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Sao Paulo

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Sao Paulo has a very large expatriate community. Morale shifts based on work (those with the government are higher than private, since a lot of private companies are pulling out of Sao Paulo and Brazil given the financial and political issues). If you can travel outside of the city at least once a month it will help with your morale (this is what most locals do). - Nov 1, 2017
Pretty big. Like people's moods in the States, morale varies here. - Apr 17, 2017
There is a large and active expat community. If that's what you're looking for, you'll find it through InterNations and the American Society. - Apr 11, 2017
Pretty large. American Society and lots of college alumni groups. - Jan 15, 2017
Very large. Sao Paulo has numerous US companies operated by American expats. - Jan 6, 2017
Large expat community, as you would expect in a large city. Morale? I think it's pretty good. I like it here. Generally, I feel like this is an easy overseas post. There are challenges, sure, but they are not as steep as in less-developed countries. - Aug 5, 2015
Large. There is a huge community outside the consulate. - Aug 2, 2013
Fairly large and growing. - Dec 13, 2012
Huge - Jan 25, 2012
large - Jan 17, 2012
Fair, but I heard that it is less than in the past as many businesses have pulled out of Brazil. - Jan 3, 2012
Very large. - Oct 26, 2008
Pretty big. In Rio, it seems like every Brazilian treats an expat like a gringo tourist who's just passing through. In Sao Paulo, foreigner get a lot more respect. I feel like I'm treated the same way a New Yorker might treat a young, professional Brazilian working over there. - Aug 14, 2008