How Much Does IVF Cost?

In vitro fertilization is a popular choice for couples who battle fertility issues. There are many costs involved in IVF, which can vary from country to country.

Deseré Davis - Writer for AskIris
By Deseré Davis
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published October 30, 2021.

Conceiving a child is often more difficult than it sounds, and many factors can influence how complicated it is to get pregnant. Fortunately, in vitro fertilization is an option for couples facing difficulties.

If you are one such couple, you may wonder about typical IVF cost and procedure, and if you'll be able to afford it.

The typical IVF cost in a public hospital (if available) should be the same as at a fertility center, but it depends on where you’re going for your treatment.

The Cost of IVF in Different Countries

If you're trying to find the cheapest IVF solution, you may have to look beyond your country's borders.

Here’s a list of some of the most popular countries for this procedure, and the average cost you can expect:

  • USA - $15,093
  • Canada - $12,500
  • UK - $8,127
  • Australia - $9,974
  • Poland - $2,900
  • Czech Republic - $5,200
  • Russia - $4,063
  • Greece - $6,385
  • Spain - $5,224

Why Is IVF So Expensive?

IVF can be costly because of the many different stages of preparation that go into it. Many things happen before, during, and after the treatment that will affect how much you pay.

Here’s a quick look at what IVF entails to explain why it’s so expensive:

  • Initial Consultation
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Egg Retrieval and Maturation
  • Embryo Transfer

IVF isn't a simple ‘go in, come out’ treatment; there are different procedures to be followed that depend on your unique circumstances.

Is IVF Covered by Health Insurance?

Unfortunately, you will be hard-pressed to find a health insurance company that covers IVF. However, your insurance may at least cover some of your expenses, such as medication.

In the End

If you’re finding it difficult to get pregnant, IVF might be just what you need. It can be a costly route, though, so make sure you find the best place to undertake this journey.