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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:

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    3 course meal for 2

    120 reais *

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    Tourist t-shirt

    30 reais *

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    1.5l Bottle of water

    3 reais

  • *

    Postcard and a stamp

    5 reais *

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    One-way Ticket on Local Transport

    3.80 reais *

How many reais will I need?

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Must-See Places in Brazil

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  • Foz do Iguaca
  • You can't get to the Iguazu Falls, one of the world's most famous waterfalls on the border of Brazil and Argentina, without going through epic Foz do Iguaca.
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  • Recife
  • It's the same old story in Recife: stunning beaches, historic sites and lots and lots of green. Known as the "Venice of Brazil," this city is on many tourists' hit list.
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  • Parati
  • This beautiful former Portuguese colony sits on the Bay of Ilha Grande. Expect a paradise of lush tropical forests and emerald seas, butted up against mountains rising out from the coastline.

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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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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