Per Capita Health Expenditures by Country, 2006

The sum of public and private expenditure (in purchasing power parity terms in US dollars), divided by the population. Health expenditure includes the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health, but excludes the provision of water and sanitation.

Highest expenditure per capitaLowest expenditure per capita
CountryExpenditure
per capita
(in US $)
CountryExpenditure
per capita
(in US $)
CountryExpenditure
per capita
(in US $)
CountryExpenditure
per capita
(in US $)
United States$5,711Austria$2,306Congo, Dem. Rep. of the$14Pakistan$48
Norway3,809Italy2,266Burundi15Angola49
Switzerland3,776Japan2,244Ethiopia20Eritrea50
Luxembourg3,680Finland2,108Congo23Myanmar51
Iceland3,110Greece1,997Madagascar24Nigeria51
Germany3,001Israel1,911Comoros25Zambia51
Canada2,989New Zealand1,893Tanzania29Chad51
Netherlands2,987Spain1,853Niger30Sudan54
France2,902Portugal1,791Rwanda32Laos56
Australia2,874Slovenia1,669Sierra Leone34Côte d'Ivoire57
Belgium2,828Malta1,436Benin36Senegal58
Denmark2,762Czech Republic1,302Mali39Bhutan59
Sweden2,704Hungary1,269Mozambique45Mauritania59
Ireland2,496Bahamas1,220Guinea-Bissau45Togo62
United Kingdom2,389Singapore1,156Malawi46Nepal64
    Central African Republic47Cameroon64
Source: Human Development Report, 2006, United Nations. Web: hdr.undp.org.

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