Every country cares about its citizens’ health to a degree, but none more so than the 10 countries that spend the most on healthcare. A country is known by the happiness and prosperity of its citizens. And nothing is as influential in determining these traits as the health of the citizens, apart from maybe education as well, as seen in the 10 countries that spend the most on education. Developed countries have realized and appreciated this fact, which is why they take great care in ensuring that their citizens’ health is adequately provided for, often spending exorbitant amounts of money in the process.
Generally, poor countries, often located in Asia or Africa, are unable to properly take care of their citizens. On the other hand, most of the countries on this list, unsurprisingly are based in Europe, which is considered to be the most progressive continent in terms of healthcare in the world.
In order to create our ranking of the 11 countries that spend the most on healthcare, we determined the total spending per capita on healthcare by each country, as determined by the World Bank, as well as the total spending on healthcare as a percentage of the total GDP of the country, according to the World Health Organization.
Total spending (Spending on healthcare per capita): $5,680
Ranking according to spending on healthcare per capita: 10
Total spending (Spending on healthcare as a percentage of GDP): 9.7%
Ranking according to spending on healthcare as a percentage of GDP: 26
Overall Score: 18