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altLocation: State of Sao Paulo, south-east Brazil
Dialling code: 55
Emergency numbers:
     Police 190;
     Fire 193;
     Ambulance 192
Population: 11 million (city); 20 million (metropolitan)
Languages: Portuguese; Spanish and English taught in schools
Time zone: GMT - 3 (GMT - 2 from November to February)
Average January temperatures: 23°C (73°F)
Average July temperatures: 17°C (63°F)
Annual rainfall: 1,317mm (52 inches).
 

 

Transportation/Getting Around

Taxi
As with most cities around the world, taxis are an expensive way to travel in Sao Paulo. There are ...
Care for Hire
For the uninitiated, renting a car to explore the city is not advisable mainly because the road ...
Metro
The Metro, or the subway system of Sao Paulo, may be easier to use than the buses since it contains ...
From the airport
You can either get taxis from the airport (mentioned in the taxi section) or get car rentals (as ...
Driving Tips
Traffic in Sao Paulo is poor largely because local drivers can be quite aggressive and do not ...
Buses
While cheap and popular, buses in Sao Paulo are very slow, largely due to high traffic levels and ...