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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 04, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is 6.7 million people. People often describe Rio de Janeiro as a vibrant, colorful, and lively city. Expats love the city's stunning beaches, lively nightlife, and its unique culture. The weather in Rio de Janeiro is generally warm and humid. The average temperature in the summer months (December to February) is around 80°F (27°C), while the average temperature in the winter months (June to August) is around 70°F (21°C). The average cost of living in Rio de Janeiro for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $800 to $1,200 per month, while the cost of a two bedroom apartment is around $1,200 to $2,000 per month.

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

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," commented one expat who made the move to Rio de Janeiro.

"Before retiring in Rio de Janeiro, expats should research the cost of living and the availability of healthcare services. It is also important to familiarize oneself with the local laws and regulations, as well as the language and culture. Additionally, expats should consider the safety of the area and the availability of transportation. Finally, it is important to research the visa requirements for long-term stays in Brazil," remarked one expat living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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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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