Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Rio de Janeiro is in one of the most stunning settings on earth, but sadly crime continues to be a major problem in the tourist districts. And as the local currency has strengthened quite a bit in the past years, Rio de Janeiro is now quite expensive as well. Hotels can be reasonably priced, especially in the 1 and 2-star range, but generally that means you won’t be too close to the beach.

Why Visit Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Facts

Population 6,100,000
Area 14,400,000
Timezone UTC-3
Currency Brazilian real

Where to eat and drink in Rio de Janeiro

Budget breakfastAs long as you leave your hotel you'll find little places all over where locals eat cheap meals all day.$3.04 - $4.46
Budget lunchIf you stick with the local specialties you can keep your food costs way down. Tourist restaurants and hotels will be much more.$4.06 - $6.69
Budget dinnerAssuming you want a sit-down meal at a restaurant, prices will vary wildly, but follow locals for authentic and cheap.$6.49 - $10.14
Beer (.33l can)In casual bars and all along the beach you can buy cold cans of local lager. Night clubs will charge more.$1.62 - $2.43
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When to visit Rio de Janeiro

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Rio de Janeiro Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:57am6:03pm
21 Jun6:33am5:17pm
21 Sep5:44am5:49pm
21 Dec6:05am7:37pm

Rio de Janeiro Hotel Seasons

Rio de Janeiro Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar17.00 - 40.00
starstarstarstarstar60.00 - 140.00
starstarstarstarstar71.00 - 166.00
starstarstarstarstar98.00 - 207.00
starstarstarstarstar301.00 - 441.00
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Rio de Janeiro Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed10.00 - 28.00

Where to go before and after