Porto Alegre

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
43/265
Details
Large apartment$740.00
Medium apartment$600.00
Rent index [score]0.90
Small apartment$450.00

Cost of Living

7
69/248
Details
5km taxi ride$7.30
A Cappuccino$2.10
A beer$3.00
A kilogram of Apples$1.80
Bread$0.87
Inflation [score]0.74
Lunch$6.90
Monthly fitness club membership$36.00
Monthly public transport$69.00
Movie ticket$6.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$40.14

Startups

3
223/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.33
Meetups groups85
Meetups members22327
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months51
Number of upcoming meetup events11
Startup climate scene [score]0.26
Startup events14
Startup events [score]0.41
Startups [score]0.43
Total number of startups39

Venture Capital

1
187/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.15

Travel Connectivity

1
252/265
Details
Airport hub27
Airport hub [score]0.19

Commute

5
128/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Brazil/Porto_Alegre
Traffic handling [score]0.55

Business Freedom

3
256/263
Details
Business freedom61.40
Business freedom [score]0.38
Freedom from corruption43.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.35
Lack of labor restrictions52.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.32
Time to open a business79.50
Time to open a business [score]0.10

Safety

5
222/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.10
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year21
Guns per 100 residents8
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.42
Lack of guns [score]0.96
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.69

Healthcare

6
221/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.59
Healthcare quality [score]0.58
Life expectancy (years)75.04
Life expectancy [score]0.50

Education

1
217/239
Details
Best university in rankingPontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
Best university ranking700
Country mean scores in PISA math test392.89
Country mean scores in PISA reading test410.12
Country mean scores in PISA science test404.71
PISA math ranking (high school)52
PISA ranking52
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.10
PISA reading (high school)44
PISA science (high school)49
Percent of happy students0.79
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.67
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.49
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.54
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

5
186/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.53
Cleanliness [score]0.20
Drinking water quality [score]0.59
Urban greenery [score]0.53

Economy

2
252/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area3.13
Currency for urban areaBRL
GDP growth rate0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.17
GDP per capita$16096.32
GDP per capita [score]0.27

Taxation

3
232/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.10
Income tax level [score]0.45
Profit tax (% of profit)0.68
Time overhead to file company taxes2038
VAT (Sales Tax)0.42

Internet Access

3
237/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)20.04
Internet access (download) [score]0.41
Internet access (upload) [score]0.10
Upload speed (Mbps)2.74

Leisure & Culture

8
42/264
Details
Art galleries164
Art galleries [score]0.82
Cinemas92
Cinemas [score]0.71
Comedy clubs24
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues171
Concerts [score]0.80
Historical sites119
Historical sites [score]0.92
Museums58
Museums [score]0.62
Performing art venues162
Performing arts [score]0.72
Sport venues89
Sports [score]0.88
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.45

Tolerance

7
104/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.60
LGBT Equality Index74.64
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.76
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (6-month deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalityVaries by Region
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.73

Outdoors

5
123/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.15
Median peak in meters220.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)46.00
Water access [score]0.82
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Porto Alegre are in the 69th place of all 248 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Porto Alegre will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$640$840
$740
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$36
Movie ticket$7
Broadband internet connection$25
Monthly public transport$69
Lunch$7
-48%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Porto Alegre are below average. For this job type, Porto Alegre ranks 188th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Porto Alegre.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$30,193
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

20%
For annual salary of $40000
24%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

42%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

74/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

253/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

8
Guns per 100 people
21.20
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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People in Porto Alegre

Population of Porto Alegre

1,822,100
2,723 /km²
38/264
Density (people per unit of area)
0%
Growth in 2015-2020
Porto Alegre

Demographics of Brazil

Median age
32
Elderly people
8%
Life expectancy at birth
74
GDP per capita (in USD)
$16,096
211/262
Unemployment
9%
195/263

Languages

English proficiency score
51
197/228
Common spoken languages
Portuguese

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Software Engineer
16.67%
Attorney
8.33%
Interior Designer
8.33%
Cashier
8.33%
QA Engineer
8.33%
Architect
8.33%
Other
41.67%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

242

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre is the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brazil. With 4.2 million people in its metropolitan area, it is the 4th largest city of the country. The city is not known for its tourist attractions, although it is a frequently used entry point to the Serras Gaúchas region, a major domestic tourism destination.

Porto Alegre is the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul and the biggest urban agglomeration of Southern Brazil. Situated geographically and culturally midway between São Paulo and Buenos Aires, Porto Alegre developed its distinct flavor of Portuguese heritage under the influence of other European immigrants and a variety of other ethnic groups. It is one of the richest cities in the country, the state capital with the highest life quality and literacy rate (97%), and the book capital of Brazil.

Gaúchos, as natives of Rio Grande do Sul state are known, are very proud of their land and culture. In 1835 a revolution which declared Rio Grande do Sul independent from Brazil broke out, the most significant national conflict of the Brazilian Empire (1822-1889), named the Farroupilha Revolution or Farrapos War. This war wreaked havoc across the entire state during 10 bloody years, killing nearly 20% of Gaúchos and ultimately leading to a peace treaty where the República Riograndense once again became part of Brazil. Another major Brazilian revolution also began in Rio Grande do Sul. The Federalist Revolution of 1893 defended the decentralization of powers and greater autonomy for the states, and only finished in 1895, after spreading to two other states. It was also in Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre) where the 1930 Revolution which overthrew the president Washington Luis began, and so was from Rio Grande do Sul the most important Brazilian communist revolutionary of all times: Luis Carlos Prestes, who led the nation-wide communist upheaval in 1935. For such reasons, among many others, Gaúchos are particularly proud of their mother state, many considering themselves different from other Brazilians.

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Good Country Index

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Overall ranking

Brazil
46th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

42nd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

37th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

33rd

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

158th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

63rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

98th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

32nd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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