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Old 04-30-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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After you've seen one half naked woman in a bikini on a beach...
does seeing 300 more really hold much appeal?
Yes.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:58 PM
 
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Default Brazil is not cheap anymore

Brazil is not a cheap country anymore. I would say not any cheaper than London, at least in the big cities like São Paulo or Rio. However, the prices vary greatly depending on where in Brazil you're going. Accommodation is particularly expensive and not always easy to find, especially in the high season. The good news is that food is usually very affordable, especially if you go to the "por kilo" restaurants, which are very popular in Brazil.

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Old 05-27-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
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Somethings are cheap, somethings are really expensive here, like eating in a restaurant. Eating in a good, but not fancy restaurant in São Paulo is very common to cost R$ 600,00 for two people, what gives about US$ 300,00. I know that is a price that americans, for example, think is absurd, but something like that is even allowable in São Paulo, where food is really good, but definetively not in Rio and the Northeast of Brazil, where quality of food and service (and hygiene... you shouldn't eat japonese food anywhere outside São Paulo in Brazil...) by no means keep up with those prices (and they can get higher in summer). It's a matter of decinding what you want from each region or city you visit in Brazil, they can be very different.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
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I'm starting to look into Brazil some more. Anyone have recommendations for other areas aside from Rio or Sao Paulo? I'm thinking maybe the Northeast (Recife/Natal area) or the very south (Porto Alegre).
Northeast is very different of the South of Brazil.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:27 AM
 
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Somethings are cheap, somethings are really expensive here, like eating in a restaurant. Eating in a good, but not fancy restaurant in São Paulo is very common to cost R$ 600,00 for two people, what gives about US$ 300,00. I know that is a price that americans, for example, think is absurd, but something like that is even allowable in São Paulo, where food is really good, but definetively not in Rio and the Northeast of Brazil, where quality of food and service (and hygiene... you shouldn't eat japonese food anywhere outside São Paulo in Brazil...) by no means keep up with those prices (and they can get higher in summer). It's a matter of decinding what you want from each region or city you visit in Brazil, they can be very different.
$300 US for a great meal with wine is not outrageous by any means to many Americans.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:22 AM
 
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That is why you should rent a vacation apartment if you go to Rio de Janiero. I went twice to Rio and i booked a vacation apt. It was cheaper. Air BNB is what i use. I rent vacation apts in North Beach, Miami and Waikiki area in Oahu.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: IL
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$300 US for a great meal with wine is not outrageous by any means to many Americans.
No matter what, I found dining out in Rio expensive. I would say 30% more expensive than I was used to in either LA or Chicago.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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We were in Brazil in 2002. Had a great trip. And it was cheap, at least substantially cheaper than Europe. So things have changed in the last 12 years.

How does the present cost of travel in Brazil compare to, say, Argentina or Chile?
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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No matter what, I found dining out in Rio expensive. I would say 30% more expensive than I was used to in either LA or Chicago.
Compare it to London or Paris.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There are thousands of very affordable hotels in Brazil. You will never find any of them on any of the booking sites. There are thousands of restaurants where you can eat a sit-down meal at a very reasonable price. I haven't been to Brazil in a long time, but I would expect prices to be similar to Mexico, maybe a little bit higher, especially in fashionable cities. In Mexico, there are very few places where you can't find a $20-30 hotel that is clean, safe land comfortable, and usually you can find one for $15. Brazil may be a bit higher, but not much. Do you think working class Brazilians who are traveling pay $150 a night for a hotel room? Do you think they book on Travelocity?

Five-star hotels cost the same everywhere, even Dhaka and Dakar, because those are international standards,, and most people pay the bill with a corporate gold card. Cheap countries are cheap because the "real" hotels and restaurants cater to the local population, and the prices they can afford. My wife and I travel through Mexico on around $40 a day together, and never have to look down our noses at meals or lodgings.

If you're going to see Brazil, you can do it cheap. If all you want is to hit the high spots in Rio and party all night in Salvador than you'll pay what the traffic will bear.

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