The price of a hair transplant surgery can vary, and it can vary a lot.
You can get a 2000-graft hair transplant for $2056 on one side of the globe and for $14,777 on the other side, which is almost 7 times more.
It’s not easy to explain this difference since there are a lot of variables that come into play when doing the calculation.
In this article, we’ll examine the average cost of a hair transplant country by country and the variables that influence the price of a hair transplant.
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What Affects the Cost of a Hair Transplant?
There are a few key elements that can affect the price of your hair transplant.
To understand how let’s take a quick look at what these are and why they matter:
This is the primary variable; the country your clinic is located in heavily influences the cost of your hair transplant.
That’s because the cost of running a hair loss clinic differs in different countries due to changes in wages, facility costs, equipment and supply costs, etc.
Also, the exchange rate and the valuation between the local currency of your clinic and the top currencies, such as the US Dollar, can play a role in the prices. All in all, it might make sense for a patient to undergo a hair transplant surgery in a different country if the local prices are way above average.
Alongside the yearly inflation rates, when we factor in the exchange rates between the local currencies and the US Dollar, we can see that prices in some countries are actually even lower compared to 2021.
In other words, you can consider yourself among the lucky few if you didn’t undergo a hair transplant in Turkey in 2021 (considering your hair loss hasn’t advanced significantly).
The difference between these two types of hair transplants is not that big; in FUT, the surgeon removes a strip of hair tissue from your scalp to harvest donor hairs from it. In FUE, the hair transplant surgeon harvests individual hairs hair follicles directly from the donor area.
FUE requires more effort, precision, and time to go through and produces better results than FUT. Therefore, undergoing FUE surgery is more expensive than FUT surgery.
On average, an FUE surgery costs 25% more than a FUT surgery.
What is the DHI hair transplant cost?
DHI is a special FUE method that has developed lately thanks to advancements in the hair restoration industry. It was invented to solve the most common problems in FUE surgeries, such as graft amputation and vertical implantation with wrong angles (resulting in grass head appearance).
The main difference between DHI and regular FUE is that the channel opening and implantation are simultaneous with DHI implanter pens.
DHI hair transplant cost is higher because:
- DHI is executed with a bigger operating team,
- DHI FUE requires more expertise,
- Advanced DHI Pens are expensive,
- Only the surgeon can implant grafts. (In FUE, the surgeon opens channels with proper angles and depths, and 2 technicians insert grafts into these openings.)
At UnitedCare Clinic, the DHI hair transplantation is 600€ more expensive than Sapphire FUE. And, combination surgery (DHI and FUE together) is only 300€ more expensive than Sapphire FUE.
Briefly, DHI hair transplant cost at UnitedCare varies between 2600€ – 4000€ depending on the hair transplant all-inclusive package customizations.
If you have dense hairs in your recipient zones, I prefer to use the DHI method to protect existing grafts, even if the technique is more expensive.
Graft count usually doesn’t affect the per-graft cost of your hair transplant, but it obviously alters the total cost.
According to hair loss statistics, the average number of transplanted hairs during hair transplant procedures is roughly 2000, so most clinics base their pricing on 2000 grafts. We’ll do the same when calculating the average cost in this article.
This amount is usually enough to treat most pattern baldness cases, too.
There are several additional services you can get from clinics that will change the price of your operation.
Some of these are new technologies in hair transplantation, while others are just luxury services.
The most common additional services are:
- Surgical Procedure with Robotic FUE
- Direct Hair Implantation (DHI)
- Full Sedation by an Anesthesiologist
- Local Sedation by Dermojet (needleless anesthesia)
- (Luxury) Hotel Accommodation
Some clinics offer complete packages with the best options, while others provide the basics and charge extra for additional services.
You need to make sure you’ve communicated clearly before starting your hair restoration journey about all these variables.
Multiple Surgeries Increase the Cost
According to the latest hair transplant statistics, 32.8% of patients need multiple surgeries to achieve their desired results.
I know when you look up the price of a hair transplant surgery, you don’t add up the cost of a second surgery, but maybe you should.
Now, I hear you asking since I just told you a lot of people need a second surgery:
How long do hair transplants last?
In theory, a hair transplant should last forever (assuming you completely stop the existing hair loss) because the donor’s hair is extracted from the safe donor area of your scalp, which is mostly immune to balding.
The reason I said some people need second surgeries is because the first surgery was unsuccessful, meaning that the implanted grafts didn’t survive the first 6-9 months. Many reasons can cause these types of hair transplant failures, but it is mainly caused by either poor practices by the clinic or by lack of enough aftercare for your hair.
In either case, you should go forward with a hair transplant treatment if only the surgeon and the clinic you’re working with are knowledgeable and credible. A few hundred dollars you save by choosing a more affordable clinic can cost you the need for a second transplant, which will double the overall cost at least.
Now, let’s take a look at the average prices country by country:
2024 Hair Transplant Surgery Costs (by Country) for FUE Technique
|Country||Per-Graft Average||2000 Grafts Average||3000 Grafts Average||4000 Grafts Average|
|New York, US||$6.04||$12077||18116||24155|
In our list, we’ve included the top 20 locations for hair transplant and restoration surgeries worldwide, ranking them from the lowest price to the highest.
Let’s look at each of them in a bit more depth to explore per-graft prices and the top clinics of every country. Starting with the most affordable:
(the prices are based on the FUE technique)
Turkey Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $2056)
For a hair transplant surgery in Turkey, the average price per graft is $1.03, while the average price for a 2000 graft FUE hair transplant is $2056.
By increasing the number of grafts or exchanging the currency, we can see how much cheaper the prices in Turkey are in more depth:
|2000 Grafts||3000 Grafts||4000 Grafts||4500 Grafts||5000 Grafts|
|Indian Rupees ₹||171,259₹||256,888₹||342,603₹||385,418₹||428,232₹|
So, the average 4500 graft FUE hair transplant surgery cost in Turkey is 4627$.
By having such highly-renowned clinics at the most affordable prices worldwide, Turkey also clears out the concern of creating a balance between cost and quality.
That way, you can comfortably choose FUE without even considering less effective choices such as FUT due to concerns over prices.
Why so cheap?
Turkey offers the lowest prices out of all the countries on this list, so the question is:
Are the prices this low because of poor-quality hair transplants?
On the contrary, Turkey is home to top hair clinics globally and world-renowned and award-winning surgeons due to its rich background in hair transplantation and health tourism.
The two main reasons for the low prices are:
1️⃣ The global devaluation of the Turkish Lira and,
2️⃣ the competitive landscape in the country.
In my article, I go over these reasons and what you should expect when getting a hair transplant in Turkey, Istanbul.
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Mexico Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $3500)
In Mexico, a 2000-graft fue hair transplant surgery costs $3500 on average, while the per-graft rate is around $1.75.
The top clinics in Mexico are CapilClinic, Gilenis Surgical Center in Tijuana, and the Kaloni Clinic.
India Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $2781)
India has an average hair transplant per-graft cost of $1.89, and it costs around $2781 for a 2000-graft hair transplant surgery.
The top clinics in India are Apollo Hospital Indraprastha and BLK Super Speciality Hospital in Delhi, and Dr. VJs Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Visakhapatnam.
South Africa Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $3696)
A 2000 graft hair transplant surgery in South Africa costs $3696 on average, and the per-graft price is $1.85.
The top hair clinics in the country are AlviArmani, South Africa, in Sandton City, and the MedHair Clinic in Cape Town.
Ukraine Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $4290)
⚠️ ⛔️ Important update: Due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict still going on by 2024, patients are advised to select other countries for their hair loss, with very limited flights going in and out of the country.
For patients who are already from Ukraine, a country with safe tourism conditions becomes much more important than the opportunities within medical tourism.
And because of these safe terms within the country, out of 6.2 million refugees who have sought shelter outside, 145.000 of them have chosen Turkey as of 30th of September, 2023, and the numbers have only risen ever since.
The per-graft cost of a hair transplant in Ukraine is $2.15, while the average cost of a 2000 graft surgery is $4290
Top hair loss clinics in Ukraine are Oleg Kolibaba Medical Center, Adonis Medical Group in Kyiv, and the Myroslava Novosilska Clinic in Lviv.
Brazil Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $5453)
In Brazil, the average per-graft price for a hair transplant is $2.73, while a 2000-graft surgery costs around $5453.
Brazil’s top Hair Transplant Clinics are Graf Guimaraes in Curitiba and Clinic Biazotti in Araraquara.
Malaysia Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $4283)
Malaysian clinics charge $2.14 per graft for hair transplants, as the average price for a 2000 graft surgery is $4283.
The top hair restoration clinics in Malaysia are Klinik Dr. Inder in Selangor and Hair Transplant Solutions in Kuala Lumpur.
Hungary Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $3458)
In Hungary, a 2000-graft hair plug costs $3458 on average, with a per-graft cost of $1.73.
The top hair transplant clinics in Hungary are the Sikos Clinic and Prohair Transplant Clinic in Budapest.
Russia Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $4784)
In Russia, the average price for a 2000 graft hair transplant surgery is $4784, while the per-graft cost is $2.39.
Russia’s top hair transplantation clinics are HFE Clinic in Moscow, Volos Centre in St. Petersburg, and Trichology Center in Ekaterinburg.
France Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $4877)
In French hair transplant clinics, the average price per graft is $2.44, while the cost of a 2000 graft surgery is $4877.
France’s top hair loss clinics include Clinique Saint Charles in Lyon and Dr. Sebastiano Montoneri in Paris.
Italy Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $5915)
The average cost of a 2000 graft hair restoration surgery in Italy is $5288, while the per-graft cost is around $2.64.
Polo Tricologico in Milan and Dottor Fabio Massimo Abenavoli in Rome are the top hair transplant clinics in Italy.
Thailand Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $4239)
The per-graft cost of hair transplantation in Thailand is $2.12, and the 2000 graft surgery costs $4239 on average.
The top hair transplant clinics are Bangkok Hospital Pattaya in Pattaya, Yanhee Hospital, and Hairsmith Clinic in Bangkok.
Argentina Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $5312)
In Argentina, the average per-graft cost of hair transplantation is $2.66, while a 2000-graft surgery costs $5312.
The top hair restoration clinics located in Argentina are AlviArmani Hair Restoration and Centros de Estetica in Buenos Aires.
Poland Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $5432)
An average Polish hair clinic charges $5432 for a 2000 graft hair transplant surgery with a per-graft price of $2.72.
Top clinics in Poland include Saifi Hair Transplant Clinic in Wroclaw and Przeszczep Wlosow in Warsaw.
Germany Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $6061)
According to the study, a 2000-graft hair transplant surgery in Germany costs $6061 on average, while the average cost per graft is $3.03.
The top hair clinics in Germany are Meoclinic Hospital in Berlin and Praxis Dr. Moheb in Hamburg.
Ireland Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $7974)
The per-graft cost of hair transplant surgeries is $3.99 in Ireland, while the 2000 graft surgeries cost $7974 on average.
The top clinics in the area include Ailesbury Hair Clinic, Beacon Hair Restoration, Medical Hair Restoration Clinic, and Enhance Hair Restoration Clinic.
United Kingdom Hair Transplant Cost (Avg: $6819)
In the United Kingdom, the average cost of a 2000 graft hair transplant surgery is $6819, as the per-graft cost is $3.41.
And 3000 hair grafts cost $10,229 in the UK.
The top hair transplant clinics in the UK are Harley Street Healthcare, The D’Souza Clinic, and the Kensington Hair Clinic.
USA Hair Transplant Costs (Avg: $12,767)
The average cost of a 2000-graft hair transplant surgery in the entire US is $12767, with an average per-graft cost of $6.39.
The average cost of a 4500-graft FUE hair transplant surgery in the USA is 28726 dollars, which is significantly higher than the worldwide average cost for FUE hair transplants.
👉 In comparison to the country with the lowest cost worldwide, Turkey, the cost of an average of 2000 graft surgery in the US is almost 5 times more expensive.
However, since the United States is a large country, the average price can vary according to the city or the state the clinic is located in:
New York Hair Transplant Costs (Avg: $12077)
- Average Per-Graft Price: $6.04
- Average 2000 Graft Surgery Price: $12077
- Top Clinics:
- True & Dorin Medical Group
- Bosley Hair Restoration
- Bernstein Medical Center
Dallas Hair Transplant Costs (Avg: $13719)
- Average Per-Graft Price: $6.86
- Average 2000 Graft Surgery Price: $13719
- Top Clinics:
- MAXIM Hair Restoration
- Armani Medical
- Farris Plastic Surgery
California Hair Transplant Costs (Avg: $15830)
- Average Per-Graft Price: $7.92
- Average 2000 Graft Surgery Price: $15830
- Top Clinics:
- Semper Hair
- Bosley Hair Restoration
- LA FUE Hair Clinic
Chicago Hair Transplant Costs (Avg: $19347)
- Average Per-Graft Price: $9.67
- Average 2000 Graft Surgery Price: $19347
- Top Clinics:
- International Hair Institute
- Solve Clinics,
- Ashley L Bohling, PA-C
Australia Hair Transplant Costs (Avg: $10,512)
In Australia, the average per-graft cost for a hair transplant is $5.26. The price of a 2000 graft surgery lands somewhere around $10512.
The top hair transplant clinics in Australia are The Crown Clinic, Hair Restoration Syndey, and Gro Clinics.
Canada Hair Transplant Costs (Avg: $14,777)
Canada has some of the highest hair transplant prices in the world, with a per-graft cost of $7.39 and an average 2000 graft surgery price of $14,777.
The top Canadian hair restoration and transplant clinics are HairForever, Toronto Hair Transplant Centre, and Nova Medical Hair Transplant Centre.
Hair transplant in Canada is very expensive. Look at the comment of a UnitedCare patient who flew from Canada to Turkey to have an affordable and high-quality hair transplant:
“I would have paid about $35000 in Canada to receive a similar procedure.”-David G. 🇨🇦 who came to Turkish UnitedCare Clinic for hair transplantation
So, what should you pick?
The answer is simple: Whatever feels right for you.
All the countries we’ve listed in this article host experienced surgeons with impressive portfolios, so wherever you go, you’ll be in good hands. You can expect a full head of hair after the hair restoration procedure.
Just make sure you meet your physician beforehand (preferably a dermatologist) and have them answer any question you have, which is just what we do here at UnitedCare:
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much is 2000 hair grafts?
The average cost of a 2000 graft surgery in the US is $12,767, while it is $2,056 in Turkey, $2,781 in India, $6,061 in Germany, and $6,819 in the UK.
How much do 3000 Grafts cost?
On average, a 3000 graft surgery costs $3,084 in Turkey, $4,171 in India, $9,092 in Germany, $10,229 in the UK, $19,150 in the USA, and $22,166 in Canada.
How much does a hair transplant cost in Turkey?
In Turkey, the average cost for 2000 grafts is $2056, 1,923€, 1,673£, or 171,259₹, amounting to $1.03, 0.96€, 0.84£, or 85.8₹ per graft.
Can you negotiate hair transplant costs?
Although the prices of clinics are usually fixed, you can try and negotiate hair transplant costs with clinics. However, make sure you have plenty of alternative clinics in case the clinic doesn’t respond well to your negotiation attempts.
“Total cost of a hair transplant in select countries worldwide in 2020 and 2021”, Statista, in Cooperation with Medihair, Source
For each country’s average pricing since 2021, individual yearly inflation rates and exchange rates in accordance with the US dollar have been updated to achieve the current prices by 2024.