Healthcare spending around the world

20170517070000, Brenda Lau
Health spending around the world
Data from 184 countries shows how some of the nations stood out in terms of their healthcare spending.
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
http://www.thelancet.com/action/showFullTableImage?tableId=tbl1&pii=S0140673617308747
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