Bank data claims health and medical tourism generates $437m in 2017

 

Most visitors to Costa Rica seek dental treatment, obesity treatment or cosmetic surgery. According to the BCCR it generated an income of US$437 million in 2017. It is not clear if these are actual figures or banker estimates.

According to 2015 figures from the Chamber of Health, 83% are from the US, 7% from Canada and the remaining 10% from nearby countries such as Nicaragua.

The BCCR estimates that 45% seek dental treatment or cosmetic dentistry, with 55% seeking cosmetic surgery or obesity treatment.

Dental treatment has been taking a bigger share of the total as Costa Rica is losing cosmetic surgery customers to cheaper counties such as Mexico and Colombia.

View further analysis of medical tourism in Costa Rica.

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