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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual Better Life Index, the quality of life in Brazil is a mixed bag. While it does better in social connections and subjective well-being, it appears to be languishing in health and environmental quality. Still, Brazil (South America’s largest country) has much to offer the visiting expatriate: cosmopolitan metropolises, beautiful sandy beaches and miles of stunning coastline, famous exotic jungles,great rivers and innumerable exotic species. Also, Brasilia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rio de Janeiro is iconic and famous for the Rio Carnival and Sao Paulo is one of the largest cities in the world. Needless to say, Brazil has something for everybody. Unfortunately, however, Brazil is generally less safe than most expat’s home countries. According to Xpatulator, risks include such crimes as as purse-snatching, armed street robbery, drug-related violence, car theft and carjacking. Also, given that the official language is Brazilian Portuguese, many locals do not speak English. This can make navigation, retail shopping, doing personal business and dealing with the government tricky at times for the English-speaking expat.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Brazil

expatarrivals-brazil     oecd-brazil     numbeo-brazil     internations-brazil     brazil-angloinfo     lifestyle

Cost of Living

Cost of living

Residing in Brazil shouldn’t be too bad on an expat’s budget. Of course, the country is large and diverse and expenses vary from region to region, from city to city and from urban to town. Still, according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Brazil is generally about at the international average. This becomes apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services. Healthcare, groceries, furniture and appliances tend to less expensive while while Internet rates, clothing, alcohol, personal care items and retail entertainment tend to be more pricey. On the other hand, a household accommodation, restaurant meals and transport are all rather reasonable. Indeed, assuming the western expatriate teacher is able to negotiation a fair remuneration from his or her international school employer, he or she should be able to live comfortably in Brazil. 

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Brazil

xpatulator-brazil      xpatulator      expatistan-rio-de-janeiro      numbeo-brazil

Climate

Climate

As Brazil is a sizeable country there are a variety of weather conditions depending on the location. The northernmost part is tropical with temperatures often reaching 40 degrees Celsius. Apart from the mountains and the Southern regions the temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees Celsius. The interior is hot and dry and the rainforest areas are sticky and humid. On the coast it tends to be hot and humid year round with a dry season from March to November , In the south and mountainous regions it can get very cold during winter time with temperatures falling as low as 0 degrees Celsius.

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Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office        US State Department      BBC World News         Al Jazeera   

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