Fortaleza (Brazil)

Fortaleza is a big city at the north-east coast of Brazil, located at the Atlantic Ocean. The town is little-known as a beach resort, although the FIFA World Cup football match was hosted here in 2014. Fortaleza has two fairly good sandy beaches in the heart of the city, with a total length of about 6 km. The city is also famous in a sad way for its notorious high crime statistics and the beggars, who are patrolling the beaches, the children, the hawkers and the prostitutes are often in cooperation with local criminal gangs or thieves themselves. There are also a few fairly fine buildings from the colonial-era, which they slowly have begun to renovate during the past few years.

Population: 3,597,000
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 24, 2021, 7:44:29 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 81.1 86.9 76.5 7
February 80.1 86.2 73.8 8
March 79.3 85.5 74.8 12
April 79.7 85.5 74.1 14
May 79.3 84.4 74.1 9
June 78.6 85.3 71.8 8
July 78.3 85.1 71.2 5
August 79.0 84.4 72.7 1
September 79.9 84.6 74.1 0
October 80.6 86.9 76.1 0
November 81.0 87.3 75.9 1
December 81.1 87.3 76.3 1

More information: Fortaleza forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

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

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $43.79, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $123.70, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $39.10
  • Hotel (3 stars): $61.45
  • Hotel (4 stars): $97.75
  • Hotel (5 stars): $350.82
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.54
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $6.21
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.28
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.94
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.65

More information: Fortaleza price level


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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 21.8 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 30.5 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 11.8 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

More information: Fortaleza 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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