South America

Rio de Janeiro

This Brazilian seaside megacity bursts with energy and life. You can feel it while observing the samba schools during the annual carnival, playing beach volleyball at Copa Cabana or catching a wave at Arpoador. No wonder that Rio hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics. Hot and humid year round, bars and cafés around Ipanema Beach invite tourists and locals alike to enjoy an ice-cold Caipirinha.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
56
Earning level
50
Purchasing power
46
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Facts about Rio de Janeiro

Price Level Index
Rio de Janeiro
60.3
New York
100.0
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5
56
77
Earnings Level Index
Rio de Janeiro
25.2
New York
100.0
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1
7
50
77
Working Time
Rio de Janeiro
0/ 56.7m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
66
77
Purchasing Power Index
Rio de Janeiro
41.7
New York
100.0
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1
10
46
77
Did you know…
Its name literally means January river, but the river is actually a bay.