Back to National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2018

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  • Health spending per person varies among the provinces and territories, and it is highest in the territories.
  • Among the provinces in 2018, total health spending per person is forecast to range from $7,443 in Newfoundland and Labrador and $7,552 in Alberta to $6,584 in Ontario and $6,597 in British Columbia.
  • Here are the 2018 forecasts for per-person spending and the corresponding growth rates for Canada as a whole and for each province and territory:
    • Canada: $6,839 per person; 3.2% increase
    • Newfoundland and Labrador: $7,443 per person; 2.4% increase
    • Prince Edward Island: $6,824 per person; 1.6% increase
    • Nova Scotia: $7,173 per person; 2.7% increase
    • New Brunswick: $6,935 per person; 3.9% increase
    • Quebec: $6,749 per person; 4.5% increase
    • Ontario: $6,584 per person; 3.5% increase
    • Manitoba: $7,354 per person; 1.6% increase
    • Saskatchewan: $6,931 per person; 1.1% decrease
    • Alberta: $7,552 per person; 2.2% increase
    • British Columbia: $6,597 per person; 2.8% increase
    • Yukon: $12,121 per person; 6.9% decrease
    • Northwest Territories: $16,276 per person; 2.0% decrease
    • Nunavut: $15,832 per person; 2.7% decrease