Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

HDI: Argentina, Uruguay Receive High Scores for Living Standards

Patrick Archer global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

The United Nations Human Development Report 2011 is out this week, and our two favorite countries received very high marks when it comes to various measures of life expectancy, education and per capita income. Of the 187 countries surveyed, Argentina and Uruguay ranked 45th and 48th, respectively on the Human Development Index (HDI). Of the 20 countries in Latin America, Argentina ranked …

South America’s Most Livable Cities: Buenos Aires & Montevideo

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, us companies

While global mergers and acquisitions are based largely on perceived synergies and potential bottom line impact, a very human-oriented discussion typically emerges once the deal is done. Who do we send from the Home Office to manage the new foreign subsidiary? How is the quality of life there vis-a -vis the U.S.? And, of course, what is an appropriate compensation …

“There Are Better Places to Live”

Patrick Archer culture, foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

With volcanic ash cascading earthward, half of all flights grounded in Europe and U.S. housing prices nursing an “epic hangover,” it’s a good morning to reflect on quality of life and other advantages of living here in Argentina and Uruguay. Granted, both countries rank consistently as the #1 and #2 destinations in Latin America for Quality of Life, but sometimes …

Argentina, Uruguay Top International Living Quality of Life Index…Again

Patrick Archer foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

For the second consecutive year, Argentina and Uruguay were the two highest ranking Latin American countries in International Living’s annual 2010 Quality of Life Index. (Click image to enlarge) On the 1-100 scale, Argentina received its highest marks in the categories of Risk & Safety (100), Climate (91), Freedom (83) and Health (82). Of the 194 countries surveyed, Argentina ranked …