Mercer brings out a reputed cost of living survey for expats once a year and this year, Brazil showed up prominently in the top positions:
10. São Paulo
12. Rio de Janeiro
If you compare this to New York (33.), then this is quite an achievement. Expats in Brazil will surely agree with these rankings, especially when considering the positions the cities were in last year (21., 29. 70. respectively). Luanda in Angola remains the leader in 1st (1st in 2010 too).
Now what surprised me is the ranking of xpatulator: São Paulo in second, Rio in sixth and Brasília in seventh... talking about of expensive places to live in...
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