Joao Pessoa

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To the east of the country lies the city of Juan Poses. About 8 kilometers from its central part lies the easternmost corner of Southern Africa and part of Brazil, the Cape Sejões, which is a rocky, sandy beach. The city serves as the capital city of the State of Paraguay and is part of the region of Zona da Mata Paraguayana. Founded in 1585, it was originally known as Nossa Senyiora das Neves, but three years later it was renamed Philipia in honor of the King of Spain. From 1634 to 1654, when the English owned the area, the city was called Förderökstattadt. In the first half of the 19th century, it was already known as Paraíba. Its present name was given in 1930.

Currently João Pesos is known not only for its abundance of fruit trees, but also for its natural preserves, It is based on the Atlantic Forest, which is home to a diverse range of tropical flora and rare varieties of flora. The historic center of the city has preserved the structures that were built during the colonial period. It includes the museum building, formerly a glass house, the Womens Monastery of St. Anthony, and the church of St. Francis.

100 USD = 499.56 BRL

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 720,000 people
  • GDP: $8,649 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V230V60Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Vivo
  • 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: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Submarino
  • Best hospital: Hospital Joo Paulo
  • Best short-haul air carrier: TAM
  • Best intl air carrier: TAM
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1300
  • Monthly costs for family: $850
  • Monthly costs for local: $240
  • Meal: $3
  • Small Cola: $0.8
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.8
  • Coffee: $1

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