Niteroi – The City That Smiles Back

Several miles across the bay from Rio de Janeiro is the modern city of Niterói, aka the “Smiling City”. Those who move there find it to be a refreshing change of pace from the often hectic lifestyle found in Rio, yet its proximity is also one of its attractions. Niterói also boasts the best HDI (Human Development Index) rating for the entire state and third best in all of Brazil. Such a ranking translates to great life expectancy, education and overall standard of living.