Summary about cost of living in Sao Paulo, Brazil:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||38.00 R$||25.00-60.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||200.00 R$||130.00-300.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||35.00 R$||31.00-40.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||12.00 R$||7.00-20.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||18.00 R$||12.00-28.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||8.87 R$||5.00-15.00|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||6.30 R$||4.50-10.00|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||4.47 R$||3.00-7.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||23.97 R$||18.89-32.18|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||7.88 R$||4.54-13.61|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||2.97 R$||1.99-4.99|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||12.06 R$||7.20-15.60|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||24.96 R$||15.88-44.45|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||10.70 R$||7.26-13.61|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||22.68 R$||15.42-31.75|
|Apples (1 lb)||5.16 R$||2.72-6.80|
|Banana (1 lb)||3.92 R$||2.27-6.80|
|Oranges (1 lb)||2.58 R$||1.63-4.54|
|Tomato (1 lb)||4.40 R$||2.27-6.80|
|Potato (1 lb)||3.14 R$||1.36-4.54|
|Onion (1 lb)||3.14 R$||1.81-4.99|
|Lettuce (1 head)||4.75 R$||2.50-7.00|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||3.18 R$||2.00-5.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||40.00 R$||25.00-65.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||7.69 R$||4.00-13.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||15.65 R$||8.00-22.00|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||12.00 R$||10.00-15.00|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||4.47 R$||4.40-5.00|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||240.00 R$||210.00-338.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||5.75 R$||5.50-8.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||6.44 R$||5.63-11.27|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||49.00 R$||33.00-70.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||21.73 R$||17.75-26.84|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||112,000.00 R$||91,000.00-130,000.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||147,222.41 R$||134,000.00-160,000.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||347.53 R$||200.00-618.18|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||1.57 R$||1.00-2.00|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||111.70 R$||100.00-150.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||137.68 R$||80.00-300.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||180.86 R$||100.00-250.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||40.00 R$||30.00-58.16|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||2,456.06 R$||1,200.00-4,500.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||55,591.30 R$||30,000.00-100,000.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||308.58 R$||150.00-450.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||281.19 R$||150.00-450.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||432.62 R$||250.00-700.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||357.34 R$||199.99-500.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||2,952.22 R$||2,000.00-4,200.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||1,808.27 R$||1,200.00-3,200.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||5,488.21 R$||3,900.00-10,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||3,751.79 R$||2,500.00-6,500.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||1,229.33 R$||929.02-1,858.05|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||838.22 R$||603.86-1,300.63|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||2,378.30 R$|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||9.78||8.00-13.00|
|Cost of Living in Sao Caetano do Sul||8.75 miles|
|Cost of Living in Diadema||10.64 miles|
|Cost of Living in Guarulhos||11.37 miles|
|Cost of Living in Santo Andre||11.39 miles|
|Cost of Living in Sao Bernardo do Campo||12.41 miles|
|Cost of Living in Osasco||14.14 miles|
|Cost of Living in Embu das Artes||18.93 miles|
|Cost of Living in Barueri||19.85 miles|
|Cost of Living in Ferraz de Vasconcelos||20.26 miles|
|Cost of Living in Cotia||21.50 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Sao Paulo|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em São Paulo|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a Sao Paulo|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à São Paulo|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en Sao Paulo|
The European union plus united Kingdom are sending Brazilians back to Brazil. Far too much civil unrest Brazilians were causing with their relentless violent protesting
If you are thinking going to SaoPaulo, your wage must be at least r$10k per month if you want to have a minimally worthy quality of life. At least!!!
However, minimum wage is only r$1284,00.
Rent 40m square for 1 person (monthly) in a well located spot ( Vila Olimpia, Brooklyn, Itaim Bibi, Pinheiros, Vila Madalena) = r$4000 (not near to the center / because the city center is dangerous, ugly, stinky, lots of drug addictcs, not safe) (and not so far, otherwise, you Will loose more than 1,5h to get to the economic center due to traffic jam).
Cell Phone, Internet and TV, eletricity, gás, Water (monthly) = r$600,00.
Supermarket monthly expenses = r$2000.
Gym (monthly) = r$100.
Launch in a mid restaurant (per person) = around r$40 to r$100.
1 liter gasoline = r$7.
If you get The minimum wage in Sao Paulo, unfortunattely, you Will live far away, in bad and more unsafe areas, Will have to share a small apartment with other persons, Will loose at least 1,5hours to go to work, and another 1,5h to go back home. You Will only afford cheap and bad quality products in the supermarket, and you Will be out of money to use for culture, leisure, shoppings, cinema, theater. Sometimes, you wont even gonna have money to buy food for The rest of The month, or medicines, in case you need. Millions are paid the minimum wage.
Its deffinetely not a way to live.
Your life Will be a misery!!!
That is why thousands of brazilians are trying luck in europe. You can find brazilians working in bars, restaurants, supermarkets, construction. If they get the minimum wage in europe, at least they have a minimum quality o life there. In Brazil, you Will suffer.
Evidently your math skills are severely lacking but Brazilians are normally lacking in all areas everyone knows that. Bogota has 16 million not counting the burbs.
São Paulo is the largest city in Latin America and has 12 million inhabitants, if we count the metropolitan region, this number goes to 22 million. The city has problems with violence in some regions and in the center due to the high concentration of drug addicts, something like LA Skid Row (Republica, Santa Ifigenia and Vila Buarque).
The metropolitan region has many job opportunities but you must choose (Barueri - good security and expensive rent | Osasco, Carapicuiba, Jandira - cheaper rent and more violence). Cell phone thefts are very common in traffic and when walking.
The city has a hell of a traffic and an overloaded metro at peak times, but you can get around easily using the metro.
In addition, the city has excellent services, if you earn around 12k reais it is enough for a couple without children to live comfortably in SP.
Rent around 2k, free public health, free universities, the city has many opportunities
Told the truth about Sao Paulo just like JOAO April 21 2021 did among others about how dangerous Sao Paulo is.I moved to a remote area far away from Sao Paulo but I still live in Brazil. Honestly I thought it'd be much better but I soon found out it's just as dangerous day or night. Unfortunately the mindset of the majority is like murder someone to get paid instead of earning money honestly. I'm a native Brazilian I'm beyond ashamed of how violent all of Brazil really is. No protection from the Police they're just as bad with a license to murder.
Naturally, if you want to immigrate to Brazil, I suggest researching another city. But keep in mind, this country has big problems like: lack of security, poor education, corruption, drug trafficking, criminal factions, etc.
Now, if you are from a developed country and think about coming here, it'll certainly be your biggest regret.
Brazilians are the ones that make this country hopelessly poor, violent and uneducated.
You can never have as much access to plenty of goods as in more developed countries because prices are staggering high but wages are lamentably low so you will suffer the indignities of poverty unless you are a member of a very restricted elite.
It is one of the most crime-ridden places on Earth. Homicide, burglary, drug trade, corruption at every setting, you name it. It is very easy to get mugged and even killed for the most trivial reasons. For some reason the population is very prone to being selfish, murderous and below any form of honest work.
They are uneducated and thus never forced to use what little brainpower they have. So they are but slightly above unthinking beasts. Whether it is by driving drunk, neighbors making noise for 8 hours straight on a day, or not being able to carry the simplest dialogues, Brazilians will drive you insane.
They are very jealous, envious, insensitive, malicious, arrogant, undisciplined, love idleness, shameless.
It doesn't take much to despair of life if you are forced to live among people so abject and degraded in every sense.
I am sure half of why I feel like dying everyday is the fact that I was thrown into existence in a place like this. I pray nonstop for a cancer or a stroke that will put an end to my misery.
The land is a huge expanse and rich in resources but it is inhabited by a type of human called Brazilians and they are the ones who will make you wish you could disintegrate into inexistence.
There ARE good ones. But they are few. Very few. A certain city was destroyed because there were less than 10 righteous people in it.
If you have read this far, can I make a request? Pray that I will die soon. Or cheer for me. Whatever it is. I just want to die. Thanks.
A mild flu as you call it has killed 286,000 so far in Brazil and the numbers get higher each day. The U S population dwarfs Brazil obviously besides so many immigrants want to move to the U S replacing the dead would be a matter of one month or less.Call it a scamdemic if you like your opinion. The comment about not bowing is your opinion too. But I don't think Brazilians can bow much lower especially since 2021 minimum monthly wage is 1,100 brl and average monthly wage is 1,730 brl.
Live your lives in fear or any other way you choose your choice. Brazil has a fairly large population. What surprises me is the lack of motivation to move ahead financially and not allowing Vietnam to surpass Brazil as they've done already with monthly wages.
Brazilians are self-destructive egotistical arrogant infidels. Actually Brazil cannot get along with any neighboring countries and they don't want to either. Nobody needs to visit from any countries to spread covid19 any worse than it already is,Brazil has done that on their own minus any help from any countries. Massive amounts of Brazilians are dieing daily so hopefully within the next year or two there'll be no Brazilians left.
- 2020 - Record number of indebtedness and defaults in Brazilian families
- The default rate on loans for the acquisition of real estate fluctuates on average between 1.4% to 2.1%
- More than 4.4 million companies with arrears (55% of companies actively operating)
- The score for the level of Corruption in Brazil - 38 - is higher than the global average and in Latin America
- Brazil has the ninth highest homicide rate in the world, Brazilian rates are five times the world average of homicides
- Brazil still has 11 million illiterates
- Before the pandemic, the country had 52 million people living below the poverty line
- Hat Brazil is a country with one of the highest rates in Taxes (highest number of direct and indirect taxes) and with one of the highest percentages on the Planet (when buying a simple needle we pay 40% taxes)
- 125th position in business environment ranking
- The number 14 position in the tax burden ranking is Brazil. In other words, Brazilians are the people of Latin America who pay the most taxes.
- Return of Well-Being to Society: 30th (last place among the countries with the highest tax burden in the world)
- 99ºin in the human development index
Food here is really expensive, a normal mc donalds combo is around 30R$+. Housing is also expensive.
If you had a lavish lifestyle where you lived, then you probably should ask your wife to work for the monthly wager. Because things can get really expensive if you want to live a first-world style (taxes on foreign products are the killers around here), and a good education for your children is no laughing
matter for your bank account.So, you need to make some sacrifices if come here; and be mindful, the rich life-style over here (considering HDI, Human Development Index), it's the middle lifestyle of the USA (dunno where you are from, just made a personal comparison to exemplify how "poor" we are to other "big name countries").
Hope this helps.
TL;DR: It depends on your lifestyle.
On supermarket it is normal you almost have an heart attack, you take a few things and pay a huge bill, a purchase of R$100-200 should be enought for just a week(if it a couple).
eat out? Clothes? Fun? Really expensive too. A common single meal at a low-cost restaurant cost around R$20, a mc donalds combo around R$30, a Pizza, R$30-70. To a mid restaurant R$50-100 per person. A brand tshirt at least R$70, a brand jeans at least R$90, a brand pair of shoes R$100-400. A brand sunglasses R$120-600. A ticket to Cinema R$15-50, a liter of low quality beer R$12, the entrance of a nighclub R$20-100... most people on here are struggling to survive, there's no quality of life, theres rude people everywhere, 20 millions, on sp and neighbours citys, the city is dirty, ugly and stinky. You need at least R$6000 net income to life here in couple without luxury, do not move to here! Child school? Around R$1000 monthly, school transportation? Around R$300. A taxi race, at least R$30... Theres a shit river in middle of city and the city infrastructure is faling apart, bridges and viaducts are nearly of colapse, theres concrete everywhere the streets are confuse and not planned, theres a lot of crime and drug abuse, it is not a good place for children, even the police is corrupt, facist and homicidal. There are public services but most of then have a horrible quality and does not suppress the demand. The beach is near but you will not spend less than R$150 to arive there on car. Politicians just worry about themselvs, the people are ignorant and can't vote right, they believe everything it is said on globos national news and fantastico. The quality of life in sao Paulo is terrible do not leave where you are... It is really hard to be happy here, the people become drugs and alcohol addict, or get depressed, or run to religions and churchs... there's a lot of people to know and a lot of job and study opportunities, but I don't known if it worth, life quality is really bad and cost of life really expensive.
I hope have helped you, good luck
Which city is cheap rent and cheap?
I am 50 years old qualified engineer from India and am on the verge of taking a new assignment. The company is Indian having their operations in Sao Paulo too. I have the choice of joining the Indian operations (will get a monthly salary of US $ 4000, in this one can a have a really good life style and also save US $ 2000) or the Brazilian operations. My choice will purely be based on quality of living and saving potential. We are a family of three, child is school going and nine years old. Please help me out with following approximate monthly expenses.
1. Apartment rent (city area, good locality, 80-90 sqm area)
2. Ulility charges
3. Schooling expenses, really a top end school
4. Eating out, once a week, four times a month
5. Food expenses at home
6. Movie expenses, four times a month
7. Public transport
I shall be grateful and highly obliged if somebody can help. Thanking you in advance.