Cost of Living in Uruguay


Below is a sample monthly budget on the cost of living in Uruguay for two people:


Item U.S. $
Rent $732
Transportation $56
Gas $41
Electricity $141
Water $15
Telephone $12
Internet $30
Cable TV $23
Food $351
Entertainment $390
Monthly total: $1,791


Additional cost of living factors to consider include:

  • For household help (full time maid) allow $350 per month.
  • If you own a car, add $286 per month or so for a modest amount of driving.
  • If you plan on buying health insurance in Uruguay (rather than bringing your own or using the public system), count on an additional $51 per month as a minimum.

*Prices as of 2013.


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