United Kingdom: Health spending as percent of GDP

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 United Kingdom

Health spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 11.94
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 9.33
 Min - Max 7.19 - 11.98
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2021. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 9.33 percent with a minimum of 7.19 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 11.98 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 11.94 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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United Kingdom - Health spending as percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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United Kingdom - Health spending as percent of GDP - historical chart - 2000-2021




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 5,634.18 2021 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 11.94 2021 percent
 Life expectancy 80.70 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 82.80 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 78.70 2021 years
 Birth rate 10.10 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 9.70 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 1.56 2021 births per woman
 Tuberculosis 7.60 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 6.30 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 15.50 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 2.50 2021 percent
 Suicides 7.90 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 92 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 92 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 90 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 3.20 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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