Uruguay better living standards than USA

Published:  3 May at 6 PM
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As reported by SF Gate, the standard of living of expatriates in Uruguay is far better than what the average person enjoys in the United States, according to analysts at InternationalLiving.com.
Journalists conducting research in Uruguay for InternationalLiving.com discovered a varied climate, low taxes, high-quality real estate for less expensive prices, and affordable and excellent healthcare in modern hospitals.

The findings were reiterated by American and other expatriates residing in Uruguay who say the South American nation offers the highest quality of living in Latin America. The respondents also say that Uruguayans are extremely welcoming to foreigners.

Uruguayans are overwhelmingly tolerant and inclusive, says one American residing there. There really in not much of a class distinction there, which adds to the quality of life, he said. Coastal locations including Piriapolis, Costa del Oro and Punta del Este seem to be very popular with expatriates.

Bill Tickle, who is a UK expat, says that Punta del Este is certainly one of the greatest places on earth. He and his wife retired to the coastal town in 2010. He says there is a genuine sense of optimism there, adding that people are working and getting ahead. People can drive an expensive car and wear their best jewelry and still have no fears of getting robbed, he said.

InternationalLiving.com writer Suzan Haskins says that the high standard of living in the country comes with quite a moderate price tag, which is often below what people expect to pay in the United States for a comparable lifestyle.
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