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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).


Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).


International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Brazil, Sao Paulo
Overview

Brazil, Sao PauloSao Paulo, the capital of the state of Sao Paulo, is largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere, and the world's 7th largest metropolitan area. Sao Paulo's economy has traditionally been industrial, but it has become increasingly based on the tertiary sector, focusing on services and businesses for the country and is the Brazilian HQ for a large number of foreign corporations.

Brazil is in Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is mostly tropical, but temperate in the south.

The official language is Brazilian Portuguese. This is different from European Portuguese in pronunciation and some vocabulary. Many people do speak English in business and federal government circles, but visitors cannot rely on a contact's ability to speak English and should check in advance whether an interpreter will be necessary. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Brazil is a federal economy. Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world and the second largest in the Americas, after the United States.

Brazilians, as with other Latin Americans, generally converse at a much closer physical distance than many expatriates are accustomed to. Formal expatriate business dress is standard in large cities. Women are found at the highest levels of business and politics.

The security risk for expatriates in Brazil is medium, but high in the deprived areas of major urban centres. Risks include opportunistic crime, such as purse-snatching, armed street robbery, drug-related violence, car theft and carjacking. There is a high level of risk of kidnapping for wealthy local residents.

The currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real (BRL). Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities vary. Expatriates can receive emergency medical treatment in Brazilian public hospitals but they tend to be crowded. Private hospitals require evidence of sufficient funds or insurance for admission. Cases of Zika virus have been reported. Malaria is present. Dengue fever is common.

The population of Sao Paulo is 20.9 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 8.74% (2016 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Sao Paulo as at 1 July 2016 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Sao Paulo, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Average
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High
13) Transport: High

Sao Paulo is for example -1.7% cheaper than Cambodia for groceries, 40.1% more expensive for household costs than Phnom Penh, and 30.7% more expensive for transport costs than Cameroon.

Sao Paulo is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Sao Paulo for an expat from George Town, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Sao Paulo) premium of 20% minus home (George Town) location premium of 20%.

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