Mexico Amongst Top 5 Countries For Best Health Care

For Americans and Canadians, Mexico is the #1 destination owing to sunny climate and beaches. Large number of people from these countries have made Mexico their home. Destinations such as Akumal, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta have a large number of expat population. Every year thousands of people make Mexico their retirement destination.

Still, many people are skeptical about Mexico as a place to live. Doubts persist about medical care and safety in Mexico. We have in our earlier posts mentioned that Mexico is a safe to live. Similarly, healthcare facilities in Mexico are top notch. This claim has been even validated by’s in its annual Global Retirement Index reports. In its report it has featured top 5 countries which provide the best and most affordable medical care facilities in the world.

Mexico Amongst Top 5 Countries For Best Health Care

Mexico Amongst Top 5 Countries For Best Health Care

The Health Care category in the International Living Index takes in to account the quality of the health care as well its cost. Other factors such as doctor to patient ratio, hospital beds per 1,000 people, access to safe water, the infant mortality rate, life expectancy, and public-health expenditure as a percentage of a country’s GDP are also factored in.

The top 5 countries in the Index are France, Uruguay, Malaysia, Costa Rica and Mexico. Mexico is an obvious choice for retirement because of lot of reasons  in its favor. Tropical climate, beaches, good infrastructure and world class medical care facilities. What tilts the scale in Mexico’s favor is that it is close to USA. It shares its border with USA. Almost all cities in USA have flights to major cities of Mexico.

None of the other countries has all these attributes. No doubt, Mexico is the best country for international living. For people who haven’t yet decided if they should retire in Mexico, these newly published facts would be of great help. Mexico’s affordable real estate, stress free lifestyle and health care in sharp contrast to USA.


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