Circumcision Cost in India v/s Abroad - Comparison Guide

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Circumcision Cost in India v/s Abroad - Comparison Guide



Updated on January 13, 2024

Medically verified by Dr. Pournami

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Are you willing to go for a Circumcision surgery and want to know how much it costs? You’re not alone.

Many like you are unclear about the cost and expenses around it.

Also, there are some who want to come to India for the procedure, assuming the expense would be lower compared to abroad.

Mykare Health is here to provide you a transparent understanding of Circumcision cost, both in India and across the border.

What Are The Very Basics of Circumcision?

You may already know what Circumcision is. Let's take a look at it once more before we deep dive into the money matters.

It is basically a surgical process that removes the foreskin or the skin covering the head of the penis.

Circumcision has a handful of medical benefits. Like

  • It could lower the risk of HIV and some other sexually transmitted diseases.

  • It reduces the risk of urinary tract infections among men.

  • It also brings down the risk of penile cancer.

  • It helps in maintaining good hygiene of the penis.

  • It helps in treating certain penis related issues like Phimosis and Balanitis.

Is Circumcision Expensive?

The very simple answer for this question is no. The starting price of this medical procedure is just Rs 18,000 around different cities in the whole country.

Meanwhile, it may differ according to the type of procedure you may opt for, but the very basic price would be the same.

Even if you consider the average price of circumcision in India, it would be around Rs 28,662.

And one thing that you must consider would be the additional charges that may increase the cost. You must also look for the city factor. Price of standard medical procedures of circumcision can differ from city to city.

Here’s the city-wise cost estimate of Circumcision in India.

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Factors Affecting the Cost in India

Are you aware of the potential factors that can affect the cost of circumcision? It is crucial for you to know the cost determinants and make an informed and wise choice.

Here you go.

  • Location: The area where you are situated in or the place where you are considering to get the procedure done can make a difference in the cost.

The procedures are more expensive in urban areas when compared to that of rural areas.

  • Types of circumcision: Infant circumcision is usually less expensive than adult circumcision.

So, the type of circumcision you choose can also affect the difference in cost.

  • Insurance coverage: Health insurance opted can cover your surgery cost. However, there is a variety of insurance. Out of these, some may cover all the expenses while some may only cover partially.

  • Complications: If the procedure is complicated, you may need extra medical care which will also increase the cost.

  • Clinics or hospitals: The clinics or hospitals you choose may charge more or less based on their facilities or services.

They may charge extra for the additional services which can also affect the cost.

You can consider these factors while making decisions about the procedure.

Is circumcision expensive abroad?

Wondering if Circumcision is expensive abroad?

In order to simplify the cost differences for you, we have to compare the average price of the surgical process of circumcision in India with the average price abroad.

In this process, we’re comparing 3 more countries with India. So that you get a better picture of comparison between the prices.

Here, we will be talking about the Circumcision cost for older children and adults in the United States of America (USA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), and United Kingdom (UK).

  • USA: If we rank all of the three countries, the USA would stand at the second position for the expenses. Without insurance it would cost around $850 (that would be equivalent to around INR 70,839).

  • UAE: In the list of expenses of circumcision among these 3 countries, UAE holds the position at bottom. Without insurance it would cost around AED 3,000 (it can be taken as $685 or INR 68,070). In comparison with India, you can go for a premium surgical process with the same money and can be in a private cabin for 3 days. Still you will be left with some money for other miscellaneous expenses.

  • UK: Yes, you all guessed it right. In the ranking list of expenses, the UK stands at the top with a huge difference of cost between the last two. Without insurance the cost of Circumcision wouldn’t be less than 800 English Pounds ( it would be around INR 84,086). When we compare it with the Indian average price, even if we include miscellaneous expenses, you can go for surgery two times with the same money.

Now that you are aware of the expenses of Circumcision in India and abroad, you can make an informed decision on where to do the surgery.

We hope this serves as a comprehensive cost guide for you in India and abroad.

Key Takeaways

Circumcision Cost in India: Starting price is Rs 18,000 across different cities in India.

Average price in India is around Rs 28,662.

Additional charges may apply, and prices vary from city to city.

City-wise Cost Estimate in India: Bangalore: ₹18,000 - ₹54,000, Chennai: ₹18,000 - ₹95,000, Delhi: ₹18,000 - ₹100,000, Gurgaon: ₹18,000 - ₹54,000, Hyderabad: ₹18,000 - ₹100,000, Mumbai: ₹18,000 - ₹150,000, Pune: ₹18,000 - ₹60,000,

Location: Urban areas may be more expensive than rural areas.

Types of circumcision: Infant circumcision is usually less expensive than adult circumcision.

Insurance coverage: Different insurance plans may cover varying portions of the surgery cost.

Complications: Complex procedures may require extra medical care, increasing costs.

Clinics or hospitals: Facilities and services offered can influence the cost.

Circumcision Cost Abroad - USA: Without insurance, it costs around $850 (approx. INR 70,839).

UAE: Without insurance, it costs around AED 3,000 (approx. $685 or INR 68,070).

UK: Without insurance, the cost wouldn't be less than 800 English Pounds (approx. INR 84,086).

Comparison with India: USA ranks second in expenses, UAE at the bottom, and the UK at the top.

Costs abroad are generally higher than in India.

In the UK, the cost difference allows for surgery two times in India, even with miscellaneous expenses considered.

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