How does US health spending compare to other high-income countries?

The U.S. spends far more on healthcare than other high-income nations, relative to the size of its economy, according to a Jan. 23 analysis published by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare.

In 2022 the most recent year for which data is available, U.S. health expenditures per person hit $12,555 — more than $4,000 more than any other high-income nation, according to the analysis. The average amount spent on health per person in comparable countries ($6,651) is about half of what the U.S. spends per person. 

Here's how U.S. health expenditures per capita compares to 11 other high-income countries: 

1. U.S.: $12,555

2. Switzerland: $8,049

3. Germany: $8,011

4. Austria: $7,275

5. Netherlands: $6,729

6. France: $6,630

7. Belgium: $6,600

8. Sweden: $6,438

9. Australia: $6,372

10. Canada: $6,319

11. United Kingdom: $5,493

12. Japan: $5,251

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