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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 04-02-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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Quite frankly, I think Rio is in a class all of its own.
I would agree. I don't think it has anything in common with LA.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:51 PM
 
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Los Angeles?? lol out of those listed, the only city with some similarities is Miami.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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A cross between Honolulu's landscape, topography, and coastal skyscrapers with the general urbanity and culture of Los Angeles.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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Rio = LA
Sao Paulo = NYC
Curitiba = Seattle
Porto Alegre = Boston
Floripa = San Diego
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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A german guy seems to be impressed with the amount of buses and taxis in Downtown
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:20 PM
 
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Rio de Janeiro is most similar to Miami due to weather, if anything. People saying it resembles Los Angeles probably has never been there and think everyone is an aspiring movie star wannabe. In reality people in LA dress very casual borderline sloppy. LA looks much more like a Mexican city.
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Old 04-10-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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Rio de Janeiro is most similar to Miami due to weather, if anything. People saying it resembles Los Angeles probably has never been there and think everyone is an aspiring movie star wannabe. In reality people in LA dress very casual borderline sloppy. LA looks much more like a Mexican city.
Rio de Janeiro is in a class all of its own, it doesn't resemble any US City, not even Miami.

I was in Rio maybe about a year and a half ago, went to some bars in Leblon, which I guess is the upper class area, everyone looked very casual to me. It reminded me of California actually. I was there with a Brazilian-American who is wealthy and he was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops. Lol

LA looks nothing like any Mexican City.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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Among those cities I've been only to Honolulu, but it seems to me that neighbourhoods in Rio are a lot more different from each other than in any of those cities.
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Rio de Janeiro is in a class all of its own, it doesn't resemble any US City, not even Miami.

I was in Rio maybe about a year and a half ago, went to some bars in Leblon, which I guess is the upper class area, everyone looked very casual to me. It reminded me of California actually. I was there with a Brazilian-American who is wealthy and he was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops. Lol

LA looks nothing like any Mexican City.
I agree with the the first sentence here, honestly there isn't a side by side comparison of what Rio compares to in the US. I think people are just thinking of the beach areas of Rio and automatically comparing to cities with beaches in the US. Rio is an urban city larger than LA and Miami with 6 million people in the city proper. Once you leave the beach front areas there is no resemblance to LA or Miami IMO, but if I had to say closer to either one it would be Miami. The difference is that Rio has various hills/mountains within the city that have enormous views.

Ironically the inland parts of Copa, Ipanema/Leblon are more "Manhattanesque" to me than any parts of Miami or LA. There is enormous vibrancy in those areas the further you walk away from the beaches. The city center and immediate outskirts are much more historic and relevant to Brazil's history than much of Miami or LA are to the US in comparison. Rio's topography is more like SF than anywhere else in America, but I think it ends there.
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