Worldwide, the hair transplant market is worth an estimated $2.5 billion. In fact, experts believe that the market will be worth $31 billion by 2025. However, although a number of countries now offer hair transplant procedures, the amount of money you pay for your treatment will depend on the country you’re in.
In America, for example, the cost of care is incredibly high, and a hair transplant can cost as much as $15,000. But, in some countries, the equivalent procedure can be completed for $2,000 or less. To help you decide where to get your procedure, we’ve gone through the top five cheapest places in the world to get a hair transplant.
#5 Turkey – $5,000
Turkey is such a popular location for a hair transplant that it’s known as the ‘headquarters’ of hair transplants in the world. Although it’s by no means the cheapest place on our list, the cost of a hair transplant in Turkey is still as low as $5,000. This means it’s $10,000 cheaper to get your procedure done here than in the US.
Plus, data shows just how popular hair transplants in Turkey have become. The industry is worth over $1 billion annually to the Turkish economy, and more than 5,000 people come into the country each month to undergo a procedure. As a result, Turkey is a safe, easy and convenient place to get your hair transplant completed.
#4 Lithuania – $3,400
Although Lithuania is a member of the European Union, it’s around 25% cheaper to get a hair transplant here than it is in many of the western European countries. This is because not only are medical services cheaper here, but the cost of food and accommodation is much cheaper, too.
All of this means that it costs around half the price to stay in Lithuania than it does in Germany, and the cost of the procedure is around $1,000 less, too.
#3 Cyprus – $3,000
Cyprus is home to a number of highly qualified surgeons who offer exclusive services. Many of these operate in boutique clinics that specialize in follicular unit extraction (FUE). With procedures costing around $3,000 on average, Cyprus offers high-quality treatments at an affordable price.
Plus, not only is Cyprus a cheap place to visit for a hair transplant, but it’s also a fantastic place for a holiday. This means that many healthcare tourists visit this beautiful country in order to undertake their procedure and enjoy a few days in the sunshine. Once your procedure is finished and you’ve spent a day recovering, you can explore the island’s gorgeous beaches, lively nightlife and fabulous natural wonders. No wonder almost four million people visit Cyprus for a holiday every year.
#2 UAE – $1,500
In the UAE, the medical tourism industry is on the rise, and Dubai now receives over 320,000 international patients annually. It’s easy to see why. On average, a hair transplant in the UAE will cost you about half the amount it would in Cyprus.
But, although the cost of a hair transplant in the UAE is low, many clinics price their treatments differently to Western countries. This is because many clinics charge per graft rather than per treatment. This means that, if your baldness is advanced, you may pay significantly more for your treatment.
#1 India – $900
Our research revealed that India was the cheapest reputable place in the world to get a hair transplant. Here, procedures can be completed for as little as $900.
In India, many clinics charge per graft, much like clinics in the UAE do. In cities like Mumbai and Delhi, each graft costs around 40 cents (this can be as high as $9 per graft back home). Plus, in India’s big cities, many of the surgeons are highly qualified and offer advanced FUE treatments that look very natural.
Visit one of the above places for your hair transplant and you’ll find that you’ll pay a fraction of the price you would if you had your treatment in the US. However, if you’re visiting a foreign country for your procedure, make sure you do your research before you travel. Remember, cost isn’t everything and you need to make sure you’re finding a clinic and a surgeon you can trust. This way, you’ll also get the best-possible results.