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In 2018, per capita health costs (adjusted for inflation) were CHF 8712 in Switzerland. The data show a continuous increase in health costs from 2000 to 2017, with a slight decrease for 2018. By calculating total population expenditure at current prices, health care costs totalled CHF 80.8 billion in 2018. (Data not shown in indicator).  More than half of the health costs went to hospitals and social-medical institutions.

This indicator is part of the Monitoring System Addiction and NCD (MonAM) of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

An important goal of the Federal Council’s Health 2020 strategy and of the NCD strategy is to curb healthcare costs. The healthcare system should be affordable and accessible to all. The present indicator provides an insight into healthcare cost trends in Switzerland.

The indicator shows total per capita healthcare expenditure (adjusted for inflation) and costs trends since 2000.


This indicator was calculated on the basis of the Federal Statistical Office’s (FSO) Health care costs and financing statistics. It shows the annual per capita healthcare expenditure in CHF. The expenditure is adjusted for inflation based on the annual average of the Swiss Consumer Price Index (Index 2000=100) (CPI, FSO). In addition, healthcare costs are itemised by service provider in the pie chart.

The same indicator with older numbers is shown in the Federal Office of Public Health’s Health 2020 indicator set.


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