Healthcare costs differ widely in Switzerland by canton, but this variation is not linked to life expectancy.

Links between public spending for health, basic health insurance premiums and life expectancy. By Swiss canton, in 2014. The size of the bubbles is proportional to the population of the cantons.

The cantonal health budgets are perfectly correlated with basic health insurance premiums

But, unsurprisingly, life expectancy for the cantons has no connection to the amount of health insurance premiums

Source: Finance ministry, interior ministry, Federal Statistical Office |