Brazil is one of the most extensive and unexplored countries, a dream destination. Its beaches, its multicultural cities and its exuberant nature attract thousands of expatriates every year besides its samba and bossa nova.

CURRENCY CONVERSION:
1 R$ 0.26 $

GDP PER CAPITAL:
Brazil: 10888.98 US dollars in 2017 Brasil

INFLATION RATE:
Brazil: 3.78%

TIMEZONE:
Brazil: 12:22 (GMT-3)

CLIMATE:
The stations are contrary to the European ones. Summer goes from November to March and winter from April to October. The predominant climate in Brazil is tropical so there are no marked differences in temperatures throughout the year.

MAIN LANGUAGES:
The official language is Portuguese.

MAIN RELIGION:
Christianity is the largest religion in Brazil, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents. Brazil possesses a richly spiritual society formed from the meeting of the Roman Catholic Church with the religious traditions of African slaves and indigenous people.

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Cities of Brazil

Cost of living

The cost of living in Brazil is around 30 % lower than in Brazil.

BRAZIL

Meal

Expensive restaurants

23.12€

Rent per month

3 bedrooms in city center

557.52€

Utilities

Basic (electricity, heating…)

65.32€

CUSTOM PROFILE

 

You need the“M” type visa

because you are a US citizen

To apply, you need these documents:

 

  • - Summary of the employment contract
  • - Summary of the employment contract
  • - Summary of the employment contract
  • - Summary of the employment contract
  • - Summary of the employment contract

Visa information

Brazil has a reciprocal visa system, meaning that if Brazilians are required to secure a visa to visit a country then nationals of that country require a visa to visit Brazil. Nationals of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand require a visa to enter Brazil, while British, South African and most EU nationals do not. Business travellers to Brazil are required to apply for a short-stay business visa, which entitles them to travel to Brazil on business for conferences and trade fairs. Foreigners wishing to live in Brazil can apply for a permanent visa. There are several types of permanent visas.

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News about Brazil

Renting property

Accommodation facilities in Brazil are in abundance and mostly depend on what you are looking for. Short-term rentals are usually furnished. Condominios, which are special types of accommodation popular with foreigners, are gated housing estates with CCTV and security. If you are searching for housing in large cities such as Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, then you need to consider transport because decent housing in such cities is usually located on the outskirts of town.

Rental

Rental

Rental

Rental

Healthcare

Healthcare

Private healthcare in Brazil has earned the reputation of being among the most expensive in Latin America. There are many pharmacies in Brazil, particularly in the larger cities and towns. Most general and prescription medicines are available at pharmacies.

Best hospitals and clinics

Safety

Brazil continues to experience challenges with social inequality and poverty. Safety and security in Brazil is, therefore, a concern for many expats contemplating a move there and a reality that cannot be ignored. These cities experience regular incidents of pickpocketing, robbery. For safety reasons, many expats in Brazil’s larger cities live in apartments or houses in secure closed compounds which have 24/7 security.

Violent Crimes

First-degree crimes per 100,000 residents annually

South America average

Brazil

82

Property Crimes

Second-degree crimes per 100,000 residents annually

South America average

Brazil

75

Education Brazil

Education Brazil

Education

Schooling is mandatory for children between the ages of six and 14. This compulsory nine years of education is known as ensino fundamental (elementary school). There are a number of private and international schools in Brazil, largely concentrated in Brasília, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Most international schools in Brazil follow the British or American curricula, while some cater to other nationalities, including French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

Best schools and universities

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