São Paulo

Living and
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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."

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."

Enjoy living and working in São Paulo

Are you an expat living in São Paulo? You will surely come across many questions, such as ʺWhat documents does the Brazilian aliens department require for a work permit?”, ʺCan I travel from Rio to Sampa by coach?ʺ, or ”What can other expats recommend for social clubs for expats in town?”

Looking for all of the information that is important for living and working in São Paulo can take you hours. However, by using our São Paulo expat guide you can greatly simplify your relocation to São Paulo. Beginning with food and shopping top tips about administration & finance - the guide deals with all the different facets of the expat life in São Paulo.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in São Paulo. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from moving to Melbourne to living in Jakarta.

Top Articles in the São Paulo Expat Guide

  • Moving to São Paulo

    Read our expat guide on moving to São Paulo to get an overview of visa requirements, neighborhoods, accommodation in the city, and other topics of vital importance. With our help you will not plunge into the unknown after making the decision of relocating to São Paulo.
  • Living in São Paulo

    Living in São Paulo can be quite challenging: We’ll take you through important facts concerning healthcare, education, and safety in the city. After all, São Paulo is Brazil’s major economic and financial center. For many expatriates in Brazil, living in São Paulo is their first choice.
  • Working in São Paulo

    Before you look for opportunities to start working in São Paulo, let’s get you up to speed! Our guide offers information on main industries, the job search, taxation, and more. With a little bit of luck, you will land a job at one of the city’s many multinational companies.

Information for the Expat Life in São Paulo

Are you looking for specific information, such as serviced apartments in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Brazil? On top of our expat guide, you will have access to our expat directory for São Paulo, which provides you with a complete catalogue of all expat-relevant locales and relocation services in São Paulo. Moreover, you also can take full advantage of our São Paulo expat forum in order to look for tips and information from your fellow expatriates.

Become part of InterNations São Paulo and you’ll be warmly greeted with a welcoming Opa! from our expats living and working in São Paulo.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside São Paulo? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as moving to Vancouver or living in Calgary!

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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