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Sao Paulo

There are 4 interesting places in and around Sao Paulo.

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Coronavirus in Sao Paulo

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Sao Paulo

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.

Money in Sao Paulo

Currencie(s): Brazilian real

  • 1 Brazilian real = 0.15 €
  • 1 Brazilian real = 0.18 $
  • 1 Brazilian real = 0.14 £

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.

Language in Sao Paulo

Language(s): Portuguese
Here are a few basic lines to get you started:
  • Yes = Sim
  • No = Não
  • Thank You = Obrigado
  • Hello = Olá
  • Do you speak English? = Você fala inglês?
  • Please = Por favor
  • Bye = Tchau
  • Excuse Me = Com licença
  • Where is the Bathroom? = Onde fica o banheiro?
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = Qual é o seu nome? (Meu nome é)

Food & Drinks in Sao Paulo

National dish: Feijoada.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Sao Paulo is 18.

Religion in Sao Paulo

Brazil is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 87% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic (nominal) 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu/voodoo 0.3%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.2%, none 7.4% (2000 census). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Sao Paulo

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.

National Sports in Sao Paulo

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Capoeira is Brazil their national sport.

Other practical tips for Sao Paulo

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 broken clouds, with a temperature between 19.4 and 20°C (67 and 68°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.

Fly to Sao Paulo

  • AJU - Santa Maria Airport , 71 Kilometers (44 Miles) from the Sao Paulo city center.
  • PAV - Paulo Afonso Airport, 149 Kilometers (93 Miles) from the Sao Paulo city center.
  • MCZ - Zumbi dos Palmares Airport, 223 Kilometers (139 Miles) from the Sao Paulo city center.

Map of Sao Paulo

List of interesting places in Sao Paulo