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Moving to Uruguay

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 08, 2023

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Uruguay for its low cost of living, relaxed lifestyle, and friendly people. Uruguay also offers a high quality of life, with excellent healthcare and education systems. People can find a place to live in Uruguay by searching online for rental properties, or by using a real estate agent. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Uruguay are Montevideo, Punta del Este, and Colonia del Sacramento. These cities offer a variety of amenities, from beaches to cultural attractions, and are popular destinations for expats and digital nomads.

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What do I need to know before moving to Uruguay?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Uruguay, they said:

"Apply for residency and hire a lawyer to help you through the process. Once you have your residency - - should take about 8 months to a year, you can ship your household goods. If you are a couple, file for residency seperately. That way, you can ship a container of household goods, live for a while, find out what else you need and then send another container with the missing "stuff"," said one expat in Punta del Este.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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