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What type of car is recommended for driving in São Paulo?A compact sedan will best suit the driving demands of São Paulo roads, helping you navigate tight positions caused by any traffic congestion. A car such as a Kia Rio Hatchback or a Nissan Micra will be perfect for Brazilian roads. Keep in mind that manual transmission cars are far more common in São Paulo, so if you would prefer to rent an automatic it may be a little more expensive.
Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit on residential streets is 30 km/h (18 mph) and on larger connecting roads such as avenues it is 60 km/h (37 mph). The maximum speed permitted on highways depends on their proximity to a city; in rural areas the limit is 110 km/h (68 mph), while in an urban areas it is 80 km/h (49 mph).
It is not advisable to use on-street parking throughout São Paulo, as the signage can be confusing and security can be an issue. Instead, try one of the many parking garages located close to the city center, where you can expect to pay approximately R$15 ($3.80 USD) per hour. Located a few miles south of the city center, the Sao Paulo Exhibition Center provides 12-hour parking for only R$45 ($11.50 USD) and is conveniently located next to the Botanical Gardens and Animal Park.
The average gas price in Sao Paulo is ₪15.68 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪188 and ₪251, depending on the car size.
Economy (Fiat Mobi or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Sao Paulo.
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An Economy car rental in Sao Paulo costs ₪73 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Sao Paulo costs ₪103 per day, on average.
An Intermediate car rental in Sao Paulo costs ₪156 per day, on average.
In Sao Paulo, cars are most frequently rented at FOCO Aeroporto (19 km from city center ).