This chart collection takes a look at how spending on healthcare in the United States compares to other OECD countries that are similarly large and wealthy (based on GDP and GDP per capita). The analysis looks at 2015 health data from the OECD Health Statistics database. These charts are based on data from the OECD, allowing for international comparisons; however, some values from OECD are reported as provisional or estimated and may not exactly match U.S. data reported in the National Health Expenditure Accounts.
As would be expected, wealthy countries like the U.S., tend to spend more per person on health care and related expenses than lower income countries. However, even as a high income country, the U.S. spends more per person on health than comparable countries. Health spending per person in the U.S. was $9,451 in 2015 – 22% higher than Luxembourg, the next highest per capita spender.