Sao Paulo, Brazil Travel Guide 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.

Sao Paulo Facts

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)

Where to eat and drink in Sao Paulo

Budget breakfastIf you wish to eat outside of your hotel, you'll find many options available, always with a side of coffee.$2.43 - $4.26
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.$3.65 - $6.09
Budget dinnerMost dinners will come with beans and rice along with your meat choice or vegetarian choice.$4.87 - $8.11
Beer (can)Beer prices tend to vary but most of the time you'll end up paying somewhere on the lower end.$0.61 - $1.62
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When to visit Sao Paulo

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Sao Paulo Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

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

Where to stay 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
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Sao Paulo Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed11.00 - 20.00

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