Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil. This week, we show that 90 percent of Brazilian families suffered at least “a little” with more expensive gas and power bills last year.
- of families spent at least half of their income on power bills
The increase in electricity bills over the past year in Brazil – due to a serious water crisis that hindered hydropower in the country – has led to alarming impacts on average Brazilians’ household budgets. According to a