* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Health spending as percent of GDP, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 181 countries was 6.52 percent.The highest value was in Tuvalu: 23.96 percent and the lowest value was in Monaco: 1.53 percent. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Health spending as percent of GDP, 2019 Global rank Available data
Tuvalu 23.96 1 2000 - 2019
USA 16.77 2 2000 - 2019
Palau 15.15 3 2000 - 2019
Afghanistan 13.24 4 2002 - 2019
Germany 11.7 5 2000 - 2019
Micronesia 11.44 6 2000 - 2019
Armenia 11.34 7 2000 - 2019
Switzerland 11.29 8 2000 - 2019
Lesotho 11.27 9 2000 - 2019
France 11.06 10 2000 - 2019
Sweden 10.87 11 2000 - 2019
Canada 10.84 12 2000 - 2019
Japan 10.74 13 2000 - 2019
Belgium 10.66 14 2000 - 2019
Norway 10.52 15 2000 - 2019
Austria 10.43 16 2000 - 2019
Kiribati 10.26 17 2000 - 2019
Euro area 10.22 18 2000 - 2019
UK 10.15 19 2000 - 2019
Netherlands 10.13 20 2000 - 2019
Denmark 9.96 21 2000 - 2019
Australia 9.91 22 2000 - 2019
New Zealand 9.74 23 2000 - 2019
Suriname 9.74 24 2000 - 2019
Brazil 9.59 25 2000 - 2019
Portugal 9.53 26 2000 - 2019
Argentina 9.51 27 2000 - 2019
Uruguay 9.35 28 2000 - 2019
Chile 9.33 29 2000 - 2019
Finland 9.15 30 2000 - 2019
Spain 9.13 31 2000 - 2019
South Africa 9.11 32 2000 - 2019
Bosnia & Herz. 9.05 33 2000 - 2019
Sierra Leone 8.75 34 2000 - 2019
Italy 8.67 35 2000 - 2019
Serbia 8.67 36 2000 - 2019
Lebanon 8.65 37 2000 - 2019
Iceland 8.64 38 2000 - 2019
Slovenia 8.52 39 2000 - 2019
Namibia 8.5 40 2000 - 2019
Liberia 8.47 41 2000 - 2019
Nicaragua 8.4 42 2000 - 2019
G.-Bissau 8.35 43 2000 - 2019
Montenegro 8.33 44 2011 - 2019
Malta 8.21 45 2000 - 2019
South Korea 8.16 46 2000 - 2019
Maldives 8.04 47 2000 - 2019
Burundi 7.99 48 2000 - 2019
Greece 7.84 49 2000 - 2019
Czechia 7.83 50 2000 - 2019
Mozambique 7.83 51 2000 - 2019
Ecuador 7.82 52 2000 - 2019
C.A. Republic 7.75 53 2000 - 2019
Colombia 7.71 54 2000 - 2019
Zimbabwe 7.7 55 2010 - 2019
Jordan 7.58 56 2000 - 2019
Panama 7.58 57 2000 - 2019
Israel 7.46 58 2000 - 2019
Malawi 7.39 59 2000 - 2019
Honduras 7.28 60 2000 - 2019
Costa Rica 7.27 61 2000 - 2019
North Macedonia 7.25 62 2000 - 2019
El Salvador 7.17 63 2000 - 2019
Paraguay 7.17 64 2000 - 2019
Bulgaria 7.13 65 2000 - 2019
Tajikistan 7.11 66 2000 - 2019
Ukraine 7.1 67 2000 - 2019
Tr.&Tobago 7.02 68 2000 - 2019
Cyprus 7.01 69 2000 - 2019
Lithuania 7.01 70 2000 - 2019
Cambodia 6.99 71 2000 - 2019
Croatia 6.98 72 2000 - 2019
Slovakia 6.96 73 2000 - 2019
Tunisia 6.96 74 2000 - 2019
Bolivia 6.92 75 2000 - 2019
Swaziland 6.78 76 2000 - 2019
Estonia 6.73 77 2000 - 2019
Andorra 6.71 78 2000 - 2019
Iran 6.71 79 2000 - 2019
Ireland 6.68 80 2000 - 2019
Georgia 6.66 81 2000 - 2019
Latvia 6.58 82 2000 - 2019
Turkmenistan 6.57 83 2000 - 2019
Poland 6.45 84 2000 - 2019
Rwanda 6.41 85 2000 - 2019
San Marino 6.39 86 2000 - 2019
Moldova 6.38 87 2000 - 2019
Samoa 6.36 88 2000 - 2019
Hungary 6.35 89 2000 - 2019
Barbados 6.3 90 2000 - 2019
Algeria 6.24 91 2000 - 2019
Guatemala 6.21 92 2000 - 2019
Mauritius 6.2 93 2000 - 2019
Jamaica 6.1 94 2000 - 2019
Botswana 6.05 95 2000 - 2019
Belize 5.97 96 2000 - 2019
Domin. Rep. 5.93 97 2000 - 2019
Belarus 5.86 98 2000 - 2019
Bahamas 5.75 99 2000 - 2019
Romania 5.74 100 2000 - 2019
Togo 5.73 101 2000 - 2019
Saudi Arabia 5.69 102 2000 - 2019
Niger 5.67 103 2000 - 2019
Russia 5.65 104 2000 - 2019
Uzbekistan 5.62 105 2000 - 2019
S.T.&Principe 5.53 106 2000 - 2019
Kuwait 5.5 107 2000 - 2019
Burkina Faso 5.46 108 2000 - 2019
Dominica 5.46 109 2000 - 2019
Mexico 5.43 110 2000 - 2019
Luxembourg 5.37 111 2000 - 2019
Venezuela 5.37 112 2000 - 2019
China 5.35 113 2000 - 2019
Morocco 5.31 114 2000 - 2019
Zambia 5.31 115 2000 - 2019
Vietnam 5.25 116 2000 - 2019
Peru 5.22 117 2000 - 2019
Seychelles 5.19 118 2000 - 2019
Comoros 5.17 119 2000 - 2019
Tonga 4.98 120 2000 - 2019
Grenada 4.97 121 2000 - 2019
Cape Verde 4.94 122 2000 - 2019
Guyana 4.93 123 2000 - 2019
Solomon Isl. 4.77 124 2000 - 2019
St. Vincent & ... 4.75 125 2000 - 2019
Egypt 4.74 126 2000 - 2019
Haiti 4.73 127 2000 - 2019
Burma 4.68 128 2000 - 2019
Kenya 4.59 129 2000 - 2019
Sudan 4.57 130 2000 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan 4.49 131 2000 - 2019
Iraq 4.48 132 2003 - 2019
Eritrea 4.46 133 2000 - 2019
Nepal 4.45 134 2000 - 2019
Ant.& Barb. 4.44 135 2000 - 2019
Chad 4.35 136 2000 - 2019
Turkey 4.34 137 2000 - 2019
Saint Lucia 4.32 138 2000 - 2019
UA Emirates 4.28 139 2000 - 2019
Senegal 4.13 140 2000 - 2019
Philippines 4.08 141 2000 - 2019
Singapore 4.08 142 2000 - 2019
Sri Lanka 4.08 143 2000 - 2019
Oman 4.07 144 2000 - 2019
Azerbaijan 4.04 145 2000 - 2019
Bahrain 4.01 146 2000 - 2019
Guinea 3.98 147 2000 - 2019
Mali 3.89 148 2000 - 2019
Malaysia 3.83 149 2000 - 2019
Tanzania 3.83 150 2000 - 2019
Uganda 3.83 151 2000 - 2019
Fiji 3.82 152 2000 - 2019
Gambia 3.82 153 2000 - 2019
Thailand 3.79 154 2000 - 2019
Mongolia 3.77 155 2000 - 2019
Madagascar 3.69 156 2000 - 2019
Bhutan 3.61 157 2000 - 2019
Cameroon 3.6 158 2000 - 2019
DR Congo 3.54 159 2000 - 2019
Ghana 3.42 160 2000 - 2019
Pakistan 3.38 161 2000 - 2019
Vanuatu 3.36 162 2000 - 2019
Ivory Coast 3.3 163 2000 - 2019
Mauritania 3.3 164 2000 - 2019
Ethiopia 3.24 165 2000 - 2019
Eq. Guinea 3.14 166 2000 - 2019
Nigeria 3.03 167 2000 - 2019
India 3.01 168 2000 - 2019
Qatar 2.91 169 2000 - 2019
Indonesia 2.9 170 2000 - 2019
Kazakhstan 2.79 171 2000 - 2019
Gabon 2.77 172 2000 - 2019
Laos 2.6 173 2000 - 2019
Angola 2.53 174 2000 - 2019
Bangladesh 2.48 175 2000 - 2019
Benin 2.39 176 2000 - 2019
Papua N.G. 2.3 177 2000 - 2019
Brunei 2.16 178 2000 - 2019
R. of Congo 2.08 179 2000 - 2019
Djibouti 1.8 180 2000 - 2019
Monaco 1.53 181 2000 - 2019


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.
23.96
16.77
15.15
13.24
11.70
11.44
11.34
11.29
11.27
11.06
10.87
10.84
10.74
10.66
10.52
10.43
10.26
10.22
10.15
10.13
9.96
9.91
9.74
9.74
9.59
9.53
9.51
9.35
9.33
9.15
9.13
9.11
9.05
8.75
8.67
8.67
8.65
8.64
8.52
8.50
8.47
8.40
8.35
8.33
8.21
8.16
8.04
7.99
7.84
7.83
7.83
7.82
7.75
7.71
7.70
7.58
7.58
7.46
7.39
7.28
7.27
7.25
7.17
7.17
7.13
7.11
7.10
7.02
7.01
7.01
6.99
6.98
6.96
6.96
6.92
6.78
6.73
6.71
6.71
6.68
6.66
6.58
6.57
6.45
6.41
6.39
6.38
6.36
6.35
6.30
6.24
6.21
6.20
6.10
6.05
5.97
5.93
5.86
5.75
5.74
5.73
5.69
5.67
5.65
5.62
5.53
5.50
5.46
5.46
5.43
5.37
5.37
5.35
5.31
5.31
5.25
5.22
5.19
5.17
4.98
4.97
4.94
4.93
4.77
4.75
4.74
4.73
4.68
4.59
4.57
4.49
4.48
4.46
4.45
4.44
4.35
4.34
4.32
4.28
4.13
4.08
4.08
4.08
4.07
4.04
4.01
3.98
3.89
3.83
3.83
3.83
3.82
3.82
3.79
3.77
3.69
3.61
3.60
3.54
3.42
3.38
3.36
3.30
3.30
3.24
3.14
3.03
3.01
2.91
2.90
2.79
2.77
2.60
2.53
2.48
2.39
2.30
2.16
2.08
1.80
1.53
0
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12
18
23.96
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