Updated in 2022.
The largest and most economically important city in Brazil.
It is hard to comprehend the vastness of this city; the photo shown here doesn’t even begin to do it justice. It is the hub of all economic activity in Brazil, aside from tourism. A first time visitor to Sao Paulo is likely to be throughly overwhelmed and impressed by an imposing and intimidating metropolis.
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RENT AN APARTMENT IN SAO PAULO
$800.00. This is a major international city, so there aren’t too many bargains to be had in terms of apartment rentals. However, if you’re savvy and can get a pad in a pre-gentrified area, you might be able to swing something for half this price. Luckily things have gotten a bit cheaper in recent years.
COST OF LIVING IN SAO PAULO
The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.
*Figures are listed in USD
You’ll need a minimum of $1010 USD/month to live in Sao Paulo, Brazil
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT SAO PAULO?
Try not to visit in the middle of summer (December/January/February). It’ll be very hot and humid, and lots of people will be out of town and down by the beach. Spring and Falls are the best seasons to be in Sao Paulo.