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Atlantida, Uruguay

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Atlantida, Uruguay: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Atlantida?

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

"Atlantida is a small coastal city known for its beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle. Before moving there, expats should know that the official language is Spanish, so it would be beneficial to learn or brush up on the language. The cost of living is relatively low compared to other countries, but it's still important to budget and plan accordingly. The local currency is the Uruguayan peso, and while credit cards are accepted in many places, it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand. The healthcare system in Uruguay is of a high standard, with both public and private options available. Expats are eligible for public healthcare after becoming legal residents. The climate in Atlantida is temperate, with warm summers and mild winters. The city is quite safe, but like anywhere, it's important to take common-sense precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. The pace of life in Atlantida is slower than in many other places, which can be a big adjustment for some people. Uruguayans are known for their friendliness and hospitality, and the local culture is a mix of European and South American influences. The cuisine is heavily meat-based, with beef being a staple in many dishes. Public transportation is reliable and affordable, but many expats choose to buy a car for convenience. Driving is on the right-hand side of the road in Uruguay. Finally, it's important to note that Uruguay has strict immigration laws, so it's essential to ensure all paperwork is in order before making the move," explained one expat living in Atlantida, Uruguay.

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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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