São Gonçalo Tourism

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São Gonçalo (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w ɡõˈsalu]) is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. It is on northeastern Guanabara Bay in the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area. It is located at 22 ° 49'37 "south latitude and 43 º 03'14" west longitude at an altitude of 19 metres (62 feet) above sea level. Its population in 2009 is 1,010,212 inhabitants, being the second most populous city in the state after the capital.


If you are looking for travel information of São Gonçalo in Brazil, you've come to the right place. São Gonçalo is located at a short trip away from Rio De Janeiro a major city in Brazil. Rio De Janeiro is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Cristo Redentor On Corcovado, Pao De Acucar, Sugarloaf Mountain. A vacation to São Gonçalo can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for São Gonçalo*

  • Pollution Statistics in São Gonçalo

    Know the pollution level of São Gonçalo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 67.86 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.63 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 59.38 (Moderate)
  • São Gonçalo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is São Gonçalo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in São Gonçalo.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 85.29 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 92.65 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 94.12 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 82.35 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.76 (High)
    • Attacks 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 73.53 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 10.29 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.94 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 73.53 (High)
  • Living in São Gonçalo - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of São Gonçalo is 91.93 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 29.96 (Low)
    • Climate Index 89.26 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 67.33 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 81 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 52.65 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.29 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 77.01 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in São Gonçalo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in São Gonçalo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.39 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 77.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 114.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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