Countries with highest government health expenditure share 2016

This statistic describes the countries with the highest share of domestic governmental health expenditure in 2016. In this year, the U.S. had the highest percentage, spending nearly 40 percent of its total governmental expenditures on health-related issues.

Countries with the highest share of domestic governmental health expenditure in 2016*

Percentage of total governmental expenditure
United States39.5%
Costa Rica29.2%
Japan23.4%
Iran22.6%
New Zealand22.5%
Switzerland22.4%
Germany21.4%
Panama21.4%
El Salvador20.9%
Marshall Islands20.7%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

* As a percentage of general government expenditure.

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