ben newman wrote:
Someone told me that prices in Brasil are soaring. He travels to Brasil almost every year and says that every time it gets more expensive.
I had a really good time at 2008 and prices were about 70R for a room in a pousada + breakfast.
what are prices like today? Are the soccer world cup + Olympic games affecting the economy ?
Yeah, that is the problem here in Brazil. Every year on Jan 1st prices go up everywhere by more or less 10%. This year the government decided to put the wages up by 9% so the shop, restaurant and whoever else owners raised their prices by 10% (well *almost* every owner). They are just crazy here, not realizing they are sawing on the branch they are sitting on. The collapse might not be too far away if that continues (no economy can continue like that while every other country in the world works on a 1 to 2% increase at the moment).
It has nothing to do with the Olympics or World Games, those are relatively small and short events.