Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: With a population of over 11 million, digital nomads and younger expats love living in Rio de Janeiro where life revolves around the beach. One expat described this mega city as a place where rich and poor live side by side. Tip: If you're thinking about moving to Rio, come with a job in place and leave your valuables at home.

What do I need to know about living in Rio de Janeiro?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Rio de Janeiro, 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," said another expat in Rio de Janeiro.

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How do I meet people in Rio de Janeiro?

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When we asked people living in Rio de Janeiro about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"International Newcomers, wonderful start if you don't know the language at all. Most nationalities have their own clubs and organizations; huge expat community. Excellent schools. Very busy social diary if that's what you want, otherwise enjoy the best part of Brazil: the Brazilians," mentioned another expat in Rio de Janeiro.

What is life like in Rio de Janeiro?

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When we asked people living in Rio de Janeiro what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Peoples lives, no joke, revolve around the beach and sports. You will meet many people by just going to the beach or walking on the beach front and around the Lagoa (lagoon). Brazilians are very easy going; they talk to you all the time and everywhere. Some knowledge of the language is essential. Nobody, outside the tourist industry, speaks any English or any other language for that matter, but Portuguese," mentioned another expat in Rio de Janeiro.

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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Rio de Janeiro accepting of differences?

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"Rich and poor live side by side. Diversity is part of every day life. Brazilians are very tolerant especially in religion, race and culture.The main problem of Rio is the violence. One has to take, just like the Brazilians do, steps to protect one self," added another expat who made the move to Rio de Janeiro.

What are the schools in Rio de Janeiro like?

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"If you are coming to Brazil for a 2-year stint and then head back to the US, this school may not make sense for you. If you are a foreigner living or coming to live in Brazil, consider this school. Apart from everything that I have said above, I can say that we love it and are completely satisfied with our little girl's experience. She actually asks to put on her uniform and go to school every day. There is a level of care, love and concern at this school that is unique," remarked another parent with kids at Escola Bloom in Rio de Janeiro.

"I know this is a good school and I know this is a good place where my child will learn many important things and meet many important people. My child is pay for by the company of my husband and I don't know. But I know that also is the British School in Rio de Janeiro that is very cheaper," 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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