Approaching the complexity of Rio de Janeiro is not easy. The demographic data collected in this map offers an overview of the city’s makeup
During the Olympics, Rio will try to present itself at its best. The Sugar Loaf serves as a spectacular backdrop for sailing and surfing competitions. But at a closer look, the beautiful setting gets a harsh reality check: The bay is too dirty. The city and state government are spending millions now to clean the water from pollution caused by years of neglect
The mega events will bring money to the city, but for now the people of Rio suffer from exploding costs of living. Housing is most affected. Where can you afford to live in Rio? Check our map
New fridges and TVs, own bank accounts — and big dreams: The Brazilian middle class has risen a lot in the past years and wants to achieve even more
Since re-opening in 2013 ticket prizes for the new Maracanã have exploded. The stadium is often empty and quiet now. And has lost its charme
The cold beer is becoming a hot issue in Rio: With prizes rising fast, check our map for bars and restaurants before you go out for a “cerveja gelada”
Rio attracts tourists from all over the world. The numbers of visitors are constantly increasing since 2008. Where do the tourists come from?
One out of five inhabitants of Rio lives in a favela, 1.4 million people. Since 2008 the State is establishing Pacifying Police Units to keep the drug lords out of these areas. 37 Police Units have been installed by now. Do they make any difference?
In the past five years, more than 20 229 families have been expropriated and removed from their homes. Resettlements for the good of the habitants – that’s what Rio’s municipality calls it. An attempt to hide poverty – that’s what critics call it