BARCELONA, Spain — Brazil’s universities are the world’s most expensive for their graduates, according to a new report.
The study of 1,000 graduates of top universities in Brazil’s top 25 countries showed that the average cost of a degree in the country was $27,000, nearly three times the $17,000 average for the United States.
Brazil has the world-leading median cost of degrees at more than $35,000.
That’s a huge gap compared with other rich nations.
In the U.S., the average price of a bachelor’s degree in 2015 was $31,900.
“The average price for Brazilians who graduated from the top 25 universities was $24,700,” said the report by the Center for Research and Development Economics and Management (CONADEM), which is based in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.
“This is an extraordinary amount of money.
It is a significant and unexpected cost to a country that has a highly educated workforce.
The average cost is not an average of all universities, but it is the average of the universities that offer the most expensive degrees in Brazil.”
The average price tag for a degree at the top universities includes tuition, books, fees and a government subsidy of about $15,000 a year.
“Even in the U and U.K., where tuition is much lower, the average fee paid by students is only about $4,000,” the report said.
“In Brazil, this amounts to a subsidy of $3,500 a year for students to attend a university that has the lowest tuition in the world.”
The study, based on data from 2014 to 2019, found that the median cost per student was $9,600.
That means that a university graduate is paying about $8,200 in tuition a year in Brazil.
The median cost for Brazil’s higher education institutions was about $20,000 in 2019.
The data is based on a range of prices, including in-state tuition, scholarships and student loan payments.
It also includes in-country tuition and fees.
The report did not examine how much of the cost is due to the cost of the university education itself, which can cost as much as $2,500 to attend.
“Some of the money that goes to higher education is spent on salaries for the professors, who earn between $20 to $50,000 and often do not teach full-time,” said José Pinto, a professor at the CONADEM.
“We see that the price of professors’ salaries is a major component of the price.”
The median amount of tuition for the Brazilian university was $18,000 last year, but Pinto said that the actual cost could be much higher.
“A university may have a few faculty members who earn more than that.
The costs are not so low,” he said.
The cost of living in Brazil is among the highest in the region.
It was also one of the lowest among countries surveyed.
According to the latest OECD data, the median monthly household income in Brazil was $23,500 last year.
In a country where about 80 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, that means it is extremely hard for Brazilans to get a decent education.
In some areas, the poverty rate was 40 percent or higher in 2019, the report found.
“Our study shows that Brazilians are getting poorer and poorer,” said Pinto.
“What we have to ask is, how much is it in relation to the income of the country and the wages that are being generated by the industry?”
Brazil has also seen a surge in foreign students entering the country.
It has seen more than 2 million foreign students enter Brazil since 2011, the most recent year for which data is available.
About 7.7 million students are foreign.
The number of foreign students studying in Brazil rose to more than 12 million in 2018, up from 9 million in 2017.
The University of Sao Paulo, the country’s leading university, saw more than 9 million foreign student applications in 2018.
It added that it is working to increase its intake of international students and recruit more from abroad.