What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Punta Del Este
Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.
3 Things I Wish I Had Brought:
1) Reverse osmosis system
3) Patio furniture
3 Things I Wished I Had Left At Home:
1) Some of our artwork (no good place to store)
2) Kitchen gadgets
3) Bulky items
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Research, research, research. Try to find competent people. Find out other people's experiences. Join expat forums for Uruguay to solicit information. Visit as many places as possible to get a feel for the neighborhoods & options available.
What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?
House Yes. Most expats live in houses, condos or apartments.
How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?
Looked for an area with natural beauty, reasonable taxes, and slightly off the beaten path.....
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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?
Lower than the taxes where I lived in the States. Average cost of housing in Punta Del Este of interest to expats is $200-450k.