Capital of the Goiás State, Goiânia is among the cities with the best quality of life index in the country. Brazilian municipality with the largest green area per inhabitant (94 m²) and holder of the second highest proportional quantity in the world (preceded only by Edmonton, Canada, with a rate of 100 m²), the city stands out for implementing an urban development model allied to environmental responsibility policy.
Living Expenses in Goiânia
The monthly cost of living in Goiânia is around R$ 1,000.00 for one person. The scholarships for master's, doctorate and post-doctorate students from Brazilian reasearch agencies are currently R$ 1,500.00, R$ 2,200.00 and R$ 4,100.00, respectively.
The foreign student at UFG may live, among other options, with a family, in a hotel or apartment. The most common form of housing is the traditional "republica", which is a house or an apartment rented by one student who then sublets rooms to other students, so that a total of 4 to 6 people share the living expenses.
Living near the UFG Campus Colemar
University Sector - Neighborhood where a campus of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) is located and some areas of the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás (PUC - GO) are highly sought by students. It borders the Center, Setor Sul and Jardim Goiás.
Currently rent in the University Sector is in the range of:
Four-room house 80m²: R$ 1000
20m² kitnet: R$ 350
40m² Apartment: R$ 600
Living near UFG Campus Samambaia - where the Chemistry Institute is located
Alice Barbosa, Itatiaia and São Judas Tadeu: these are neighborhoods close to UFG's Samambaia Campus and are very popular with people looking to live near the University.
House with four bedrooms, 250 m²: R$ 1300 (you can divide the rent between four or more)
House with one bedroom, 56m²: R$ 650
20m² Kitnet: R$ 550
Health care at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG)
In addition to numerous public health clinics and hospitals, with free access to the population, UFG also has a health center located in the vicinity of the UFG Faculty of Physical Education (FEF/UFG), on Campus Samambaia. The post is open from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday, with a team formed by professionals from the nursing and medical fields ready to attend emergencies, including traveling to the location of the incident, and other healthy attentions. The physical space consists of three offices, a screening room, and another waiting room for 30 people and a dressing room. There is also dental and psychological assistance, and a Sports Center (gym, swimming, among other activities). All these assistances are free for UFG students.
Health center address: Av. Pau Brasil - Chácaras Califórnia -Campus Samambaia
Phone: +55 62 3521-1868.
For more information about all services click here.
Meals at Federal University of Goiás (UFG)
UFG maintains 2 university restaurants located at Samambaia and Colemar Campi. The menu is varied and available at prices starting from R$ 2,00. Other alternatives on campus are the cafeterias with a large number of choices in dishes and sandwiches.
Mobility in Goiânia city
The public transport in Goiânia is organized by the Metropolitan Network of Collective Transport (RMTC) and by the Metrobus (responsible for the Eixo-Anhanguera), which in addition to serving the capital, also serves metropolitan cities.
The easy cart facilitates the form of access to public transport, where we recharge for each travel (R$ 4.30) is accepted in all the buses and can be recharged in stores and ticket windows spread over the city.
Other useful information:
Link to the time table of bus lines serving UFG: https://www.ufg.br/n/55614-quadros-de-horarios-das-linhas-de-onibus-que-atendem-a-ufg
Link to UFG's Directorate of International Relationships: https://dri.ufg.br/
Link to UFG institutional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbLmlg3mvg