Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Excellent for singles and couples, ok for families. The school is the biggest negative for us and not sustainable for when our children get to middle school. - Oct 2019

Yes. - Sep 2019

I enjoyed my time as a single person in Rio. I dated a number of people through dating apps and had a very nice time. Couples seemed to have a good time too. I love music, and there are ample musical choices in Rio. - Apr 2019

There are plenty of parties in Rio, although expat friends who have dated here are sometimes frustrated - it can feel like a very small town. Brazil is generally kid-friendly. Parents with small children can cut in lines, and plenty of businesses cater to children. - Jun 2017

good for all, especially single men. - May 2016

Good for everyone, but singles seem to have more fun. IT is REALLY expensive to live here and a family outing to dinner can break the bank. It's also just kinda dangerous traffic is everywhere so unless you're walking around Lagoa, I'm not sure what you do for family fun other than go to the beach. - Aug 2013

Yes to all. Families would do well to join a clube of some sort - Flamengo for example. This provides a park-like setting, swimming pools and other benefits. Not a lot of public parks, except of course for the beaches and the lovely area around Lagoa. - Jun 2011

Rio can be very challenging due to the above-mentioned security issues. Many singles who come to Brazil, though, enjoy the local dating scene. - Jul 2010

Fantastic for all. - Jun 2010

Yes to all, but families should be careful about the school issue. - Nov 2009

Yes for all. The city is great but the Consulate work environment is another story. - Jan 2009

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