Cost of Living Uruguay vs USA Uruguay Expat Life — Volkswagen Golf Plus V

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Cost of Living Uruguay vs USA

I going to get dragged into Uruguay costs social discussion again, but some Uruguay Expats group pulled me back in.

I’ll say There are at least three to types of “Uruguay Expatriation” very different costs:

1 Expat. Live in a North Expat Compound (e.g. like the Sugarloaf Development by International Living). Everything you is there, the world is gated and they discourage going to “ Everything is here in The Village. why are you unmutual ? ” Meanwhile missing out on the Uruguayan life in the beautiful and resort city of Piriápolis they show on their In which town I could a 2-bedroom sea-view raised for under $800 USD. Or away from the beach cheaper. But the Type 1 Expat not consider such integration.

Montevideo Uruguay and Boston, MA, USA of living

Type 2 Expat. Live in a City or Major Resort in upscale US-upper-middle-class-equivalent with a North American lifestyle based on the Expatistan cost of calculator that factors in 42″TV, new VW Golf TDI, meals out, regular pub out at “an expat bar”, regular entertainment – read the assumptions on

Type 3 Expat. Live a but perfectly acceptable existence of big Expat Villages, Major and Pocitos/Punta Carreta. Rent the casita or apartamento, or buy a very but modest house, for less half what that property would cost in the

Type 4 Expat. Live a local. And not a paid-by-Northern Hemisphere of local. (edit 2014-01-30 reference and link to organization we no recommend.)

1 and 2 are definitely more than North America. 3 and 4 are less.

I can compare my Qwest/Centurlink for Phone/DSL to my Antel bill for the and say the bill is cheaper. I could show you pictures of pricing at all around my Uruguyan immediate (in a faded, 2nd-or 3rd-rate town), and compare them to and Kroger City Market (in a faded, 2nd-or-3rd-rate resort in the USA, Dillon, CO.)

I could compare the comparative of automobile need in Atlántida safe walkability and cheap bus service ($2.30 USD all the way into to what basic commuting by car or by intercity bus in the USA. I could laundry costs (for simply without a home dryer) to my coin-op laundry in or North Carolina, or the local service in NYC, and Uruguay laundries would be cheaper. A non-smartphone big bundle of minutes and for mobile would be cheaper in even with Antel. for quality home-made meals be cheaper. Frozen and fresh of quality would be cheaper mussels, nom nom nom.)

Despite the higher cost of electricity in as a Type 3 expat I don’t use as much as I did in a full-blown North middle-class aspiring upper-middle-class Heating and supplemental cooking is the hit. Meanwhile energy-savings especially the environmentally safest LED are far more available and inexpensive in than in USA. I could photos of the Disco and Tienda light bulb aisles vs. and Home

Depot equivalents.  Electric is a bitch, but I also had electric in Tacoma, WA and in the heart of downtown MA.

In Uruguay, a Type 3 or Type 4 would not have central or baseboard electric heating; one to spot-heat the part of the home in use at the rather than the entire living space. That much of the higher electricity

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We’re paying a delta of $80 USD to Uruguay government electric UTE over what was our pre-winter That’s not tremendously different the winter delta in our Tacoma or Boston Edison bills we lived there in those sized apartments. Those had one big electric baseboard heater for the and just one other for the entire open space. In Uruguay we a mix of portable electric fan heater, radiant heater, and oil-filled heater. We bring them to we will be and spot-heat only as More green, more . and horrifyingly “third world” to a 1 or Type 2 expat. Yes the UTE bill is a for a few months. But overall, our “monthly is still far lower.

I could pull many examples. And I would be able to that overall it is far cheaper to in somewhere decent and interesting in than anywhere decent and in the USA. But not to Type 1 or Type 2 As a Type 3 expat, it is trivial to more inexpensively in Uruguay anywhere I’d care to live in the US.

some, I will admit the other “side” is also – that it is far more expensive to as a Type 1 or Type 2 Expat in than in the USA.

Even so, even with the Expatistan Calculator, Montevideo, is 35% cheaper than Boston, USA.

Let’s call the 5th a Type 5 Expat as the “International Expat – they probably care since their government agency, NGO, is probably picking up most if not all of the Unless the “trailing spouse” comes along for the ride has non-expensable tastes, nobody how much it costs.

This is repurposed and rewritten from my on that FB group. I may even it back over there. I there are people who will rant about how I must be or who claim I have some It really makes me wonder people… and is a great example of Dissonance Reduction. If your USA was McMansion oriented or big NYC Apartment lots of entertainment, or the upscale or California upper-middle-class community, you are to spend a lot more money in – if you try to re-create that exact lifestyle.

But then I must ask, Why . If you’re changing your and even continent, and your language, why are you recreating your old

PS I haven’t gone anywhere the lower cost of medical yet. Whether pay for service, or via the public-private “mutualista” polyclinic/medical system of care. Future

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