This thread is more for you guys to play red team and tell me what problems I will face. I have a lot of questions and I will check into here with more when they arise. You guys are all smart so while i feel silly asking this I trust your guys opinions. I am in the process of preparing for this. This is not something I can do in a year but it is something that I want to do in 3-5 years. The citizenship thing won't be a problem due to marriage but of course I know the paperwork to verify it and all that will be extraneous and time consuming. I am thinking of Parnaiba in Piaui or a similar town in Ceara or Maranhao. The main reason I want to move is housing. When I was in Parnaiba I was shocked by how low the houses were in cost in safe neighborhoods close to the beach. And I know Brazil has tons of problems but I don't think under good conscience I can start a family here (kids) unless I am rich. I have been in save mode for the past 2 years living frugal asf but I guess the first question is how many USD's will I need to move. I plan on bringing her here and saving like a madman but I want to make sure I save enough. The housing budget will probably be between 100- 180 mil reals. Hence the appeal of Brazil. Will there be a shitload of taxes if I buy a house? Do I need to wait until I'm a citizen? Is it better to put it in my girls name? How can I avoid being double dipped on US taxes??? My investments in the US will have to be withdrawn and i know the tax man will kill me but will brazil get me too??? Will my college degrees transfer over to Brazil??? I know I can teach english in Maranhao for 4 to 6k Reals a month but haven't researched the other states. I know if I lived in Fortaleza it would not be feasible to teach english since they have a lot more teachers, i did research that aspect. If you guys question my sanity I'm willing to hear it. It's a big decision but i'd love to escape this circus.