Are you happy in Brazil?

Hello everyone!

According to the 2016 UN World Happiness Survey, Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland are the happiest countries on earth.

How about you? Are you happy in Brazil? Do you feel happier today in your host country than before in your home country? What has contributed to the change?

In your opinion, are locals in Brazil happy? How can you tell?

Please share your experience!

It's true that some countries do make you feel happier than others but the biggest factor in happiness is how happy you are in your own skin, doing the things you are doing with the people you are doing them with. It's also about knowing when one phase of your life is ending and another one starting. For me that is always a trigger to move countries in a very positive sense. I spent 14 years in Brazil just now and returned to the UK at the beginning of September. I was extremely happy and fulfilled in Brazil and now I'm back in slightly cooler London (which many said I would hate after Rio) I find I am equally if not happier here (new phase starting etc.)


Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland are happy countries, because their governments don't turn their backs on poverty. They do their best to make sure everyone has food, medical care and education opportunities.

There is a lot of poverty in Brazil. Like most places, those who have the money tend to be happier.

Yes. Very happy in Brazil.....

I do not believe everyone is happy is Switzerland. Iceland and Denmark according to a computer survey it's the same everywhere if you don't  have money you going to suffer beside  Europe  is going down in anyway

I am very happy here! Love the way of life and the pace of life. There is always something to do. Never a dull moment.

However, if I didn't have a retirement check every month to supplement my income I would be miserable here. As an expat there is very little job opportunities unless you buy a business. Which in my opinion is the best way to survive here. Yes you can teach English but there is a bunch of people doing it. It's also hard to get Brazilians to commit to anything. They want classes but won't commit, so don't count your chickens until they hatch 😂.

that's  very nice according to the UN happiness  survey now we all go to those  countries and the whole world will be happy. .who made this survey is he happy
everything  has become internet and computer survey but the realty lacks there are people happy everywhere in the  world hapiness is a state of mind

Living here as a Retiree is very easy. I think if I had to work it might be more difficult. I've noticed too much time is wasted in work practices.  When I go to an electronics store to buy something it requires too many people to make the purchase. If it weren't for me having a wonderful Brazilian wife , it would be much different.

Iam very happy, ive just been given 2 more building jobs that come in today
that will keep me busy untill early next year
Happy happy man

No. it has been very difficult as an expat. When my friend came to the USA on a student visa, she was able to open a bank account on the same day with her Brasilian passport and she used my US address. She walked out of the US bank with a debit card.
I've been in Brazil for 6 years without banking.

is it that you just dont want a bank account, or they just wont give you one
i was here 2 mouths and got a bank account,
still giving me a bank account that i can use, when the banks are not on strike. would be good
"Up the workers"

My wife used everything oline that she needed in her BDB account. The strike did not affect us.

Brazil is nice country with beautiful people

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