The average German household now spends an average of 12.5 euros ($14.6) on health insurance per year, according to a survey released by insurer BofA.
The average for Germany is 12.2 euros, according a separate survey by the Munich-based insurer.
The German insurance industry has been under pressure from a rise in the cost of health insurance in recent years.
The survey by Munich-listed insurance company BofAC also found that consumers in the southeastern city of Kiel had the highest premium for health insurance.
In 2017, the average premium was 8.8 euros per person, according the survey.
That was well above the national average of 4.3 euros per capita.
BofAB, which is also in charge of the national insurance, said that it was taking steps to improve the cost-of-care and consumer-protection measures for health care providers, such as improving access to care.
“It is important to be realistic and to understand the impact on the economy of any proposed changes in the health insurance market,” the company said in a statement.
“The cost of insurance will continue to rise, but there is a need to address the problems and risks associated with this increase.”
The insurance industry in Germany is struggling to cope with a growing number of patients, especially in rural areas where prices are much higher.
The health insurance industry employs more than 3.1 million people in Germany.
The country also has one of the highest rates of cancer in the world, with the highest mortality rate of all countries in Europe, according it’s World Health Organization (WHO).
The country’s population is growing at a faster pace than the total population, as more people are becoming obese and live in cities.