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Health care expenditure in the EU

29/11/2018

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The most recent statistics on health care expenditure published by Eurostat indicate the range of expenditure on health care across European Union (EU) in 2016, in terms of both expenditure per inhabitant and the share of gross domestic product (GDP).

Health care expenditure per inhabitant was €5,000 or higher in three EU Member States in 2016: Luxembourg (€5,600), Sweden (€5,100) and Denmark (€5,000). The three countries with the lowest health care expenditure per head in 2016 were Romania (€400), Bulgaria (€600) and Poland (€700).

Ranked bar chart of health care expenditure per inhabitant

In terms of health care expenditure as a percentage of GDP, the highest figure recorded in 2016 was in France (11.5 %), followed by Germany (11.1 %) and Sweden (10.9 %). The three EU countries with the lowest shares of GDP were Romania (5.0 %), Luxembourg and Latvia (both 6.2 %).

Ranked bar chart of health care expenditure as a % of GDP

The data source is here.

 

Note: Data for Malta are not available and in the text the health care expenditure per inhabitant has been rounded to the nearest hundred euros.

 

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