During this time of year, it’s common for people to feel a little under the weather. There is a price tag to getting sick, however. Not only does it cost in wages and productivity, it also costs in doctor bills and medicine.
The average cost of going to the doctor is about $36 per visit. If you go about 3 times per year, that can add up to over $100. Another option is telemedicine, where you can go to the doctor online.
Medicine is also very pricey. If you need medicine, try opting for the generic brand.
There is also a cost to going to work if you’re sick. If you’re sick while going to work, your work output will be low, and less number of hours will be spent on the task at hand.