São paulo (Brazil)
São Paulo is a large city, located in south-eastern Brazil. It is Brazil's largest city and also one of the richest in the southern hemisphere. The city is famous for its rowdy nightlife and its very positive attitude towards homosexuality. The World's largest Pride Parades are held here every year. Besides the nightlife, the city's main attraction is the Paulista Avenue, or the modern city center, whose huge tower block create a recognizable city skyline. The historic city center, however, was especially at the beginning of the 2000s in an exceptionally poor condition and its restoration has begun only in the recent years. The city also has some great parks, in which you can still find the original rainforest of the area. The beach areas of the Rio Pinheiros River are exceptionally fine, even though the river itself is severely polluted and swimming is not recommended.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: São paulo forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, São paulo is quite a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $43.77, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $135.19, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $32.60
- Hotel (3 stars): $45.64
- Hotel (4 stars): $66.61
- Hotel (5 stars): $172.43
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.78
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $6.63
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.36
- Meal, McDonalds: $5.07
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.91
São paulo has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 29.4 (weaker than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 46.7 (weaker than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 15.4 (weaker than United states average 42.1)
More information: São paulo safety
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