Porto Alegre

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
37/263
Details
Large apartment$648.26
Medium apartment$511.62
Rent index [score]0.93
Small apartment$374.98

Cost of Living

8
69/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.20
A Cappuccino$2.20
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$2.00
Bread$0.46
Inflation [score]0.76
Lunch$7.00
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$57.00
Movie ticket$6.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$41.95

Startups

3
199/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.25
Meetups groups56
Meetups members12499
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months12
Number of upcoming meetup events5
Startup climate scene [score]0.24
Startup events1
Startup events6
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.47
Total number of startups40

Venture Capital

2
188/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.24

Travel Connectivity

1
248/260
Details
Airport hub27
Airport hub [score]0.19

Commute

5
165/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Brazil/Porto_Alegre
Traffic handling [score]0.48

Business Freedom

3
252/259
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
222/264
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
216/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.58
Healthcare quality [score]0.57
Life expectancy (years)75.04
Life expectancy [score]0.50

Education

3
197/230
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]0.50
PISA reading (high school)50
PISA science (high school)53
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

4
207/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.49
Cleanliness [score]0.17
Drinking water quality [score]0.47
Urban greenery [score]0.51

Economy

2
248/258
Details
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
226/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.10
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.68
Time overhead to file company taxes2038
VAT (Sales Tax)0.42

Internet Access

3
227/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)19.77
Internet access (download) [score]0.45
Internet access (upload) [score]0.10
Upload speed (Mbps)2.08

Leisure & Culture

8
45/263
Details
Art galleries126
Art galleries [score]0.82
Cinemas93
Cinemas [score]0.71
Comedy clubs27
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues175
Concerts [score]0.80
Historical sites116
Historical sites [score]0.91
Museums56
Museums [score]0.62
Performing art venues123
Performing arts [score]0.71
Sport venues102
Sports [score]0.88
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.44

Tolerance

6
155/264
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]0.43

Outdoors

5
117/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
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]0.83
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Porto Alegre are in the 69th place of all 261 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)

$420$603
$512
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$25
Monthly public transport$57
Lunch$7
-51%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$29,159
Median salary
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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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The overall crime rate puts Porto Alegre in position 263 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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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