Belford Roxo Tourism

Belford Roxo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɛwfɔχ ˈχoʃu]) is a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a part of the metropolitan region of the city of Rio de Janeiro and was created in 1990. Its population was 495,694 in 2011 and its area is 79 km². Belford Roxo is not one of the richest and wealthiest cities in the state, due to its low GDP and relatively high population. Its climate is tropical with an average temperature of 18 °C (63 °F). Bayer and Lubrizol are the biggest companies in the municipality. It was named after Engineer Raimundo Teixeira Belfort Roxo. While serving as General Construction and Building Inspector for the city of Rio de Janeiro, Engineer Belfort Roxo, together with Engineer Paulo de Frontin, solved the water shortage problems of the area during the summer of 1889. The city gained notoriety from the samba school Lambs of Belford Roxo, parading annually in the Carnival of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Currently the municipality is the seventh most populous of Rio de Janeiro, with 479,386 inhabitants, according to IBGE estimates for 2014, and has the 14th largest state GDP, with 3.539.442.000 thousand. Nevertheless, its per capita income in 2008 was R $7,140.38, one of the state's low. When comparing social indicators with other cities in the state, as Niterói and Petrópolis, it is clear that the municipality provides basic services infrastructure, with lower standards than other neighboring municipalities. Its HDI is 0.684, which despite being considered average by calculating the IBGE / 2010, according to UN standards is critically below the average of the state of Rio de Janeiro (0768), and the national average (0744 ).


Belford Roxo in Brazil offers a unique experience to travellers. When planning a trip to Belford Roxo, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Rio De Janeiro. Attractions in Rio De Janeiro include Cristo Redentor On Corcovado, Pao De Acucar, Sugarloaf Mountain. Tour packages of Belford Roxo are of 1 to 2 days duration.

Belford Roxo is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Belford Roxo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 54.79 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 76.06 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.17 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.34 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 55.21 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.7 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 49.79 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 49.34 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Belford Roxo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Belford Roxo.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.49 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 86.7 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 90.34 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 93.04 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 77.27 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 77.22 (High)
    • Attacks 70.99 (High)
    • Drug offense 82.17 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 32.66 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 11.23 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.31 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.96 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80.83 (Very High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Belford Roxo is 74.92 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 22.25 (Low)
    • Climate Index 88.22 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 68.77 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 52.19 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.24 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 42.59 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.88 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 36.75 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Belford Roxo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.34 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.33 USD

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