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  • Francois Bertrand

    What a thrilling city São Paulo is. With a great international expat community that keeps in touch on InterNations.

Welcome to Our Brazilian Expat Community!

Olá, and welcome to the all expats in Brazil! InterNations is a community of expats here to help you with all the little problems and issues you might face in moving to a foreign country. Whether you're headed for Manaus or Rio de Janeiro, we have a large community of expatriates who can help you with a variety of problems and answer any queries you might have. Regardless of industry or location, our diverse group of members is ready to help with almost any topic. You may be asking "where is a safe area of Rio de Janeiro to move to?", "what is there to do at night in Brasilia?", or "will I need special injections or vaccinations if I move to Manaus?"; with our community you can benefit from expats' experiences to help you make your decision. As a large, complex country, Brazil has many challenges to be overcome, but that can be made easy with the help of our community, and you can focus fully on enjoying your new life.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Spain or Germany.

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Living in Brazil: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Brazil, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Brazil. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Brazil? As an expat in Brazil, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Brazil currently are:

  • Americans
  • French
  • British
  • Germans

Which cities are most popular among expats in Brazil? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Brazil:

  • **Brasilia
  • **Rio de Janeiro
  • **São Paulo

How much rent do expats pay in Brazil? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 315 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 680 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Brazil.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Brazil.

Average rent in Brasilia

  • Single expats: 398 USD
  • Expat families: 923 USD

Average rent in Rio de Janeiro

  • Single expats: 416 USD
  • Expat families: 934 USD

Average rent in São Paulo

  • Single expats: 580 USD
  • Expat families: 1083 USD

How safe is Brazil?
You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Brazil as rather unsafe. People rate the risk of falling victiom to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very high.

They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) considerable. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as low.

How safe is Brazil for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in Brazil as relatively safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Brazil (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Join Our Online and In-Person Events in Brazil

Attend our many events to get to know like-minded expats, both in Brazil and around the world! Our new online events even let you find connection and inspiration without leaving your home.

Hey InterNations folks! Guess what time it is? That's right, it's our monthly rendezvous for drinks, chats, and enjoying deliciousness together! Whether you're here for the cocktails, the conversatio
Jul 26, 2024, 12:00 AM
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Yumi Park and Mr. Bossa Nova band will be playing at IBEU Cultural Centre. The auditorium capacity is for 100 seated people and it's on the 11th floor. Free tickets are available @ https://www.sympla.
Jul 27, 2024, 12:00 AM
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Hello Fellow Expats and Friends! We are excited to invite you to our next InterNations monthly event, which promises to be an evening full of fun, music, and great company. This time, we will gather
Jul 27, 2024, 12:30 AM
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Hello, hello! Time to meet up and see our friends. We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming official event at the stunning rooftop of the Marriott Copacabana Hotel! This promises to be an unfor

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Start Your Expat Life in Brazil

Brazil has always had a large number of expatriates from a variety of countries, and the reasons have largely remained constant for a long time; as well as being a fast-growing economy and a land of enormous potential, there's also the weather, beautiful beaches, and diverse culture that makes people from all over the world decide to call it home. A country of colossal diversity, there can be a huge difference between regions, from the Amazonian climate of Manaus and business-oriented cities like Brasilia, to famously vibrant metropolises like Rio de Janeiro. The most common industries for expatriates to work in are oil and gas as well as the developing financial sector, but regardless of your field, you're sure to find a diverse group of people who will know exactly what you're looking for and have already had similar experiences here. By taking advantage of our collective wisdom, you can make sure your move goes smoothly and that there are no nasty surprises.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in China or Portugal, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

A Vibrant and Diverse Network for Expatriates in Brazil

InterNations has members from every country and all walks of life, and each member has gone through a careful approval process to ensure your discussions and interactions with the community, both online and offline, will be safe and friendly. In our forums, you can get answers to potentially complex queries such as those about work permits or governmental processes. Should you wish to take your participation in the community to the next step, there are also plenty of real-life events organized by InterNations Brazil too, regardless of your city. You could join a sports group in Brasilia, a book club in Sao Paulo or a beer club in Rio de Janeiro, or even establish your own with other like-minded people. You should also try not to miss out on the larger networking events organized by InterNations, where you can find some of the most fascinating people you'll ever meet!

  • Francois Bertrand

    What a thrilling city São Paulo is. With a great international expat community that keeps in touch on InterNations.

  • Elin Gustavson

    As I already met several expat women on InterNations online, it was great to meet offline and get to know each other in real life.

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