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What do people like (and dislike) about Brasilia?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in Brasilia, they replied...

"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," remarked another expat in Brasilia, Brazil.

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