In a recent article by Folha newspaper, it was reported that the commercial rental prices per in downtown Paraisópolis (see picture below), the second largest “favela” in Sao Paulo with 100,000 inhabitants in the southern area of São Paulo, can cost R$125 per month.  

For comparison purposes, in Jardim’s Oscar Freire, the “Rodeo Drive of Sao Paulo”, where all designer shops are located, the minimum rental is R$100 per (although it could reach up to R$220), according to a survey by real estate firm Herzog.

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