Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. The country joined the European Union in 1995.

The official language is Swedish.

Sweden maintains a Nordic Social Welfare System that provides both universal health care and tertiary education for all the Swedish citizens. Since the healthcare in Sweden is mostly tax-founded, this system ensures that everyone has equal access to healthcare services.

Healthcare budget

$61 billion


10.1 million

GDP per capita



SEK (1 SEK = 0,09 Euro)

World Ranking

GDP 24rd

Statistics as April 21st 2021

Swedish healthcare

The Swedish health care system is mainly government-funded, universal for all citizens and decentralized, although private health care also exists. The health care system in Sweden is financed primarily through taxes levied by county councils and municipalities. A total of 21 councils are in charge with primary and hospital care within the country.

Private healthcare is rarity in Sweden, and even those private institutions work under the mandated city councils. The city councils regulate the rules and the establishment of potential private practices.

Swedish pharmaceutical environment

The pharmaceutical industry in Sweden annually spends about 10 billion SEK on research and development in Sweden. Total exports of pharmaceuticals from Sweden in 2015 were approximately 70 billion SEK, and the trade surplus in pharmaceuticals in 2015 was about 32 billion.

Pharmaceuticals are Sweden’s fourth largest export, following road vehicles, machinery and electronics. The value of Swedish pharmaceutical exports in 2018 was nearly twice as large as the value of pharmaceutical imports. Swedish pharma’s principal export markets are Germany, China and the USA, and its pharmaceutical market is the largest in the Nordics region.

Today’s challenges

People in Sweden are living longer and longer, and the average life span is now 84 years for women and 81 years for men. This ageing population puts pressure on Sweden’s healthcare system.

There’s also a big frustration among the population in Sweden when it comes to the lack of nurses and available doctors in many areas, and the waiting lines are way too long.
Since the Swedish population pays on average more than half their income in tax, they see the access to health care as one of the most important issues.

The Swedish experts

Karin Torberger & Clas Lindbergson

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