According to InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index, the quality of Mexico’s health care is ranked among the top five nations in the world, following France, Uruguay, Malaysia and Costa Rica.
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“Given the galloping rise in health care costs in the U.S. and elsewhere, Mexico’s affordable and top-notch health care is a huge benefit to living there,” reports the Huffington Post.
In fact, the medical facilities in Mexico’s top destinations are world-class and rival anything you could find in the U.S. or Europe, offering a full range of high-tech specialty services, while the smaller clinics are clean, competent and ideal for everyday concerns like minor stitches or the common cold. In addition, many of Mexico’s doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals have received at least a portion of their training in the U.S., but are still able to provide services at less than half the cost.
“Medical insurance with Mexico’s national health care service costs less than $300 a year; private insurance will cost more, depending on age and pre-existing conditions – but still a fraction of what you’d pay in the U.S. for similar coverage,” writes International Living.
In addition, Bloomberg ranked Mexico’s health care system among the world’s most efficient, placing it at #15, which is well ahead of the U.S., which came in at #46, and Germany, which ranked #30. This, combined with its affordability, has led to a rise in medical tourism over recent years, with millions of patients traveling from around the world for procedures they simply can’t afford at home.
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The nation’s low-cost, high-quality healthcare has also helped encourage a record number of expats to relocate in recent years, with more than five million additional retirees expected to move to Mexico from the U.S. alone by the year 2025. Here, expats can enjoy access to world-class shopping, archaeological sites, fishing, fabulous beaches, diving, parasailing, fine dining and so much more – all at a much lower cost than destinations in comparable locales worldwide.
Real estate is also much more affordable in Mexico than anything you will find in beachfront areas throughout the U.S. and Canada, with plenty of options, such as buying land, purchasing an existing property or building new. Condos and homes are available to fit practically any budget or lifestyle requirement in popular seaside communities like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, which also happen to be some of Mexico’s most sought-after areas, with easy access to modern infrastructure, recognizable brands, state of the art health care and international airports.