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La barra, Uruguay: Cost of Living, Healthcare, Local Clubs and Activities, Healthcare and What to Know About Living in La barra | Expat Exchange
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La barra, 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 La barra, Uruguay: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to La barra?

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

"Before moving to La Barra, Uruguay, expats should know that the official language is Spanish, so it would be beneficial to learn the language or at least basic phrases. The cost of living can be high, especially during the peak tourist season, as La Barra is a popular tourist destination. The local currency is the Uruguayan Peso, and while credit cards are widely accepted, it's always good to have some cash on hand. The healthcare system in Uruguay is of a high standard, with both public and private options available. Expats should also be aware that the pace of life in Uruguay is generally slower than in many Western countries, and this is particularly true in La Barra. The town is small and has a laid-back, beach town vibe. Uruguay has a temperate climate, but La Barra can get quite hot in the summer months (December to March). The local cuisine is heavily meat-based, with beef being a staple in many dishes. Uruguay is known for being one of the safest countries in Latin America, but like anywhere, it's important to take standard precautions to protect your personal safety and belongings. Finally, expats should know that Uruguay has strict laws regarding the purchase and sale of property by foreigners, so it's important to consult with a local real estate expert or lawyer before making any property investments," said one expat who made the move to La barra.

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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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