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Most residents of large favelas in São Paulo are between 18 and 44 years old, single, and have an income of up to US$560

A survey conducted by the Favela Diz Institute examined the profile of residents of the two largest municipalities in the city of São Paulo, Heliópolis and Paraisópolis, in the South Zone of São Paulo, and found that most residents are between 18 and 44 years old, single, earn up to R$2.8 thousand (US$560) and do not drink alcohol.

When asked about their income, 25% refused to answer.

About 36% of Paraisópolis residents reported earning between R$900 and R$1,800. In Heliópolis, 39.5% reported earning between R$1,200 . . .

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