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High Quality Healthcare Available in Mexico at a Fraction of the Cost Back Home

Jason Holland - International Living
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January 9, 2017
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Mexico - International Living's Top Retirement Haven 2017 (International Living)

Thousands of Americans visit Mexico each year for medical treatment and dental care. It’s no wonder. The care is high quality and the cost is a fraction of what you might pay in the U.S.

The facilities, even in medium-sized cities, are top notch. And physicians have usually received at least some training in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. If not medical school, they receive ongoing training abroad. All the latest technology, techniques, and prescriptions are available in Mexico. And having major surgery or treatment for serious medical conditions is not a problem.

As an expat you’ll also enjoy access to this top medical care, of course. Overall, you can expect to pay about half - or less - of what you would in the U.S. That goes for prescription drugs as well.

As a legal resident, you’ll have access to two systems.

The government-run system operates clinics and hospitals throughout the country and most expats say it offers good basic care at a low price - with costs running to just a few hundred dollars per year.

Many expats also use private healthcare, for which you can pay cash or use insurance. It is much cheaper than the U.S. For example, a visit to the doctor is about $30 to $40. For lab testing, expect to pay about a third of the U.S. cost.

As a long-term retirement destination, you can also find assisted living facilities in popular expat towns like Lake Chapala and San Miguel de Allende.

Learn more about the countries with the best healthcare in the world at International Living

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