Average Brazilian Monthly Household Spending 45.3 Percent Lower in Rural Areas Than in Urban

The 2017/2018 Family Budget Survey (POF) - released yesterday, October 4th, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) confirms that life is more expensive in urban than in rural areas.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "There is a higher level of spending in urban areas than in rural areas. The average family expenditure in an urban area is almost double that in a rural area," the POF study manager, André Martins, told Agência Brasil.

The average total monthly expenditure of Brazilian families reached R$4,649.03 (US$1.162) in the two-year period. In urban areas, the average total expenditure . . .

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