Brazil’s currency is the real (hay-ow; often written R$); the plural is reais (hay-ice). One real is made up of 100 centavos.
In restaurants the 10% service charge will usually be included in the bill.
On jungle trips, it’s customary to tip your guide at the end, and certainly appreciated if you can give a little to the assistant or boat operator(s).
Tipping is also optional for low-wage earners such as hotel housekeepers, juice-bar baristas, beach vendors, hair stylists and shoe shiners.
Parking assistants receive no wages and are dependent on tips, usually R$2 or more.
Most people round up taxi fares to the nearest real, but tipping is not expected.