Cost of Insulin by Country

Insulin is a necessary component for the mitigation of symptoms brought about by diabetes. Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone within the body; It is made by the pancreas and is designed to absorb glucose from the bloodstream and regulate sugar levels within the body. However, diabetes prevents the production and utilization of insulin within the body, which leaves sugar levels unregulated. Diabetes can occur through poor dietary habits or through previous genetic disposition, and currently affects 10% of the global population. Diabetes makes taking insulin shots a necessity for continued survival, thereby making the latter a valuable medical commodity. 

Each country has different prices at which they sell insulin shots to those who need them. These costs may get subsidized through a health insurance scheme or government program, but more often than not the patient has to pay for them out of pocket. The U.S. is the country with the highest prices, with insulin shots often costing 4 times as much as in any other country. 

If you would like to learn more about insulin shot costs by country, please refer to the data in the charts. 

Insulin Prices by Country

Australia

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$6.94

#29 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.4%

#110 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

80.2

#18 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

75.2

#21 in the World

Austria

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$7.92

#23 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

4.6%

#173 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

79.6

#24 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

77.1

#12 in the World

Belgium

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$8.3

#16 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

3.6%

#184 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

80.6

#19 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

83.8

#1 in the World

Canada

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$12

#5 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

7.7%

#97 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

78.4

#31 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

71.3

#34 in the World

Chile

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$21.48

#2 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

10.8%

#54 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

75.7

#55 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

64.9

#50 in the World

Czech Republic

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$8.18

#17 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

7.1%

#99 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

79

#27 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

76.8

#18 in the World

Estonia

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$9.61

#11 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.5%

#114 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

77.3

#37 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

72.2

#30 in the World

Finland

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$8.94

#18 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.1%

#115 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

81.4

#11 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

80.9

#8 in the World

France

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$9.08

#12 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

5.3%

#153 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

80.5

#21 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

80.4

#9 in the World

Germany

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$11

#7 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.9%

#116 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

81.1

#12 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

81.1

#6 in the World

Greece

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$8.65

#19 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.4%

#117 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

76.8

#46 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

64.9

#52 in the World

Hungary

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$6.14

#30 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

7%

#102 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

76.3

#47 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

69.4

#36 in the World

Ireland

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$9.85

#13 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

3%

#186 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

79.5

#28 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

77.1

#14 in the World

Italy

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$10.03

#8 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.4%

#119 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

81.1

#14 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

74.5

#23 in the World

Japan

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$14.4

#4 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.6%

#120 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

86.6

#1 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

83.2

#2 in the World

Latvia

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$8.39

#20 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

5.9%

#158 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

73.8

#72 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

68.5

#37 in the World

Lithuania

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$7.89

#24 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

5.8%

#159 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

74.1

#63 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

68.2

#38 in the World

Luxembourg

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$10.15

#9 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

5.9%

#160 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

81.5

#15 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

77.6

#15 in the World

Mexico

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$16.48

#3 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

16.9%

#17 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

72.7

#85 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

56.5

#79 in the World

Netherlands

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$9.98

#14 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

4.5%

#180 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

82.2

#8 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

77.3

#16 in the World

New Zealand

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$8.89

#21 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.2%

#128 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

79.7

#29 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

73.4

#29 in the World

Norway

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$7.79

#25 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

3.6%

#189 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

84

#3 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

82.2

#4 in the World

Poland

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$5.28

#32 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.8%

#129 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

75.2

#57 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

58.4

#71 in the World

Portugal

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$8.03

#22 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

9.1%

#71 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

77.6

#39 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

67.8

#40 in the World

Slovakia

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$6.91

#31 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

5.8%

#166 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

77

#42 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

65.8

#45 in the World

Slovenia

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$7.43

#26 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

5.8%

#167 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

80.2

#22 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

74.4

#24 in the World

South Korea

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$10.3

#10 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.8%

#134 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

84.1

#4 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

75.1

#22 in the World

Spain

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$9.04

#15 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

10.3%

#60 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

80.5

#23 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

72.6

#32 in the World

Sweden

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$7.71

#27 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

5%

#168 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

82.1

#10 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

83.1

#3 in the World

Switzerland

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$12.36

#6 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

4.6%

#182 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

81.5

#17 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

82.4

#5 in the World

Turkey

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$2.64

#33 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

14.5%

#28 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

75.1

#58 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

53.8

#87 in the World

United Kingdom

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$7.52

#28 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

6.3%

#138 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

78.8

#34 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

77.7

#17 in the World

United States of America

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$98.7

#1 in the World

DIABETES RATEhelp

10.7%

#61 in the World

HEALTH SCOREhelp

73.9

#76 in the World

CARE SYSTEM SCOREhelp

72.7

#33 in the World

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$0

#34 in the World