Switzerland spends the most in Europe on health

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Switzerland spends the most in Europe on health




With 11.5%, Switzerland clearly exceeds the European average of 9.9%.


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With 11.5%, Switzerland clearly exceeds the European average of 9.9%.


Switzerland devotes 12% of its GDP to health spending, compared to 11.5% in Germany and 11.3% in France. This represents 8,327 euros per inhabitant each year.


With 11.5%, Switzerland clearly exceeds the European average of 9.9%.


© Provided by Tribune de Genève
With 11.5%, Switzerland clearly exceeds the European average of 9.9%.


Almost 11.9% of gross domestic product (GDP) is spent on health spending in Switzerland. This is more than in any other European country.

In comparison, Germany spends 11.5% of its GDP on health spending, France 11.3% and Italy 8.7%, according to a ranking published on Wednesday by the European Statistical Office Eurostat. The European average is 9.9%.

At the opposite end of the ranking is Luxembourg. The duchy only devotes 5.3% of its GDP to health spending. However, per capita health costs reach 5,221 euros each year, while the European average is less than 3,000 euros.

Switzerland spends 8,327 euros per capita each year. Only its neighbor from Liechtenstein (8,380 euros) ranks ahead of it in this category. Norway completed the podium with 6,960 euros.

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