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Expats considering a move to Brazil often have questions about the bureaucratic processes involved and the quality of life they can expect. Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about moving to Brazil.
Is Brazil a good destination for expats with kids?
Expats with children will find that Brazil is a wonderful place for kids to learn about different cultures as well as the vast amounts of fauna and flora the planet has to offer. Brazil is a fun place for children and certainly an exciting move. As expat parents tend to opt for private rather than public education, costs remain high in Brazil. Expats travelling with children will have to factor incredibly high school fees into their monthly budget. Some expats are able to organise a subsidy from their companies, especially those with more than one child of schoolgoing age.
Which city is the best one to live and work in?
São Paulo is the premier destination for business expats moving to Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is also highly popular and has many oil industry jobs. Brasília has a significant diplomatic community. Many of the coastal cities such as Fortaleza, Recife and Porto Alegre also have expat communities.
Is it expensive to live in Brazil?
The cost of living in Brazil is somewhat high, but expats' salaries will be the deciding factor in what kind of lifestyle they're able to maintain. There is a large disparity between the rich and poor in Brazil, but most expats will probably not need to worry too much about paying their bills each month as expat salaries tend to be high.
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