Living in Brazil

Campos dos Goytacazes

Campos dos Goytacazes is the largest city of Rio de Janeiro state, with 4,026,696 km² and nearly 508,000 citizens. It is nationally well-known for its role in the oil and gas industry, which has a great impact in Brazil’s economy and in the international trade markets. In the past, Campos was considered one of the national hubs for sugarcane production, a historical factor that has shaped our current society. Here, one can find a beach and famous waterfalls, such as Rio Preto and Imbé waterfalls, as well as natural spots for those enjoy trekking or hiking. Campos dos Goytacazes is approximately 277 km away from the state capital, Rio de Janeiro. One can travel to Rio de Janeiro by bus, which takes nearly 4 hours.

Living expenses

The monthly cost of living in Campos dos Goytacazes is around R$ 1.000,00 per person, including house rent, bills and food costs. Usually, students live in a shared house or apartment near the University campus with 2 or more roommates who share their living expenses.


UENF maintains a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday for RS 4,00. The menu includes options for vegetarian students, juice and desserts.


The Bartolomeu Lisandro airport is a small airport in the city that offers only a flight a day to Sao Paulo city. For international flights or flights to other cities, students must travel to Rio de Janeiro by bus, where there are 2 airports: Santos Dumont airport (for domestic flights) and International Airport Tom Jobim (for international flights).