Salvador (Brazil)

Salvador is a large city at the east coast of Brazil. The city is the third largest as well as the oldest in Brazil. The by far the most famous attraction of Salvador is the world's largest (according to the Guinness Book of Records) street carnival and a large number of smaller carnival events. The city also has a number of historic churches and museums, as well as a few good sandy beaches, which are often crammed full of people. The Great Carnival is usually held in February and lasts for about a week. In addition to the carnival, there are a few golf course and good shopping opportunities, although haggling is obligatory.

Population: 2,902,927
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: Jan 24, 2021, 6:51:40 PM

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Weather Forecast





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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 79.7 85.8 74.7 7
February 79.9 86.0 75.0 9
March 80.1 86.0 75.4 8
April 77.4 83.5 73.2 12
May 77.4 81.9 73.4 13
June 75.7 79.7 71.8 15
July 74.5 79.2 70.5 15
August 74.7 79.5 70.3 14
September 75.6 81.0 71.2 10
October 77.0 82.6 72.5 7
November 77.9 84.0 73.2 6
December 78.8 84.2 73.8 4

More information: Salvador forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

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

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $45.08, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $122.84, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $35.00
  • Hotel (3 stars): $46.08
  • Hotel (4 stars): $69.82
  • Hotel (5 stars): $102.78
  • 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

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

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 24.1 (weaker than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 29.0 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 10.5 (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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