Afghanistan: Health spending as percent of GDP

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 Afghanistan

Health spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 16.83
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2002 - 2021
 Average 10.9
 Min - Max 7.9 - 16.83
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2002 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 10.9 percent with a minimum of 7.9 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 16.83 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 16.83 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 21 countries is 9.82 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Health spending as percent of GDP - recent values

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Afghanistan - Health spending as percent of GDP - historical chart - 2002-2021




Definition: Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Health spending per capita 81.32 2021 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 16.83 2021 percent
 Life expectancy 61.98 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 65.28 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 58.92 2021 years
 Birth rate 35.84 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 7.34 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 4.64 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 0.10 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 185.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 10.90 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 44.90 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 29.80 2020 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 27.7 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 36.4 2022 percent
 Suicides 4.10 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 66 2021 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 66 2021 percent
 Measles immunization rate 63 2021 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 15.90 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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