

Luxembourg
Average life expectancy (2014): 82.1
Per capita health spending (2014):USD7,105

Sweden
Average life expectancy (2014): 82.1
Per capita health spending (2014): USD5,446

Spain
Average life expectancy (2014): 82.5
Per capita health spending (2014):USD3,096

Switzerland
Average life expectancy (2014): 82.9
Per capita health spending (2014):USD7,831

Iceland
Average life expectancy (2014): 83.3
Per capita health spending (2014): USD3,959

The Americas


Honduras
Average life expectancy (2014): 72.8
Per capita health spending (2014):USD420

Paraguay
Average life expectancy (2014): 74.3
Per capita health spending (2014):USD863

Brazil
Average life expectancy (2014): 74.3
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,357

Jamaica
Average life expectancy (2014): 74.8
Per capita health spending (2014):USD477

Venezuela
Average life expectancy (2014): 74.8
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,010

Mexico
Average life expectancy (2014): 75.6
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,088

Barbados
Average life expectancy (2014): 75.6
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,116

Ecuador
Average life expectancy (2014): 75.8
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,071

Argentina
Average life expectancy (2014): 76.3
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,322

Panama
Average life expectancy (2014): 77.9
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,743

United States
Average life expectancy (2014): 79.1
Per capita health spending (2014): USD9,237

Chile
Average life expectancy (2014): 79.2
Per capita health spending (2014):USD1,780

Peru
Average life expectancy (2014): 79.3
Per capita health spending (2014): USD626

Costa Rica
Average life expectancy (2014): 80.2
Per capita health spending (2014): USD1,418

Canada
Average life expectancy (2014): 81.7
Per capita health spending (2014):USD4,576

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Sources:
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/04/20/524774195/what-country-spends-the-most-and-least-on-health-care-per-person
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