My current employer has offered me the opportunity to relocate to Sao Paulo. I would be moving with my wife and three children.
I would highly appreciate any advice on the following:
A good place to live. I would like to rent a house near to a school for the kids.
Did you have issues with your kids regarding language learning and adaptability? Do local Brazilians, especially kids, accept foreigners? Are teachers generally open and patient with expat children?
With a net salary of 15000 R$ what quality of life can we expect? Will we be able to rent a home and afford private education and private healthcare?
Thanks in advance for your tips.
Expat Health Insurance
If you’re thinking about taking out private health insurance, our trusted partner Cigna Global is very aware of all the difficulties that expats can face when it comes to healthcare in a new location, so they have created a range of international health insurance plans specifically designed for expats, which you can tailor exactly to the needs and ensure access to quality care for you and your family.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.
There are a number of areas and suburbs in Sao Paulo which are favoured by expats. Before you decide on an area you will need to asses your needs a bit more. What type of school are you looking to send your children to? Some areas are more suitable for families using international schools than others.
You will also need to consider whether you would prefer to live in a house or apartment, and how close you would like to live to the city centre. Your accommodation budget will be an important factor, too. Our guide to the cost of living in Brazil should give you a good idea of what to expect. If you have more concerns you should have a look at our guide to living in Sao Paulo. It is quite comprehensive and should answer most of your questions.