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View Poll Results: US city most like Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Honolulu, Hawaii 4 26.67%
Houston, Texas 0 0%
Los Angeles, California 7 46.67%
Miami/Miami Beach, Florida 4 26.67%
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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Without having been to Floripa, but following the discussion, how about San Diego?
San Diego is bigger than Floripa. It is known for having nice beac hes, but it is not famous for its beaches. Floripa might be the premier beach city in Brasil. Floripa is trying to attract hitech though so I guess it is a fair comparison. Could Fortaleza also be a close San Diego? I am unfamiliar with both cities.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:16 AM
 
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Floripa is much bigger than Santa Barbara. I guess there might not be a good city in the US to compare Floripa to.
True Floripa is bigger but it doesnt feel as big as the population listed. This is because in Brazil, County governments don't exist. When you look at the population of a city you are really look at what would be the equivelant of an entire county in the US. Floripa is really an small to medium city with a bunch of other little towns spread out around the island. Rio has the same thing, there are places such as Campo Grande that in the US would be a completely seperate city but here it is considered the same city. Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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If you ask me, I will see some parallels between these following cities:

NYC - São Paulo
L.A. - Rio
Chicago/Houston - Belo Horizonte
New Orleans - Salvador/Recife
Miami - Fortaleza
Philadelphia/Seattle - Porto Alegre
Washington D.C. - Brasília
Milwaukee - Curitiba
Albuquerque - Campo Grande
Indianapolis - Goiânia
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I was gonna say Akron, Ohio.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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Definitely Rio = LA. Beaches, entertainment industry, most Brazilian celebs live there. most movies and TV shows of Brazil are filmed there as well, being the second largest city of the country.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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Los Angeles
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:56 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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NYC has a lot of tv shows taped there, as well as celebrity residents. Not quite as much as LA, but it's up there. Not much of a beach city, culturally. But the views of downtown look more like Manhattan than almost anywhere I've seen (crowded streetwalls of 10+ story buildings):

So São Paulo seems a bit less similar in building style (less attached). No American city besides New York City is as crowded with pedestrians as Rio.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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NYC has a lot of tv shows taped there, as well as celebrity residents. Not quite as much as LA, but it's up there. Not much of a beach city, culturally. But the views of downtown look more like Manhattan than almost anywhere I've seen (crowded streetwalls of 10+ story buildings):



So São Paulo seems a bit less similar in building style (less attached). No American city besides New York City is as crowded with pedestrians as Rio.
Thank you. I though I was the only one who thought Rio is more similar to NYC than Sao Paulo, in look if not function. Even the traditional beach neighborhoods (Copacabana, Ipanema) are much more New York-like than LA-like in density and look.

Actually you could make the opposite analogy to what's been done here:

Rio = NYC - The old metropolis. Old-school urban canyons. Seen by people in Sao Paulo/LA as decaying, ghetto-ish, and old news.

Sao Paulo = LA - The new contender. Grew immensely in the last 100 years from humble origins. Sprawlier. Sao Paulo/LA citizens see themselves as the city of the future, while Rio/NYC residents see them as wannabes.
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Old 03-31-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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This thread is old but I found the discussion interesting. I found the opposite comparison made by the last posts curious.
Regarding the thread question, I agree that in general Los Angeles would be Rio of the USA, but in fact the center of Rio has a closer look to NYC.

As for the comparison made from Honolulu to Florianopolis, I see no similarities.
Florianopolis only has the busy beaches in the summer, when the place is crowded and the traffic goes crazy, taking hours to get anywhere. Honolulu has movement all year, but not crowded, congestioned as it's Florianopolis for 3/4 months a year.
Florianopolis also has the fame to receive many beautiful people, which is not the case of Hawaii. People like to go to the beach and party full of beautiful people, while to Hawaii go more families, etc. Out of the summer Florianopolis is cold.

I'm also curious to hear people who know or have lived in Miami to compare it with Rio de Janeiro.
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Old 04-02-2017, 03:35 PM
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Quite frankly, I think Rio is in a class all of its own.
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