Latin America: medical tourism savings share of U.S. nationals 2018

This statistic illustrates the average share of savings U.S. American health tourists could profit from in selected countries in Latin America as of February 2018. It was estimated that medical tourists from the United States could, on average, save 55 percent in health expenditure in Costa Rica.

Medical tourism savings share of U.S. citizens in selected countries in Latin America as of February 2018

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Release date

February 2018


Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico

Survey time period

As of February 2018**

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Supplementary notes

* The percentage that can be saved by U.S. citizens when traveling to Latin America for medical purposes is an average calculated from the source's data. In Brazil, U.S. visitors could save between 20 to 30 percent; in Mexico potential medical savings ranged from 40 to 65 percent, and in Costa Rica, from 45 to 65 percent.
** The source does not specify the date of data collection. The date of survey given is the date of publication.

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