In the most recent International Living Retirement Index, Uruguay is listed as the fourth best place to retire to in the world, ahead of places like culturally- and gastronomically-rich Italy, sophisticated Paris, and exotic Belize.
So why is this tiny South American nation so highly featured on International Living’s radar?
And why is it getting more press now than ever before?
Well, it’s because Uruguay provides everything a retiree could want for a luxurious and enjoyable retirement. Great climate year round, good quality health care, a sophisticated cultural scene, a low cost of living, and a nation of friendly, welcoming people.
Piriapolis, located an hour’s drive east of Montevideo is just one popular retirement destination in Uruguay. Its aesthetic, similar to that of Europe’s Côte d’Azur, is absolutely charming. The city is book-ended by lush green rolling hills on one side, and on the other, by white-sand beaches, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. It is said that Piriapolis is the only place in Uruguay where the hills and the ocean meet, giving it a special energy.
If you envision spending your retirement along the coast, where the river or ocean will greet you as you walk your dogs… Or you imagine you and your spouse in a remote country house, living a carefree, back-to-nature lifestyle… Or if you see yourself living in or near a city, where you can enjoy the sounds and smells of city life, and immerse yourself in a vibrant cultural scene. Only you can answer what lifestyle will suit you best. But whatever it may be, you’ll find the ideal corner of Uruguay in which to fulfill your perfect idea of retirement.