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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este, Uruguay

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

Summary: People describe Punta del Este, Uruguay as a luxurious beach resort town with a vibrant nightlife and stunning beaches. Expats love the laid-back atmosphere, the beautiful scenery, and the friendly locals. The weather in Punta del Este is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $800 to $1,000 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $1,200 to $1,500 per month. The approximate population of Punta del Este is around 25,000 people.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Punta del Este?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Punta del Este responded:

"The air, the ocean, the birds... Uruguay is simply gorgeous. We grow our own veggies, have organic eggs and yogurt delivered, and the daily fish at the port make eating healthy easy. This has been annus horribilis for everyone, but I can't imagine a better place to be than Punta del Este," explained one expat living in Punta del Este.

"Expats and digital nomads generally like living in Punta del Este, for its beautiful beaches, pleasant climate, and relaxed lifestyle. They appreciate the friendly and welcoming locals, as well as the safety and low crime rates in the area. The city offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as surfing, sailing, and golfing, which many expats enjoy. The cost of living is relatively affordable, and the availability of high-quality healthcare services is another attractive feature. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may dislike the seasonal nature of Punta del Este, as it can get crowded during the peak summer months and quiet during the off-season. The limited public transportation options can be a challenge for those without a car, and the language barrier can be an issue for those who do not speak Spanish. Additionally, while the cost of living is generally affordable, some expats may find certain items, such as imported goods and electronics, to be expensive. Finally, the job market in Punta del Este may be limited for those seeking local employment opportunities," said one expat in living in Punta del Este, 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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