Jan 13, 2022 - Health

The cost of testing

Note: Prices vary within countries. France and Malaysia prices reflect legal price caps. Data: Axios research; Chart: Axios Visuals

The average cost of a single at-home rapid COVID test is about $12 in the U.S., more than twice the cost of a test in France and more than three times as much as in India.

The big picture: Places like Canada and the U.K. make tests available for free.

  • However, health insurers in the U.S. will be required to reimburse costs for up to eight over-the-counter tests per covered person per month over-the-counter COVID tests starting this Saturday.
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