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Overall attractiveness of Rio de Janeiro
29 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Rio de Janeiro
Nightlife

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
Interesing things to do

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
Geographic setting

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
Public transport

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
Climate

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
Cleanliness

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
Affordability

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
Shopping

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
Safety

Rating: 6.0/5.0

6.0
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Interesting information about Rio de Janeiro

Why Rio de Janeiro? Rio de Janeiro is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the ...
world. The Brazilians say: God created the world in 6 days, on the 7th He created Rio. Rio is surrounded by mountains and is located right by the sea - with many famous and nice beaches such as the Copacabana and Ipanema. You have a great view from the 370 m high Pão de Açúcar. And last but not least, Rio de Janeiro is known for the carnival, when the whole city is partying.
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Key Facts about Rio de Janeiro

Population:   6,024,000
Time zone: +7h. (GMT -3)
Region: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Currency: BRL (1 BRL = 0.1974 USD)
High season: January
Low season: April
Average course price per week (High season): 17,250 THB
Average course price per week (Low season): 6,885 THB
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:58* (42% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:49* (51% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:52* (48% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Brazil average): 21.54 BRL
    (17% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type N
  • Residential voltage: 127 V / 220 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Weather in Rio de Janeiro

Climate Table
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Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec60 °F65 °F70 °F75 °F80 °F85 °F90 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
777666675566
Water Temperature
77 °F77 °F78.8 °F77 °F75.2 °F73.4 °F71.6 °F71.6 °F71.6 °F71.6 °F73.4 °F75.2 °F
Rainfall
130mm120mm130mm100mm70mm50mm40mm40mm60mm80mm90mm130mm

Events in Rio de JaneiroBest time to take a language course in Rio de Janeiro

April
Tiradentes
Tiradentes

21 April 2023National holiday commemorating the 18th-century activist, Tiradentes, whose aim was independence from Portugal. The Tiradentes Festival is the perfect occasion to mingle with Brazilians dancing samba in the streets.

December
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve

31 December 2023The largest celebrations and New Year's Eve festivities in Brazil happen in Rio de Janeiro, where, millions of people gather at Copacabana beach to watch the breathtaking fireworks show.

What to do in Rio de Janeiro

Cristo Redentor
Cristo Redentor
Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain
Maracana Stadium
Maracana Stadium
Copacabana & Ipanema Beach
Copacabana & Ipanema Beach
Bonde (street car)
Bonde (street car)
Dona Marta Viewpoint
Dona Marta Viewpoint
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Public transportation in Rio de Janeiro

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FAQ about schools in Rio de Janeiro

  • In Rio de Janeiro the following courses are offered specifically for business Portuguese: Business Portuguese Private.
  • Schools in Rio de Janeiro offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Other exams.
  • See the climate table of Rio de Janeiro and the event calendar of Rio de Janeiro with events such as Tiradentes, New Year's Eve .
  • 2489US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Portuguese course in Rio de Janeiro. The average cost of a language course in Rio de Janeiro is 0US$ per week.
  • The student price index in Rio de Janeiro is 57.9. For details check the city's cost of living section.
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