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. Public transport and bicycles are popular modes of transport generally out of necessity, not choice. It’s not easy to find well-paying employment.
Most people make ends meet by living in extended families, and eating out rarely. However if your income is in US dollars it’s possible to live comfortably depending on your living standards.
Average salary in Uruguay
Cost of eating out
Guru’Guay will be tracking the cost of living in a series of articles in 2023. Bookmark this page.
Cost of living – as told by expats
Guru’Guay is interviewing foreigners who’ve moved to Uruguay. We talk about their average week. Costs is a big part of that. In our very first interview we talk to Alexis who lives in a high-ish end gated community in Camino de los Horneros, Canelones. He shares details of the cost of living including education for this two primary school age children.