Health is one of the most important factors of human life, it is essential for anyone to have a great health if he or she wants to perform their daily domestic and professional duties. Good health also allows a happy and tension free lifestyle, progress in the field of health and medicine has made it possible for a large part of the global population to lead a healthy life.
But just like in many other fields, there is also a huge disparity in the health of global population, for example people in Europe enjoy a lot better health and medical facilities than the people of Africa. A new study has been published which evaluated 33 health-related SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) indicators for 25 years in 188 countries.
The study has ranked indicators from 0-100 on the basis of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factor Study done in 2025. Here is the list of the top ten most healthiest countries in the world.
Life Expectancy: 81.98 Years
Australia has one of the world’s best healthcare system and it is managed by both government and private institutions. The federal government runs a publicly funded universal healthcare system called “Medicare” in Australia which provides subsidized healthcare for the permanent residents of Australia. Australia is also known for its high quality of healthcare and in study of healthcare system in six countries it was only lead by UK and Germany, it was far better than United States, tied with New Zealand and better than Canada.
Life Expectancy: 81.24 Years
Healthcare in Canada is directed under the provisions of Canada Health Act of 1984, it is provided by a publicly funded healthcare, private entities provide most of the services and healthcare is mostly free at the point of use. Apart from a good healthcare system Canada also has one of the cleanest environments in the world, as the population of the country is very small as compared to the total area of the country.
Life Expectancy: 81.10
Netherlands has a population of almost 17 million and it is ranked 7th on the list of most healthiest countries in the world. Netherlands spends nearly 11.1% of its annual GDP on healthcare and medicine. The country has a mortality rate of 4 per 1000 deaths of under 5 years old babies and a life expectancy of over 80 years, both good signs of a healthy population. For every 1,000 people there are on average 3.1 doctors available.
Life Expectancy: 82.38 Years
The population of Spain is 46.77 million people and it spends 9.4% of its GDP on healthcare and medicine. Spanish people have an average life expectancy of 82.38 years, the under 5 years old children mortality rate in Spain is 4. There are about 3.2 doctors available for every 1,000 patients in Spain. Spanish healthcare system is quite better than most of the other European Union member countries.
Score: 81.91 /100
Life Expectancy: 80.63 Years
Bordering with Russia, Sweden and Norway, Finland is a small northern European country with a population of 5.4 million according to the 2013 census. Finland has allocated 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare, for every 1,000 patients in Finland there are almost 2.6 physicians available. The under 5 years old children mortality rate in Finland is very low, for every 1,000 births there are only 2 deaths.
Life Expectancy: 81.50 Years
UK has recently decided to separate itself from the European Union and this means in future the healthcare system in UK may improve more. Currently the population of UK is 64.1 million and for every 1,000 patients there are 2.2 physicians available. UK spends 8.5% of the GDP on public and private health. The mortality rate of under 5 years old children is 4.
Life Expectancy: 83.50 Years
Located in the Pyrenees mountains, Andorra is an independent principality with a population of just 78,218 people. Andorra spends 8.1% of GDP on healthcare and medical facilities and it has one of the highest life expectancy with 83.5 years. Andorra has 3.7 doctors available for every 1,000 patients and it has the under 5 years old children mortality rate of 3.
Life Expectancy: 81.70 Years
Sweden has a small population of just 9.80 million people and it is taking good care of them, this country has also been the pioneer of equal access healthcare system. Since the population is not that large, Sweden does not have to spend a large portion of their GDP on health, still it spends almost 9.7% of the GDP on health. It has one of the lowest mortality rate of under 5 years old babies with just 3 deaths per 1,000 births. There are on average 3.87 physicians are available for every 1,000 patients.
Life Expectancy: 82.14 Years
Singapore has even a smaller population than Sweden with just 5.4 million people, but the major difference is population density as Singapore is much smaller in size than Sweden. Singapore has one of the highest life expectancy ratio in the world, the country spends 4.6% of their total GDP on health. With just 3 deaths for every 1,000 children born, it has the one of the lowest under 5 years old mortality rate in the world.
Life Expectancy: 82.92 Years
Iceland has the most healthiest population in the world with an average life expectancy of 82.97 years. Iceland spends nearly 9.1% of the their total GDP on health and medicine, it has the highest doctors to patients ratio with 3.46 physicians for every 1,000 patients. Iceland’s population is also gifted with amazing genetics, the average male height in Iceland is 5 ft 10.8 inches. With a population of just 330,000, Iceland has the lowest under 5 years old mortality rate with just 2 deaths per 1,000 births.