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We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to travelling in Brazil. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Brazil.
Currencie(s): Brazilian real
Corruption: Brazil has a corruption score of 65/100.
If your itinerary runs through Brazil, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, Brazil scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.
Brazil is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.27 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.
Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Rio de Janeiro is 18.
Age of Consent: 14 years.
At the age of 14, an individual is considered mature enough in Brazil to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in Brazil since 2013.
Timezone: UTC-05:00 to UTC-02:00
Driving: Right-hand traffic.
Power adapters and converters: 127 V / 220 V (60 Hz), Plug C / N
Weather: Currently clear sky, with a temperature between 18 and 21°C (64.4 and 69.8°F)
Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 12.71 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Brazil.