Cost of Living in Brazil

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Brazil? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Brazil talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

Is the cost of living in Brazil high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Brazil, they wrote:

"If a person wishes to have a comfortable lifestyle including a housekeeper and a groundsman, I would say the minimum is $5,000 a month. (US dollars)," remarked another expat in Taiba.

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Expats in Brazil may get a free expat health insurance quote from our partner Allianz Care, a leader in international insurance for expatriates. Allianz's plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Their flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget..

Will I save money living in Brazil?

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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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