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 …

NYTimes: More Americans Choose Retirement in Argentina & Uruguay

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

It’s another triple-digit loss day on the Dow so, depending on your degree of diversification, your retirement savings may be taking a similar hit. Appropriate then that we turn to an article on net worth and how to stretch your hard-earned savings post-retirement. The New York Times says Latin American destinations like Buenos Aires, Punta del Este and even Medelli­n …

“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 …

Punta del Este: The Perfect Place for Expats

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay

NuWire Investor pulls back the poolside cabana curtains and lets foreign investors in on a South American secret: Uruguay Real Estate, Why Its The Perfect Location for Expatriates. NuWire first describes Punta del Este’s “affordable real estate, a remarkably high standard of living, and a party season each summer that transforms the town into a prime spot for South America’s …