Living on the edge: São Paulo’s inequality mapped

Life in South America’s largest metropolis is anything but uniform – the city’s core and its periphery are worlds apart

Less than 10 miles of concrete sprawl separates the São Paulo neighbourhoods of Jardim Paulista and Jardim Ângela, but that gap grows to almost 24 years in the life expectancy of people living there.

While residents of the central Paulista area can expect to live beyond their 79th birthday on average, people from Jardim Ângela on the south-western periphery will likely be dead before they are 56.

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