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.

Population: 11,895,893
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
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, 10:22:48 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 71.8 81.1 65.7 - -
February 72.3 82.4 65.8 - -
March 71.1 81.0 64.8 - -
April 67.5 77.2 61.3 - -
May 63.7 73.4 56.8 - -
June 61.7 71.2 54.3 - -
July 60.4 71.2 53.1 - -
August 62.8 73.9 55.0 - -
September 64.0 75.0 57.0 - -
October 66.2 76.6 59.5 - -
November 68.5 78.6 61.9 - -
December 70.0 79.3 63.9 - -

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, São paulo is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $48.45, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $149.66, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $36.09
  • Hotel (3 stars): $50.53
  • Hotel (4 stars): $73.74
  • Hotel (5 stars): $190.88
  • 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

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 29.7 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 47.3 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 15.4 (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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