Long Term Rio Stay
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jun 12, 2013 11:33 AM Last Post By: amobr82
Dec 6, 2012 6:10 PM
Long Term Rio StayHi,
I've never been to Brazil and will like to go in August 2013, for the entire month. I would like to know where I can rent a no frills apartment, in a safe area. How much spending money do I need for one month in Rio if, airfare, visa and, apartment are already paid for? Any feedback on this subject will be highly appreciated.
Dec 7, 2012 11:03 AM
1Rio is very expensive, some neighborhoods more so than others. Plan to pay as much or slightly more than you pay at home for eveyday expenditures (food, toiletries, etc), and more for entry fees to sights, drinks, clubs, etc. --- U$100/day is semi-comfortable, more on some, less on others.
Rentals would be furnished, short-term (anything less than the standard 30 month lease) properties targeted to foreign tourists, again not cheap, particularly as the cost of buying property in Rio skyrockets. Most of these exist in the tourist areas of Copacabana, Ipanema, etc. Figure $1200/month +.
Check back with us about specific addresses if you want info about the neighborhood area.
Or just stay at a hostel (maybe negotiate longer term rates since it's for low season), since you may also want to spend time in Paraty, Ilha Grande, Teresopolis/Petropolis, Buzios, while you're there.
Dec 7, 2012 4:06 PM
2A month is hardly a long term stay. That means you are in the short term holiday rental market. As the previous poster points out you can expect around $1000 per month if you are looking at apartments in Zona Sul plus your utility bills. There will be an upfront bond demanded and usually there's an additonal charge levied by most owners for cleaning at the end of your stay.
I'd suggest: http://www.aluguetemporada.com.br/ferias/brasil/rio-de-janeiro-estado/r29369
In terms of daily expenses that's near impossible to answer without knowing how you intend to live, cook, eat out, drink, party etc. If you cook for yourself and live simply I'd suspect you'll find many items cheaper than whatever your home country is. If you insisit on familiar or imported brands the prices often exceed what you would pay by some considerable margin. Public transport is relatively cheap, taxis aren't that expensive, compared with other parts of the world.
Dec 7, 2012 6:15 PM
3Well here's the thing. You could arrive and look in the Sunday paper but in reality most of those places and better prices are going to be for long term rental. Technically speaking that's a 30 month or more lease, although owners will sometimes vary the terms. So you are going to traipse around a city you don't know, attempting to communicate with people who more likely that not don't speak your language and negotiate a lease and all that goes with it.
No doubt #3, our instant expert, will disagree, Hopefully he'll be there to assist although judging by his questions posted on this site I'm not sure his assistance will be terribly helpful.
Easy to offer advice about where cheaper rentals can be found, they'll be outside Zona Sul for starters but in all honesty a short term tourist is going to pay something of a premium whichever way they cut it, especially if they don't speak Portuguese.
Dec 9, 2012 10:38 AM
4I highly appreciate this information, it's great. That's more or less what I was thinking it will cost me to rent an apartment for a month. In terms of daily expenses, with your replies, I know what I'll have to budget to enjoy myself in Rio. I must share this It's a shame and, I regret not going to Brazil in the 90s, dumb me. Prices are really high now but, it's an awesome city and it must be explored. Again, thanks a million guys, you're awesome.
Jun 12, 2013 9:53 AM
5Hi I think you will find This a useful resource, it has a few places listed to stay in Rio I believe
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Jun 12, 2013 11:33 AM
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