Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Expatriate Health Care in Morocco

People thinking of moving abroad and becoming an expatriate in Morocco have been warned that the country is more expensive due to its popularity with tourists, according to Expatriate Health Care, a website dedicated to selling health insurance.

Some of their experts claim that Morocco is not as cheap as people think so a potential expatriate should ensure they have a sufficient amount of money before moving to the country.

"People come and think Morocco is a very cheap country and it's not necessarily. Its becoming more expensive and I think that’s an indication on how popular it's becoming," a spokesperson said.

It is claimed that a rise in the number of tourists was pushing up the cost of living in Morrocco.

"There has been a huge marketing push to get everybody there, but also the effect is that prices are going up because its become a popular destination,"

According to Business Monitor International's Morocco Tourism Report 2008, 6.72 million tourists arrived in Morocco in the first 11 months of 2007.

The View from Fez says:

According to our own experiences and that of other expatriates living in Morocco, local doctors and dental services are affordable, and, more to the point, well set up to deliver the latest in medical services.

Ann, a 47 year old British woman living in the Fez Medina, told us that the home visits, and the speed with which they happened, was better than she had ever experienced in the UK.

1 comment:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I think it really depends on where you are in Morocco. We had good healthcare in Rabat.....but in Marrakech...not so much. And we are still to find a good dentist in 8 years.

But to say that it is not affordable is just ridiculous. It's perfectly affordable.