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Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 01, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Uruguay include its low cost of living, its high quality of life, its strong economy, its excellent healthcare system, its beautiful beaches, and its vibrant culture. The cons of living in Uruguay include its limited job opportunities, its high taxes, its lack of public transportation, its limited access to international flights, and its limited access to international goods and services.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Uruguay?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Uruguay responded:

"Expats and digital nomads in Uruguay appreciate the country's low cost of living, its relaxed lifestyle, and its friendly people. They also enjoy the country's stunning natural beauty, its vibrant culture, and its excellent infrastructure. On the downside, expats and digital nomads may find the language barrier challenging, as Spanish is the primary language spoken in Uruguay. Additionally, the country's bureaucracy can be difficult to navigate, and the lack of job opportunities can be a challenge for those looking to stay long-term," explained one expat in Uruguay.

"The weather is perfect and it is only 3.5 million people in the whole country which is good. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone. Very little pollution and people are educated and polied," said one expat in Montevideo.

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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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