Total social security accounts

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Social protection in Switzerland: financial results 2020

In 2020, expenditure on social benefits totalled CHF 206 billion (+11.1% on 2019). This amount represented 29.1% of the gross domestic product (GDP).

What are the Total Social Security Accounts?

This synthesis statistic on the funding of social protection is based on a method and concepts developed in cooperation with the European Union's statistical office (Eurostat).

At a glance

The social protection system covers risks and needs related to unforeseeable life events. Social insurances, as well the public authorities, guarantee the majority of social benefits in Switzerland. In 2020, they totalled CHF 206 billion, equal to 29.1% of the GDP. Benefits related to old age and sickness/health care are the largest in monetary terms. The same holds true at European level.

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Statistical sources and concepts

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Results during the COVID-19

Early estimates about social benefits and expenditures.

National results of the TSSA

Key figures on the funding of social protection in Switzerland.

International results of the TSSA

Key figures on the funding of social protection in Switzerland and in European comparison.


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