Moving to Uruguay

Punta del Este in Uruguay, South America Uruguay has an excellent variety of landscapes. From sub-tropical settings to verdant plains and colonial towns. Uruguay offer virtually any living choice an expiate might want. Uruguay's beach areas are moderate Atlantic coast beaches that actually have seasons.

The interior of Uruguay is cowboy country where cattle ranching is a way of life. The people are warm and the lifestyle is casual.

Sophisticated international luxury beach resorts such as Punta del Este contrast the verdant plains of the interior.

Weather in Uruguay

Uruguay has a year-round temperate climate. Spring is a bit chilly because of pampero winds blowing from Argentina. And, quite naturally, different regions have different weather patterns.

Montevideo Weather

While Montevideo is considered subtropical, but temperatures can drop to the range of 12 degrees Celsius (50 F.) during the winter. Spring is generally brings lots of rain and thunder storms. More about weather in Uruguay (coming).

Uruguay Details

  • Full name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Population: 3.4 million (UN, 2010)
  • Capital: Montevideo
  • Area: 176,215 sq km (68,037 sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Uruguayan peso = 100 centesimos
  • Main exports: Meat, rice, leather products, vehicles, dairy products, wool, electricity
  • GNI per capita: US $9,360 (World Bank, 2009)
  • Internet domain: .uy
  • International dialing code: +598