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On average a car hire in Uruguay costs $367 per week ($52 per day).
On average a car hire in Uruguay costs $1,573 per month ($52 per day).
Here are some road rules you should know before getting behind the wheel of a rental car in Uruguay. Stick to the right side of the road, and overtake on the left when driving in Uruguay. Dipped headlights must be used at all times, whether day or night. One-way roads are a thing in this country, and in every city, you will find several one-way roads with signs showing traffic flow. Uruguay has many intersections, and most don't have stop signs installed. You should always look to your left and proceed across the intersection if the road is clear.
In this country, you must be at least 18 years old to drive a car. However, most car rental providers in Uruguay will need you to be at least 23 years old to rent a car. Moreover, you need to have held a driver's license for at least 12 months to rent a car in Uruguay. Renters below 25 are under the young drivers' docket and will face a daily surcharge for renting cars. Moreover, young drivers can only rent certain vehicles in Uruguay, as SUVs, minivans, and luxury vehicles aren't available to them. To rent a car in Uruguay, you will need your driver's license and a credit card for payment.
Uruguay is one of the more developed countries in South America. In the large cities, gas stations are many, but they get lesser as you travel further out. However, you will still find gas stations on rural roads, and even more on the major continental highways. Most gas stations take cash payments, but some accept credit card payments from major credit card providers. The price of gas is around 75 UYU (2 USD) per liter and around 283 UYU or (7 USD) per gallon.
The roads in Uruguay include one-way streets, intersections, highways, and secondary roads. Like any other country, roads in Uruguay are governed by speed limits. If you are driving within city limits, you should not exceed 40 km/h (25 mph). Some other roads, especially those on the city's periphery, have speed limits between 65 to 70 km/h (40 to 45 mph). You can go anywhere between 90 and 100 km/h (55 and 60 mph) on open roads and highways. Most rural roads don't have speed limits posted, but you should be careful not to exceed the maximum 100 km/h (60 mph) limit. Most roads in Uruguay's capital Montevideo have speed cameras, and exceeding the speed limit will attract hefty fines.