Cost of Living in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Last updated on Apr 07, 2023
Summary: The cost of living in Sao Paulo, Brazil is generally considered to be high. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in Sao Paulo can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 USD per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 USD per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Sao Paulo can range from $15 to $30 USD per person.
Is the cost of living in Sao Paulo high?
We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Sao Paulo, they wrote:
"The cost of living in Sao Paulo is generally considered to be high. Prices for basic necessities such as food, housing, and transportation are all relatively expensive. Eating out can also be costly, with many restaurants charging premium prices for their meals. Additionally, the cost of entertainment and leisure activities can be quite high, with tickets to events and attractions often being quite expensive," said one expat in Sao Paulo.
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