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Moving to Sao Paulo

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Wernerkenney
12/12/2017 11:57 EST

I am a American/Brasilian living in Atlanta GA at the moment with a 6 month old daughter and Brasilian wife.

I work in NJ and curently travel there for work at the moment for 2 weeks and then home for 2 weeks. I would like to do the same living in Sao Paulo Brasil.

My income will be in Dollars and will keep my "residency status" in USA for work reasons but family will live in Brasil I will go back and forth. I have flight benefits so a flight to the USA will run about 340 dollars and I have student loans here running at 340 dollars a month as well so there is 680 dollars a month for work and student loans. The remaining amount left will be 2240 dollars for expenses in Brasil.

My life style is simple I have lived and grown up in the north east of Brasil and so has my wife with a simple lifestyle. So my question:

Is 7500 reais income take home a good income in Brasil monthly?

I don't need to live in the city can live outside and have found a few houses for rent in the range of 2500 reais a month no IPTU and not in condominio in "Parque terceiro lago" what do you think of this area? 4 bathroom...3 bedroom...240m^2

My idea of expenses in reais:.

2500 rent
1000 food
1000 gas,electric,water,phone, internet
1000 kids schooling etc
No car
Insurance with USA and employer

So I am estimating and rounding to 6000 reais expenses a month. Leaving me with 1500 reais about for savings and other expenses.

Am I overlooking anything?
What do you think of this idea?
Expences about right?

My wife might also find work and I have also thought of bringing items back from the USA and sell them in Brasil leaving this to my wife to do from home. Items like perfumes...clothing...electronics. I can bring in 500 dollars worth every trip of 2 weeks from the USA.

Thanks so much for reading all this and thank you for the support to this crazy idea of mine.

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