Moving to Brazil
Are you planning on moving to Brazil? It’s the largest country in South America and has a substancial expat community. The country boasts a resource rich economy with an increasingly successful mining industry, agricultural and manufacturing sectors; all offering an extensive number of jobs for expats relocating to Brazil.
Brasilia, the capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is where Brazil’s government is based, along with over 100 embassies and consulates. It is also home to the headquarters of numerous national companies and where many expats chose to base themselves.
Accommodation if you are thinking of moving to Brazil
There is a wide choice of property available in Brazil; most expats choose to rent an apartment, house or in condominiums in gated communities, which will offer security and many shared amenities such as swimming pools.
Most apartments are rented out unfurnished with the duration of the lease is normally two or three years. Expats signing a lease will need a Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPF), which is a Brazilian Identity Card; these can take a number of months to finalise.
There are no restrictions of expats owning land in Brazil, however if you want to buy a property you will also need a CPF. The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.propertybrazil.com/
Schools if moving to Brazil
Sadly, the standard of education in Brazilian public schools is low with reports of overcrowding and a lack of staff and materials. Most expats choose to educate their children in international schools. These are mostly concentrated in the main cities of Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
Help to select a school can be found at: http://www.expat-quotes.com
Local Information if moving to Brazil
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
Travel if moving to Brazil
Almost all expats living in Brazil find it best to have a car. That said, Brazil’s road system is at best inadequate and often treacherous, with as many as 40,000 road fatalities in Brazil each year.
Public transport is often outdated and overcrowded, with buses being the most common way of getting around the cities. All cities have large taxi fleets, which run on meters and are not expensive, although you should beware being overcharged in unfamiliar places.
Passenger trains are only run on tourist routes and are not an option for getting around Brazil. Since Brazil is such a large country, domestic air travel should not be ruled out, every major city has an airport and flying is by far the quickest way of traveling between cities.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Brazil
The Brazilian currency is the Real (BRL), which is divided into 100 centavos. There are many coins, which range from one centavo through to one real.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
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