Category - Cost of Living

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A Tour of Cities and Housing in Florianópolis, Brazil
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LIB 005: The Cost of Living in Brazil, what You Really Pay
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The Cost of Living in Brazil – The Real Price

A Tour of Cities and Housing in Florianópolis, Brazil

Lagoa da Conceição, FlorianópolisThis is a continuation of 3 Reasons to Live in Florianópolis, Brazil from Monday.

Anyone who knows me understands that I love living on the “Ilha da Mágia” (The Magical Island).  So much in fact that my daughter is able to call herself a native “Manézinha da Ilha” – a title reserved for people born on the island paradise.

When looking at Florianopolis, the first thing we notice is that it’s big, about 45km from north to south (roughly 30 miles) and has a lot of diversity!

You have the über rich city called “Jurerê Internacional” to the vibrant “Lagoa da Conceição” and everything between.

So what are the different areas of the island like and what would you find infrastructure and housing wise?

This is exactly what you will be getting today – but first an overview of the island:

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LIB 005: The Cost of Living in Brazil, what You Really Pay

The cost of living in BrazilWhat should I really budget on spending per month in Brazil?

This is one of the biggest questions that people asked me and it’s pretty obvious why: it is important to have a realistic expectation of how much you will need to live off of per month in Brazil.

And after seeing the success of my post on the cost of living in Brazil, I’ve decided to go even deeper into and talk more detailed about how much things cost and why.

Not only that, in this podcast you will also be presented with things that you normally wouldn’t budget for that may not be necessary to pay for back home.

So sit back, listen and enjoy this episode.

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The Cost of Living in Brazil – The Real Price

One of the absolute first questions a foreigner considering moving to Brazil asks is “what is the cost of living in Brazil?”.

And nothing is more irritating then finding a website with a simple graph only showing you how much bread and rice costs compared to back home – how is that useful?

Today I am going to do my absolute best to answer your question and give you a realistic idea of what you will need to earn to have an ok lifestyle in Brazil.

UPDATE: I have launched a new video series that addresses this in more detail, check it out here!

But before I continue, let’s set a huge misconception straight….

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