Croatia spends only 7.2 percent of its GDP on healthcare placing in near the bottom of the European Union average. Statistics released by Eurostat show the expenditure on healthcare in member states in 2016 as a share of their GDP.
Healthcare expenditure in France was equivalent to 11.5 percent of GDP, more than in any other EU Member State. The next highest ratios were in Germany (11.1 %) and Sweden (11.0 %). Across the EU as a whole, it is estimated that healthcare expenditure amounted to 10 percent of GDP in 2016.
Croatia placed between Ireland and the Czech Republic and was in 19th position across the European Union.