Average Cost Of Having A Baby In South Africa

What is a Baby

An infant is a formal or specialized synonym for the common term baby, meaning the very young offspring of human beings. The term may also be used to refer to juveniles of other organisms. A newborn is, in colloquial use, an infant who is only hours, days, or up to one month old.

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Average Cost Of Having A Baby In South Africa

Natural birth or Caesarean section according to data from medical aid schemes, the average cost of natural birth in a private hospital is around R25,000, including two to three days spent in the hospital. If your baby is delivered by Caesarean section, the cost jumps to between R38,000 and R44,000.

How much does it cost to give birth at a private hospital in South Africa?

If you don’t have medical aid covered in South Africa but wish to give birth at a private hospital, you need to prepare for an average cost of R20,000 for a natural birth, and up to R26,000 for a caesarean at a private hospital, assuming a delivery with no complications.

Do foreigners pay to give birth in South Africa?

Non-South African women are also exempted from paying, provided they are immigrants permanently residing in the country. In this case, they must bring proof regarding them residing in South Africa.” Mdluli states that “foreign private patients” are however requested to pay for services at the hospital.

How much does it cost to raise a baby in South Africa?

In South Africa, the cost of having and raising one child can easily reach R1 681 470 for the average middle-income family. That’s more than R90 000 a year!

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