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What is the average income in Uruguay?

Uruguay pesos

Uruguay pesosAs prices in general are pretty expensive in Uruguay, I often get asked this.

Today the National Statistics Institute published their monthly figures for May 2014. They were as follows:

Montevideo

The interior

Average household income

47,569 pesos
2,072 USD*

37,133 pesos
1,618 USD

Average per capita income

17,840 pesos
777 USD

12,905 pesos
562 USD

If you’d like to find out more about the cost of living in Uruguay, the figures on this site looked rather accurate to me.

The US Embassy in Uruguay has produced a nice one-page summary of the Uruguayan economic situation (2013)

* I used xe.com to convert from Uruguayan pesos to US dollars.

9 Comments

  1. Bishop

    September 1, 2016

    Am 61 year young retiree with steady permanent income (retired) of +1700$US per month and considering Uruguay as ex pat retirement due to the country’s radical and vibrant Democracy. Am considering 21 day steamer down from US (bucket list) next summer for a six to seven month stay to check out the ‘real’ situation in preparation. Should it work out will bring wife down who also has +1400$US per month income. I am white, she is black, we are both college educated. Have done some research on the racial question and seems as though there may be some history of racial tensions. Your impression of this? We are interested in rural living as we do here in Arkansas. Any thoughts on this would be helpful. Where is a good place to HQ out of while researching the country from the street level?

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  2. Rajinder Kaur

    May 26, 2016

    Hello , I m Rajinder kaur and I want to immigrant to Uruguay for pr with my son and husband. Please suggest me about job opportunities for commerce graduates in Uruguay. And also about stay for new immigrants in uruguay. Tell me that whether uruguay is a safe country for new immigrants and after which time period we would get pr there

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  3. MANDEEP SINGH BAWEJA

    August 26, 2015

    HI ! EVERYBODY

    I AM AN INDIAN CITIZEN , AGE -38 , MARRIED AND WITH TWO KIDS AND A WIFE .
    WANT TO IMMIGRATE TO ‘URUGUAY’ FOR PERMANENT SETTLEMENT , IS THERE ANY INDIAN CITIZEN WHO CAN GUIDE ME ABOUT LIFESTYLE , SECURITY , CARRIER AND AVERAGE EXPENSES , INCOME PER HOUSEHOLD A PERSON CAN EASILY GET AFTER INVESTING IN SOME LUCRATIVE BUSINESS / BY DOING A SMALL JOB OF SALES ‘ ?

    AS A NEW IMMIGRANT I WOULD LIKE TO INVESTIGATE LOT OF THINGS BEFORE PLANNING TO IMMIGRATE TO A NEW COUNTRY , I HOPE YOU MUST UNDERSTAND MY CONCERN BEFORE PLANNING ANYTHING .

    REGARDS
    MANDEEP SINGH BAWEJA.
    M: 92–11–9810509982

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    • Welshwitch in Uruguay

      August 26, 2015

      Hi Mandeep, I would suggest that you contact the Indian Expats in Uruguay group on Facebook. Good luck! Karen

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      • MANDEEP SINGH

        August 27, 2015

        HI ! THANX KAREN FOR YOUR KIND REPLY ! IL SURELY LOG IN FACEBOOK A/C FOR INDIAN EXPATS IN URUGUAY FOR MY QUERY . BUT I WANT TO KNOW WHETHER INDIAN’S ARE THERE IN URUGUAY OR NOT ?

        THANX & REGARDS
        MANDEEP SINGH

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  4. Wes

    April 7, 2015

    Dear Guru’guay,
    I am recently married to a Uruguayan. We took a trip to Montevideo last year to visit her family and had a great time while visiting. I would consider living in Uruguay, however, there is one thing I just do not understand. How do people make it financially? I am flabbergasted when I see how much an apartment or house costs in Uruguay compared to the average annual salary. Am I missing something? Do you have any insights into how people in Uruguay make it day to day?

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  5. Welshwitch in Uruguay

    July 31, 2014

    Jim, here it is, my post on the best time to visit Uruguay, just for you! You’ll see that November is confirmed as an excellent month to visit for a host of reasons.

    Regarding where to stay at the coast, you’ll see it will all be very quiet, even in Punta del Este. In fact Punta will be the one beach destination likely to have more stuff going on in the evening. The other beach destinations will really be for you to make your own entertainment, lovely and relaxing, but if you want some places to hang, then Punta will likely be your place. Hotels will likely have places but to get the one of your choice you may want to book ahead.

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  6. jim

    July 8, 2014

    Thanks Guru’guay, I love your comments and they are very informative! I’m headed down there in mid November and we may try to stay at your place if the timing works out. Might I ask a question: We are 2 mid forties old friends coming to spend a week in Uruguay. Can you recommend a not-super-busy, interesting, local feeling, not super pricey, fun place with some night life to go on the coast? I think we’d avoid Punta, but Piriapolis, La Paloma, and La Pedrera all seem like they might be more to our liking and interests. Are things still pretty quiet in mid November? Need we book places to stay sooner than later? Thank you so much. -Jim

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    • Welshwitch in Uruguay

      July 9, 2014

      Hi Jim, so glad you are finding the posts useful! November is a GREAT time to visit Uruguay. We’d be delighted to receive you in the guesthouse if you manage it and we will do our best to make your time in Montevideo unique – I specialise in making recommendations of places to hang out, music, that are off the beaten track and virtually impossible to find if you don’t speak Spanish.

      Your question is an excellent one and I have been planning a blog post on the best time to visit Uruguay and where to stay. Let me get back to you in a couple of days with a really decent answer, ok? Watch this space 🙂

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