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Cost of Living in Sao Paulo

Summary about cost of living in Sao Paulo:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 R$ 20.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 R$ 100.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 27.00 R$ 24.90-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 R$ 6.00-11.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 R$ 10.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.73 R$ 5.00-9.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.82 R$ 3.00-6.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 R$ 2.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 13.35 R$ 10.56-17.03
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.27 R$ 3.63-8.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.01 R$ 1.36-3.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 7.01 R$ 5.00-10.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.03 R$ 11.34-20.41
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.76 R$ 4.08-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.96 R$ 9.07-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 2.85 R$ 2.27-4.08
Banana (1 lb) 2.19 R$ 1.59-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.93 R$ 1.36-3.18
Tomato (1 lb) 2.73 R$ 1.81-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.76 R$ 1.32-2.31
Onion (1 lb) 1.77 R$ 1.36-2.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.98 R$ 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.90 R$ 2.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 35.00 R$ 25.00-45.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.88 R$ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.04 R$ 6.50-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 R$ 9.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.30 R$ 4.30-4.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 208.90 R$ 176.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 R$ 4.30-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.43 R$ 4.02-5.15
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 33.00 R$ 33.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 15.78 R$ 15.10-17.75
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 90,000.00 R$ 70,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 89,782.32 R$ 79,990.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 212.08 R$ 113.33-350.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.35 R$ 0.50-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 108.42 R$ 80.00-150.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 131.84 R$ 80.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 120.21 R$ 80.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 R$ 28.00-40.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,481.35 R$ 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 47,987.50 R$ 24,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 202.43 R$ 110.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 172.38 R$ 99.00-250.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 342.08 R$ 220.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 257.81 R$ 180.00-350.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,012.90 R$ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,380.28 R$ 900.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,876.50 R$ 2,500.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,721.54 R$ 1,900.00-4,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,010.08 R$ 743.22-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 658.74 R$ 464.51-929.02
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,313.02 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.45 9.00-13.00

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Last update: July 2019
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39 Comments so far

#Anon on Jul 21, 2019 :
#Ali It depends on your lifestyle. I recently landed on my first job, therefore I can't tell too much what it is like to live alone, and pay bills. Although, from I could Gather info from my experience. It depends on your lifestyle you are used to, if you are economic, have a long-term financial plan, invest on the stock market over here; then, sure you can live comfortably.

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.
#Ali on Jul 20, 2019 :
Hello nice people from Brasil.I am going to make a decision to live with my wife and two children (10 % 12 years old) in Sao Paolo. My Salary would R$ 8,377.50 per month in food research institute. Is the salary sufficient for me and my whole family for two years? Thanks for your help and guidance.
#Edo on Jun 23, 2019 :
Hello, I am a young man and I was living in Sao Paulo since I was born, I am exausted of living here and I am making plans to moveout, the city is horrible. The average salary for a common job is R$1,200. You will not find a rasonable place to rent for less than 700, away from city center. Next to the center the rents are next to R$2000... Eletricity and water bills are expensive, you will expend at least R$100-200 on Eletricity if it just a couple, and a minimum R$50-100 on water. Transportation is expensive too, a single ticket for metro or bus cost R$4,30 and probably you will need to buy twice because the transportation system is not well connected, it is overcrowded and nothing confortable, R$20,00 daily to go and come back, R$300 monthly. It is an absurd, I was using only bicycle, it is better because traffic jams here steal too many time and life quality, gas here is expensive too, up to R$4,00 a liter, it cost R$150 to fill a tank. To eat is expensive too, 1kg of med quality meat - around R$20,1 liter of milk - R$4,1 dozen of eggs - R$5,2 liter coca-cola - R$8
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
#Anonymous on Jun 19, 2019 :
I think he meant to say "if born baby get cold right?" Would be more obvious than assuming he's selling his baby..... (smh)
#Anonymous on May 13, 2019 :
#Ali It's illegal to sell children anywhere in Brazil.If you try that you and your wife will be in prison for 25 years without parole plus pay a fine of one million USD each to the Brazilian government,it's strictly forbidden." WHAT A LOWLIFE PERSON YOU AND YOUR WIFE ARE "
#ali on May 12, 2019 :
What hospital in Brazil is cheap for delivery?
  Which city is cheap rent and cheap?
#ali on May 12, 2019 :
Hello , I live in Iran. we are going to Brazil with my wife. I want to give birth to Brazil for a decent price. I do not need a vaccine. after born baby get sold right?
#Anonymous on May 04, 2019 :
#Anand FYI that's $13,000 USD per month per villa and that's just the rent nothing else included.
#Anonymous on May 04, 2019 :
# Anand I've lived in Sao Paulo all of my life here are up to date costs honestly for what you requested.$4,000 USD apartment, utilities $600 USD high end school $1,200 usd,$150 medium priced restaurant per month,$600 usd food at home,$150 movie expenses,$600 taxi transport,bus transportation $300. These prices are all per month.Sao Paulo and Barcelona are the most expensive areas of Brazil.For the most part Brazil is very expensive.It'd cost you a minimum of $7,500 to $8,000 USD per month for the lifestyle you described.I have two villas I rent for $13,000 USD per month to foreigners.Hope my honesty helped you.
#Anand on May 01, 2019 :
Dear friends,

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.
#Anonymous on Mar 14, 2019 :
Brazil currency is screwed nothing is cheap RACHAEL is right 1,881 R$ no way in city center
#Rachael on Feb 08, 2019 :
average rent 1881 R$ in city center??? maybe without condominio or in a very fucked up building. These datas are not accurate.
#Mikael on Jan 19, 2019 :
Hey. Is 3700BRL a month enough money for food, public transportation and a phone plan for a single person in SP? Will I live comfortably with this amount?
#XxEvianxX on Jun 05, 2018 :
After my graduation in linguistic mediation (languages),
I would like to move to Brazil and look for a job as a teacher! Is it a good deal?
#J on May 20, 2018 :
If you’re planning to live in Sao Paulo, please dont do it. You will regret for the rest of your life. Stay where you are right now, it’s probably better.
Me as a brazilian born and raised in sao paulo, dont recommend, in fact im trying to move to another country. Brazil is over.
#Doug Oliveira on Dec 04, 2017 :
We are facing in Brazil a harsh political situation, economic breakdown and market volatility. If you plan to come soon please, rethink your prospects regarding your lifelong goals. The government is crashing us hard, with previdentiary refit and new brazilian labor (out)law reform. (more or less changed during the course of acceptance in the senate: https://www.latlegal.com/2017/08/brazil-labor-reform-what-you-need-to-know-about-law-no-134672017/).

Pay attention, also, to the fact that the criminality has escalated on a surge rate due to the massive unemployability rate.

The worst of all this, is the fact that our science and technology fund system has been collapsed: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/brazil-researchers-struggle-fend-deepening-budget-cuts

So, forget to do R&D here, don't get fooled by despaired hiring staff's seeking mad for workforce all the world around. Cheers!
#David on Oct 14, 2017 :
The 7000 reais is **not a net income from Oct.7 post.
In dollar is $1768 US dollars per month is middle to lower middle class lifestyle. To be living blocks away from even more crime than what is the norm is likely, thus, be alert of location of where your 4 month life is going to be.

Negotiate more than this amount before taxes. São Paulo
is first world/developed city for 2 million people. The other 11 million are struggling as in comparison of New Delhi.
Which IT do you desire to experience? My city in USA pays 37000 Real per month or $11700 US dollars per month. You are worth more than 7000 Reais, forcefully request what you are worth.
#PS on Oct 07, 2017 :
Does your package include housing? If not, I guess 7.000 reais net salary per month is enough for a decent stay and food, but you won't save any money.

Of corse, it all depends on your hability to manage money and what you consider being "decent", though going out in this city isn't cheap.

Good luck on your stay in Brasil!
#Rahul on Sep 21, 2017 :
hi, i am an IT guy from India and i have an assignment in SP for the next 4 months. My package is 7000 BReal without taxes. Will i be able to afford decent stay and food during my time of stay here?
will there be enough money to save or will i be spending all my money here?
#Medeiros on Jul 15, 2017 :
If I were you, I'd think twice before landing in São Paulo.
If you intend to work there as a CEO, manager, supervisor, doctor or a top engineer, your life will be reasonable good. I mean, net salaries over R$6000 are good enough for Brazil. Of course, you'd need to find a rent of max R$2000, which means a working-class neighborhood.
However, social inequality is the main trouble there. Everything is made for the rich ones. I mean, you MUST be rich to make ends meet.
As the rich ones don't care of paying a fortune for anything, the prices are always high.
Everything here is more expensive, including food, although Brazil is the food top producer.
As a result of this inequality, São Paulo is violent. There are many no-go zones, even next to luxurious neighborhoods.
A solution is living in the surrounding cities. But our network transport system is inefficient and overcrowded. Not to say that if you commute by car, our traffic is the worst in Brazil and most drivers are crazy murders and you might be robbed at traffic lights. I forgot to mention that our gas is the worst of the world and one of the most expensive.
If you knew that many people have already left Sao Paulo because living there was not worth, I'd ask for a huge salary. If the employer doesn't want to pay it, you stay at you are. Easy, isn't it?
Unfortunately, the city itself keep the poorest ones away.
#Juno on Jun 14, 2017 :
The website says the average salary in São Paulo after tax is R$2,247.27. THIS A MASSIVE JOKE! Most (working class) people I know do not make more than R$2000,00 per month. I would say R$1600 is a more realistic number... but never forget loads of people still work under the minimum wage which is currently R$937,00.
#Maris on Apr 09, 2017 :
To people who are considering moving to Sao Paulo, beware to the continuous hike of living cost.

First, it really depends on your lifesytle & location that you are staying. If you are staying in Sao Paulo (Centro), cost of living are much higher than neighboring city. The amount you are willing to spend will determine if you're going to heaven or hell.

A meal at an inexpensive restaurant will cost you R$15-R$20. Where as high-end restaurant can cost you up to R$100 - R$200. (Per person)

Been living in Sao Paulo for 4 years. I used to spend around R$2500-R$3000 in 2013, today accounts to a spending of R$4000-R$4500 (Barely maintain the same quality/standard I had in 2013). Excluding Rent.

To give you an idea, cost of my electricity bill used to be R$40, now, I'm paying R$120. With the same amount of usage...

Take a look at the bus fare, it certainly reflect the ridiculous hike of price here in Brazil.
#Anonymous on Mar 17, 2017 :
#Lila

haha welcome to brazil ! thats our reality unfortunately, you guys should quickly find a job and move to australia! dont waste more time in brazil ! all that you mention is true and also you forgot about the security problem. i am moving to japan soon.
#Sandy on Mar 05, 2017 :
What is the average expenditures in Brazil to Live with ?
Can I expect daily expenses to be around 40 Euros (excluding Apartment) ? I will there is Sao Paulo for the period of only 1 week
#Joris on Jan 23, 2017 :
@Jorge Sánchez

This is a good deal. Pinheiros is a relatively safe neighborhood.
Check the coverage of the health insurance.
#Jorge Sánchez on Jan 21, 2017 :
I am a single guy moving to Sao Paulo on July 2017. I got a job as a teacher. The offer goes as follows: R$108,400 yearly salary (after taxes, private insurance, social security and pension deducted). They give a 60sq m apartment (in a building with party room, gym, pool, and sport court included) at the Pinheiros area as a benefit (which I don´t pay), 15min walk from school. Utilities are my responsibility. Is this a good deal? Is that area safe? Will I be able to walk around safely? I would really appreciate your help. THANKS!
#Anderson Carlos D. Sanches on Jan 16, 2017 :
@Xavier: Good school: R$ 1300 / child. Weak school: R$ 650. Top school: R$ 2500
#Kevin Barnes on Nov 11, 2016 :
In Brazil, City Centers are usually bad, and poor. In Sao Paulo for example, the most luxurious areas are outside the city center, and the center is where there are old buildings and a lot of poverty. So, when you see "City Center" apartment costs in Sao Paulo, they look unrealistic. You should classify as First Class Property, Medium-Class Property and Working Class Property. The same is true for a lot of cities in the world (Rio, Mexico DF etc).
#Xavier on Aug 07, 2016 :
How much would I need to pay private school for my three kids in Sao Paulo? They are between 6 and 9 years old.
#Ioannis on Jun 06, 2016 :
Only for the purpose of guidance for those who wish to come and live in Sao Paulo: I am Brazilian, I was born and live in Sao Paulo, I'm 55 years old, I am an architect and I live in Alto de Pinheiros, next to Vila Madalena, we can consider two neighborhoods of middle leg. My salary is approximately 8,000 R$/month. To close my accounts of the month I need help from my wife. Our monthly cost is approximately 14,000 R$/month and we have an outstanding standard of living. When (when) we go out to eat is mostly in Shopping malls. The apartment in which we live is our property (2 bedrooms, living room and a garage, total 70 square meters), we have two low-standard vehicles (a Gol anda a an old Fiesta) , we need daily from internet and cell phone services which in Brazil are very expensive and of poor quality. Without at least a car, a cell phone, and a computer, you are nothing in Sao Paulo, so forget come here. Who imagines that live with quality in the most simple neighbourhoods, our which can be considered a privileged neighborhood, is deluding yourself. Attention, quality in Brazil is not the same in Europe or United States. Good luck to all.
#Vimal on Apr 09, 2016 :
Im a nd indian boy..im in relationship with a sao Paulo girl. ..im going to her...she is a nurse...I ill be only 21 years old...I ill not have a job. Is it possible to live with a nurse...whats the salary of a nurse there..a lab technician. ..please tell me guys...
#Reinaldo Gomes on Mar 21, 2016 :
I was born in Sao Paulo and live here for 30 years now, though I'm planning to move on to Canada. Currently, I'm managing to live off my R$2.000 (1.600 after discounts) salary. And still I have to milk it for a little saving if I want to get to Canada someday. That's only possible as I live quite next to the slums, on my own, and I'm not paying for a rent since I live in my relative's house.
If you're coming to Sao Paulo, by all means, you should totally avoid living in Berrini/Vila Olimpia unless you're filthy rich, as these are THE most expensive places over here.

You foreigners who are invited to have a job over here are most likely getting TOP salaries (anything above R$5.000). MOST of the population has a salary lesser than R$3.000, with the average being way, way below that. The prices listed here are about right. But the stating that "cost of living is higher/lower than in X country" is absurdly wrong.

I would say R$3.000 is the very minimum for a single person, with an awful quality of life. R$5.000 should be totally ok for a single person living midway between "most expensive places" and the slums, having minimal fun on free time and decent quality of life (comparing to other people here, not other countries!!), but little to nothing to spare.

So, many people manage to survive over here with R$2.000 or less, while some other think R$10.000 isn't enough. It's up to you to find a neighbourhood/lifestyle where your salary fits in.
My final advice is: if you're not getting paid at least 3x more in reais than you were in dollar, don't even bother coming here.
#Adri on Mar 18, 2016 :
@Pazenha
Hi, Pazenha!

Take a look at some apartments to rent in the region you want:
http://www.zapimoveis.com.br/aluguel/apartamentos/sp+sao-paulo+zona-sul+vl-olimpia/

Some terms translated to help you understand the ads:
quartos = bedrooms
suíte = bedroom with bathroom
vaga = parking lot

The text written by Lila just right below yours is very accurate about the cost of living here in Brazil.

If you have questions, just write here and I try to help you.
#Pazenha on Mar 16, 2016 :
Hi all,
I received a proposal to work In S.Paulo and We ar moving from Stockholm Sweden with my wife and a small baby. The package of proposal is 9000 reais as basic salary and a few extras that We didnt put In contract including nanny for our baby and Travel to Europe 2 times a year. Since The Company is In Vila Olímpia área , I want rent something near around. From beginning we will stay In flat that provided by company until we find at least two bedroom apartment.
My question is: Our life In Stockholm it is in middle class. We are iquite simple but We like eat good stuff specially more keen of ekologist stuff , we want to maintance to have basic needs such mobile Internet , I understand the electricity and water will expensive compare to Stockholm , please help guys Do you think 9000 as basic can be enough for me and family?

Many thanks,
#Lila on Feb 13, 2016 :
Hello I am an Australian living here in São Paulo with my Brazilian fiancé who is a biomedical researcher, I work a little bit teaching but we mainly live off his salary which is $6000 reais per month. This isn't enough for us to live comfortably by comparison with a 1st world country. We live in a small apartment smaller than I've ever lived and not even in a nice area of the city just average. We spend $300 every 5 days at the supermarket and this is our main treat as we like to buy fresh produce. We mainly eat at home and we still have no money left to save. We don't go out much as we can't afford it. Neither of us have health insurance and we don't buy any clothes or personal items here as they are frightfully expensive. Anything imported here costs a fortune. For anyone thinking to come here with a family living off $6000 a month right now is crazy, as just a couple we struggle. Cost of living has gone up a lot with the economic situation here. Also you often can't rely on employers to pay salaries on time. I really don't know how people with more simple jobs afford to live here. I can only assume they live in a favela. We can't afford to travel anywhere or eat at nice restaurants maybe once a month? and when you do decide to go and do something in this city you battle with crowds of people doing the same thing, bad traffic and some of the worst drivers in the world. Brazil is a country of beauty and nice to see for tourism but living in their cities is not a good lifestyle at all unless your earning double what we earn to have a fancy apartment and so you can travel to get away from the dirty hectic city life. Sorry but I would deter people from choosing to come here unless they are highly paid as I feel living off $6000 a month we are still poor. Not as poor as millions of people I know but there's nothing worse than only having enough to eat and put a roof over your head with minimal luxuries.
#oldshark on Jan 19, 2016 :
hello to everybody! I'm italian and living in São Paulo since 2011. Just to present some real data we need to consider that this town has an area of more than 1,5 MILLIONS KM² AND MORE THAN 20 MILLION PEOPLE... and some 92 bairros (districts)... the most populated, Graujaú, has more than 0,5 mio people while Marsilac, the smallest, has only a bit more than 12.000....

Now...depending were you decide to live, you can rent a small house of 40/60 sqm for just less than 1.000 Reais (today 250 $) or a large luxury house of 320 sqm, like this one below,

(http://www.zapimoveis.com.br/aluguel/casas/sp+sao-paulo+zona-sul+morumbi/?gclid=CjwKEAiA2ve0BRDCgqDtmYXlyjkSJACEPmdwHrR0nDq6wSLg6rq4plY1I6NHUJ0vIjewWyabSKuTIBoCHSHw_wcB#{"parametrosautosuggest":[{"Bairro":"MORUMBI","Zona":"Zona Sul","Cidade":"SAO PAULO","Agrupamento":"","Estado":"SP"}],"pagina":"1","paginaOrigem":"ResultadoBusca","formato":"Lista"}

for 8.000 reais (today 2.000 $)... or even 30.000 reais for a 450 sqm house...

I have spent some 350 reais for meal in a top restaurant but also eated with 15 reais for a PF..prato feito (meal of the day) in a supersimple lanchonete..

So my friends...the choice is your..in any part of the world... the real only bad, bad thing here ..is criminalty..impressive...and they don't dare dare to kill... every car here has black, non transparent windows...and at night, in some areas, you can cross with the red... and...do not forget..if you do not have a car..you will live your weekends in a shopping center... but there you can buy a jeans for just 10$..but also a Levy"s one for 80$....again..is your choice!!!.. good luck here
#Marcos Marins on Jan 13, 2016 :
#Anand, if you dont have to pay for rent, then it's ok. I live in são Paulo for 10 years and rent prices around Berrini are quite high. Keep in mind that it's ok to manage in and around with normal expenses.
If you need help with information about são Paulo, Just let me know.
#Anand on Jan 13, 2016 :
Hi Everyone,
I will be moving to SAO PAULO on business assignment for one year with salary been 5700BRL. Is it manageable in and around Berrini, SA. Please help with your comments
#Juliana on Nov 25, 2015 :
I'm Brazilian and I live in São Paulo. The prices are more or less correct