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

Time zone Offset
Brasilia Time UTC -3
Brasilia Summer Time UTC -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:


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

2 million

Last updated 2012

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