Sao Paulo Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2021

If you want to see what a city of 20 million people looks like, São Paulo might be one of your better choices. The (slightly) inland location of this monstrous metropolitan area helps keep many international tourists away, but it’s a fascinating place and one of the richest cities in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Travel Costs to Sao Paulo

Population 11,300,000
Area 20,820,000
Timezone UTC-3
Currency Brazilian real
Airports Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)Congonhas-Sao Paulo International Airport (CGH)
1 USD = 5.1400 BRL
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Hotel Seasons

Sao Paulo Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar14.00 - 38.00
starstarstarstarstar25.00 - 101.00
starstarstarstarstar44.00 - 292.00
starstarstarstarstar79.00 - 315.00
starstarstarstarstar170.00 - 545.00

Sao Paulo Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed11.00 - 20.00

Sao Paulo Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Flea MarketsEvery weekend spread across town, you'll find several different flea markets varying in size. These are a great place to find some local goods while seeing more of the local culture.
all ages
0.00
Museu De Arte De Sao PauloHere you'll find a collection of European art as well as a collection of Brazilian art that includes prints and drawings.
adult
children
6.81
3.31

Sao Paulo Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf you wish to eat outside of your hotel, you'll find many options available, always with a side of coffee.2.33 - 4.09
Budget lunchYou can choose to eat at a sit down restaurant or go to one of the many fast food services that are found within the city limits.3.50 - 5.84
Budget dinnerMost dinners will come with beans and rice along with your meat choice or vegetarian choice.4.67 - 7.78
Beer (can)Beer prices tend to vary but most of the time you'll end up paying somewhere on the lower end.0.58 - 1.56

Sao Paulo Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center21.40 - 27.24
Metro ride in Sao Paulo0.78
3km taxi ride in São Paulo3.31 - 4.09
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When to visit Sao Paulo

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January81669.0
February82669.0
March81656.0
April77613.0
May73573.0
June71542.0
July71532.0
August74552.0
September75573.0
October77605.0
November79626.0
December79648.0

Sao Paulo Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:11am6:16pm
21 Jun6:48am5:29pm
21 Sep5:57am6:02pm
21 Dec6:17am7:52pm

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