Sao Paulo

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
88/263
Details
Large apartment$982.27
Medium apartment$795.58
Rent index [score]0.82
Small apartment$608.88

Cost of Living

7
80/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.50
A Cappuccino$2.30
A beer$2.60
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.70
Lunch$8.20
Monthly fitness club membership$56.00
Monthly public transport$52.00
Movie ticket$8.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$48.22

Startups

7
33/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups31
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.68
Coworking spaces [score]0.80
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co10
Meetups [score]0.82
Meetups groups198
Meetups members140777
Number of investors140
Number of startup events in the last 12 months404
Number of upcoming meetup events65
Startup climate scene [score]0.61
Startup events43
Startup events69
Startup events [score]0.62
Startups [score]0.82
Total number of startups591

Venture Capital

8
21/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.84

Travel Connectivity

2
160/260
Details
Airport hub96
Airport hub [score]0.45

Commute

4
204/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Brazil/São_Paulo
Traffic handling [score]0.42

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

6
207/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.14
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
219/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.56
Healthcare quality [score]0.58
Life expectancy (years)75.04
Life expectancy [score]0.50

Education

3
194/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of São Paulo
Best university ranking275
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]0.12

Environmental Quality

2
252/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.16
Cleanliness [score]0.19
Drinking water quality [score]0.34
Urban greenery [score]0.21

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
228/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)12.30
Internet access (download) [score]0.38
Internet access (upload) [score]0.16
Upload speed (Mbps)3.91

Leisure & Culture

9
18/263
Details
Art galleries283
Art galleries [score]0.98
Cinemas246
Cinemas [score]0.95
Comedy clubs234
Comedy clubs [score]0.97
Concert venues342
Concerts [score]0.95
Historical sites304
Historical sites [score]0.87
Museums144
Museums [score]0.88
Performing art venues283
Performing arts [score]0.94
Sport venues300
Sports [score]0.95
Zoos96
Zoos [score]0.91

Tolerance

6
146/264
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]0.45

Outdoors

7
19/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.36
Median peak in meters888.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)773.00
Water access [score]1.00
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Costs of living

Costs of living in São Paulo are in the 80th place of all 261 Teleport cities and the second 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)

$479$739
$609
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$56
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$25
Monthly public transport$52
Lunch$8
-46%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$30,337
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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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Sao Paulo in position 258 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Sao Paulo

São Paulo (/ˌs ˈpl/; Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w ˈpawlu]; Saint Paul in English) is a municipality located in the southeast region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city—as listed by the GaWC—and is the most populous city in Brazil, the Americas, and in the Southern Hemisphere. The municipality is also Earth's 12th largest city proper by population. The city is the capital of the homonymous state of São Paulo, Brazil's most populous and wealthiest state. It exerts strong international influence in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The name of the city honors Saint Paul of Tarsus. The city's metropolitan area of Greater São Paulo ranks as the most populous in Brazil, the 11th most populous on Earth, and largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world.

Having the largest economy by GDP in Latin America and Southern Hemisphere, the city is home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange. Paulista Avenue is the economic core of São Paulo. The city has the 10th largest GDP in the world, representing alone 10.7% of all Brazilian GDP and 36% of the production of goods and services in the state of São Paulo, being home to 63% of established multinationals in Brazil, and has been responsible for 28% of the national scientific production in 2005.

The metropolis is also home to several of the tallest buildings in Brazil, including the Mirante do Vale, Edifício Itália, Banespa, North Tower and many others. The city has cultural, economic and political influence both nationally and internationally. It is home to monuments, parks and museums such as the Latin American Memorial, the Ibirapuera Park, Museum of Ipiranga, São Paulo Museum of Art, and the Museum of the Portuguese Language. The city holds events like the São Paulo Art Biennial, the Brazilian Grand Prix, São Paulo Fashion Week and the ATP Brasil Open. São Paulo hosts the world's largest gay pride parade. It is headquarters of the Brazilian television networks Band, Gazeta, Record and SBT.

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