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Moving to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 05, 2023

Summary: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a vibrant and exciting city that attracts expats from all over the world. With its stunning beaches, lush rainforest, and vibrant culture, it is no wonder why so many people are drawn to this beautiful city. The city also offers a wide range of activities and attractions, from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the lively nightlife of Copacabana and Ipanema. Before moving to Rio de Janeiro, it is important to be aware of the city's high crime rate. It is important to take safety precautions and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the city's tropical climate and the potential for extreme weather. It is also important to be aware of the language barrier, as Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. Finally, it is important to research the cost of living in Rio de Janeiro, as it can be quite expensive.

What do I need to know before moving to Rio de Janeiro?

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

"Before moving to Rio de Janeiro, expats should research the cost of living and the availability of housing. It is also important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and customs, as well as the language. Expats should also be aware of the crime rate in the city and take necessary precautions to stay safe. Additionally, expats should research the visa requirements for Brazil and obtain the necessary documents before their move. Lastly, expats should make sure to have access to quality healthcare and medical insurance," remarked one expat who made the move to Rio de Janeiro.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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