Curitiba

Overall Score

3.3

South of Brazil, 90 kilometers from the Atlantic coast, lies the city of Curitiba, capital of the state of Paraná. In English, it translates as The Place of Seeds, which means The Land of Flowers, which means The Land of Flowers. Curitiba occupies an advantageous geographic location. It is located at the intersection of many railway lines and highways. It is famous for its production of plastics and paper products. There are several companies that process wood, produce chemical products, leather goods and shoes.

Curitiba has a well-developed transportation system. There are several institutions of higher education, in particular universities and the Academy of Philology. The Museum of Natural History has a collection of exceptional artifacts. Todays Cuba is among the worlds most environmentally friendly cities.

Curitiba ranks high on quality of life. Jaime Lehner, who has served as mayor for several years, has contributed enormously to its economic and social development. Curitibas birthday is on March 29. The fiesta attracts many visitors from other communities around the country.

The history of Curitiba dates back to the end of the 17th century. The first settlers laid down small structures first on the river Atúba. At first it was called Nossa Senyiora da Ëúz de Piñaías, founded in 1693. The city acquired its status and present name in 1842. It was transformed into the capital of the state in 1853.

The immigrants who came from European countries played a major role in the citys development. In the 19th century the number of citizens were added to the number of people from Italy, Poland, Ukraine, and Germany. Among the cultural highlights are the Museum of the Architect Orskar Niemeyer and the Opera Opera House, made of modern building materials with glass and metal.

Tinga Park has monuments to Ukrainian immigrants. In the Park of Pope John Paul II there are memorials to Polish immigrants. A worthy decoration of the citys streets is the Glass Glass Gallery, built in several rows. There are many tropical and exotic plants on its territory.

100 USD = 521.95 BRL

Overall Score

3.3
  • Air quality: 77 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 1,800,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro not busy: 16x16m 256m per person
  • GDP: $8,649 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V230V60Hz
  • Internet: 22 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Tim
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Brazilians have a friendly reputation, but tipping is not a part of the culture. Restaurants: A 10% “servico” charge is often added to the bill. While there is no legal obligation to pay it, it’s customary to do so.
  • Apartment listings: Zap
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: Nex Co-working
  • Online electronics shop: Submarino
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Gol
  • Best intl air carrier: Tam
  • Monthly costs for expat: $550
  • Monthly costs for family: $1250
  • Monthly costs for local: $350
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.7
  • Coffee: $1.1


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