Foz do iguacu (Brazil)

Foz do Iguacu is a small town in the southwestern part of Brazil, located at the banks of the Parana River. The city is famous of the nearby Iguazu waterfalls, which are located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. The waterfalls consist of over 250 individual waterfalls and the largest of them falls down more than 70 m. In Foz do Iguacu is also the Itaipu dam, the world's second largest hydroelectric plant, on the border of Paraguay and Brazil. In addition to the waterfalls, the area has a sizeable bird park, where about 180 different species of birds nest.

Population: 253,962
Beach : No
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: Oct 23, 2019, 11:54:03 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 77.7 91.4 67.6 7
February 77.9 90.7 68.5 7
March 74.8 88.0 65.7 6
April 69.4 82.8 60.1 6
May 64.0 77.4 54.5 6
June 58.8 73.6 50.0 6
July 58.1 74.7 48.6 6
August 60.6 77.5 50.4 4
September 63.9 80.4 54.1 8
October 66.7 83.8 57.0 8
November 72.9 87.8 61.7 7
December 73.6 90.7 65.1 8

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Foz do iguacu is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $44.15, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $121.30, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $63.86
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $4.77
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $8.39
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.71
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.13
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $4.91

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Safety

Foz do iguacu has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 31.0 (weaker than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 44.8 (weaker than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 15.2 (weaker than United states average 41.1)

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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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