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.


#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.


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.


8. They only paid for parking.

At least our parking was free? Ha!


#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.


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

♬ original sound – Jill 🌷🦌

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

What a concept!


#duet with @mslilyflowers 🧡💛

♬ original sound – Ms. Flowers

5. Even a complicated birth costs you nothing.

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


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

♬ original sound – Jade Fawkes 🔥

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

But only because she wanted a private room.


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.


#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.


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

♬ original sound – Camilla ✨ online educator

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

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


#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.