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

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What do I need to know before moving to Maldonado?

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

"Maldonado is a beautiful city known for its beaches, culture, and history. Before moving there, 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 in Maldonado is relatively low compared to other countries, but it's still higher than in other parts of Uruguay. The city has a mild climate, with warm summers and cool winters. 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 permanent residents. Maldonado is a safe city with a low crime rate, but like any place, it's always important to take basic safety precautions. The city is well-connected with good infrastructure, including public transportation, making it easy to get around. Uruguayan cuisine is a blend of Spanish, Italian, and indigenous influences, with beef being a staple in many dishes. Expats should also be aware that Uruguay has a slower pace of life, which can be a big adjustment for those used to a fast-paced lifestyle. Uruguay has a strong economy with opportunities in various sectors, but it's advisable to secure a job before moving. Lastly, Uruguayans are known for their friendly and welcoming nature, making it easier for expats to settle in," remarked one expat who made the move to Maldonado.

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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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