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Table 3 Summary of educational cost and lost returns from investment

From: The cost of health professionals' brain drain in Kenya

Institution Doctor Nurse
Primary school cost (US$) 10 963 10 963
Secondary school cost (US$) 6 865 6 865
Tertiary institution cost (US$) 48 169 25 352
Total Cost ( US$ ) a 65 997 43 180
Total cost compounded at an average interest rate of 6.65% over 32 years (US$)b 517,931 338,868
Total cost compounded at an interest rate of 5% over 32 years (US$)c 314,472 205,750
Total cost compounded at an interest rate of 15.64% over 32 years (US$)d 6,902,125 4,515,869
  1. Notes: aThis is the money invested in training of a doctor and a nurse.
  2. bIs the return from investment lost (at 6.65% interest rate) when a single doctor or nurse emigrates.
  3. cIs the return from investment lost (at 5% interest rate) when a single doctor or nurse emigrates.
  4. dIs the return from investment lost (at 15.64% interest rate) when a single doctor or nurse emigrates.