Retire in Brazil

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Brazil. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Brazil?

What is it like to retire in Brazil?

"There are many activities but not necessarily targeted at retirees or expats. The Latin way of life is a family life which extends from babies to those in their 90's. If you get to know Brazilians, you become part of their group and are invited to their gatherings. There are museums, the beach, gyms etc, although I don't attend these with other expats, just friends," added another person in Taiba.

"Great ...yes ... lots of expats here. Cultural ... mostly music shows ... recreation, the beaches, parties, clubs ... night life, same," remarked another retiree in Jacumá, Conde, Paraiba.

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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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