National Health Expenditures: How much does Canada spend on health care?

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How much does Canada spend on health care?

Total health expenditure is expected to amount to $6,105 per Canadian in 2015

How much will we spend on health in 2015?

  • 219 billion dollars
  • 1.6 percentage growth
  • 6105 dollars per person
  • 10.9 percent of GDP

Source: National Health Expenditure Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information, National Health Expenditure Database, 1975 to 2015.


  • Total health expenditure in Canada is projected to be $219.1 billion in 2015, a 1.6% increase from 2014.
  • Total health care spending per Canadian is expected to be $6,105 in 2015.
  • Health expenditure is forecast to represent 10.9% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015, a share that has fallen gradually in the past few years, following the recession in 2009.
  • Viewed in the context of the last 40 years, recent growth trends appear similar to those experienced in the mid-1990s.

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