10 countries with the most expensive medicines

The U.S. has the most expensive medicines in the globe, costing 306.82 percent more than the global median, according to an analysis by Medbelle, a digital healthcare company based in London.

For its analysis, the firm compared how much 13 medications cost in different countries regardless of if a healthcare system covered the expense or a person paid out of pocket for it. 

Here are the 10 countries with the most expensive medicines, ranked by how much more expensive they are than the global median:

1. U.S. — 306.82 percent higher than median
2. Germany — 125.64 percent
3. United Arab Emirates — 122.03 percent
4. Italy — 90.36 percent
5. Denmark — 79.53 percent
6. Qatar — 78.87 percent
7. Spain — 78.34 percent
8. Netherlands — 75.01 percent
9. Israel — 56.44 percent
10. Iceland — 56.01 percent

See the full results here.

More articles on rankings and ratings:
10 major cities with the highest, lowest uninsured rates
13 physicians recognized for excellent emergency care
US continues to lead in healthcare spending

Copyright © 2023 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars