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Dental Procedures

The latest figures show Costa Rica is up to 75% better priced for a variety of Dental Care Treatments.

Average cost of procedure

United States Costa Rica % Saving
Single dental crown $ 1200 $ 470 61%
Root canal, post & crown $ 3100 $ 780 75%
Dental implant & crown $ 4200 $ 1570 63%

Source: MediTourDirect, October 2014

Medical Procedures

The latest figures show Costa Rica is up to 86% better priced for a variety of Medical Procedures.

Major Procedures: Compare Prices

Procedure United States Costa Rica Cost Saving Cost Saving %
Heart Bypass  $ 123,000  $ 27,000  $ 96,000  78%
Angioplasty  $ 28,200  $ 13,800  $ 14,400  51%
Heart Valve Replacement  $ 170,000  $ 30,000  $ 140,000  82%
Hip Replacement  $ 40,364  $ 13,600  $ 26,764  66%
Hip Resurfacing  $ 28,000  $ 13,200  $ 14,800  53%
Knee Replacement  $ 35,000  $ 12,500  $ 22,500  64%
Spinal Fusion  $ 110,000  $ 15,700  $ 94,300  86%
Dental Implant  $ 2,500  $ 800  $ 1,700  68%
Lap Band  $14,000  $9,450  $4,550  33%
Gastric Sleeve $16,000  $11,500  $5,000  30%
Gastric Bypass $25,000  $12,900  $12,100  48%
Hysterectomy $15,400  $6,900  $8,500  55%
Breast Implants $6,400  $3,500  $2,900  45%
Rhinoplasty $6,500  $3,800  $2,700  42%
Face Lift $11,000  $4,500  $6,500  59%
Liposuction $5,500 $2,800  $2,700 49%
Tummy Tuck $8,000 $5,000  $3,000 38%
Lasik (both eyes) $4,000 $2,400  $1,600 40%
Cornea (per eye) $17,500 $9,800 $7,700 44%
Cataract Surgery (per eye) $3,500 $1,700 $1,800 51%

Notes

These price comparisons do not include travel and accommodation in Costa Rica.  All figures are in US dollars.

Source: Medical Tourism Association – Medical Tourism Destinations & Costs, September 2014

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