Knowing about the cost of treatment in Iran is just one puzzle piece of medical travel abroad. Just as you decipher this puzzle, you will find out that Iran is how more attractive and competitive in terms of medical travel than other countries.
In order to determine the exact cost of medical tourism, one should be aware of the other additional costs, such as flight to Iran, residence, unexpected costs, interpreter fees, the cost of commuting and etc. to have a correct understanding and comparison of the subject. Hospitals in Iran rarely announce their health care costs, but the cost of medical treatment and health care is fixed in the form of relative values of medical measures by the government. However, due to the very low value of the Iranian currency to the US dollar, the special conditions and other peripheral services for international patients, these fixed costs are at a very low level and they do not cover hospital costs. Therefore, the cost of medical treatment in Iran for international patients is set at a maximum twice as high as the fixed cost, which is still lower than the costs compared to other competitors and target markets, which will be discussed in more detail.
Of course, it is necessary to know that if private hospitals of Iran have already announced their costs on their official sites and the patient or facilitator company viewed and compared it with other centers and hospitals and decided to conclude a health care contract with the hospital and purchase a service, no legal issue is addressed to the hospitals and medical centers even if they receive a higher cost than the established rates in Iran.
Even if the cost of treatment in Iran is doubled, it still is 40% lower compared to the Western European countries, 65% compared to the United States, and between 20% and 30% compared to countries neighboring Iran, such as Iraq, Azerbaijan, Oman and Afghanistan. On the other hand, due to the depreciation of the Iranian Rial, travel and food purchasing in Iran is very cost-effective for tourists.
If we want to go into the details of the tourism health package for a specific service such as a nose job in Iran for a country like England, we will notice a huge difference in expenses:
- The cost of nose job in Tehran, assuming doubling the cost is between $ 700 and $ 1,100 depending on the hospital and doctor,
- In Iran, the cost of staying at a 4-star hotel is $ 30- $ 35 per night.
- Tehran-London flight is an average of $ 410,
- The visa costs between 50 and 70 dollars,
- A private interpreter’s fee for a 4-day trip is between $ 250 to $ 400,
- The cost of translating medical reports is between $ 5 and $ 10 per page,
- A single serving in a luxury restaurant in Tehran is $ 16,
- The average fare of a taxi per shift, for example, from Tehran International Airport to the Erfan Private Hospital, is $ 2.7.
That is, if you want to apply for a cosmetic nose job package from London to Tehran, for a 4-day tour in a private hospital, it costs between $ 1,850 and $ 2,200 which is much lower than countries such as Turkey, India, and the England itself. In addition, highly qualified doctors and hospitals offer high quality and special services for international patients.
Another important question is whether the patient needs a follow-up or a specialist in the hospital. As a medical tourist, it is important that if you are charged for this issue, or if you have to go back to Iran several times or stay in Iran for some time, you should consider these costs and calculate them, which, of course, will not be high in Iran.