Visit Sao Paulo - Best of Sao Paulo

Not only is Sao Paulo the biggest city in Brazil, it’s the biggest in all of South America. A 500 year old city identified by its sky-high buildings, beautiful beaches and every form of cuisine that exists served, one visit is not enough to fathom the aspects of Sao Paulo.

During your interaction with the local folk, you’ll come across frequent complaining about the living conditions, but at the same time hear them speak about why they love Sao Paula and how they could never come to leave it. Keep this paradox in mind when you explore the city and you might begin to identify with what you’ve heard.

Yes, the city’s traffic is abominable and safety is still an issue, but when you see the magnificence of the churches and the pride the museums reflect in preserving and protecting their culture and heritage, the trivial matter of life start to fade away. One thing you must remember though, each of Brazil’s city is unique in itself. Don’t get down to the brass-tacks and form a comparison. Enjoy the city in both its individuality and entirety.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Sao Paulo

  • Save 10% City Tour Meet So Paulo
    City Tour Meet So Paulo26 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    This City Tour Meet So Paulo presents the main touristic places, monuments and historical landmarks of the city. A long of th...

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  • Save 4% Private Tour: So Paulo City Tour
    Private Tour: So Paulo City Tour39 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    If you want to see So Paulos top attractions and youve only got a few hours to spare, book a private city tour to cover a lot...

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  • Save 7% Brazilian Cooking Class
    Brazilian Cooking Class

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    How about making your visit to So Paulo more interesting by taking a brazilian cooking lesson?Receitaria is a culinary school...

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  • Save 4% Private Tour: Coffee and Beaches Day Trip from So Paulo
    Private Tour: Coffee and Beaches Day Trip from So Paulo6 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Take a So Paulo day trip to the city of Santos, famous for its coffee exports and hang out at several island beaches in nearb...

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Facts and Stats for Sao Paulo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sao Paulo

    Know the pollution level of Sao Paulo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 79.59 (High)
    • Water Pollution 76.88 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 69.09 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75.53 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.34 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.76 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 63.78 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63.74 (High)
  • Sao Paulo: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 56.68 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 81.2 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 86.21 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 93.02 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 73.98 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75.38 (High)
    • Attacks 59.34 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75.76 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.13 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.59 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.16 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.7 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 78.99 (High)
  • Living in Sao Paulo - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sao Paulo is 77.8 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 27.94 (Low)
    • Climate Index 99.04 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 51.63 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.4 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 55.03 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.21 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 39.81 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sao Paulo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sao Paulo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.36 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.65 USD

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

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