Rio De Janeiro

Quality of life in Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the second most populous city in Brazil, known for the beautiful scenery samba rhythms and Carnival. It is the national center for oil, mining and telecommunications, but the major economic base is in tourism and entertainment industries. With affordable rentals, friendly expat community and tropical climate, Rio is for people looking for a relaxed and welcoming environment.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
104/265
Details
Large apartment$1100.00
Medium apartment$890.00
Rent index [score]0.76
Small apartment$680.00

Cost of Living

6
89/250
Details
5km taxi ride$5.80
A Cappuccino$2.50
A beer$3.00
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$1.40
Inflation [score]0.63
Lunch$9.40
Monthly fitness club membership$43.00
Monthly public transport$63.00
Movie ticket$8.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$49.92

Startups

5
107/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.29
Coworking spaces [score]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co18
Meetups [score]0.40
Meetups groups112
Meetups members27902
Number of investors51
Number of startup events in the last 12 months122
Number of upcoming meetup events24
Startup climate scene [score]0.49
Startup events15
Startup events [score]0.41
Startups [score]0.65
Total number of startups159

Venture Capital

3
149/221
Details
Venture capital [score]0.30

Travel Connectivity

1
213/265
Details
Airport hub55
Airport hub [score]0.30

Commute

4
187/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Brazil/Rio_de_Janeiro
Traffic handling [score]0.14

Business Freedom

4
238/263
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 business45.00
Time to open a business [score]0.48

Safety

5
221/265
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

5
239/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.53
Healthcare quality [score]0.41
Life expectancy (years)75.04
Life expectancy [score]0.50

Education

1
216/239
Details
Best university in rankingPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
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

4
227/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.41
Cleanliness [score]0.27
Drinking water quality [score]0.27
Urban greenery [score]0.46

Economy

2
252/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area3.26
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
235/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.10
Income tax level [score]0.47
Profit tax (% of profit)0.69
Time overhead to file company taxes2038
VAT (Sales Tax)0.42

Internet Access

2
242/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)11.87
Internet access (download) [score]0.30
Internet access (upload) [score]0.18
Upload speed (Mbps)4.12

Leisure & Culture

9
18/264
Details
Art galleries145
Art galleries [score]0.86
Cinemas163
Cinemas [score]0.80
Comedy clubs189
Comedy clubs [score]0.88
Concert venues253
Concerts [score]0.89
Historical sites172
Historical sites [score]0.93
Museums101
Museums [score]0.80
Performing art venues224
Performing arts [score]0.86
Sport venues141
Sports [score]0.84
Zoos32
Zoos [score]0.80

Tolerance

6
206/265
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]0.38

Outdoors

6
34/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.24
Median peak in meters546.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)9.00
Water access [score]1.00
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Rio de Janeiro are in the 89th place of all 250 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Brazil. 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)

$680$1,100
$890
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$43
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$24
Monthly public transport$63
Lunch$9
-41%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$34,550
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

77/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

257/262
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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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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Rio De Janeiro in position 261 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Rio De Janeiro

Population of Rio De Janeiro

10,651,900
1,783 /km²
76/264
Density (people per unit of area)
2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Rio De Janeiro

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
9.25%
Founder
7.51%
Marketing Manager
6.94%
Web Developer
4.05%
Graphic Designer
4.05%
Account Manager
3.47%
Business Development
3.47%
Other
61.27%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (/ˈr di ʒəˈnɛər, -d ʒə-, -də ə-/; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁi.u d(ʒi) ʒɐˈnejɾu]; River of January), or simply Rio, is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, the second-most populous metropolitan area in Brazil and sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

Founded in 1565 by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a domain of the Portuguese Empire. Later, in 1763, it became the capital of the State of Brazil, a state of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. This is one of the few instances in history that the capital of a colonising country officially shifted to a city in one of its colonies. Rio de Janeiro subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960 when the capital was transferred to Brasília.

Rio de Janeiro has the second largest municipal GDP in the country, and 30th largest in the world in 2008, estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE, 2008) (nearly US$201 billion). It is headquarters to Brazilian oil, mining, and telecommunications companies, including two of the country's major corporations—Petrobras and Vale—and Latin America's largest telemedia conglomerate, Grupo Globo. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second-largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific output according to 2005 data.

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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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