Public Social Spending as a Percentage of GDP Across OECD Countries

Social spending includes various benefits offered by a country to its residents such as healthcare, pensions, social security,  food stamps, relocation money provided to refugees, funding for community activities for illegals, etc. This expenditure varies widely across OECD member countries.

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Source: OECD

France tops the list with social spending amounting to over 31% of the GDP and Mexico spends the least at 7.5%. The US spends slightly less than the OECD average of 21%.

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