And once again, I see how much health insurance costs in the U.S. and I am very, very glad I live in Australia. Our cost: $207.75 per month for the pair of us. Includes a high level of Extras cover (dental, optical, orthotics, etc).


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  1. Don’t forget the 1.5% of gross taxable income that goes on the Medicare Levy to cover GP visits, pathology, radiology, public hospital stays, and pharmaceutical subsidies.

  2. True, but somehow money that I never had seems like less of an actual expense. That’s part of the bonus. It’s like superannuation. I know I’m supposed to consider that as part of my remuneration, but most of the time I just forget about it.

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