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Posted by Jose75alban
on 4 Jun 2018

Dear All

My current employer has offered me the opportunity to relocate to Sao Paulo. I would be moving with my wife and three children.

I would highly appreciate any advice on the following:

A good place to live. I would like to rent a house near to a school for the kids.

Did you have issues with your kids regarding language learning and adaptability? Do local Brazilians, especially kids, accept foreigners? Are teachers generally open and patient with expat children?

With a net salary of 15000 R$ what quality of life can we expect? Will we be able to rent a home and afford private education and private healthcare?

Thanks in advance for your tips.



Daniela de Castro on 15 Jun 2018 - 10:23

Hi Jose

There are a number of areas and suburbs in Sao Paulo which are favoured by expats. Before you decide on an area you will need to asses your needs a bit more. What type of school are you looking to send your children to? Some areas are more suitable for families using international schools than others.

You will also need to consider whether you would prefer to live in a house or apartment, and how close you would like to live to the city centre. Your accommodation budget will be an important factor, too. Our guide to the cost of living in Brazil should give you a good idea of what to expect. If you have more concerns you should have a look at our guide to living in Sao Paulo. It is quite comprehensive and should answer most of your questions.

- Daniela

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