Dental tourism Costa Rica – Costs, health, safety, travel expenses, guide

Information on dental care in Costa Rica in terms of prices, traveling costs, health system, safety, education, regulation and comunication language.

 

1. Dental care prices in Costa Rica

40 to 50% cheaper than in your country.

Prices in US $

COUNTRY ZIRCONIA CROWN BRIDGE 3 UNITS IN METAL/PORCELAIN VENEER 100 % PORCELAIN IMPLANT WITH ZIRCONIA CROWN ALL-ON-4 WITH FIXE DENTURE
Colombia 350 $ 825 $ 225 $ 1400 $ 4000 $
Costa Rica 700 $ 1650 $ 385 $ 2050 $ 8000 $
Cuba 450 $ 900 $ No 1500 $ No
Hungary 650 $ 1050 $ 350 $ 1700 $ 5000 $
Mexico 700 $ 1200 $ 450 $ 1800 $ 7000 $
Thailand 500 $ 1050 $ 300 $ 1700 $ 9400 $
Inda 400 $ 900 $ 750 $ 1500 $ 7500 $
Canada 1700 $ 3300 $ 1100 $ 3800 $ 15000 $
France 1500 $ 3000 $ 1000 $ 3300 $ 15000 $
USA 2000 $ 3600 $ 1200 $ 4400 $ 20000 $

 

2. Travel and accommodation expenses

Here are the air travel and accommodation expenses for one and two weeks in a 3-star hotel.

 

If you live in Canada

Country 1 week 2 weeks
Colombia 700 $ us 950 $ us
Costa Rica 750 $ us 1000 $ us
India 1200 $ us 1500 $ us
Hungary 1100 $ us 1500 $ us
Mexico 600 $ us 900 $ us
Thailand 1300 $ us 1700 $ us

If you live in USA

Country 1 week 2 weeks
Colombia 600 $ us 850 $ us
Costa Rica 800 $ us 1050 $ us
India 1100 $ us 1400 $ us
Hungary 1000 $ us 1400 $ us
Mexico 500 $ us 800 $ us
Thailand 1200 $ us 1600 $ us

 

3. Quality of the health system

It is important to know the quality of the health system in each country in order to avoid infections and complications. Here is the world position of the countries concerned out of a total of 191 countries in terms of health hygiene according to the World Health Organization.

  • France: 1
  • United Kingdom: 18
  • Switzerland: 20
  • Belgium: 21
  • Colombia: 22
  • Canada 30
  • Australia: 32
  • Costa Rica: 36
  • USA: 37
  • Cuba: 39
  • Thailand: 47
  • Mexico: 61
  • Hungary: 66
  • India: 112
  • Brazil: 125

 

4. Country security

Every year, tens of thousands of foreign dental patients, travel to Costa Rica. This country is economically stable, a democracy, and for decades has been consistently safe from random acts of terrorism or gang warfare.

Pickpockets and petty theft are probably the biggest concern to travelers. As is common throughout the world, pickpockets tend to operate in city crowds and popular tourist sites. Following the common sense rules of the travel road will keep you out of harm’s way in this welcoming land.

Any country can be more dangerous than another depending on where you are going. However, some cities are very safe for foreigners. Here is a list of cities where you will be safe for your dental care.

Colombia: Cartagena, Bogota and Medellin
Costa Rica: San Jose and Escazú
India: New-Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Goa
Hungary: Budapest and Mosonmagyarovar
Mexico: Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Monterrey and La Paz
Thailand: Bangkok and Phuket

 

5. Communication and on-site guide in English

Once there, you realize the importance of Englsih in communication and often, you can have difficulty understanding or make yourself understood, thus causing unwanted stress, worries and unexpected events. Even if some countries say they speak English very well, the facts often show the opposite.

Colombia: On-site guide in English
Costa Rica: Basic English and no on-site guide in English
India: Excellent English but no on-site guide in English
Hungary: Excellent English but no on-site guide in English
Mexico: Excellent English but no on-site guide in English
Thailand: Basic English and no on-site guide in English

 

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