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Expats in Mexico: Health Care Costs


Preparing for an expatriation requires a lot of research and information. It is sometimes difficult to identify the cost of health services in your destination country. In the case of Mexico, health care costs are variable.

The medical system is very heterogeneous, and the price changes accordingly. Knowing about the costs will help you make a better choice for your insurance.

What level of coverage is more suitable? Which options should be included? What ceilings are acceptable?

We answer these questions here.

Health Care Costs in Mexico Are High

While standard medical care is relatively affordable, health care costs in Mexico can be quite high. For example, you can expect to pay $10000 for a complete medical check-up, and more than $15000 for an MRI.

Hospitalization in Mexico can be very expensive as well. Hospitals in large cities (Ciudad de México, Monterrey, Guadalajara) often charge higher rates than one would expect.

For example, to treat appendicitis you will have to count between €4,000 and €6,000 or $82,000 to $123,000. A night in a private room at the hospital will cost about €150 to €200 per night, or between $3,070 and $5,120.

Taking Out International Medical Insurance in Mexico

Having international medical insurance in Mexico is highly recommended. It allows you to choose your doctor freely, and to benefit from the best health care networks. It will also cover you in other territories, including your home country.

In addition to the flexibility, international insurances do not have any remaining expenses. There won’t be any surprises, since you will be covered at 100%!

In the case of maternity, you will not pay more. For example, Mexican insurance generally covers maternity for up to $40,000, while an uncomplicated pregnancy costs a minimum of $100,000!

To learn more about health insurance in Mexico, please consult our dedicated articles:

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Health Care Costs in Mexico?

In Mexico, health care costs are considered high. Here are some examples:

– A complete check-up: $10,000
– An MRI: more than $15,000
– To treat appendicitis: between €4,000 and €6,000.
– A private room in the hospital: about €150 to €200 per night.

What Are the Advantages of Taking Out International Insurance to Expatriate to Mexico?

There are several advantages in taking out international insurance in Mexico:

– You can choose your doctor freely, and benefit from the best care networks
– You are also covered in other places, including your home country
– You will not have to pay for anything else, you will be covered at 100%.

What Is the Price of an International Insurance in Mexico?

To have exact and personalized rates for your situation, a free and fast international insurance comparison tool has been set up to help you choose the best offer!

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