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An expat's guide to Brazil

With vibrant cities, idyllic white beaches and dramatic jungles, Brazil offers a wonderful blend of history, natural beauty and modern locations. Covering 5.2 million square miles (8.5 million sq km), Brazil is the fifth-largest country in the world.

From Christ the Redeemer at the summit of Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro to Manaus, the gateway to the Amazon rainforest, Brazil boasts some of the most spectacular views in the world. Coupled with incredible biodiversity of the various environments, the country is a nature lover’s paradise.

The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, but it is different from the version that is used in Portugal. English and Spanish are sometimes used in cities and in business, but expats should aim to learn Portuguese as soon as possible.

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Health and health care in Brazil

Get an overview of the health care system and what sort of care you can expect or access once you relocate.

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Cost of living in Brazil

It’s useful to get a good understanding of the costs of daily living in Brazil before you make the move.

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A guide to well-being in Brazil

From exercise to healthy eating, learn how you can stay well in Brazil.

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Visas and tax in Brazil

Before you start your new life in Brazil, you need to read up on visas, tax and registering to stay.

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Finding work in Brazil

As Brazil works hard to improve its economic status, there are job opportunities to be found, but they aren’t always easy for expats to secure.

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Business etiquette in Brazil

Understanding how to navigate a new culture and business environment could help you make a good impression and support day-to-day interactions.

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Finding a home in Brazil

Whether you’re hoping to move to Brasilia or Rio de Janeiro, or somewhere more rural, read our article for an overview of buying and renting in Brazil.

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Where to live in Brazil

From the north of the country with the Amazon forest on your doorstep to the modern cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, expats are spoiled with when looking for a new home in Brazil.

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Getting around Brazil

From driving to flying, find out the best ways to get around this beautiful country.

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Culture and lifestyle in Brazil

With a broad mix of ethnicities, each culture has had a significant influence over the years, building a welcoming and diverse national culture. Find out everything you need to know about life in Brazil.

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