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.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Salvador forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Salvador is quite a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $40.95, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $111.58, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $31.79
- Hotel (3 stars): $41.85
- Hotel (4 stars): $63.42
- Hotel (5 stars): $93.36
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $4.74
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $8.33
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.70
- Meal, McDonalds: $6.08
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $4.87
Salvador has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 22.6 (weaker than United states average 49.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 24.6 (weaker than United states average 70.2)
- Walking alone at night: 5.3 (weaker than United states average 41.0)
More information: Salvador 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