Business

Gas actually costs more in Brazil than in other countries

Brazilians are paying way more for a tank of gas than elsewhere. And this will likely hurt President Bolsonaro's re-election prospects

electoral Gas actually costs more in Brazil than in other countries
Illustration: EamesBot/Shutterstock

During the pandemic, Brazilian wages have sunk: the average income per worker stands at BRL 2,447 (USD 514) per month – that is, 8.69 percent below pre-pandemic levels. Meanwhile, Brazil has faced a stubbornly high inflation rate which has been in double-digits for six months already. And to make matters worse, the Central Bank has conducted the world’s strictest monetary tightening process over the past year. 

“Consumer inflation remains high, with increases spread among several components, and continues to be more persistent than anticipated,” said the bank last week.

One of the villains of Brazilian inflation has been...

Access all of The Brazilian Report

Less expensive than a coffee!

Enjoy your 30-day limited-time offer for US$ 0.25 a week