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Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water)

Brazil - Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water)


Brazil uses both 120 and 240 volts for electrical appliances, and it is important to check the voltage as there may be no difference in the physical appearance of sockets. A variety of plugs are also in use, including European, American and Japanese styles. Adapters are widely available.

The public utilities are generally of a good standard, but there are occasional power cuts, mainly in the smaller cities and towns, and especially during the rainy season.

The cost of electricity, gas and water are sometimes included in the monthly rental charges for an apartment in Brazil, so you need to check this when negotiating a rental contract.

Utilities bills can be paid by electronic transfer from your Brazilian bank account.

Water is unsafe to drink straight from the tap in Brazil and should be boiled or sterilised, although the quality does vary from place to place.


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