Belem (Brazil)

Belem is a big city at the delta of the Amazon River, in the northern part of Brazil. The city's climate is a tropical rain forest climate, temperatures are very close to 30 C throughout the year and most of the rain falls between January and May. Belem has a number of old buildings from the colonial period, which are among the modern buildings from the sixes and sevens, as well as a small old fortress. Most of the tourists come here to reach the Amazon River. The city also has a sizeable football stadium. During the day Belem is a little safer than most of the other Brazilian cities, but you should still pay special attention to safety. It is not recommended to go outside at night.

Population: 2,080,000
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Portuguese
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 190 (poliisi), 192 (ambulanssi), 193 (palokunta)
Currency: Brazilian real (BRL)
Electric plugs: C, N
Voltage: 127 V, 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A tip is not expected. A 10% service charge is often added to the bill.
Time in destination: Jan 26, 2021, 8:59:59 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 79.9 87.6 71.8 21
February 76.1 86.9 72.0 22
March 77.9 86.7 72.3 22
April 80.1 87.4 71.2 22
May 78.6 88.3 72.7 20
June 78.6 89.1 71.8 16
July 78.4 89.1 71.1 14
August 78.8 89.8 71.1 12
September 79.0 89.8 71.1 13
October 79.5 90.0 70.9 11
November 79.5 90.1 71.4 10
December 79.0 89.4 71.6 16

More information: Belem forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Belem is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $48.96, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $139.29, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $69.76
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.54
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $6.21
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.28
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.92
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.65

More information: Belem price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Belem destination map


Belem has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 22.4 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 25.0 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 5.5 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

More information: Belem safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: An international driving license is generally recommended, but not necessarily required.
  • Direction of traffic: In South America the traffic is right-handed. The only exceptions to this are Guyana and Suriname.
  • Age restrictions: In Argentina the age limit for driving is 21 years.
  • Roads, bridges and tunnels with toll: Geography of toll roads North and South America

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