Skyrocketing Rents Challenge Brazilian Budgets Amidst Modest Inflation

(MENAFN- The Rio Times) In the first half of this year, rent prices in Brazil's major cities surged, dwarfing the modest inflation rates.

Specifically, the QuintoAndar Imovelweb Rent index reported increases ranging from 6.35% in São Paulo to a striking 9.8% in Curitiba.

Meanwhile, inflation crawled between 1.84% and 3.63%, according to IBGE figures.

Thiago Reis from QuintoAndar pointed out that while the growth has slowed from previous years, rent prices continue their upward trajectory. He emphasized the need to watch the market closely in the coming months.

Curitiba experienced the most dramatic hike, with rents quadrupling the inflation rate, reaching a record R$40 ($7.30) per square meter in June.

On the other hand, São Paulo saw the smallest increase, at 6.35%, yet the price per square meter hit a record R$ 63.62.

Furthermore, the variations in rent prices last month reflected a diverse landscape. São Paulo's rents nudged up by 0.34%, culminating in a 9.25% rise over the year.

Belo Horizonte's rents climbed 1.28% for the month, pushing the annual gain to 12.81%.
Skyrocketing Rents Challenge Brazilian Budgets Amidst Modest Inflation
Curitiba's rents increased by 0.53% in June alone, totaling a 16.64% rise over the year. Rio de Janeiro's rents barely moved at 0.04% monthly, yet annually, they grew by 13.21%.

Porto Alegre rents jumped 1.79% in June, resulting in a 14.47% yearly increase. Brasília also saw rents rise by 0.95% for the month, adding up to a 14.44% increase annually.

This upward trend in rent prices impacts everyday Brazilians, contrasting sharply with the relatively low inflation.

The data underscore a widening gap between living costs and general economic indicators, highlighting the challenge for families budgeting amid these conditions.

As rent surges in cities like São Paulo and Curitiba, residents struggle with the increasing costs despite moderate inflation.


The Rio Times

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