SPA, Healthcare, and Sanatoriums
Germany takes 4th place in the Life Expectancy list. Insurance is obligatory when living, working, or studying in Germany. On the one hand, medical costs in Germany are high. Health care costs (for doctors, hospital stays, and medicines) are among the most expensive in the world. On the other hand, Germany offers the best medical equipment and medicines, and the doctors are the best specialists from all over the world. All hospitals, with the exception of some private clinics, are open to all insured patients.