Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Feb 11, 2022
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?
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.
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How do I meet people in Rio de Janeiro?
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