Food – Small, locally owned eateries here cost 15 BRL for a meal that combines with a couple of tracks and a drink. Excellent meals at a more relaxed restaurant with a good décor will cost around 38 BRL. Supermarket shopping is very affordable, just about 100 BRL per week. All prices are too expensive in Rio.
Transportation – Long-distance buses are a comfortable, economical, and safe way to travel in the country. Bus tickets cost about 6-10 BRL per hour for a single tour. A ride from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo costs 440-650 BRL. A trip from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis will take up to 165-250 BRL. Ensure to buy your ticket at least one day in ahead of time. Train service is restricted to the tourist-oriented fumes train that offers transport in between two famous Brazilian visitor towns, Sao Jao del Rei and Tiradentes. Regional transportation costs 3.9-6 BRL per trip. Uber is a choice for inner-city transportation and is currently available in 11 Brazilian cities.
Health- In interest to the usual traveler precautions, malaria is a concern in some regions of the Amazon and NW Brazil. Travelers should check the risks of a suitable protection (chloroquine is not active in Brazil), do cover up as much as possible to limit mosquito bites. Brazil has become the epicenter of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Latin America, particularly in and around Rio and in Bahía. Pregnant women, especially, should take strict attention against mosquitoes while in Brazil as an alarming breaker in claims of the Zika virus in 2015 was indicted for 20 times more cases of a severe fetal deformation known as microcephaly than previous years. Tap water is safe in most urban areas but doesn't win any taste matches. Most Brazilians prefer bottled water.
Language- Brazil's the principal language is Portuguese. English is still difficult for most Brazilians, even by folks working in hospitality in major visitor destinations.
Climate: Brazil's large border comprises of many different climates types. Perhaps the best-known region of Brazil, the Amazon Basin, is hot and humid, and torrential rains are normal almost throughout the year. The seaside lowlands of Brazil also point to be hot and wet with many spots of rain in the north, but get cooler with a more moderate climate more south. Rio de Janeiro can be found in this coastal region. In this region the medium temperature wavers around 81° F but can reach up into the hundreds during the summertime. However, change is often found in the cooling trade winds. The highlands of Brazil's central plateau where the capital city of Brasilia is situated, essentially have a subtropical weather with moderate average temperatures and seasonal rains. This region is not always quite arid in the northeast, though. A preferred climate characterizes the mountain reaches of the southern states. Here summers can be hot at times, and winters are chilled, with snow falling on the season.