What are the particular advantages of living in this city?
We love that it's one of the few capital cities in the world that are still small, relatively safe, with good air quality and low traffic congestion. Uruguayans all seem to be connected somehow - for example, either they went to school together, have cousins that are married, or were neighbors at some time. It's charming. - Aug 2018
Quiet and peaceful. - Jun 2017
None! Spending all your money. Again they put this place in the same condition as Europe, and no way! This is very third world, expensive and boring. - Oct 2016
The Rambla runs along the entire length of the city - 22 kilometers of uninterrupted, paved sidewalk along the water. It's great for getting exercise, people watching, drinking mate tea, and hanging out with friends. You can swim in the beaches in the middle of town. There is very little traffic or pollution compared to any other Latin American city. Life is predictable and easy-going; crime is only a small undercurrent, and beef and wine are delicious here. - Aug 2016
Very mild, slow paced (driving is another subject), beach loving, asado loving, friendly people, wine tours, stays on working ranches, trips to Buenos Aires, Punta del Este. Save money? You really have to watch it; this is an expensive place to live: gas prices are double that of prices in the States, most things are imported and a very high import tax is added. Cars are priced out of sight here. - Mar 2014
The Rambla in Montevideo is good for walking. Asado (South American BBQ) is popular. The weather is mild, similar to San Francisco's. Buenos Aires (B.A.) is just across the river. - May 2013
It is right on the water, with a wonderful "Rambla" walkway stretching miles that is great for jogging or biking. There are wonderful beaches and lovely wineries surrounding Montevideo. It is also a 45 minute flight or 3 hour ferry ride to Buenos Aires. - Mar 2012