Join now

How easy is it to find cheapish furniture in Rio? (Rio de Janeiro)


Im moving to Rio in about a month and have just started the very difficult task of packing! I was wondering how easy it is to buy cheap-ish furniture in Rio (stuff like a mattress, bed, kitchen table and chairs, sofas, etc etc)?

My company will ship stuff for me and I'm wondering if it is worth buying some of this stuff in the UK because it will be cheaper and easier to find here.

I hear from most people that flats come mainly unfurnished in Rio. So I was also wondering if that means that they will come without fridge/freezer, cooker and washing machine? I imagine these types of things are pretty expensive in Rio?

Thanks very much indeed for any advice!!!

Rio de Janeiro Forum