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Brazil - Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water)
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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