Montevideo

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
76/265
Details
Large apartment$910.00
Medium apartment$760.00
Rent index [score]0.82
Small apartment$610.00

Cost of Living

6
97/248
Details
5km taxi ride$7.00
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.00
Bread$0.84
Inflation [score]0.61
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$56.00
Movie ticket$8.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$67.30

Startups

3
210/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co5
Meetups [score]0.28
Meetups groups69
Meetups members19379
Number of investors6
Number of startup events in the last 12 months62
Number of upcoming meetup events8
Startup climate scene [score]0.27
Startup events9
Startup events [score]0.34
Startups [score]0.47
Total number of startups41

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
244/265
Details
Airport hub12
Airport hub [score]0.14
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.10

Commute

5
101/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Uruguay/Montevideo
Traffic handling [score]0.54

Business Freedom

8
156/263
Details
Business freedom75.30
Business freedom [score]0.67
Freedom from corruption73.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.77
Lack of labor restrictions62.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.49
Time to open a business6.50
Time to open a business [score]0.94

Safety

6
202/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.37
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents32
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.69
Lack of guns [score]0.83
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.76

Healthcare

7
144/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.72
Healthcare quality [score]0.65
Life expectancy (years)76.99
Life expectancy [score]0.62

Education

2
204/239
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test410.98
Country mean scores in PISA reading test411.35
Country mean scores in PISA science test415.84
PISA math ranking (high school)41
PISA ranking42
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.34
PISA reading (high school)34
PISA science (high school)38
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.56
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.47
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.47
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.01

Environmental Quality

4
203/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.62
Cleanliness [score]0.15
Drinking water quality [score]0.51
Urban greenery [score]0.43

Economy

4
173/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area28.58
Currency for urban areaUYU
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.54
GDP per capita$20556.33
GDP per capita [score]0.34

Taxation

5
116/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.58
Income tax level [score]0.36
Profit tax (% of profit)0.42
Time overhead to file company taxes271
VAT (Sales Tax)0.22

Internet Access

2
244/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)12.46
Internet access (download) [score]0.26
Internet access (upload) [score]0.19
Upload speed (Mbps)4.25

Leisure & Culture

5
175/264
Details
Art galleries62
Art galleries [score]0.44
Cinemas49
Cinemas [score]0.40
Comedy clubs14
Comedy clubs [score]0.56
Concert venues82
Concerts [score]0.45
Historical sites70
Historical sites [score]0.58
Museums62
Museums [score]0.41
Performing art venues74
Performing arts [score]0.55
Sport venues69
Sports [score]0.70
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.60

Tolerance

10
5/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index96.40
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.99
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.93

Outdoors

5
99/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.13
Median peak in meters132.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)34.00
Water access [score]0.91
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Montevideo are in the 97th place of all 248 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$530$690
$610
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$25
Monthly public transport$56
Lunch$13
-33%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$32,838
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

27%
For annual salary of $40000
28%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

22%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

142/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

106/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

31.80
Guns per 100 people
11.52
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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People in Montevideo

Population of Montevideo

1,421,200
1,839 /km²
72/264
Density (people per unit of area)
1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Montevideo

Demographics of Uruguay

Median age
35
Elderly people
14%
Life expectancy at birth
77
GDP per capita (in USD)
$20,556
197/262
Unemployment
8%
181/263

Languages

English proficiency score
52
193/228
Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Founder
5.45%
Interior Designer
3.64%
Web Developer
3.64%
Teacher
3.64%
Attorney
3.64%
Business Analyst
1.82%
QA Engineer
1.82%
Other
76.36%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

302

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Montevideo

Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay, located on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata. Though sometimes overlooked beside nearby Buenos Aires, Montevideo is a significant city in its own right: it's the cultural and political center of the country, home to well over a million people, more than ten times the size of the next largest Uruguayan city. The metro area has around two million—half of the population of Uruguay—but the friendliness and helpfulness of the residents will make you think you're in a much smaller city.

There are several theories about the origins of the city's name. The "monte" part is generally considered to be the hill where the Cerro fort is located. According to one theory the hill was named "Monte-VI-D-E-O(este)", which translates to Mountain six (VI in Roman numerals) From East to West. Another popular theory is that a member of Ferdinand Magellan's world circumnavigation would have shouted "Monte vide eu!", which translates to "I see a mountain!" when seeing the hill - however the circumnavigation happened two centuries before the foundation of the city so it might well have been another mountain he saw.

Construction of the Cerro fort, at the time called Montevieu fort, was started by the Portuguese in 1723. The following year the Spanish started building the city of Montevideo on the opposite side of the bay where currently Ciudad Vieja is located and occupied and colonized the rest of the region. During its almost 300 years of existence, Montevideo has been part of the Spanish and Portuguese empires, occupied by the British for a few months in 1807 and afterwards a part of Brazil and today's Argentina before finally becoming the capital of the newly-founded Republic of Uruguay in 1828.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Uruguay
44th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

44th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

3rd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

9th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

128th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

78th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

127th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

91st

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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