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 …

Argentina Ranks Among Safest Countries in Western Hemisphere

Patrick Archer competitiveness, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

We already know how favorably Buenos Aires ranks collectively in the Citi and Mercer global indices, while Argentina and Uruguay are consistently #1 and #2 in International Living’s Quality of Life Rankings for Latin America. Now comes a new global ranking and fortunately Argentina and Uruguay were a complete no-show: The Most Dangerous Cities in the World. Mexico-based Seguridad, Justicia …

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 …

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 …