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The Low Down on Brazilian Currency

Currency:

Real

Central Bank:

Central Bank of Brazil

Currency symbol:

R$

Currency sub unit:

₢ (Centavo)

Nicknames:

Real

Bank notes:

R$5, R$10, R$20, R$50, R$100

Coins:

5₢, 10₢, 25₢, 50₢, R$1




The Brazilian real is the official currency of Brazil and is abbreviated as BRL. One ‘real’ is made up of 100 centavos. The Brazilian real used today was introduced back in 1994; when introduced it was pegged against the US dollar at an exchange rate of 1:1. It uses a dollar-like symbol with the exception being that it has two vertical lines instead of one.



A bit of a difficult one to pronounce, it is actually pronounced "hey-al". The plural of the real is reais and is pronounced "hey-ice".



The most commonly used denominations are: R$2, R$5, R$10, R$20, R$50, R$100.



What to spend your real on:

  • 3 course meal for 2

    120 reais

  • Tourist t-shirt

    30 reais

  • 1.5l Bottle of water

    3 reais

  • Postcard and a stamp

    5 reais

  • One-way Ticket on Local Transport

    3.80 reais

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Buying Brazilian real online is easy

Order Brazilian real online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Real Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

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Travelling to Brazil in the Future?

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