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Pros and Cons of Living in Punta del Este

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Punta del Este, Uruguay include its beautiful beaches, its vibrant nightlife, its low cost of living, and its close proximity to other cities in Uruguay. The cons of living in Punta del Este include its high cost of real estate, its lack of public transportation, and its limited job opportunities.

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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:

"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," explained one expat in Punta del Este.

"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," said one expat in Punta del Este.

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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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