In these times of Corona virus, it might be interesting to know how much is spent on health care. The most recent statistics on current healthcare expenditure (public and private) show how expenditure on healthcare varies across the Member States of the European Union (EU).
Healthcare expenditure in France and Germany was equivalent to 11.3% of GDP in 2017, a larger share than in any other EU Member State. The next highest ratio was observed in Sweden (11.0%). By contrast, healthcare expenditure accounted for less than 7.5% of GDP in 12 Member States, with Romania recording the lowest ratio (5.2%).
On average in the EU, it is estimated that healthcare expenditure amounted to 9.9% of GDP in 2017.
Relative to population size, healthcare expenditure was highest among the EU Member States in Sweden (€5 200 per inhabitant), Denmark and Luxembourg (€5 100 per inhabitant, each) in 2017, while it was lowest in Romania (€490 per inhabitant) and Bulgaria (€590 per inhabitant).
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