Some 400,000 Americans and more than 2 million international citizens travel abroad each year to take advantage of affordable health-care services, treatments and surgeries.
In almost every instance, the cost savings are dramatic. Heart bypass surgery in the United States—typically running from $70,000 to $133,000—will cost $7,000 in India or $22,000 in Thailand. A facelift, costing $10,500 to $16,000 in the U.S., is $5,500 to $6,500 in Brazil, as low as $2,400 in Thailand and from $4,000 to $8,000 in Singapore, South Korea and Mexico. (more…)