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Uruguay, Montevideo

Uruguay, MontevideoMontevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. Montevideo is the economic hub of Uruguay and is home to approximately one third of the population.

Uruguay 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 Montevideo is 1.9 Million (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 7.54% for Uruguay as at July 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Uruguay is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 36%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Montevideo as at 1 July 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Montevideo, 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: Average
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: Average
4) Education: Very Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Average
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Low

Montevideo is for example 8.5% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 57.2% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 17.9% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Montevideo is ranked as a some hardship location.

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

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