This seems to be consistent with what I understand: that the US spends about 15% of its GDP on healthcare, whereas Western European countries (and I presume the rest of the OECD) spend about 10%. US healthcare is grossly inefficient -- more so than the "socialist" systems prevailing in Europe. Furthermore, the leading cause of bankruptcy in the US is medical costs."WynnsWoods" said:In this new report MGI finds that the United States spends approximately $480 billion ($1,600 per capita) more on health care than other OECD countries and that additional spending is not explained by a higher disease burden; the research shows that the U.S. population is not significantly sicker than the other countries studied.
And what is the same average in France because it won´t be around 5000 euro nett and 2000 nett."WynnsWoods" said:Engineers payscales average: $56,369 USD
Secretaries: $33,491 USD
This makes an annual combined income of $89,860 USD
making their monthly income $7,488.34 USD
a figure roughly half that which you quoted.