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Table 3 Health care expenditure, 2000/2005

From: Understanding chronic non-communicable diseases in Latin America: towards an equity-based research agenda

Country Total Expenditure on health as % of gross domestic product General government expenditure on health as % of total experience on health Per capita total expenditure on health (PPP int. $)
  2000 2005 2000 2005 2000 2005
Argentina 8.9 10.2 55.4 43.9 1120 1529
Bolivia 6.1 6.9 60.1 61.6 149 203
Brazil 7.2 7.9 40.0 44.1 572 755
Chile 6.2 5.4 48.7 51.4 576 668
Colombia 7.7 7.3 80.9 84.8 485 581
Ecuador 4.2 5.3 31.2 40.0 157 274
Paraguay 9.2 7.3 40.2 36.5 336 312
Peru 4.7 4.3 53.0 49.0 228 274
Uruguay 10.5 8.1 33.4 42.5 968 885
Venezuela 6.0 4.7 53.1 45.3 356 325
Income group (worldwide)       
Low income 4.2 4.6 28.0 25.9 56 84
Lower middle income 4.6 4.8 43.4 44.9 183 295
Upper middle income 6.2 6.6 52.5 53.2 505 705
High income 10.0 11.2 59.7 60.1 2744 3712
  1. Source: WHO [2].