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Brazil v Germany - which is the cheapest place to live in?

The game between Brazil and Germany was startling,
unexpected and shocking. The outcome was unpredicted and the fans were left
reeling. Brazil and Germany are two hotspots for expats wanting to move for
culture and career advancement. There have been many debates over the price and
expense of living in either country. Below are some of the comparisons on the
cost of living between the two. Perhaps Brazil can redeem themselves this way.

Food and drink

The average cost of a meal at an inexpensive restaurant:

Brazil – £4.22

Germany – £6.35

The average cost of imported beer:

Brazil – £2.35

Germany – £2.38

The average cost of a combo meal at McDonalds or similar:

Brazil – £4.75

Germany – £5.23

Eating out tends to be marginally cheaper in Brazil.

Transport

The average cost of a monthly pass:

Brazil – £34.82

Germany – £51.63 

The average cost of a taxi start (Normal Tariff):

Brazil – £1.12

Germany – £2.54

The average cost of a one-way ticket for local transport:

Brazil – 77p

Germany – £1.99

Public transport is far cheaper in Brazil and metro systems
exist in eight cities.

Utilities (monthly)

The average cost of basics (Electricity, Heating, Water, and
Waste):

Brazil – £52.54

Germany – £153.43

The average cost of internet:

Brazil – £20.10

Germany – £17.55

During the first decade of the 21st century in Brazil, there
was limited availability of high-speed internet. It has since improved. The
internet in Germany is censored. For example, content that denies the holocaust
is removed because it is a felony under German law. 

Rent per month

The average cost of a 1 bedroom apartment in the city centre:

Brazil – £329.25

Germany – £450.10

The average cost of a 1 bedroom apartment outside of the
city centre:

Brazil – £222.32

Germany – £331.36

Shopping for groceries

The average cost milk (1 litre):

Brazil  – 68p

Germany – 59p

The average cost of a loaf of bread:

Brazil – £1.12

Germany – £1.07

The average cost of a 12 pack of eggs:

Brazil – £1.11

Germany – £1.55

Basic items such as bread and milk tend to be cheaper in
Germany. Fresh fruits and vegetables are typically less expensive in Brazil. 

Others

The average monthly cost for gym membership:

Brazil – £30.85

Germany – £26.62

The average cost of a cinema ticket:

Brazil – £5.28

Germany – £7.15

Salaries

Average monthly disposable salary (after tax):

Brazil – £457.44

Germany – £1.666.59

These figures are averages based on the entire country.
There will be vast differences between the cities and the towns. Overall,
Brazil seems to be the country that is cheaper to live in although the average
monthly salary is significantly lower than that earned in Germany. 

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