Rio de Janeiro Facts and Stats (2020) | By the Numbers



Rio de Janeiro Facts

Here are a few of the most interesting Riode Janeiro facts and stats I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Many of these Rio statistics are based on news reports and not official government tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.

Rio de Janeiro Rio Facts

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Brasilia TimeUTC -3
Brasilia Summer TimeUTC -2

Rio de Janeiro Stats

Rio is the second largest metro area in Brazil.


Rio is the 30th largest metro area in the world.


Number of neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro:

158 neighborhoods


Median annual income of Rio de Janeiro:

$10,500 (USD)

Last updated 2012


Estimated number of murders in Rio de Janeiro in 2015:

379 murders

Last updated 2010


Length of Rio's coastline:

50 miles


Number of beaches in Rio:

72 beaches


Average annual precipitation in Rio de Janeiro:

43-60 inches


The first football (soccer) match in Brazil took place in Rio in 1894.


Largest religion in Rio de Janeiro:

Catholic (51%)

Last updated 2009


Number of people who the  Maracanã Stadium (2016 Olympic stadium) in Rio can hold:

74,738 spectators


Number of 2016 Summer Olympics tickets expected to be sold:

7.5 million tickets


Average number of annual tourists to Rio de Janeiro:

2.82 million annual tourists


Year of first Carnival festival in Rio de Janeiro:

1723


Number of attendees to Rio's Cordão da Bola Preta bloco Carnival parade:

2 million

Last updated 2012

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