It is very expensive to live in Brazil

Does the story of “talk good, talk bad, but talk about me” really goes for everything? Brazil has been on the agenda for some time, in every corner of the world. But it seems that now our country is being viewed in a negative way.

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the real is considered to be one of the most overvalued currencies in the world, which means that the cost of living here is increasingly expensive.

The surprise is that prices in Brazil are higher than in New York. For those who argue that there is a difference between currencies, the US portal Business Insider has converted prices into reais to dollar in order to make a comparative easy to understand. The results are scary:

1 - Residential rent

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Renting an upscale apartment costs $ 2, 397 a month in Sao Paulo. The same type of property costs $ 2, 000 in Miami.

2 - Vehicles

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In the US, you would spend about $ 21, 000 to buy a new Volkswagen Golf. Here in Brazil the same car costs approximately $ 27, 000.

3 - Newspapers

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To read an international newspaper in Manhattan, one would shell out $ 2.50. But if that same person were in Rio de Janeiro, they would spend $ 9.59.

4 - Clothes

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In Uncle Sam's land, a dress bought from a popular chain store costs $ 38. Here, in the land of high-tax taxes, that would rise to $ 76.

5 - Food

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Even fast food, considered relatively cheap, is more expensive in our tropical country. In the US, the average snack at one of these chains is $ 5.50, while here, $ 8.99.

6 - Commercial Rental

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An office room in RJ costs $ 1, 333 a square meter per year. In New York this value drops to $ 1, 277.

7 - Jeans

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In the USA, a Levi`s basic pants costs $ 40. Here, that value triples.

And did you know that the price difference was so big? The way is to think twice before opening the wallet.