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Moving to Brasilia, Brazil

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 03, 2023

Summary: Many expats are attracted to Brasilia, Brazil for its unique culture, vibrant nightlife, and diverse population. The city is known for its modernist architecture, which is a major draw for those looking to experience something different. Additionally, Brasilia is home to a number of universities and research centers, making it an attractive destination for those looking to further their education. Before moving to Brasilia, it is important to be aware of the city's high cost of living. Additionally, the city is known for its hot and humid climate, so it is important to be prepared for the weather. It is also important to be aware of the city's crime rate, as it is higher than the national average. Finally, it is important to be aware of the language barrier, as Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.

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What do I need to know before moving to Brasilia?

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

"Before moving to Brasilia, expats should be aware that the city is located in the interior of the country and is far from the coast. Additionally, the climate is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 40°C in the summer months. Expats should also be aware that Brasilia is a planned city, and the layout of the city can be confusing for newcomers. Furthermore, the cost of living in Brasilia is relatively high, and expats should budget accordingly. Finally, expats should be aware that Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, and it is recommended to learn some basic Portuguese before moving to Brasilia," remarked one expat in Brasilia, Brazil.

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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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