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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: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.


Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.


International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.


International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.


Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

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Cost of Living Articles and Rankings


-International City Cost of Living Rankings

-Regional Cost of Living Rankings (Africa;
America; Asia Pacific; Europe; Middle East)

-Latest Inflation Rates around the world

-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

-Cost of Living Rankings by Basket

-Articles related to cost of living
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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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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 21.4 Million (Metro) (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 4.53% for Brazil as at September 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Brazil is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 27.5%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Sao Paulo as at 1 October 2018 is 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: Average
6) Groceries: Low
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 2.7% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 65.6% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 55.6% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Sao Paulo is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Sao Paulo for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Sao Paulo) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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