Yucatan Real Estate – World-Class Healthcare at a Low Price

While Medical Tourism from the U.S. and Canada to Mexico is ever on the rise, the high-quality and low cost of Mexican healthcare also serves as an incentive for retirees to consider Yucatan real estate, as well as families considering relocating, who may be concerned about healthcare costs or waiting lines back home; in Mexico costs are minimal, and waiting lines are virtually non-existent.

In the past few years, more and more Americans have been travelling to Mexico to take advantage of the low cost healthcare; some estimates have numbers up to 500,000 per year. Even for Canadians needing to avoid long wait times for medical services, Mexico provides an less expensive, but equally high-quality alternative to heading to the U.S. Medicine costs are about half of that in either country.

Generally speaking, healthcare costs about 50-70% less than in the U.S. Teeth implants (6 teeth), for example, costs about$18,500 on average in the U.S. In Mexico, it costs only $3600, meaning savings of 75%. And if you are concerned about the recent high costs of insurance in the U.S. (now obligatory), you’ll be happy to know that on average insurance for Mexican healthcare is 33% of of that in the U.S.

As for quality, the World Health Organization indicates that private Mexican hospitals are similar in quality to those in the U.S.

Another advantage for medical tourists that applies just as well for those considering moving here is the proximity to home. For Americans and Canadians alike, direct flights are available from the Yucatan with an average time of about 3.5 hrs to the U.S. and 4.5 hours to Canadian cities.

While the bulk of world-class hospitals are located in Mexico City and Guadalajara (the two largest cities), state-of-the-art hospitals are also located in Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan. Merida draws people seeking affordable, high-quality health care from nearby parts of central America as well. The state also recently announced a special emphasis on investment into retirement-oriented facilities in that city. (Also, in the rare case of speciality services not available, return flights to Guadalajara or Mexico City can be found for as low as $150.)

Yucatan MLS listings can be found to suite any lifestyle, from contemporary condos on the beachfront to comfortable, traditional little Mexican houses near Merida’s colonial downtown, to lots for single family homes. Whatever your reason for moving to Yucatan, you will find suitable real estate, and you can rest assured that top-quality healthcare will be available for prices much more accessible than back home.

Find a good online MLS listing, explore what Yucatan real estate can offer you, and contact a reliable, experienced agent. If healthcare is your concern, you need not worry; ask your agent about hospitals in the area. You will be pleasantly surprised by both quality and low prices.