CAPITAL CITY: Brasilia
SIZE: Largest country in Latin America
DEMOGRAPHICS: 47% White, 43% Mulatto, 8% Black, 1% Asian, 0.4% Indigenous
AGE OF CONSENT: 14
CALLING CODE: +55
GDP PER CAPITA: $12,100 USD
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 73.44 years
DATING PROSPECTS: 7.5/10
QUALITY OF WOMEN: 8/10
EXPECT TO SPEND: $1600-2000 USD/Month
MY LATIN LIFE RANKING: #1
A night I'll never forget. My first humiliating experience with Brazilian women.
I'd arrived to Rio de Janeiro earlier that day, and I'll admit, I was intimidated. I barely spoke Spanish, let alone Portuguese, and I'd heard horror stories about violence and crime.
I had completely psyched myself out…
My Latin Life here to give you some insight into the cost of living in major cities throughout Latin America.
Using Expatistan, I've compared the cost of living between the most-searched-for big cities on my website to help you decide where to live or travel in Latin America.
Let the showdown begin!
Toward the end of my first jaunt around Latin America, my money started to run out.
I'll admit it: I planned poorly.
I don't want this to happen to you.
Below, I've made screenshots of typical flight prices between major Latin American cities. Keep in mind that these prices will vary depending on the strength of the dollar and the time of year, but it should still provide you with some context for planning your next trip.
If you follow the site, you may have noticed I don't write much on girls in Brazil. Or, Brazil in general for that matter.
This isn't because I didn't like it - quite the contrary, I thought it was an incredible country and culture.
The truth is that…
Visas are a pain in the ass.
Fees, restrictions and local bureaucracy can make planning a headache. If you're not prepared, you may end up paying more than you have to, find yourself in trouble with local authorities or even being barred from the country.
The good news is that Latin America isn't as harsh as some regions when it comes to allowing Americans to stay for extended periods of time.
That being said, there are many nuances that you MUST be aware of being heading south, especially if your plan is to stay longterm.
Times have changed. Latin America has changed. I've changed.
Cities in Central and South America have a tendency to go through ebbs and flows. A great city to live in today might not be a great one tomorrow.
Take Medellin for instance. In the early 2000s, this was the place to live in Latin America. If you were brave enough to venture down to recently drug-war torn Colombia, as one of the few foreigners, beautiful women would be throwing themselves at you as you enjoyed an incredibly low cost of living and year-round spring temperatures.
And then word got out.
Back again, folks!
Today I'll be talking about the best places to find a wife in Latin America...or at the very least, a serious girlfriend.
You see, as much as I like hooking up with and casually dating Latinas, I acknowledge that I'm getting a bit older and more mature (relatively, at least). And, as I'm sure many of you know, after reaching a certain number of notches, the whole chasing women just for the sake of it tends to turn to ash in your mouth.
With that in mind...
There are some truly great movies about South America, Central America and Mexico.
Watching movies is an excellent way to get a feel for the history, culture or atmosphere of a place; I'm always impressed at how a good film...
What originally drove me to live in Latin America wasn't the sex, sun and salsa. Rather, it was a fascination with the politics, culture and society in this part of the world.
My interest started in university with a socioeconomics course. Insufferable Marxist indoctrination aside, it was an engaging class and responsible for igniting my enthusiasm for Latin America. I probably never would have bothered to take the jump to live in LATAM if I hadn't taken the class.
Credit where credit's due.
If you want to reside south of the border, you'll need to find a way to make money. An e-commerce business in Latin America is one of the ways to do this.
However, it's often overlooked.
The vast majority of foreigners down here will make their living doing one of the following things: