Medical costs in the USA and Western Europe are often astronomically more expensive than in Latin America AND the quality of the care is the same (if not better in Latin America). Here’s a chart that lists some of the most common medical procedures in the USA and their price equivalents in other countries.

Surgery USA Colombia Costa Rica India Jordan Korea Mexico Singapore Thailand
Heart Bypass $144,000 $14,630 $25,000 $8,500 $10,000 $24,000 $20,000 $13,500 $24,000
Angioplasty $57,000 $7,106 $13,000 $8,500 $5,000 $19,600 $16,000 $7,500 $7,000
Heart Valve Replacement $170,000 $10,450 $30,000 $1,200 $12,000 $36,000 $30,000 $13,500 $22,000
Hip Replacement $50,000 $8,360 $12,500 $8,000 $8,000 $16,450 $13,125 $11,100 $14,000
Hip Resurfacing $50,000 $10,500 $12,000 $8,000 $8,000 $20,900 $12,800 $12,100 $16,000
Knee Replacement $50,000 $7,106 $11,500 $7,000 $7,000 $17,800 $10,650 $10,800 $12,000
Spinal Fusion $100,000 $14,500 $15,000 $12,000 $10,000 $17,350 $7,000 $18,300 $11,000
Dental Implant $2,000-10,000 $1,672 $1,000 $700 $500 $3400 $910 $2,900 $3,000
Lap Band $30,000 $6,500 $8,500 $7,500 $5,000 $9,500 $8,430 $12,000/td>

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Breast Implants $10,000 $2,600 $3,500 $4,500 $3,000 $11,000 $8,000 $5,400 $3,700
Rhinoplasty $8,000 $1,677 $5,500 $3,500 $2,500 $4,000 $4,165 $2,700 $3,400
Face Lift $15,000 $3,305 $5,900 $7,000 $3,000 $3,000 $7,200 $4,000 $6,600
Hysterectomy $15,000 $1,845 $5,500 $5,500 $2,500 $9,000 $6,675 $4,000 $5,000

 

Transplants: Asia Latin America United States
Kidney Transplant $43,550 $30,000 Up to: $150,000
Liver Transplant $134,000 $75,000 Up to: $315,000