Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in South Africa?
When we asked expats in South Africa if healthcare and health insurance are expensive in South Africa, they wrote...
"Healthcare and health insurance in South Africa can be expensive, depending on the type of coverage and services required. Private health insurance is often more expensive than public health insurance, and the cost of medical care can vary significantly depending on the provider and the type of care needed. In addition, many South Africans struggle to afford health insurance due to the high cost of living in the country. As a result, many people rely on public health services, which are often underfunded and can be of lower quality than private services," remarked another expat who made the move to South Africa.
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Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in South Africa?If you live in South Africa, newcomers to South Africa would love to hear your answer to this question: