Sao Paulo Tourism

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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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 80.88 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 76.23 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 70.49 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 76.21 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 51.21 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.55 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.91 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 67.92 (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 58.47 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 81.75 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 87.22 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 93.43 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 76.2 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 77.09 (High)
    • Attacks 60.75 (High)
    • Drug offense 77.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 44.18 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.3 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.03 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80.33 (Very High)
  • Living in Sao Paulo - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sao Paulo is 69.02 (Low)

    • Safety Index 27.71 (Low)
    • Climate Index 99.17 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 85.24 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 48.74 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 54.66 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 53.16 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.13 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 32.76 (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 0.42 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.98 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.11 USD

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

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