About Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre is the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, with about 4 million inhabitants (according to the CIA-Factbook), most of them descendants of German, Italian, Portuguese and African immigrants. It features a high HDI (0.865), the second amongst Brazilian capitals. Its climate is classified as humid subtropical, with mild to cold winters.

Estimated cost per month

  • Housing: R$ 700,00 to R$ 800,00 (boarding house)
  • Public transportation: R$ 4,70 (bus ticket)
  • Food costs: R$ 350,00 to R$ 500,00 (average)