The 2018 STC HEALTH INDEX
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RANKCOUNTRYINDEXHealthy life expectancy at birth (years)Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel (%)Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births)Probability of dying from any of CVD, cancer, diabetes, CRD between age 30 and ext age 70k (%)Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution (per 100 000 population)Mortality rate attributed to exposure to unsafe WASH services (per 100 000 population)Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisoning (per 100 000 population)Skilled health professional density (per 10 000 population)Average of 13 International Health Regulations core capity scoresProportion of population using improved drinkingwater sources (%)Proportion of population using improved sanitation (%)Food security ScoreFree Health careUniversal Health Care
1Monaco190N/AN/A3.5N/AN/AN/AN/A266.379100100N/AFreeUniversal
2Hong Kong0.9984.2401001.6N/AN/AN/AN/A190N/A10099N/AFreeUniversal
3Australia0.9471.96993.88.90.4<0.10.5157.210010010083.3FreeUniversal
4Finland0.937131002.310.160.20.6174.5961009881FreeUniversal
4Iceland0.9372.73N/A28.36.4<0.10.7201.47210099N/AFreeUniversal
4Macau0.9380.7701004.3N/AN/AN/AN/A36N/A10099N/AFreeUniversal
4Norway0.93725992.69.612.70.51.1218.3981009881.4FreeUniversal
4Sweden0.93724N/A39.10.41.10.6160931009981.7FreeUniversal
4Switzerland0.9373.15N/A3.98.718.50.30.2219.39210010081.6FreeUniversal
10Canada0.9272.37984.99.85.40.60.6119.510010010082.2FreeUniversal
10Denmark0.9271.26983.511.620.30.80.4204.68910010080.3FreeUniversal
10Germany0.9271.36993.71232.50.90.2176991009982.5FreeUniversal
10Japan0.9274.951002.78.824.20.10.5130.910010010079.5FreeUniversal
10Luxembourg0.9271.8101001.99.719.80.10.3152.58810098N/AFreeUniversal
10New Zealand0.9271.611975.710.40.50.60.3135.796100N/A81FreeUniversal
16France0.9172.68984.310.917.20.50.8138.3891009982.3FreeUniversal
16Ireland0.9171.581003.610.314.60.30.4150.978989185.6FreeUniversal
16Portugal0.9171.410993.611.316.80.10.31089310010079FreeUniversal
16Singapore0.9173.9101002.710.120.70.10.175.69910010084FreeUniversal
20Austria0.9724993.511.234.20.10.4133.28710010081.6FreeUniversal
20Cyprus0.971.37972.711.519.80.30.36493100100N/AFreeUniversal
20Italy0.972.841003.59.435.20.10.5104.29010010075.9FreeUniversal
20Malta0.971.791006.410.531.1<0.10.2125.879100100N/AFreeUniversal
20Netherlands0.972.27N/A3.811240.20.2116.9941009882.8FreeUniversal
20Palau0.969.13N/A10016.4N/AN/AN/AN/A72.891N/A100N/AFreeUniversal
20Spain0.972.45N/A4.11014.70.30.491.89510010078.1FreeUniversal
27Antigua and Barbuda0.8967.5N/A1008.115.6N/AN/A0.6N/A8198N/AN/AFreeUniversal
27Belgium0.8971.17N/A4.111.630.20.50.5127.88210010079.8FreeUniversal
27Brunei Darussalam0.8970.42310010.212.60.2<0.10.296.692N/AN/AN/AFreeUniversal
27Israel0.8972.85N/A49.515.80.50.288.87110010079.2FreeUniversal
27Niue0.8972N/A10023N/AN/AN/AN/A116.36199100N/AFreeUniversal
27Qatar0.8967.713100814.28.9<0.10.376.6971009873.3FreeUniversal
27South Korea0.8973.2111003.48.323.20.20.679100N/A10074.7FreeUniversal
27United Kingdom0.8971.49N/A4.21125.70.40.4112.4881009984.2FreeUniversal
35Andorra0.8882.8N/A1002.8N/AN/AN/AN/A81.329100100N/AFreeUniversal
35Cook Islands0.8874.7N/A1008.1N/AN/AN/AN/A69.55610098N/AFreeUniversal
35Slovenia0.8871.191002.613.236.7<0.10.4113.87410099N/AFreeUniversal
38Bahrain0.8767151006.215.511.10.10.333.8961009968.6FreeUniversal
38Czech Republic0.8769.441003.415.6580.50.5120911009975.8FreeUniversal
38Kuwait0.8765.84998.61814.2<0.10.266.8859910074.6FreeUniversal
38San Marino0.8783.3N/AN/A2.9N/AN/AN/AN/A149.140N/AN/AN/AFreeUniversal
38Tuvalu0.8766.5N/A9327.1N/AN/AN/AN/A77.58998N/AN/AFreeUniversal
38United Arab Emirates0.8767.96N/A6.817.47.3<0.10.346.2911009870.9FreeUniversal
44Barbados0.8666.627991316.217.30.20.565.78410096N/AFreeUniversal
44Greece0.8671.93N/A4.612.345.1<0.10.396.9761009971.9FreeUniversal
44Oman0.8666.7179911.617.814.50.40.248.995939773.9FreeUniversal
44Saudi Arabia0.8664.5129814.516.427.50.20.977.7979710071FreeUniversal
44Uruguay0.8667.91510010.116.721.40.30.797.9821009669.7FreeUniversal
49Chile0.8570.4221008.111.519.30.20.311.879999974.7FreeUniversal
49Costa Rica0.8569.725999.711.116.90.70.419.586989569.3FreeUniversal
49Cuba0.8569.239995.516.4660.70.4155999593N/AFreeUniversal
49Estonia0.8568.99992.917.247<0.10.992.97110097N/AFreeUniversal
49Slovakia0.8568.16997.317.664<0.10.594.6951009970FreeUniversal
54Brazil0.8465.5449916.416.915.81.10.29397988367.7FreeUniversal
54Croatia0.8469.481004.317.179.9<0.10.392.77110097N/AFreeUniversal
54Guernsey0.8482.16N/A100N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10099N/AFreeUniversal
54Jersey0.8483N/A100N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10099N/AFreeUniversal
54Liechtenstein0.8482.07N/A100N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A100100N/AFreeUniversal
54Malaysia0.8466.54099717.121.60.40.646.8100989666.2FreeUniversal
54Mauritius0.8466.85310013.522.520.30.90.1N/A7010093N/AFreeUniversal
54Seychelles0.8465.5N/A9913.621.7N/AN/A0.554.2889698N/AFreeUniversal
62Argentina0.8367.65210012.517.124.60.70.8N/A76999667.3FreeUniversal
62Isle of Man0.8381.2N/A100N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10099N/AFreeUniversal
62Lithuania0.8366101005.220.473.5<0.11.2122.8829792N/AFreeUniversal
62Maldives0.8369.668968.612.415.30.60.672609998N/AFreeUniversal
62Mexico0.8367.4389613.215.223.51.10.545.897968565.8FreeUniversal
62Poland0.8368.731005.218.468.9<0.10.480.174989774.4FreeUniversal
68Bahamas0.8166.6809812.116.820.30.10.367.1759892N/AFreeUniversal
68Thailand0.8166.82010012.316.2641.90.524.798989358.3FreeUniversal
68Turkey0.8166.2169713.516.8510.80.542.7781009561.1FreeUniversal
71Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.864.6459918.324.4N/AN/A0.5N/A6595N/AN/AFreeUniversal
71Taiwan0.880.02N/A100N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A78N/A10099N/AFreeUniversal
71Venezuela0.865.29510014.917.920.51.30.3N/A94939450.2FreeUniversal
74Colombia0.7965.1649915.914.6220.80.322.289918160.1FreeUniversal
74Hungary0.7967.417995.922.9122.8<0.10.498.8851009872.2FreeUniversal
74Latvia0.7967.118987.922.9101.6<0.11.482.5919988N/AFreeUniversal
74Nauru0.7967.1N/A9735.4N/AN/AN/AN/A78.8429766N/AFreeUniversal
74Saint Lucia0.7966.1489914.319.7N/AN/A0.319.6779691N/AFreeUniversal
79Ecuador0.7867649621.613.112.81.80.837.581878555.2FreeUniversal
79Macedonia0.7867.581005.522.2137.5<0.10.470.1909991N/AFreeUniversal
79Trinidad and Tobago0.7863.36310020.425.626.80.20.447.5739592N/AFreeUniversal
82Jamaica0.7766.9899915.715.235.61.90.514.8839482N/AFreeUniversal
82Samoa0.7766.6518317.522N/AN/A0.723.6759992N/AFreeUniversal
84United States of America0.7669.114996.513.612.10.61.2117.8969910084.6Not FreeNot Universal
84Albania0.7668.829991414.7166.10.20.3N/AN/A9593N/AFreeUniversal
84Belarus0.7665.141004.628.6100.80.23.6149.7901009463FreeUniversal
84Montenegro0.7667.97994.722137.6<0.10.776.95610096N/AFreeUniversal
88Libya0.7563.8910013.420.333.20.60.89064N/A97N/AFreeNot Universal
88Fiji0.7562.9309922.431.495.130.527.3989691N/AFreeUniversal
88Kazakhstan0.7563.31210014.128.6901.22.8111.478939856FreeUniversal
88Moldova0.7564.82310015.823.1101.4<0.11.578.5818876N/AFreeUniversal
88Peru0.7565.6689016.912.7331.31.126.170877659.2FreeUniversal
88Romania0.7566.8319911.121.3129.5<0.10.789.1771007967.7FreeUniversal
88Tunisia0.7566.762741416.842.60.80.648.455989258.8FreeUniversal
95Russia0.7463.3251009.629.398.60.22.178.899977266.2FreeUniversal
95Serbia0.7467.7171006.720.4137.30.30.575.137999660.6FreeUniversal
95Sri Lanka0.746730999.817.7125.43.30.424.879969553FreeUniversal
98Uzbekistan0.7362.43610039.126.976.52.41.514183N/A10047.5FreeUniversal
99Armenia0.7266.82510014.123.293.21.10.7789610090N/AFreeNot Universal
99Azerbaijan0.7264.72510031.723.8472.10.797.584878957.8FreeNot Universal
99Belize0.7262.3289416.522.517.11.20.825.85510091N/ANot FreeUniversal
99Ukraine0.7264.124100928.9140.40.4396.899969654.1FreeUniversal
103Egypt0.7162.233922423.550.91.60.522.594999556.6FreeNot Universal
103El Salvador0.7164.1549816.814.242.72.40.424.194947553.1FreeNot Universal
103Paraguay0.7165.21329620.517.854.52.30.523.379988956.5FreeUniversal
103Tonga0.71661249616.724.1N/AN/A1.444.17410091N/AFreeUniversal
107Algeria0.7661409725.51530.62.41.131.273848851.5FreeUniversal
107Georgia0.766.53610011.922.2204.90.20.9868210086N/AFreeUniversal
109Panama0.6968.194941713.722.94.10.638.571957562.5FreeNot Universal
109Bosnia and Herzegovina0.6968.6111005.417.6230.6<0.11.974.85710095N/AFreeUniversal
109Bulgaria0.6966.41110010.423.8217.3<0.10.888.669998662.9FreeUniversal
112Vanuatu0.6864.6788927.522.3N/AN/A0.924439558N/AFreeUniversal
113Iran0.6766.6259615.514.835.20.91.430.4859690N/ANot FreeNot Universal
113Lebanon0.6765.715N/A8.318.429.10.40.449.4769981N/ANot FreeNot Universal
113Cabo Verde0.6764.4429224.516.156.14.50.58.7629272N/AFreeNot Universal
113Viet Nam0.6766.6549421.717.383.22124.199987854FreeNot Universal
117Jordan0.66655810017.919.621.210.755.172979958.3Not FreeNot Universal
117Botswana0.6656.912910043.618.639.19.21.531.162966359.4FreeUniversal
119Kyrgyzstan0.6463.8769821.32487.11.80.977.1509093N/AFreeNot Universal
119Indonesia0.6462.21268727.226.6853.60.515.799876151.3FreeUniversal
121Grenada0.6365279911.825.3N/AN/A0.845.2669798N/ANot FreeNot Universal
121Saint Kitts and Nevis0.6375.7N/A10010.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A6098N/AN/ANot FreeNot Universal
121Morocco0.6364.91217427.616.725.13.40.714.995857752.8FreeNot Universal
124Iraq0.62605091322233.53.90.526.6918786N/ANot FreeNot Universal
124Syrian Arab Republic0.6256.1689612.923.9301.80.738.5639096N/ANot FreeNot Universal
124Honduras0.6264.91298320.413.954.67.90.615.283918348.6FreeNot Universal
124Bhutan0.6261.21487532.923.158.97.10.913.47610050N/AFreeUniversal
128Dominican Republic0.665.1929830.918.726.11.90.428.371858454.8Not FreeNot Universal
128Guatemala0.662.1886629.115.537.39.21.217.655936449.6FreeNot Universal
128Nicaragua0.663.71508822.116.363.93.50.62388876850FreeNot Universal
128South Africa0.654.51389440.526.551.612.11.258.8100936664FreeNot Universal
128Kiribati0.659.1909855.928.2N/AN/A248.2606740N/AFreeUniversal
133Philippines0.5961.1114732828.688.75.10.2N/A87927447.3FreeNot Universal
133North Korea0.59648210024.926.5238.41.42.368.77310082N/AFreeUniversal
135China0.5868.52710010.718.1161.10.41.631.598967763.7Not FreeNot Universal
136Mongolia0.5862449922.429.9132.43.12.265.6866460N/AFreeNot Universal
137Suriname0.5763.11559021.320.922.10.80.7N/A729579N/ANot FreeNot Universal
138Dominica0.5676.6N/A10021.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A62N/AN/AN/ANot FreeNot Universal
138Marshall Islands0.5665.24N/A9036N/AN/AN/AN/A40.1519577N/ANot FreeNot Universal
138Guyana0.5658.92298639.427.884.7417.4859884N/AFreeUniversal
141Tajikistan0.5562.1329044.825.8927.51.964.494749535.9Not FreeNot Universal
142Solomon Islands0.5462.11148628.126.454.310.41.322.1578130N/AFreeNot Universal
143Namibia0.5357.52658845.418.6489.8231.3819134N/AFreeUniversal
144Micronesia0.5262.510010034.725.9N/AN/A1.138868957N/ANot FreeNot Universal
144Turkmenistan0.5259.84210051.434.570.95.81.268.584N/AN/AN/ANot FreeNot Universal
144India0.5259.51748147.723.3133.727.41.927.598944048.9FreeUniversal
147Bangladesh0.562.31764237.621.568.660.3676876139.7FreeNot Universal
147Gabon0.557.22918950.816.350.128.11.5N/A529342N/AFreeUniversal
149Sao Tome and Principe0.4859.11569347.318N/AN/A1.4N/A169735N/AFreeNot Universal
150Timor-Leste0.4760.72152952.620.791.610.3112.7667241N/AFreeUniversal
150Zambia0.4753.6224636417.265.424.52.98.392654432.4FreeUniversal
152Myanmar0.4559.2178605024.5128.210.41.81584818044.8FreeNot Universal
152Rwanda0.4555.52909141.720.468.619.42.77.346766239.8FreeUniversal
154Cambodia0.4358.91618928.723.371.45.60.911.255764243.3Not FreeNot Universal
154Nepal0.4361.12585635.821.8103.212.90.6N/A72924644.5FreeNot Universal
156Bolivia0.4162.22068538.41648.974.514.877905051.3Not FreeNot Universal
157Laos0.457.91974066.725.8108.313.91.310.475767133.1FreeNot Universal
158Djibouti0.3955.82298765.319.481.826.437.9469047N/AFreeNot Universal
159Pakistan0.3657.81785281.124.787.220.71.514.153916447.8Not FreeNot Universal
160Papua New Guinea0.3556.42155357.336.146.312.425.9644019N/AFreeNot Universal
161Ghana0.3455.33197161.621.380201.610.274891547.9Not FreeUniversal
162Uganda0.29543435754.621.670.530.33.114.673791943.3FreeNot Universal
163Senegal0.2858.33155347.217.945.725.42.14.930794844.2Not FreeNot Universal
163Swaziland0.2850.93898860.725.162.622.73.315.3567458N/AFreeNot Universal
165Ethiopia0.2756.13532859.219.357.429.62.52.879572833.3FreeNot Universal
165Burkina Faso0.2752.63716688.62396.540.93.16.850822033.1FreeUniversal
167Tanzania0.2554.13984948.717.851.427.62.44.667561635.4FreeNot Universal
168Congo0.2256.6442944517.893.248.11.810.5447715FreeNot Universal
168Togo0.2252.83684578.422.481.137.92.53.674631237.2FreeNot Universal
170Madagascar0.2156.93534449.623.785.226.62.43.629521227.2FreeNot Universal
171Comoros0.255.93358273.522.673.528.63.7N/A299036N/ANot FreeNot Universal
171Sudan0.255.93117870.125.764.534.64.242.271N/AN/A34.8Not FreeNot Universal
171Equatorial Guinea0.251.23426894.12599.357.32.9N/A274875N/AFreeNot Universal
171Yemen0.257.73854541.930.961.3132.910.746N/AN/A28.8FreeNot Universal
175Zimbabwe0.1952.34437870.718.452.927.12.112.7737737N/ANot FreeNot Universal
176Benin0.1852.54057799.522.292.632.23.27.528782039.6FreeNot Universal
177Lesotho0.1646.64877890.223.680.428.33.1N/A748230N/AFreeNot Universal
178Haiti0.1455.4359496924.3115.228.52.8N/A56582829.1Not FreeNot Universal
178Kenya0.1455.65106249.417.86032.5210.769633042.2Not FreeNot Universal
180Malawi0.1151.2634906420.272.726.12.73.540904131.3FreeNot Universal
181Afghanistan0.0852.23965191.131114.834.61.66.6425532N/ANot FreeNot Universal
182Mozambique0.0749.64895478.522.965.737.93.34.669512133.7Not FreeNot Universal
183Côte d'Ivoire0.02476455992.628.490.744.146.278822342.5FreeNot Universal
184Cameroon0.0150.35966587.922.491.840.93.1654764641.6Not FreeNot Universal
185Eritrea0.0155.95013446.525.484.934.93.6N/A495816N/ANot FreeNot Universal
186Mauritania055.16026584.718.564.628.92.47.8295840N/ANot FreeNot Universal
187Guinea-Bissau051.55494592.518.8106.548.92.87.3497921N/ANot FreeNot Universal
188Gambia053.87065768.920.471.2212.610339059N/ANot FreeNot Universal
189Niger054.25534095.517.8111.769.23.61.675581129.5Not FreeNot Universal
190Mali051.158749114.724.4117.161.13.25.355772539.4Not FreeNot Universal
191Democratic Republic of the Congo051.76938098.320.3118.5107.83.610.571522925.5FreeNot Universal
192Guinea051.76794593.720.389.340.72.9N/A57772034Not FreeNot Universal
193Liberia052.77256169.917.171.3252.12.8267617N/ANot FreeNot Universal
194Angola045.847747156.924.8105.8111.25.715.918495233.2Not FreeNot Universal
195Burundi052.27126081.721.6106.568.45.6N/A62764825.1Not FreeNot Universal
196Nigeria047.781435108.820.89950.93.118.364692938.4Not FreeNot Universal
197South Sudan049.97891992.620.395.1503.9N/A50597N/ANot FreeNot Universal
198Central African Republic045.988240130.123.697102.34.93296922N/AFreeNot Universal
199Chad046.185620138.723124.292.853.540511228.3Not FreeNot Universal
200Somalia047.87329136.820.2116.998.83.71.16N/AN/AN/ANot FreeNot Universal
201Sierra Leone044.4136060120.430.3143.890.44.73.447631328.7Not FreeNot Universal

The quality of the healthcare system is part of the product when you decide to relocate to a new location. Our ranking reviews the overall impact of the healthcare system and the general health of the local population. Depending on your financial means, the cost of health coverage can have an important impact on total cost of relocation.

A good example is the U.S.A.; you will possibly find the best doctors and treatment facilities, but at a very high cost. Even with private insurance coverage, you will still need to pay some amount from your own pocket (generally 1/3 of the total bill). The salaries of U.S. doctors are the highest in the world, and highly inflated by the fact that many come out of medical school with approximately $0.5M– in student loan debt.

Universal healthcare is less valuable the more money you have. As an immigrant, it important to verify whether you receive the publicly funded health care. In relocation costs, healthcare cost is based on immigration status.

The Health Index is a country based index.

Life Expectancy: Average number of years that a new-born is expected to live if current mortality rates continue to apply.

% of Birth Attended by Skilled: The proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel is the proportion of total live births that are attended by a skilled birth attendant trained in providing lifesaving obstetric care.

% of Improved Sanitation: Sanitation facilities that are not considered as "improved" (also called "unimproved") are: Public or shared latrine (meaning a toilet that is used by more than one household), flush/pour flush to elsewhere (not into a pit, septic tank, or sewer) and pit latrine without slab.

% of Improved Drinking: An improved drinking-water source is defined as one that, by nature of its construction or through active intervention, is likely to be protected from outside contamination, in particular from contamination with fecal matter.

Under 5 Mortality Rate: The under-five mortality rate refers to the probability of dying before age 5 years per 1,000 new-borns. (c) Unit of Measurement: Per thousand live births.

Cancer Death Rate 30-70 years: Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells, which can invade and spread to other sites in the body. Cancer can have severe health consequences, and is a leading cause of death. Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach, and liver cancer are the most common types of cancer in men, while breast, colorectal, lung, uterine cervix, and stomach cancer are the most common among women. The rate is for men between the ages of 30 and 70 years old.

Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution: National estimates of mortality from air pollution are calculated using country data on the proportion of households using polluting fuel or technology combinations, mean levels of particulate matter in the ambient air, and estimates of deaths by cause.

Mortality rate from unintentional poisoning: National estimates of mortality due to unintentional poisonings are primarily derived from data collected in CRVS systems. In countries with high-quality CRVS systems, accurate registration of deaths from unintentional poisonings, and in particular distinguishing these from intentional poisonings, remains a challenge.

Physician Rate per 10,000 hab: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching and research).

Global Food Security Index: The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 109 countries. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, constructed from 28 unique indicators, which measures these drivers of food security across both developing and developed countries.

Core Capacity Score: Average of 13 Internationals Health Regulations core capacity scorestest.

Free Health Care: Free Health Care refers to a publicly funded health care that provides primary services free of charge or a nominal fee to all it's citizen, with no exclusion based on wealth

Universal Health Care: Universal health care, sometimes referred to as universal health coverage, universal coverage, or universal care, usually refers to a health care system that provides healthcare and financial protection to more than 90% of the citizens of a particular country.

The vast majority of the data was taken from the World Health Organization World Health 2017 Statistics Monitoring http://www.who.int/

Global Food Security Index by the Economist Intelligence Unit http://foodsecurityindex.eiu.com/

Universal Health Care is taken from our data-based and researched individually in government websites, WHO and Pacific Prime Insurance.