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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Sao Paulo, they said...

"I am sorry to say that after 14 years in Brazil my advise would be don't move, please reconsider. As my dentist (Brazilian) recently said, "Sao Paulo is a cruel city". I hear his comments with a heavy heart. I have grown to love Brazil but the prices, lack of infrastructure, noise, traffic and now protests and violence have taken their toll," remarked another expat in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and is known for its vibrant culture, diverse population, and bustling nightlife. Expats should be aware that the cost of living in Sao Paulo is high, and it is important to budget accordingly. Additionally, the city is known for its traffic congestion, so it is important to plan for extra time when commuting. Expats should also be aware that Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, so it is beneficial to learn some basic phrases before moving. Finally, Sao Paulo is a large and diverse city, so it is important to research the different neighborhoods to find the best fit for your lifestyle," said a member in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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What do I need to know before moving to Sao Paulo?

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