Cost of Living in Uruguay

Colonia, Uruguay

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

 

From its old-world theaters and opera houses, to its jazz festivals and exquisite restaurants, Uruguay looks and feels like modern Europe—but without the hefty price tag. The truth is that Uruguay is one of the most diverse, affordable, and sophisticated countries in the region.

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

Rent
$708
HOA fees (common building expenses)
$146
Property taxes
$15
Transportation (Taxis, buses etc.)
$120
Gas (for cooking)
$10
Electricity (assumes use of AC and heat)
$160
Water
$16
Internet (packaged with phone)
$25
Cable TV (85-channel basic cable)
$40
Cell phone (two basic cell phone plans)
$54
Health Care (two basic health care plans)
$200
Food and home supplies
$800
Entertainment
$400
Total
$2,694.00 / $1,347 per person

 

The health plan included in this budget is a basic private health plan called a mutualista. It covers all costs of doctor visits, tests, and hospital stays except for small co-payments. This health plan also provides discounts for medications.

If you own a car, add an extra $205 per month to your transportation costs for a modest amount of driving.

*Prices as of 2015.

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