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If you live in the States, there’s a good chance you have feelings and opinions on the healthcare system, which remains largely private and tied to employment.

If you’ve had a baby in the States, you’ve likely gaped at your hospital bill, whether or not you had “good insurance” at the time. Even with an uncomplicated birth and insurance, I know I was looking at a bill that was at least $5k per kid out of my own pocket.

We hear that healthcare costs are much cheaper – or even nonexistent – around the world, and if you’re wondering how true that is, buckle up. These 12 people are sharing what having a baby cost them outside of America.

11. Everything is free in Norway.

I wonder if that’s the country’s slogan.

@realy_elli

#stitch with @mslilyflowers #norwegianhealthcare #freehospital #freehealthcare #foryoupage #scandifam #realy_elli #hospitalbills #free #dontpay

♬ original sound – 🌸Elli🌸

10. Less than $100 in Manitoba, Canada.

I would have fainted dead away…from happiness.

@jingpaywu

Got my bill from the hospital. #hospitalbill #privateroom #deliveryday

♬ original sound – JingPayWu

9. My friend just LIVES in the UK and her birth was free.

Also, they get money every month to use to pay for baby things.

@everwingingit

#stitch with @mslilyflowers I can’t actually believe some of the totals I’ve heard on this!

♬ original sound – 🌞

8. They only paid for parking.

At least our parking was free? Ha!

@zoemile793

#stitch with @mslilyflowers LMFAO he really wanted to answer that one. #fyp #funny #baby #trend #newbrunswick #humor #like #hospitalbill

♬ original sound – zobo

7. Parking again.

And they’re complaining about it. If I didn’t laugh I would cry.

@jillkeogh1

#stitch with @mslilyflowers Ireland’s healthcare is still on the rocks but damn #ireland #irish #eu #europe #healthcare #women

♬ original sound – jill keogh

6. New Zealand lets you have babies for free, too.

What a concept!

@freddie_coffee

#duet with @mslilyflowers 🧡💛

♬ original sound – Ms. Flowers

5. Even a complicated birth costs you nothing.

Which makes sense, because it’s not your fault?

@_jademadden

#stitch with @mslilyflowers feeling blessed to live in Australia! So sorry to those who’s system is so broken! #medicalbills #hospitalbill #birth

♬ original sound – _jademadden

4. This Canadian paid a little more than $100.

But only because she wanted a private room.

@millies.mama

Tell em you live in 🇨🇦 w out telling me you live in 🇨🇦 #greenscreen #hospitalbill #birth #fyp

♬ Dumb Love – Mimi Webb

3. Nothing in Greenland, either.

Absolutely zero.

@estherheilmann

#duet with @mslilyflowers I don’t get the US 🥵

♬ original sound – Ms. Flowers

2. Not only do people in Denmark not have to pay to have babies…

The government pays THEM to stay home and TAKE CARE OF those babies. Whoa.

@camillamalm

#stitch with @mslilyflowers tell me this isn’t a real thing 🤯🤯🤯 thank god for our taxes in Denmark 🇩🇰😅 #usa #labour #healthcare #hospitalbill

♬ original sound – camillamalm

1. And yeah, it’s been like this for a long time.

Long enough for the U.S. to verify that it works.

@pat_europa_uk

#stitch with @mslilyflowers #goodoldnhs #spreadthelove #patspeople

♬ original sound – Pat Brogan

It’s kind of shocking, don’t you think? And not at all in a good way – in a way that makes you realize we don’t have to live like this, right?

If you had a baby in America, what did it cost? What did it cost you elsewhere? Let’s keep comparing and contrasting in the comments.