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Why live in Uruguay
Uruguay is becoming a more and more attractive place to live. Especially in an increasingly unstable world. Uruguay has a notable history and society. It’s been an outlier in South America—for mostly good reasons—for centuries. Learn all about the country—history, culture and society, as well as the beaches and wine. Plus read (and watch on YouTube) other foreigners’ experiences living in Uruguay, especially the pros and the cons.
Cost of living
Uruguay is a developed country and quite expensive by Latin American standards. Most people are considered middle class, however the majority cannot afford a car or to consider buying a home until they are well into their thirties.
How to become a Uruguay resident
Uruguay is probably one of the easiest countries in the world to immigrate to and obtain residency. You need a clean criminal record and be able to prove a monthly income of around 1500 USD per person. Learn about requirements, documentation, applying as a retiree, vaccines and more.
Digital nomads can now get residency in Uruguay
Retiring to Uruguay
All the burning questions you have about retiring to Uruguay and other important stuff regarding wills and the rights of a surviving spouse that you will never have expected if you don’t come from this part of the world.
Buying real estate
Property requirements, taxes, the buying process, investing in farmland, what’s it like buying a new build and our recommendations for reliable realtors.
Uruguay has a very affordable public-private healthcare system. Anyone can buy membership in Uruguay’s forty or so health institutions—the majority of which are known as ‘mutualistas’. Find out the coverage available and how to join the afforable ‘mutualista’ system as a tax-payer or employee.
Starting a business
Learn about what’s involved in setting up a business in Uruguay (from freelance to corporation), taxation as it effects foreigners living in Uruguay and also insurance.
The point at which a foreigner needs to start paying tax, tax obligations when you live in Uruguay but work for a company abroad, taxes on royalties and tax breaks for business owners.