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The United States, Canada and Japan are countries where medical care is the most expensive

Getting distracted is never nice, but even less so when you’re away from home. Fortunately, if it hits you in Spain, because of social security, you won’t have to pay anything, but it doesn’t want to be free. What is more, if this happened to you in a foreign country, it might become dear and even lost to you.

According to information from the travel insurance sector Chapka, these are the three countries where the distortion could be very expensive.


The first place is occupied by the United States. Medical care is one of the most innovative and has the best professionals and resources in the world. However, the lack of a health system with guaranteed universal coverage and the predominance of the private sector over the public sector, the cost of health in the country of North America reaches astronomical prices. A fact that forces more citizens to use private health insurance.

The cost of the consultation may vary depending on the hospital, whether the item is insured or not, and also the type of insurance. Therefore, the first thing that is requested is the traveler’s insurance or a credit card that guarantees that you can pay the amount of assistance. Of course, a simple right diagnosis already has value.

If you are unlucky enough to slip and break your ankle walking on the streets of New York without health insurance, diagnosis and treatment costs between 11,000 and 20,000 US dollars (10,200? – 18,500?). For example, the average fee for an X-ray is 170?, but according to the center it could cost around 950? or even more, and to this we want to add another 1,000? or 2,000? if they had even walked through the emergency room.


Unlike the United States, Canada has a free public health plan for permanent residents, however, this does not apply to temporary residents or travelers, who will have to go through a financial table if they need assistance.

In these cases, Canadian health becomes one of the most expensive in the world, in which a simple emergency consultation (which you will have to pay in advance) will cost around 250?, or an X-ray 100? And if you do an MRI, will it be another CDL? further If it was involved, the days of hospitalization vary between 800? for the simplest interventions and up to 10,000? most complicated. As if this were not enough, tourists’ fees are often doubled or tripled.

Finally, if you do not want to go to the emergency room, you should know that having an appointment with a GP is almost impossible, since you do not accept new patients, and you will have to go to a private account, which is dearer


Japan has one of the best healthcare providers on the planet and the best income-based national insurance system. Uninsured patients are responsible for paying 100% of the aid.

If a consultation with a GP costs an average of €80, the bill increases as soon as a specialist is needed or with emergency services (between €150 and €400). If you stumble while observing the shape of the Osaka castle and have to undergo surgery for a fracture, the bill will be 22,600?. Another difficulty in this region, and of no less importance, is finding teachers who speak English.

Across the top 3″

Completing this list we find countries like the United Arab Emirates, especially Dubai, where the classic ranking is between 50?-100? or China, a country in which an emergency consultation can come to 1,000. Likewise, some Caribbean countries adopt high-cost models following the American healthcare model.

Travel insurance is the best way to protect yourself

“Since no one is safe from any accident or illness while traveling abroad, the best way to protect yourself against future health problems is to get travel insurance,” says María Prieto, Country Manager of Chapka.

“Travel insurance not only covers you in the event of health care, but also avoids the costs associated with your luggage. It also includes coverage such as repatriation, civil liability or early return if you have to return early due to hospitalization or death. Relatives,” argues Prieto. Most insurances also They will give you the ability to add cancellation coverage in case you have to cancel your trip before departure.

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