Mexico’s Health Care Ranked 5th Worldwide On Global Retirement Index

Healthcare in MexicoMexico’s outstanding combination of great weather, magnificent beaches, world famous cuisine, fascinating culture and world-class real estate have made of it one of the best places to retire in the world. But you already knew all that, what you might haven’t heard before is that it also has one of the best health care systems in the planet.

Amazing, right? Well, according to the Global Retirement Index 2014 published by InternationalLiving.com, Mexico’s affordable and top-notch health care is ranked higher than that of countries like Spain, Italy, New Zealand or Brazil.

According to the Huffington Post, the health care category in the index considers “the cost of care and the quality. Also considered are the number of people per doctor, the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people, the percentage of the population with access to safe water, the infant mortality rate, life expectancy, and public-health expenditure as a percentage of a country’s GDP”.

Healthcare in Mexico-2Once taken into account all those variables, the Top-5 in health care on the Global Retirement Index 2014 is led by France and followed by Uruguay, Malaysia, Costa Rica and Mexico. No wonder that the Medical Tourism industry in Mexico has been growing at record levels in the last few years.

So, now you know, Mexico is not only the place with the best Margaritas, the World Heritage Cuisine, and the legendary “Fiesta”, it is also one of the best places to get  health care in the world.