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.
Some might be surprised to read how highly Uruguay ranks among expats, but indeed it does. Here are some insights into why expats love Uruguay and how it is managing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expats talk about some of the biggest challenges they've faced living in Latin America. Whether you're moving to Panama City or Punta del Este, this article is a must read to help you prepare (hint: you'll be much happier if you learn the language) and adjust your expectations (realities: the roads are rough, the pace of life is slower and bureaucracy is unavoidable). Despite all of the challenges, the list of what expats like about life in Latin America far exceeds the challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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.
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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.
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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!
8 Best Places to Live in Uruguay in 2022
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 8 best places to live in Uruguay based upon the recommendations of expats.
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.
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.
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.