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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Uruguay, All Areas

Uruguay, All AreasUruguay is in Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil. The climate is warm temperate.

The official language is Spanish. English is the foreign language that is most readily understood in the business community. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy is largely based on agriculture (making up 10% of GDP and the most substantial export) and the state sector. Uruguay's economy relies heavily on trade, particularly in agricultural exports, leaving the country vulnerable to slumps in commodity prices.

Expatriate business dress is conservative, comprising dark toned suits for both men and women.

The security risk for expatriates in Uruguay is low. Risks include petty crime (such as pickpocketing, bag-snatching, mugging and vehicle theft), residential burglaries and robberies at restaurants.

The currency of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU). ATMs are available. Major credit cards are widely accepted.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. Cases of dengue fever have been reported.

The population of Uruguay is 3.4 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 6.49% for Uruguay as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Uruguay is progressive up to 36%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Uruguay as at 1 April 2018 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Uruguay, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: High
4) Education: Very Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Average
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High
13) Transport: Very Low

Uruguay is for example -6.3% cheaper than USA for groceries, 18.7% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 43.8% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Uruguay is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Uruguay for an expat from Australia, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Uruguay) premium of 20% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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