Tickets for Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ticket prices for the parades vary significantly based on the evening and seats selected. The Grandstand section costs less than $10 USD but can be overly rowdy for tourists. Special box seats can cost up to $2,500. Tourists who arrange for Section 9 through tour companies can pay $500 to $1,000 plus round-trip transportation. This pricing scheme keeps rising each year, prohibiting many Brazilians from attending. Yet many Cariocas (Rio residents) would rather party in the streets or on the beaches.

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