10 metro areas with the highest, lowest overall healthcare prices

San Jose, Calif., has the highest overall healthcare prices among U.S. metropolitan areas in 2016 compared to the national average, according to an interactive report from the Health Care Cost Institute.  

To determine the highest and lowest overall healthcare prices, researchers examined about 1.8 billion commercial insurance claims and compared the average price paid for the same healthcare service across 112 metropolitan areas. The report used price level benchmarks from 2012 to 2016.

The 10 metropolitan areas with the highest overall healthcare prices in 2016, relative to the national median:

1. San Jose, Calif.

2. Anchorage, Alaska

3. San Francisco

4. Milwaukee, Wis.

5. Green Bay, Wis.

6. San Diego

7. Los Angeles

8. New York City

9. Trenton, N.J.

10. Charlotte, N.C.

Ten metropolitan areas with the lowest overall healthcare prices in 2016, relative to the national median:

1. Baltimore

2. Little Rock, Ark.

3. Youngstown, Ohio

4. Pittsburgh

5. Louisville, Ky.

6. Toledo, Ohio

7. Lafayette, La.

8. Davenport, Iowa

9. Knoxville, Tenn.

10. Tucson, Ariz.


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Access the full interactive report here.

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