Rio de janeiro (Brazil)

Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's second-largest city, located at the South Atlantic coast of Brazil. Rio is famous for its relaxed beach culture, its brisk and dynamic night life, as well as for the annual Samba Carnival. Famous attractions include the Jesus Christ statue and the high mountain, which resembles a sugarloaf and is accessible by cableway. The city is also famous for its football players and a very high statistics for robbery and violent crimes. The Maracana football stadium of Rio de Janeiro is one of the largest in the world. There are also numerous museums and a large botanical garden.

Population: 6,453,682
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: Yes
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 18, 2021, 4:22:17 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Best Times to Visit Rio de Janeiro. The best time to visit Rio is between December and March, when the weather is warm and sunny enough to hit the beaches. The city's seductive samba beat and incredible panoramic views last year-round, but arrive in February to experience Carnival.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 79.2 84.9 73.9 11
February 79.7 86.4 74.3 8
March 78.8 84.9 73.9 9
April 76.1 82.0 71.4 7
May 73.4 79.5 68.7 7
June 70.7 77.4 65.7 5
July 70.3 77.5 65.1 6
August 71.2 78.1 66.0 4
September 71.2 77.0 66.6 7
October 73.0 78.8 68.4 8
November 75.6 81.3 70.5 11
December 77.4 83.5 72.3 11

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Rio de janeiro is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $49.85, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $172.98, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $50.13
  • Hotel (3 stars): $94.69
  • Hotel (4 stars): $122.54
  • Hotel (5 stars): $235.89
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.69
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $6.47
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.32
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.12
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.79

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Rio de janeiro has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 22.5 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 33.6 (weaker than United states average 69.5)
  • Walking alone at night: 12.5 (weaker than United states average 41.7)

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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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