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Expat Guide to Living in Uruguay

Whether you're already living in Uruguay or preparing to move to Uruguay, our Expat Guide to Living in Uruguay offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Uruguay. For answers to specific questions, visit our Uruguay Forum to talk with expats in Uruguay.

Expats in Uruguay: Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay

Many expats who consider living in Uruguay have lived in other South American countries, and then they are exposed to stories of all that it has to offer.

5 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Uruguay

Expats in Uruguay have a variety of healthcare options available to them. Understanding what is available is an important part of preparing to move there. Information about proximity of care and prescription medications in Uruguay is also provided.

11 Expats Talk About What It's Really Like Living in Uruguay

Expats in Uruguay have often lived in other Central and South American countries before landing in Uruguay. They appreciate Uruguay's low-key lifestyle, beautiful beaches and family-focused Uruguayans. 11 expats talk about what it's really like living in Uruguay.

Expats in Uruguay: 8 Tips For Living in Punta del Este

Expats in Punta del Este live in a beautiful coastal setting that will leave you wondering why more people don't consider this new hot spot when they scan the globe for their next expat adventure.

Moving to Uruguay: 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Uruguay

Expats who move to Uruguay offer a lot of advice about moving there. There are several aspects of living in Uruguay that need to be taken into consideration: health care, cost of living, transportation and types of housing are just a few of the areas to investigate. Going to Uruguay to visit first is critical!

12 Tips for Living in Paysandu, Uruguay

12 Tips for Living in Paysandu, Uruguay

An expat talks about living in Paysandu, Uruguay. Topics covered include public vs. private hospitals, petty crime, applying to residency, nightlife and restaurants (pizza parlors are everywhere), golf clubs, international schools and much more.

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Paysandu

An expat talks about healthcare in Paysandu, Uruguay. COMEPA hospital is the best local hospital, but some people go to the British Hospital in Montevideo.

Moving to Punta Del Este, Uruguay

An expat in Uruguay talks about moving to the beautiful resort town of Punta Del Este. She talks about housing prices, what to bring and leave behind and more.

Culture Shock in Piriapolis, Uruguay

An American who retired to Uruguay talks about why he moved to Piriapolis. He offers incredible insight into culture shock, how the challenges of living in Uruguay gradually wore on him and what he appreciated about the culture in Uruguay.

Living in Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo is a picturesque fishing village about 2.5 hours up the coast of Uruguay from Punta del Este with a growing expat population. The local people are focused on family, most depend on the tourism industry and everyone loves of soccer. An expat offers an in-depth look at expat life in Punta del Diablo.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Valdense, Uruguay

After six months of trying to buck the bureaucracy of Argentina, one expat talks about his move to Uruguay and the ease of living there. With its lower cost of living, benefits for seniors, friendly locals and local organic meat and produce, he's enjoying life in Uruguay.

More Culture Shock Reports for Uruguay

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Uruguay handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Uruguay:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Uruguay Reports

What are people's priorities in Uruguay - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Uruguay:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Uruguay Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Uruguay? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Uruguay? Below are some of the responses from expats in Uruguay:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Uruguay

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Uruguay. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Uruguay:
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Dream vs. Reality of Living in Uruguay Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Uruguay. If you are already living in Uruguay, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Uruguay:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Uruguay by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Uruguay? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Uruguay by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Uruguay? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Uruguay? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
Additional Articles
Expat Uruguay: 7 Best Places to Live in Uruguay

Expats in Uruguay agree that the best thing about living in Uruguay is the friendly people. In addition to the friendly locals, the weather, beautiful beaches and stable economy make it a great place to live. We've compiled a list of the 7 best places to live in Uruguay based upon expats' recommendations.

5 Great Places to Retire in South America

Expats offered their recommendations for places to retire in South America. We know that this is a short list and hope you'll add your favorites below in the comments section.

10 Tips for Living in Uruguay

Uruguay may not be the most popular expat destination, but expats there are probably hoping that the truth about Uruguay's healthy lifestyle, family-oriented culture and beautiful beaches doesn't get out.

Living in Uruguay: How Don and His 9-Year-Old Grandson are Retiring Overseas

Live and Invest Overseas Correspondent, Don Peterson, describes the journey that he and his grandson took to find their beloved Mercedes, Uruguay.

The Most Sought After Document in South America

Charles Barrett offers some helpful tips to ensure that you minimize risk associated with a lost or stolen passport.

World's Top Retirement Havens 1 Through 9

Where are the best places to retire overseas? Which retirement haven is right for you? France? Ecuador? Panama? Nicaragua? Thailand? Kathleen Peddicord shares the pros and cons of the world's top 9 retirement havens.

4 Months Later: Reflections on Living in Uruguay

Chrystal and Brian Johnson share their views of Uruguay after their first four months living in Uruguay.

Ten Things You Should Know Before You Move To Central or South America

Lee offers ten tips for people contemplating a move to Central or South America.

Moving to Punte del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este offers a great lifestyle to expats - fresh food, beautiful beaches, welcoming people and luxuries that the average expat could not afford in at home.

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Culture-Shock-in-PiriapolisAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Piriapolis, Uruguay

An American who retired to Uruguay talks about why he moved to Piriapolis. He offers incredible insight into culture shock, how the challenges of living in Uruguay gradually wore on him and what he appreciated about the culture in Uruguay.

An American who retired to Uruguay talks about why he moved to Piriapolis. He offers incredible insight into culture shock, how the challenges of living in Uruguay gradually wore on him and what he a...

Living-in-Punta-del-DiabloAn Expat Discusses Living in Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo is a picturesque fishing village about 2.5 hours up the coast of Uruguay from Punta del Este with a growing expat population. The local people are focused on family, most depend on the tourism industry and everyone loves of soccer. An expat offers an in-depth look at expat life in Punta del Diablo.

Punta del Diablo is a picturesque fishing village about 2.5 hours up the coast of Uruguay from Punta del Este with a growing expat population. The local people are focused on family, most depend on t...

10 Tips for Living in Uruguay

Uruguay may not be the most popular expat destination, but expats there are probably hoping that the truth about Uruguay's healthy lifestyle, family-oriented culture and beautiful beaches doesn't get out.

Uruguay may not be the most popular expat destination, but expats there are probably hoping that the truth about Uruguay's healthy lifestyle, family-oriented culture and beautiful beaches doesn't get ...

5 Great Places to Retire in South America

Expats offered their recommendations for places to retire in South America. We know that this is a short list and hope you'll add your favorites below in the comments section.

Expats offered their recommendations for places to retire in South America. We know that this is a short list and hope you'll add your favorites below in the comments section....

Expat Uruguay: 7 Best Places to Live in Uruguay

Expats in Uruguay agree that the best thing about living in Uruguay is the friendly people. In addition to the friendly locals, the weather, beautiful beaches and stable economy make it a great place to live. We've compiled a list of the 7 best places to live in Uruguay based upon expats' recommendations.

Expats in Uruguay agree that the best thing about living in Uruguay is the friendly people. In addition to the friendly locals, the weather, beautiful beaches and stable economy make it a great place...

11 Expats Talk About What It's Really Like Living in Uruguay

Expats in Uruguay have often lived in other Central and South American countries before landing in Uruguay. They appreciate Uruguay's low-key lifestyle, beautiful beaches and family-focused Uruguayans. 11 expats talk about what it's really like living in Uruguay.
Expats in Uruguay have often lived in other Central and South American countries before landing in Uruguay. They appreciate Uruguay's low-key lifestyle, beautiful beaches and family-focused Uruguayan...

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