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Brasilia, Brazil

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 04, 2023

Summary: People describe Brasilia, Brazil as a modern, vibrant city with a unique urban design. Expats love the city's cultural diversity, its vibrant nightlife, and its proximity to nature. The weather in Brasilia is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $800 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,200 USD per month. The approximate population of Brasilia is 2.9 million people.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Brasilia?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Brasilia responded:

"Expats and digital nomads generally like the following aspects of living in Brasilia: 1. Modern architecture: Brasilia is known for its unique and futuristic architecture, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, which attracts many expats and digital nomads who appreciate the city's aesthetic appeal. 2. Green spaces: The city has numerous parks and green spaces, providing a pleasant environment for outdoor activities and relaxation. 3. Cultural events: Brasilia hosts various cultural events, such as music concerts, art exhibitions, and festivals, which offer entertainment and opportunities to socialize with locals and other expats. 4. Safety: Compared to other Brazilian cities, Brasilia is considered relatively safe, with lower crime rates and a more secure environment for expats and digital nomads. 5. Job opportunities: As the capital city, Brasilia offers various job opportunities, particularly in the government and diplomatic sectors, which can be attractive to expats. However, there are also some aspects that expats and digital nomads may dislike about living in Brasilia: 1. High cost of living: Brasilia is known for its high cost of living, with expensive housing, food, and transportation, which can be a challenge for expats and digital nomads on a budget. 2. Limited public transportation: The city's public transportation system is not as extensive or efficient as in other major cities, making it difficult for those without a car to get around. 3. Lack of historical charm: Unlike other Brazilian cities, such as Rio de Janeiro or Salvador, Brasilia lacks the historical charm and character that many expats and digital nomads find appealing. 4. Social isolation: Some expats and digital nomads may find it challenging to make friends and integrate into the local community, as Brasilia is a relatively new city with a transient population. 5. Limited nightlife: While there are some bars and clubs in Brasilia, the city's nightlife is not as vibrant or diverse as in other Brazilian cities, which may be a drawback for those who enjoy a lively social scene," explained one expat living in Brasilia.

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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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