Electronics, cars and several other products are consistently more expensive in Brazil than in the Northern Hemisphere. I don’t fully understand the phenomenon – I suppose it is related to overtaxing and also because the luxury products market is still limited in the country. I would love to hear your speculations about this.
The Expat American Living in Brazil blog has been doing an interesting job exposing these discrepancies. A few days ago it pointed out that the Samsung Galaxy Pad, that was launched in the Brazilian market before its main competitor, the IPad, costs R$ 2,280 (or US$ 1,333 or € 968). Here in the US, the Samsung Galaxy price fluctuates between US$ 400 and US$ 600.
Click the following links to check the price tag of several products in Brazil: