In the 2020 Global Peace Index, Uruguay ranks 35 out of 163 countries when it comes to safety and peace in the country. According to the report, in South America overall Uruguay is the number one most peaceful country out of 11 in the region.
Are Uruguay people friendly?
People in Uruguay are amiable, hospitable, and warm to strangers no matter where they come from. More often than not, they are quick to go out of their way to help others and they will strike up a conversation with pretty much anyone.
Is Uruguay a safe country to visit?
While the good old days of almost no crime are gone, Uruguay is still safer than most other countries. For perspective, the 2020 Peace Index ranks Uruguay 35th out of 163 countries. (For comparison, the U.S. ranks 121st.) Many say Montevideo offers the highest quality of life of any city in South America.
What are some cultural facts about Uruguay?
Uruguays culture is significantly influenced by the gaucho (cowboy) tradition. Cattle ranching has been pervasive in the country since colonial times, and its rural roots and traditions remain important to the national identity. Beautifully crafted leather goods have come out of this lifestyle as well.
Is it expensive to live in Uruguay?
Currently, Uruguay is the 81st most affordable nation out of 138 countries on the list, with a cost of living index of 51.09. In other words, Uruguay is cheaper than 57 countries and more expensive than 80 countries on the index.
What are 3 interesting facts about Uruguay?
Uruguay is the smallest Spanish speaking country in South America. Uruguay means “river of painted birds” Uruguay is the biggest consumer of beef in the world. It has the longest national anthem in the world. Uruguay hosted the 1st World cup ever. Uruguayans are obsessed with Mate.More items •4 Jul 2021