Expat Guide to Living in Sao Paulo
Whether you're already living in Sao Paulo or preparing to move to Sao Paulo, our Expat Guide to Living in Brazil offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Sao Paulo. For answers to specific questions, visit our Brazil Forum to talk with expats in Sao Paulo.
Expats in Sao Paulo find themselves living in one of the most important cities in South America. Technology, finance, and services drive its economy, and that of Brazil as a nation. Influences from all over the world have shaped its culture.
I am sorry to say that after 14 years in Brazil my advise would be don't move, please reconsider. I have grown to love Brazil but the prices, lack of infrastructure, noise, traffic and now protests and violence have taken their toll.
More Culture Shock Reports for Sao Paulo
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Sao Paulo handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Sao Paulo:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Sao Paulo - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Sao Paulo by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Sao Paulo Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Sao Paulo? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Sao Paulo? Below are some of the responses from expats in Sao Paulo:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Sao Paulo
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Sao Paulo. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Sao Paulo:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Sao Paulo Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Sao Paulo. If you are already living in Sao Paulo, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Sao Paulo:
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Sao Paulo by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Sao Paulo Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Sao Paulo? Below are some of the reports from expats in Sao Paulo:
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Sao Paulo? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Sao Paulo? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report