Living in Brazil

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Dec 02, 2021

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Brazil. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

What do I need to know about living in Brazil?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Brazil, they said:

"Great place to live; perfect climate; friendly people. Come with a job in view and leave your valuables in your home country. You are going to have the time of your life," explained one expat living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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Meet other expats and talk about living in Brazil.

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