This is kind of old news, but we thought it would be interesting to re-post it. Just to show how ridiculous are car prices in Brazil. With inflation soaring and the Brazilian Real (BRL) recent depreciation trend, this price gap tends to widen even further. 

Medium Sedan

Brazil: Toyota Corolla  GLI 1.8 mecânico US$ 39.500 (R$ 65.959)
USA: Toyota Corolla 1,8 mecanic US$ 17.300 a US$ 19.000
Brazil / USA ratio = 2,08 to 2,28
Brazil: Honda Civic LXS 1.8 mecânico US$ 39.916 (R$ 66.660)
USA: Honda Civic DX mecanic US$ 15.805 a US$ 17.385
Brazil / USA ratio = 2,30 – 2,53
Brazil: Nissan Sentra 2.0 L mecânico US$ 31.736 (R$ 53.000)
USA: Nissan Sentra 2.0 mecanic US$ 15.550 a US$ 17.105
Brazil / USA ratio = 1,86 – 2,04
Large Sedan
Brazil: Hyundai Azera GLS US$ 50.898 (R$ 85.000)
USA: Hyundai Azera GLS  US$ 25.495 a US$ 28.044
Brazil / USA ratio = 1,81 – 2,00 
Medium SUV
Brazil: Toyota RAV4 2,4L 4-Cil US$ 54.491 (R$ 91.000)
USA: Toyota RAV4 2WD 2,5L 4-cyl US$ 22.025 a US$24.000
Brazil / USA ratio = 2,27 – 2,47 

Source: Estadao 

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5 Responses to Car Prices Comparison: Brazil x USA

  1. Anonymous says:

    The new President Dilma has implemented a new import tax on vehicles which will do 2 things
    1) Increase the price of imported cars
    2) Allow Brasilian manufacturers to charge even more for their product. You can buy a Brasilian made car in North America for less than 1/2 what it cots in Brasil – go figure

    Also she has implemented a program where a few select companies can apply for import permits which take 60 days to get – guess who is lining their pockets – her cronies – so far only 8 Ministers canned for corruption in 12 months – go figure

    And this applies to TV's, all electronics, food, etc – it is more expensive in major Brasilian cities than New York, Paris, Munich and others – and the quality of life – go visit a public hospital which are a "bring your own sheets, blankets, cleaners, pillows, medicines and anything else you need" program – oh – the one thing you are pretty much guaranteed to get from being their – an infection for simply stopping by

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