Average cost of Medicare Part A
If you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for the equivalent of 10 years (40 quarters), you qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A.
If you paid Medicare taxes for only 30-39 quarters, your 2023 Part A premium will be $278 per month. If you paid Medicare taxes for fewer than 30 quarters, your premium will be $506 per month.
Average cost of Medicare part B
The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B is $164.90 per month in 2023.
Some Medicare beneficiaries may pay more or less per month for their Part B coverage. The Part B premium is based on your reported income from two years ago (2021).
Average cost of Medicare Part C
In 2023, the nationwide average monthly premium for a Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plan is $17.60 per month, though many plans feature lower or $0 monthly premiums.
Average cost of Medicare Part D
The average Part D plan premium in 2023 is $31.50 per month.2
Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Costs
In 2022, the average Medicare Supplement Plan G premium was $143.46 per month for beneficiaries age 65.3 But the average cost of each type of Medigap plan can vary quite a bit from one plan type to another.
The average premium a Medicare Supplement Insurance (also called Medigap) plan can vary based on factors such as where you live, your age, your health status and more.
1 MedicareAdvantage.com internal analysis of annual Medicare plan data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
2 CMS. (Jul. 29, 2022). CMS Releases 2023 Projected Medicare Basic Part D Average Premium. https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/news-alert/cms-releases-2023-projected-medicare-basic-part-d-average-premium.
3 TRANZACT internal analysis of CSG Actuarial Data quoted January 2020. It is not a comprehensive national average of all available Medicare Supplement Insurance plan premiums.