A trip to the hospital in the US can vary a great deal based on where you live.
For one, the quality of the healthcare system can differ, with some cities ranking higher than others. There’s also the question of the cost of that doctor’s visit, which could be a much different price in one center versus another.
Consumer healthcare company Amino collected data about different hospitals in cities around the US, finding out what the institutions charged insurers for procedures. That all factored into a cost ratings index that’s for a particular hospital or healthcare system. From there, the Amino team averaged that out to come out with the average Amino cost rating.
Here are the 53 cities in the US with the most and least expensive hospitals. Buffalo, New York and Rochester, New York had among the least expensive hospitals, while cities in California including San Francisco and San Diego, as well as Milwaukee, Wisconsin had the most expensive hospitals.
- Amino; Ana Pelisson/Business Insider