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Money and costs

Real (R$)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated February 13, 2019 2:06PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: R$40–80
  • Sandwich and drink in a juice bar: R$18–25
  • Long-distance buses: around R$15–18 per hour of travel
  • Standard double room in a hotel: R$160–300
  • Dinner for two in a midrange restaurant: R$80–160
  • Jungle trip: R$150–350 per day
  • Admission to nightclubs and live-music venues: R$20–50
  • One-way flight from Rio to Salvador/Iguaçu/Manaus: from R$470/500/550
Top end (more than)
  • Boutique hotel: from R$500
  • Upscale jungle lodges outside Manaus: R$600–1200 per night
  • Dinner for two at top restaurants: R$200–500

ATMS are widespread in Brazil. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants, shops and hotels.


  • Hotels Tipping is optional for housekeepers, but appreciated.

  • Parking Usually R$2 or more; assistants do not receive wages and are dependent on tips.

  • Taxis Not expected but most people round up to the nearest real.

  • Tours It's customary to tip guides at the end of a tour, and certainly appreciated if you can give a little to the assistant or boat operator(s).

  • Restaurants A 10% service charge is usually included in the bill.