I am exploring retiring to Uruguay in 2007 or 2008; planning to visit in fall 2006. Am seeking any current expat Americans living in Uruguay who can help with advice on what, where, who to avoid or to seek out.
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated
My wife and I moved to Uruguay last Nov. and love it here. Medical insurance is excelent and very reasonable. Food is about half the cost in the US. One should avoid any visit during the high season which is mid Dec. to end of Feb. Also the only area to consider is the southern coast on the Rio Plata, the rest of the country is all farming. Most services are in Montevideo, so it is best to live near by. Gas for the car and car insurance is expensive. Roger Southwick
Are you currently living in Uruguay? If not, how recently did you leave? Are there specific areas or cities that you would especially recommend for consideration; or, alternatively, are there specific areas or cities that your would especially recommend to avoid. Is the weather universally cold during the winter? Or are there some areas less so?
Hi, I just moved to Montevideo and can recommend two helpful venues. One is Uruguayliving.com. The gentleman who created the blog is very helpful so don´t hesitate to e-mail him with requests for referrals. The other is LARM Uruguay which is a relocation company. The contact there is Jennifer Springings and her e-mail is [email protected] My experience so far is that without an Uruguayan helping you, you will end up paying double -- but in American dollars that is still cheap! Good luck! Elena
My husband and I have been living in Punta del Este for 9 months now. He's a US citizen born in Uruguay and I'm also a US citizen. I would say that if you like crowds and lots of activity then the "high season" frenzy is going to be to your liking - but the rest of the year is quieter. I prefer the quieter Punta del Este and milder weather. You'll find all kinds of different opinions and thoughts on life in Uruguay. Suffice it to say we're all different and our reasons for choosing to live here are also... adapting to a new country will also be different for everyone depending on your expectations, your state of mind and personal way of dealing with change. I would say that Uruguay is not for everyone and that you should come with an open mind and lots of patience. If there's anything I can be of help with don't hesitate to contact us - both my husband and I would be glad to be of any assistance. C
Hello. I am looking for a really cheap place to buy land. What is it really like to live in Uruguay. Gov't corruption, safety, bureacracy? It certainly isn't perfect in the US, but you can generally trust the police and don't worry about revolution breaking out in the streets and the gov't crumbling. Is that a concern there? Is it really very cheap? One blog said gas and auto insurance is expensive. Can you safely walk the streets alone, etc. Here, if electricity goes out, PUD comes immediately. Are things slower to get done there? What is the real scoop?
Hello - just found this site and like you my wife and I are exploring uruguay and argentina. Can you pass along any info on your progress? Specifically on nice towns near the capital at elevations of 1000meters or so, visited panama and costa rica recently and for day to day living I prefer the cooler temps. Also, is it possible to find modest housing for $125,000 USD? There is so much to ask but I don't want to go over the top right from the start. Thanks.
01 Jan 2008 Hola, anadeo- Returned 05 Dec to USA(citizen)from 6 week exploratory self-retirement research visit to both Ecuador & Uruguay. I & 3 other citizens interested in pos- sibility retire Uruguay. Greatly appreciate any in- fo u give why we should consider retire Uruguay & not Ecuador or Panama. We'd like again visit Uru- guay sometime 2008 after we've gathered/digested additional retirement info. We are all in late 60's & possess various pensions. Also considering New Zea- land & appreciate any info from anyone about NZ. Thank you for your reply.
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...
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.
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 pre...